From Benalmadena to Seville: Your Detailed Transport Guide

From Benalmadena to Seville: Your Detailed Transport Guide

Are you planning to travel from Benalmadena to Seville and wonder what’s the easiest and fastest way to get there? Can you get there without renting a car? How long would it take?

These and many other transport questions are answered in detail in this article prepared by a local expat!

Below you will find a quick glance overview of the transport options for this trip, followed by detailed directions for travelling by car, bus, taxi and train.

Distance Between Benalmadena to Seville

The distance between Benalmadena and Seville is approximately 230 km (143 miles).

Benalmadena to Seville Transport Options

Transport Option Duration Connections Prices
by car 2 hours 20 minutes n/a cost of petrol and car rental
by train 1 hour 55 minutes up to 12 connections per day from 19.95 euros one way
by bus 2.5 hours up to 10 buses per day 15 euros one way
by taxi 2 hours 30 minutes n/a approx 200 euros

1. From Benalmadena to Seville by Car

There are three possible routes you can take if you’re driving from Benalmadena to Seville by car, which is marked on the map below.

Under the map, you will find details for each route.


The fastest option is driving away from the coast through Torremolinos, via the A-7 and connecting up north via the A46 and A45. This route will take you through Antequera where you can make a stop to see the city and the Antequera national park and continue through Estepa and Osuna via the A-92.

Distance: 230 km (142 miles)

Duration: 2 hours 21 minutes (depending on the traffic conditions)


The second option is heading out of Benalmadena the same way as in the first option, but instead of entering Seville from the South, you are arriving from the direction of Carmona village. This option might be convenient for you if your accommodation happens to be on this side of Seville and you don’t want to drive through the whole city.

Distance: 239 km (148 miles)

Duration: 2 hours 38 minutes


The third option is navigating north via the A-357 and A-92, passing through Osuna and using a road that passed through some mountainous terrain. You will pass the village of Ardales and drive close to the Caminito del Rey which will make a nice stopover option on your journey.

Distance: 215 km (133 miles)

Duration: 2 hours 29 minutes

observation tower in seville, spain

2. From Benalmadena to Seville by Train

There are no direct trains from Benalmadena to Seville.

Even though Benalmadena does have its own train stations, the only connection running here is the suburban line C-1 which connects Malaga Centro with destinations en route to Fuengirola.

To get to Seville, you will need to take the local C-1 train from Arroyo de la Miel (the train station in Benalmadena) and get off at Malaga Maria Zambrano.


The train connection is a local commuter train called ‘cercanias’ which runs between Malaga Maria Zambrano and Fuengirola main train station.

The trains run approximately every 20 minutes, and the journey will take around 20 minutes, depending on which station in Fuengirola you’re getting off at.

As of autumn 2022, face masks are still compulsory on all types of public transport.


There is a regular Renfe train connection between Malaga and Seville, with up to 12 travel connections per day. The first trains leave at 6.37 am and the last train to Seville is at 8.37 pm.

The duration of the journey to Seville will vary depending on which train you use, some pass through more stops than others. The fastest journey time would be 1 hour 55 minutes, with the slowest train it would take 2 hours 58 minutes, so the difference is quite big.

To make sure you can get on the faster train and have more travel connections available, plus a better price, I highly recommend booking your tickets in advance, ideally at least a week or more.

The ticket prices start from 19.95 euros one way, and include storage of luggage and your seat reservation. You can download the Renfe app and get the tickets from there or book online.

To get on the train you just need to scan the QR code at the gates.

The Real Alcazar of Seville

3. From Benalmadena to Seville by Bus

There are no direct bus connections between Benalmadena and Seville. Similar to the train option above, you will have to get to the main bus station in Malaga (Estation de Autobuses de Malaga) and take the bus from there.

To get to Malaga’s main bus station, the easiest and fastest option is to take the local train C-1 from Arroyo de la Miel (higher up in the town) and get off at Malaga Maria Zambrano.

The main bus station is just across the road from the train station.

From the main bus station, there is a regular bus connection with Seville operated by Alsa.

Bus departure times: the first bus leaves at 9.00 am and the last one at 5.30 pm.

Bus ticket price: the ticket price starts from 15 euros one way, per person. The price can vary and can go up to 20 euros one way, depending on which bus connection you take. The earlier you book online, the more connection options and better prices you get.

Journey duration: the fastest bus option will get you to Seville in just 2.5 hours, but there are also much slower buses where the journey takes 4 hours. In some cases, this is also reflected in the price per ticket.

Where to get tickets: buy them online at alsa website and validate them when entering the bus by showing the QR code with your passport.

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4. From Benalmadena to Seville by Taxi

As the distance between Benalmadena and Seville is quite considerable, the taxi journey will be also very expensive. According to online calculators and quotes, you can expect to pay around 200 euros for this journey.

That obviously depends on the company you use, the time and day of the travel and the type of car you want for the journey.

Frequent Questions about the Route

How Far is Malaga from Seville?

The distance between Benalmadena and Seville is approximately 230 km (143 miles).

Can you do Benalmadena to Seville as a day trip?

It really depends on how you’re travelling and what are you planning to see. I would personally recommend spending at least a few days in Seville, instead of trying to cram everything into one day. If you’re thinking about a day trip option, it would be only possible if you’re driving by car, and getting there early in the morning so you get to see as much as you can while you’re there.

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Lucia has been living on Costa del Sol since 2020, and through her love of photography and travel, she has been documenting the best places to see in Southern Spain and uncovering hidden gems only known to locals. All the articles on Viva La Vita are written based on personal experience and local expertise.

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