Fuengirola to Seville: Fast & Affordable Transport Options from a Local Expat

Are you planning to travel from Fuengirola to Seville?

In that case, you came to the right place!

As a local expat living in Fuengirola, I have first-hand experience with travelling to Seville and can share the most accurate information and local insights that you make your trip much smoother, hassle-free and cheaper.

Are you ready to explore the transport options available?

Distance Fuengirola to Seville

The distance between Fuengirola and Seville is approximately 240 km (149 miles), which is the shortest route by car.

Fuengirola to Seville: Transport Options

  • by car: 2.5 hours journey covering a distance of 240km.
  • by bus: two direct bus connections, with a journey duration of 4 hours and one-way ticket costing 22 euros one way, per person.
  • by train: no direct trains from Fuengirola, but from Malaga you can get plenty of train connections with prices starting from 19.95 euros and an average journey time of 2 hours.
  • by taxi: journey costing around 300 – 350 euros.

1. From Fuengirola to Seville by Car

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

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

ROUTE 1

The fastest route is the one via Antequera and Osuna, which takes only 2.5 hours one way. There are a couple of toll roads which are part of this journey, where you will have to pay some toll fees. These are normally just a few euros at each toll station. You can use the Spanish toll road calculator if you want to know exactly how much it would cost.

Distance: 238 km (149 miles)

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (depending on the traffic conditions)

ROUTE 2

The second route option is also heading up North through Antequera, but following to Seville through Lucena and Ecija. A slight detour might be a good option for those who want to make a stop-over on the way.

Distance: 278 km (172 miles)

Duration: 2 hours 50 minutes

ROUTE 3

A third option is a south-bound approach to Seville, which is a great idea if you would love to see a couple of towns on your way to Seville. Using this route, you can make a quick stop over in Estepona, and also in Cadiz.

Distance: 289 km (179 miles)

Duration: 2 hours 58 minutes

is Seville worth visiting?
Royal Alcazar in Seville

2. From Fuengirola to Seville by Train

There are no direct trains from Fuengirola to Seville.

To get to Seville, you will need to take the local C-1 train from any of the stops in Fuengirola (main station, Los Boliches, Torreblanca or Carvajal) and get off at Malaga Maria Zambrano.

LOCAL TRAIN TO MALAGA

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 40 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.

TRAINS TO SEVILLE FROM MALAGA

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.

Setas de Sevilla, Spain
Setas de Sevilla (Seville Mushrooms)

3. From Fuengirola to Seville by Bus

There are two direct buses from Fuengirola to Seville per day, but they don’t run every day.

If you would like to have more flexibility and better travel connections, it may be worth travelling to Malaga either by train (a better and faster option) or by bus, to get a bus connection from there. The buses from Malaga are more frequent with shorter travel times too.

I have included bus details for both options below.

BUSES FUENGIROLA TO SEVILLE

Bus departure times: 8.55am and 3.50pm

Bus ticket prices: from 22.66 euro one way, if you book online

Journey duration: between 4 hours 5 minutes, and 5 hours 10 minutes depending on which connection you take (the longer journey is the second bus at 3.50pm)

Where to get tickets: online at Avanza website

BUSES MALAGA TO SEVILLE

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.

Plaza de Espana, Seville
Plaza de Espana in Seville

4. From Fuengirola to Seville by Taxi

As the distance between Fuengirola 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 350 euros for this journey.

I personally had good experience with gettransfer.com, where you can get quotes and offers from many taxi companies and select the cheapest ones. They are a good options for long distance trips that would otherwise cost you a fortune.

Fuengirola to Seville Day Trip

If you’re planning to do Seville as a day trip from Fuengirola, that’s certainly an option, but be prepared to leave very early in the morning so you don’t waste the main part of the day traveling.

Renting a car to do a day trip to Seville is certainly one of the best options, but unless you enjoy navigating in a car in a big city and the hassle of finding a parking lot, it might not be the most convenient one. Especially when you consider the average drive one direction over two hours.

For a day trip, I would recommend using one of the local companies that do regular day trips from Fuengirola, and there may be ones that your hotel will also recommend.

I have personal experience with Days Out Andalusia, a British-run tour operating company which I used for a day trip to Cordoba. It’s a very affordable way to experience a new city, it’s super convenient as it doesn’t involve the hassle of renting your own car. They will show you the highlights in just one day and drop you off at the same place. The only downside is that for trips like this, you have to get on the bus very early in the morning (usually around 6am).

Casa de Pilatos in Seville, Spain
Casa de Pilatos in Seville

Frequent Questions about the Route

Can you get to Seville from Fuengirola?

Yes, there is a direct bus connection to Seville which runs twice a day, and tickets start at 22 euros one way. The other alternative is taking the train to Malaga and getting a train connection from there. A car journey will take you to Seville in 2.5 hours.

How far from Fuengirola to Seville?

The distance between Fuengirola and Seville is approximately 240 km (149 miles), which is the shortest route by car.

How to get from Fuengirola to Seville?

The easiest way is by renting a car, the journey would take about 2.5 hours one way. The other convenient option is a bus, there is a direct bus connection between Fuengirola and Seville, but with only two departures per day. If you prefer train, you can get the local commuter train to Malaga, and from there you have plenty of connection options for getting to Seville.

Is there a direct bus from Seville to Fuengirola?

Yes, there is a direct bus connection to Seville which runs twice a day, and tickets start at 22 euros one way.

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