Malaga Airport to Seville: 6 Best Travel Options for 2023

Do you need to travel from Malaga Airport to Seville? Are you wondering whether it’s worth taking the train? What is the most convenient or cheapest option for the journey?

As I live in Southern Spain, right next to Malaga, I have plenty of experience using the different transport options and in this article, I will share all of my insights and practical local tips.

Let’s dive in!

The Distance from Malaga Airport to Seville

The distance from Malaga airport to Seville is around 220 km (136 miles).

MALAGA AIRPORT TO SEVILLE TRANSPORT GUIDE 2023

Malaga Airpot to Seville: Transport Overview

Here is an outline of your transport options from Malaga Airport to Seville:

  • by airport transfer: convenient option for those who prefer to travel in comfort
  • by car: 2 hours and 20 minutes fastest journey covering a distance of 225 km (139 miles)
  • by train: direct train connections only from Malaga Maria Zambrano, with a journey time of around 2 hours and tickets starting at 20 euros one way per person.
  • by bus: 3-hour journey directly from the airport, with up to 4 connections per day and tickets starting at 19 euros one way.
  • by private transfer: often much cheaper than a standard taxi from the airport
  • by taxi: 2.5 hours journey costing over 200 euros one way.
MALAGA AIRPORT TO SEVILLE TRANSPORT GUIDE 2023

1. AIRPORT TRANSFER

Using airport transfer is one of the most convenient ways to commute from the airport, especially if you’re arriving late at night or in the very early morning hours.

I recommend using AirportTransfers.com, they provide a friendly and professional service, with a range of different cars available, so you will find the right option whether you’re travelling with a family or alone.

You can use the form below to get a quick quote for your trip.

MALAGA AIRPORT TO SEVILLE TRANSPORT GUIDE 2023

2. MALAGA AIRPORT TO SEVILLE WITH RENTAL CAR

Travelling by car is probably one of the easiest transport options as you can rent a car and pick it up directly from the airport.

I recommend using Discover Cars, they are an award-winning price comparison platform that will give you the best prices on your car rentals, with pick-up directly from Malaga airport. I have added a quote form below.

To drive from Malaga airport to Seville, a couple of routes are available, highlighted on the map below.

ROUTE 1 – VIA A-92

The first and the fastest route option covers a distance of 225 km (139 miles), and the travel time is around 2 hours and 20 minutes, depending on the traffic conditions.

This route option passes through the AP-46 road which is a toll road, so you will have to pay a small fee to travel this way, but generally, the toll roads tend to be less busy and also faster.

ROUTE 2 – VIA A-4 AND A-92

The second route covers a distance of 232 km (144 miles) and the journey takes approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, depending on the traffic condition. This road also passes through the AP-46 toll road.

ROUTE 3 – VIA A-92 AND A-357

The last option is via A-92 and A-357, which would take 2.5 hours for the journey to Seville. This journey measures 213 km (132 miles) and does not lead through any toll roads.

CAR RENTAL FROM MALAGA AIRPORT

To make your life much easier, book your car rental in advance at Discover Cars and select Malaga Airport as your pick up point. Get a quick quote for your trip by adding your trip details below.

3. TRAIN FROM MALAGA AIRPORT TO SEVILLE

There are no direct trains available from the airport to Seville.

You will have to get to the main train station in Malaga and get the train connection from there.

AIRPORT TO MALAGA MARIA ZAMBRANO

To get to Malaga Maria Zambrano train station straight from the airport, head to the train sign as you exit the arrivals hall, it’s just a few minutes walk.

By the escalators to the station you will see ticket machines where you can purchase your ticket for Malaga Maria Zambrano (menu is also available in English) and board the train. You do no need to validate the ticket while on the train, you need to scan it at the gates in the station.

Once you get off at Malaga Maria Zambrano, you need locate the platform for your train and walk there.

The Real Alcazar of Seville
The Real Alcazar of Seville

MALAGA TO SEVILLE TRAIN

There is a luggage scanner as you enter the platforms, and the tickets are validated by the booth clerk.

The train from Malaga to Seville is run by the national Renfe network. It is the one with the most connections and the best one to use. There are roughly 8 to 10 connections per day, with the earliest departure before 7 am and the latest one around 8 pm.

The prices for the train from Malaga to Seville are around 20 euros one way, per person and vary depending on the season, day of the week and train time.

You can check the train tickets by clicking the button below and entering your journey details.

CHECK TRAIN TICKETS

The train journey is between 2 hours and 3 hours long, so you have faster and slower connection trains. There are two types of trains – direct trains which are faster around 2 hour journey, and slower trains where you have to get off in Cordoba and get a connecting train.

The trains from Malaga to Seville leave from Malaga Maria Zambrano station and arrive at Sevilla Santa Justa (be careful with the spelling when you search for tickets – you have to use the Spanish name of Sevilla, not Seville).

MALAGA AIRPORT TO SEVILLE: 2023 TRANSPORT GUIDE

4. MALAGA AIRPORT TO SEVILLE BY BUS

The great news is that there is a direct bus from Malaga airport to Seville, but unfortunately, it doesn’t run very often. There are 3 to 4 connections per day from Malaga airport.

BUSES FROM AIRPORT

According to the online timetables, the buses leave at these times each day:

11.30 am, 4.00 pm, 4.45 pm and 7.00 pm

The journey takes 3 hours and 15 minutes and the ticket prices start at 19.83 euros one way, per person.

If you would like more flexibility and cheaper tickets, I highly recommend making the journey to the main station in Malaga where you have many more connections each day.

To get to the main bus station in Malaga, take the local commuter train C-1 towards Malaga Centro, which leaves just a short walk away from the arrivals terminal. This local commuter train will get you to Malaga Maria Zambrano in about 10 minutes and costs just a few euros.

Once you’re at the station, you can walk across the road to get to the main bus station.

Plaza de Espana, Seville
Seville Cathedral & Giralda Tower

BUSES FROM MALAGA STATION

The connections from the main bus station in Malaga (Estacion de Autobuses de Malaga) are much more frequent, up to 10 per day, and the tickets are also much cheaper.

The journey duration will vary depending on which bus connection you take, with the fastest bus being 2.5 hours journey and the longest one over 4 hours.

To get your bus tickets, check the timetable and prices, fill in the form below!

MALAGA AIRPORT TO SEVILLE: 2023 TRANSPORT GUIDE

5. BY TAXI FROM MALAGA AIRPORT TO SEVILLE

Taxi from Malaga airport to Seville according to the quotes online will be over 200 euros, depending on your pick up and drop off point, the size of the car and the number of people travelling.

You can either get a taxi from the taxi rank outside of the arrivals hall, but if you would like to secure the price or arrive in late evening / early morning hours, it’s best to book your taxi in advance. The taxi from the rank is probably the most expensive option available, so keep that in mind.

You can use the form below to get a quick quote from Kiwi Taxi:

MALAGA AIRPORT TO SEVILLE: 2023 TRANSPORT GUIDE

6. PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM MALAGA AIRPORT

If you’re looking for more cost-effective alternative to the local taxi, I recommend Get Transfer, which I have personal experience with.

This service is the perfect choice for long-distance journeys – I have used them on two occasions for longer last-minute trips and they always give you the best price.

Get Transfer works as a price comparison service, you will add your trip details and they will populate transport options from local companies, giving you the best price available.

Get a quick quote by clicking the link below.

GET QUOTE FOR PRIVATE TRANSFER

What To Do When You Get to Seville?

Once you arrive in your destination, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to historic monuments, beautiful plazas, gardens and the best tapas restaurants.

Most Popular Experiences in Seville

Here are some highlights you can experience while staying in Seville.

MALAGA AIRPORT TO SEVILLE: 2023 TRANSPORT GUIDE

Malaga Airport to Seville: Frequent Questions

How do I get from Malaga airport to Seville?

The only direct connections available are by bus and by car or taxi. If you would like to use a train, you will need to get to Malaga Maria Zambrano and take the train connection from there. Check this article above for details on each transport option.

Is there a direct train from Malaga airport to Seville?

No, there is no direct train from Malaga airport to Seville. The trains only run from Malaga Maria Zambrano. You can get to the train station quite easily straight from the airport by taking the local commuter train C-1 in the direction of Malaga Centro. The journey will take around 10 minutes and cost just a few euros.

How to get from Malaga airport to Seville by train?

You will need to get the local C-1 commuter train from Fuengirola in the direction of Malaga Centro, and get off at Malaga Maria Zambrano. This train runs every 20 minutes until midnight each day, and the journey takes just 10 minutes.

From the main train station, there is a regular train connection to Seville with up to 10 departures per day, and the shortest train journey available is around 2 hours. Prices of the tickets start at 20 euros if you book in advance.

How far is it from Malaga airport to Seville?

The distance from Malaga airport to Seville is around 220 km (136 miles).

What is the earliest train from Seville to Malaga airport?

That depends on the day you’re travelling – its best to check the times directly on Renfe website. The first trains leave Seville around 6.50 am.

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Southern Spain Travel Planning Guide

Is it safe to drive in Spain?

YES! The roads in Southern Spain are generally in very good condition, with modern highways connecting the biggest cities. To rent a car, I highly recommend Discover Cars, which will get you the best deals on your car rental for your trip.

WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO DRIVE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT — Southern Spain has a well-established and modern network of trains and buses. To get the cheapest bus or train tickets, take a look at Omio to find the timetables and prices.

DAY TRIPS — If you don’t like the hassle of using public transport, local travel companies offer many day trip options from almost all the destinations in Southern Spain. You can check them out here.

WHERE SHOULD I BOOK MY ACCOMMODATION?

BOOKING.COM — I have been using booking.com for all my trips in Spain and abroad, and have never had any negative experiences. Their reviews are very accurate and you get the best deals even on apartments, not just hotels.

ARE THERE LUGGAGE STORE OPTIONS IN THE CITIES?

YES — If you would like to leave your luggage behind to explore the city on your last day, before heading to the airport, you can use Radical Storage service, which lets you book luggage storage options in almost all the destinations in Southern Spain.

DO I NEED TO BUY A LOCAL SIM CARD FOR THIS TRIP?

YES – You can, of course, use your own card if you have roaming data available. If you want to avoid surprising extra charges from your operator, you can use a service like Airalo, where you can buy digital packs for e-sim cards, avoiding the hassle of sourcing local physical sim cards and extra roaming charges anywhere you go.

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