How to Get from Malaga Airport to Seville Easy and Fast

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?

This article has been written by a local expat and it will give you all the detailed and practical information you need, to make this journey easy and convenient.

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 Airpot to Seville Transport Options

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

  • by car: 2 hours and 20 minutes fastest journey covering the 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 taxi: 2.5 hours journey costing over 200 euros one way.

1. Malaga Airport to Seville by 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.

To drive from Malaga airport to Seville, there are a couple of routes available, which are 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.

Seville Cathedral & Giralda Tower
Views from Seville Cathedral

2. Malaga Airport to Seville by Train

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.

To get to Malaga Maria Zambrano train station straight from the airport, just 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 just need to scan it at the gates in the station.

Once you get off at Malaga Maria Zambrano, you will just need to locate the platform for your train and walk there. There is a luggage scanner as you enter the platforms, and the tickets are validated by the clerk in the booth at the platform.

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 start from just under 20 euros one way, per person and vary depending on the season, day of the week and train time.

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 the 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).

Palacio de las Dueñas, Seville
Palacio de las Dueñas, Seville

3. 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.

The bus service is operated by Alsa and they run three to four bus connections per day from Malaga airport.

According to their 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 to have more flexibility and cheaper tickets, I highilgh 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, simply 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 just walk across the road to get to the main bus 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 – they start at 12 euros one way.

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.

You can buy the tickets online where you will see also the different departure options and prices. You can also book your seats here.

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Tapas restaurants in Seville

4. Malaga Airport to Seville by Taxi

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 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.

Here are a few taxi companies where you can ask for a quote online by filling in a form. Please note I have no personal experience with these.

Taxi Mercedes Malaga

Taxi Malaga Grand Confort

Malaga Airport Taxi

Alternatively, you can also check the Uber app as in most case I found their prices to be much cheaper compared to the local taxi.

For long distance journeys, I also recommend checking gettransfer.com which allows you to get taxi prices from a number of companies and you can select the cheapest one – I have used them on one occasion and the whole service was pretty smooth.

Plaza de Espana, Seville
Plaza de Espana, Seville

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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