Malaga Airport to Torremolinos: Helpful Transport Tips [2024]

Malaga Airport to Torremolinos: Helpful Transport Tips [2024]

If you’re arriving at Malaga airport for your holiday in Torremolinos, you’re probably wondering what’s the easiest and fastest way to get to the city.

This article has all the practical tips that will help you navigate your way from the airport and save you a lot of time and money!

Malaga Airport to Torremolinos: Distance

The distance between Malaga airport and Torremolinos is about 8 kilometres. The location of Torremolinos is marked on the map below.

Malaga Airport to Torremolinos: Transport Options

There are a few transport options available to you once you arrive in Malaga airport.

MALAGA AIRPORT TO TORREMOLINOS TRANSPORT

1. Airport Transfer to Torremolinos

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 TORREMOLINOS TRANSPORT

2. Renting a Car at Malaga Airport

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.

The car journey from Malaga airport to Torremolinos is a short 10-minute journey via MA-21 and then AP-7.

The journey time often depends on when you’re driving, as you may hit rush hour either passing through Malaga or in Torremolinos.

MALAGA AIRPORT TO TORREMOLINOS TRANSPORT

3. Train from Malaga Airport to Torremolinos

The train connection between Malaga airport and Torremolinos is serviced by the C-1 commuter train from Fuengirola, one that I’m very familiar with. I’ve been using the train for a few years now, having lived in Fuengirola and making regular trips towards Malaga.

So how do you take the train?

When you get out of the main airport building at arrival, head straight down the road following the signs for the train stop. The train station is at the far back, behind the parking lot.

You will take the escalators down and you get right to the platform, make sure you’re taking the train in the direction of Fuengirola, not Malaga.

There are ticket machines by the entrance, select a day ticket and find Torremolinos in the list. The tickets should cost just a few euros per person. You can pay by card or cash.

The machine will give you a printed ticket with a QR code that you scan at the gates. Some stations do not have gates, so don’t be surprised by that (Torreblanca for example).

Torremolinos beach promenade
Paseo Maritimo in Torremolinos

Train Facilities and Journey

The trains are very spacious with lots of room for luggage and rarely that crowded that you wouldn’t be able to get on. The train has also space for bikes and toilets. There is usually a security guard on the train (not checking the tickets, just ensuring order) and masks are still compulsory on all forms of public transport in Spain (accurate as of late Sept 2022).

The trains run every 20 minutes or so, and the journey takes 10 minutes.

The train stops at the following stations:

Plaza Mayor

Los Alamos

La Colina

Torremolinos

Train Timetables

The first trains leave around 5.30am and the last ones before midnight, at 23.40pm.

Please be careful where you check the timetables for these train connections as they are almost always not accurate. The best way is to check the renfe website and their timetable here.

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MALAGA AIRPORT TO TORREMOLINOS TRANSPORT

4. Bus from Malaga Airport to Torremolinos

The M-110 line between Malaga and Benalmadena passes through the airport, so you can get a bus to Torremolinos directly from the airport.

It is much slower and not as convenient as the train, as there are more stop on the way and the bus station is not located too conveniently within the premises of the airport.

The bus stop ‘cruce aeropuerto’ is marked on the map below.

You can get the tickets from the driver and check the timetable in advance here.

MALAGA AIRPORT TO TORREMOLINOS

5. Taxi from Malaga Airport

Taxi from the airport (the one from the arrivals) will cost around 20 euros, based on 1 to 4 people sharing the car. The journey is around 10 to 15 minutes, so it’s very close.

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 TORREMOLINOS

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 button below.

GET QUOTE FOR PRIVATE TRANSFER

What To Do When You Get to Torremolinos?

Frequent Questions about Malaga Airport to Torremolinos Route

How much taxi from Malaga airport to Torremolinos?

The taxi from Malaga airport to Torremolinos costs between 25 to 30 euros, depending on where in Torremolinos you’re going to.

How to get from Malaga airport to Torremolinos?

The easiest, fastest and cheapest option is the train, which runs every 20 minutes and the journey takes 10 minutes. The other option is a taxi, which is a 10 to 15-minute ride and costs around 30 euros.

How far is it from Malaga airport to Torremolinos? 

The distance between Malaga airport and Torremolinos is 8 kilometres.

Is there a train from Malaga airport to Torremolinos?

Yes, there is a regular commuter train C-1 which runs between Fuengirola and Malaga centro. There are 3 stops between Malaga airport and Torremolinos and the journey takes 10 minutes.

How long from Malaga airport to Torremolinos?

If you’re travelling by train, the journey takes 10 minutes and by car or taxi it would take 10 – 15 minutes, depending on the city traffic and where in Torremolinos you’re going to.

Can you get a train from Malaga airport to Torremolinos?

Yes, you can get a direct commuter train which arrives in Torremolinos in 10 minutes. However, the train only runs till midnight, so if you’re arriving in the middle of the night, it’s better to take a taxi.

Is there a bus from Malaga airport to Torremolinos?

Yes, line M-110 towards Benalmadena stops at the airport.

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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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2 thoughts on “Malaga Airport to Torremolinos: Helpful Transport Tips [2024]”

  1. Is there a monthly pass to use between malaga and torremolinos?

    Or, do I need to get a monthly pass from each city.
    I will be staying 90 days and dependent on public transportation.

    Reply

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