Train From Malaga Airport to Seville: Practical Guide

Are you planning to get the train from Malaga Airport to Seville?

There are a few practical things you should keep in mind to plan this trip, and in this article, you will find everything you need to know!

I am very familiar with this route as I have lived in Southern Spain since 2020, and visited Seville twice already.

This article will give you a detailed overview of the journey, along with timetables and ticket price info.

Let’s jump in!

Is Seville worth visiting?

Train from Malaga Airport to Seville: Overview

To get to Seville by train, you first need to get to the main train station in Malaga, from where you will have plenty of connections to Seville.

Here is the breakdown of the journey:

Journey 1: Malaga Airport to Malaga Maria Zambrano – a short 10-minute ride on a local C-1 commuter train, which costs just a couple of euros.

Journey 2: Malaga Maria Zambrano to Seville – the standard speedy train between the cities, with a journey time of between 2 and 3 hours and tickets starting at 19.95 euros one way. The faster trains are direct, the slower ones are connecting via Cordoba.

If you prefer booking your train tickets right away without reading the whole article, you can do that via Renfe or the Trainline website – I have linked the second one below.


Journey 1: C-1 Train to Malaga Maria Zambrano

The train connection between Malaga Airport and the city is a local suburban C-1 connection.

The trains run approximately every 20 minutes and the journey takes under 10 minutes. The price of a one way ticket is 1.80 euros.

Timetable For Train from Malaga Airport to Malaga Maria Zambrano

The first trains start around 6.44 am and the last trains from the airport leave just 24 minutes after midnight.

I have linked the full timetable below – you need to put in ‘aeropuerto’ and ‘malaga maria zambrano’ to see the times.

Timetable for Trains from Airport

Stops For the Train from Malaga Airport to Malaga

The C-1 line calls for the following stops between Malaga and Malaga Airport:

Malaga Airport (Aeropuerto)


Victoria Kent

Malaga Maria Zambrano

Train Tickets For Train from Malaga Airport to Malaga Maria Zambrano

There are ticket machines at the station at Malaga airport, by the stairs leading down to the platform. There might also be some ticket booths at the airport, but I don’t remember seeing one in there.

The ticket machines are available in the English language, just press the little flag icon in the bottom left corner. Choose a day ticket and select a destination in Malaga Maria Zambrano.

You can pay by card or cash. The tickets are then printed with a QR code.

The tickets have a QR code that you place on the reader next to the gate and it opens it up for you. At some stations, there are no gates so the ticket is not required to exit, but it’s better to have it with you for the journey for possible inspections.

Seville old town

Journey 2: Malaga Maria Zambrano to Sevilla Santa Justa

When you get off at Malaga Maria Zambrano, you simply need to locate the main departure hall where you will see a display board with departures.

There is also Renfe customer service office in case you have any issues with your ticket.

Train Departures to Seville

Here are some example departure times and travel times for trains to Seville (Sevilla Santa Justa).

As you can see they run pretty frequently and they are also fast.

There are two types of trains – the faster ones are usually direct, via Antequera St Ana, and the slower 3 hour trains are connecting trains where you need to change in Cordoba.

  • 6.37 am departure – arrival at 9.38 am (travel time 3hrs 1min)
  • 6.45 am departure – arrival at 9.37 am (travel time 2hrs 52min)
  • 6.45 am departure – arrival at 8.45 am (travel time 2hrs)
  • 8.58 am departure – arrival at 11.56 am (travel time 2hrs 58min)
  • 9.25 am departure – arrival at 11.25 am (travel time 2hrs)
  • 1.21 pm departure – arrival at 4.17 pm (travel time 2hrs 56min)
  • 2.23 pm departure – arrival at 4.23 pm (travel time 2hrs)
  • 4.25 pm departure – arrival at 6.25 pm (travel time 2hrs)
  • 5.19 pm departure – arrival at 8.14 pm (travel time 2hrs 55min)
  • 6.25 pm departure – arrival at 8.25 pm (travel time 2hrs)
  • 8.15 pm departure – arrival at 10.15pm (travel time 2hrs)
  • 8.37 pm departure – arrival at 11.31 pm (travel time 2hrs 54min)
The Real Alcazar of Seville

Train Ticket Costs Malaga to Seville

The cheapest ticket for this journey costs 19.95 euros, and the prices go up to 37.35 euros one way. The price depends on the availability and also the type of ticket, but also how far in advance you book. You will see more cheaper ticket options if you book further in advance.

Renfe has a tiered ticket system, so if you want a ticket with more flexibility, those cost more than those that are non-refundable.

The ticket price includes also one piece of luggage, up to 25 kg, although I have never seen anyone checking if you’re carrying more luggage and have not paid for it.

You will also get your seat assigned as you purchase your ticket.

As I mentioned you can get the tickets directly through Renfe site, or book via Trainline via link below.


Train Station: Sevilla Santa Justa

The train station in Seville is pretty big and well-equipped, with a taxi rank outside of the station. To get to the center of the city from the train station will take under 10 minutes.

There are some public transport connections also available at the station, but you will get to your accommodation much faster if you just take the local taxi. They are quite inexpensive too.

Pelayo Bar de Tapas, Seville

Train from Malaga Airport to Seville: Frequent Questions

Below are some of the most frequent questions about this journey. If you didn’t find your answer here, feel free to leave a comment below.

Is there a direct train from Malaga to Seville?

Yes, there is a direct train from Malaga to Seville. The connection is between Malaga Maria Zambrano and Sevilla Santa Justa. The direct train journey takes about 2 hours and tickets start from 20 euros one way.

Does Malaga Airport have a train station?

Yes, Malaga airport has a small train station for the local commuter train C1, connecting Fuengirola with Malaga Centro. The train station is at the back of the arrivals terminal, behind the parking lot.

How much is a train ticket from Malaga to Seville?

The train tickets from Malaga to Seville (Sevilla Santa Justa) start from 19.90 euros one way, and the price depends on the type of ticket, type of train and often also how far in advance you book.

Which Malaga train station goes to Seville?

Malaga Maria Zambrano offers connections to Seville, with over 10 departures per day. These are either direct or connecting trains, with the train journey lasting between 2 and 3 hours.

How often are trains from Malaga to Seville?

There are more than 10 connections per day from Malaga to Seville. These are either direct or connecting trains, with the train journey lasting between 2 and 3 hours.

Which train station is best for Seville?

The best train station to reach Seville is Sevilla Santa Justa.

Where to buy a train ticket from Malaga Airport?

You can get train tickets by the entrance to the platform, which is at the back of the terminal. You will see navigation signs pointing towards the train station as soon as you get to the arrivals hall.

Do we need to buy train tickets in advance in Spain?

No, you don’t need to buy train tickets in advance, you can get them at the station too, but it is recommended to get them in advance. Not only you get a better price, but you will also be able to choose your seats and have more connection options if you purchase in advance online.

The Real Alcazar of Seville

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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.


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.


BOOKING.COM — I have been using 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.


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.


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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