The Malaga – Maria Zambrano Train Station is another way for the city to be connected with the rest of Spain. Discover its characteristics.
The Malaga train station is Andalucia’s second train station for the number of passengers, after that of Seville.
The original station was inaugurated in 1862 by Queen Isabel II, under the name of “Sociedad del Ferrocarril de Málaga a Córdoba”. From 2007, it’s named after María Zambrano, a philosopher and essayist that lived in Malaga in the 20th century. Before that, the station used to be called Málaga-Término.
Characteristics of the Train Station
Malaga train station features two different railway lines. On one side, there is the classic railway that connects Malaga with Fuengirola, along the coast. On the other side, the new high-speed railway line that reaches Cordoba, because of which the station was modified between 2005 and 2007. The classic railway also passes parallel to the high speed one and connect Malaga with Cordoba, too.
The train station provides full services to travellers, as it features the shopping and leisure centre Vialia, which was inaugurated in 2004. In it, you will find a big supermarket, a 13-room cine Yelmo Cines, and several fashion and technology shops. Besides, it relies on several restaurants (located on the first floor), bars, and a bowling alley.
The station is also provided with ATMs, car rental services, and a touristic information point. There is subterranean parking (open 24/7), managed by Saba company and located right in front of the station. To leave the car parked costs €1.95/hour, although there are discounts if you leave the car for a longer time.
From Malaga Train Station you can travel to several Spanish cities.
High-speed line AVE Córdoba-Málaga allows you to reach Madrid in less than 3 hours (stops in Antequera, Puente Genil and Cordoba). Malaga is also connected to Barcelona in less than 6 hours (two rides per day), and with Valencia (change in Madrid).
Regarding Media Distancia trains, Malaga is connected with Ronda and Seville-Santa Justa.
Tip: if you have a Larga Distancia or an AVE ticket, you can use the Combinado Cercanías, which allows travelling for free on a Cercanías train from or to Malaga train station during the four hours prior to your departure, or four hours after your arrival. To obtain your Cercanías ticket, you will have to provide the 5-digit code that’s located on the upper part of the AVE or Larga Distancia ticket. You can do so both in the vending machine or the Renfe ticket offices. For more information, check the webpage Combinado Cercanias de Renfe (only in Spanish).
Where is Malaga Train Station
The station is located in the Cruz de Humilladero district. Its address is Explanada de la Estación, n/n, 29002. It’s set in a centric location, in one of the newest parts of the city. Moreveor, it’s only 200 metres from the Malaga Bus station.
How to get to Malaga train station
To get to the train station from the airport of Malaga, located only 9 km far, the best and easiest way is by the C-1 Cercanías (towards Málaga-Alameda, stop in Málaga María Zambrano).
On the other hand, if you want to reach the station from the city centre, you can catch the bus lines 1, 3 and 7, from Plaza de la Marina. More bus lines that connect the train station with other areas of Malaga are 16, 19, 24, 27, C2 and N1.
Near the station, you will also find the underground stop “El Perchel”, which takes you to the West part of the city, to the “Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena”, and the University, the last stop being “Andalucía Tech”.
Opening hours of the train station
Malaga train station opens from 5 am to 0:45 am. If you want to buy a ticket at the station, the opening hours are slightly reduced, as you can do so from 6 am to 9:30 pm. Likewise, during this period you can also collect the tickets that you would have bought via phone.
The train station is provided with vending machines that are available from 6 am to 11 pm. You can also leave your luggage in the station, as it’s provided with cloakrooms from 7 am to 11 pm.
To receive information regarding tickets, call the number (0034) 912 320 320. The station is also adapted for people with reduced mobility, and if you need to ask something regarding this matter, you can call (0034) 912 140 505. General info available at (0034) 912 432 343.
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