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Train Travel

Málaga is the main rail terminus in the area, with 12 high-speed trains a day from Madrid (from 2 hours 25 minutes to 2 hours 50 minutes, depending on the train). Málaga is also linked by high-speed train with Barcelona (3 daily, 5 hours 45 minutes). Six daily trains also link Seville with Málaga in just under two hours.

From Granada to Málaga (3–3½ hours), you must change at Bobadilla, making buses more efficient from here (a high-speed AVE line is currently under construction from Granada to Antequera, due for completion in 2016). Málaga's train station is a 15-minute walk from the city center, across the river.

RENFE connects Málaga, Torremolinos, and Fuengirola, stopping at the airport and all resorts along the way. The train leaves Málaga every 20 minutes between 5:20 am and 11:30 pm and Fuengirola every half hour from 6:10 am to 11:50 pm. For the city center, get off at the last stop. A daily train connects Málaga and Ronda via the dramatic Chorro gorge. The travel time is 1 hour 45 minutes.