To get by train to Mijas, you will need to take the train to Fuengirola and then proceed your journey by car, taxi or bus to get to your final destination. Mijas has no train station.
Malaga holds one of the larger RENFE train stations in Spain, with regular connections to Madrid, Cordoba, Sevilla and Ciudad Real on the high-speed AVE line. The main station in Malaga is Malaga central Alameda.
To get by train to Mijas, you will need to catch the 'Cercanias' line (C1)that will take you as far as Fuengirola (around 10kms from Mijas) where you will be able to complete you journey by car rental , taxi or bus. This train leaves the main train station in Malaga (centro - Alameda), passes by the airport and takes you to Fuengirola.
After your arrival at the Malaga Airport, you can take this C1 commuter train to get to Fuengirola. You need to purchase your ticket for the train before you get on, at one of the ticket machines. They do give change. A ticket is about 1.75€ one way per person. The trip to Fuengirola will take you about 35 minutes as it has many stops, also in other coastal towns such as Torremolinos, Benalmadena and Torreblanca.
The trains time table is rather easy: first train leaving Malaga airport at 5.42 am, and then every 20 minutes until 10.42pm. Meaning each hour +02 minutes, hour +22 minutes and hour + 42 minutes you have a train taking you to the station of Fuengirola. On Sundays you only have 2 trains per hour in the early morning meaning between 5.42 and 8 am.
Once you reached the Fuengirola train station, you have several option to continue your journey to Mijas. You can either take the bus (see section by bus to Mijas), or take a taxi. A taxi from the Fuengirola station to Mijas Costa will cost you between 17 and 22€ depending where in Mijas Costa you need to go. Extra charges apply for luggage larger then 60cm, for night hours and during the weekend. Be aware that during the 'Semana Santa', week before Easter, night fares are applicable all day long. A taxi ride to Mijas Pueblo will cost you about 15 to 17 € from Fuengirola's train station.
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