Getting a RENFE train to Ronda, and train daytrips to the Alhambra at Granada, Mezquita in Córdoba, and the Picaso Museum in Malaga.
Trains to Ronda often change at another station, only a few of our services are direct. This means you need to pay particular attention to the type of train used. Ronda sits on the Algeciras-Granada line, but services to Madrid and Malaga are provided.
All trains departing either Algeciras, Granada, or Malaga are the regional trains (media distancia). The service to Madrid runs between Algeciras-Madrid, and is a type of train known as Altaria. This is not a high speed service. All AVE services will require changing trains at Bobadilla.
The AVE high speed train does not currently service Ronda, although the track will be upgraded over the next two to three years.
We no longer publish times for services due to the frequency with which Renfe change their times making it impossible for us to keep our page uptodate. To confirm times of services call the Ronda station on 902 240 202 or 952 871 673.
Renfe also have a separate bookings office in Calle Lauria which is open 10:00 till 13:30 and 18:00 till 20:30 Monday to Friday. The telephone number for this office is 952 871 662.
To check timetables and prices for train services, an English search page is available on the Renfe website. Please be patient with it as sometimes it doesn’t work as well as it could :)
The railway station in Ronda is open from 06.45 till 22.00, although the ticket office is only open from 06.50 till 21.30 and outside these times the only person in attendance will be the station controller. Within the building there is a bar that serves coffee, drinks and light tapas. They also have a set menu for travelers with time to spare.
Parking at the station is not free, and the gates will only open between 07.00 and 22.00, if cost of parking is an issue, we’d recommend parking in the street outside the station which is free. Be warned that parking on yellow lines or in a way that obstructs traffic will likely see your vehicle towed to the impound yard.
Getting from the train station in Ronda to the Tourist Information Office, the Plaza del Toros, and Puente Nuevo is a short 10 minute walk and you certainly don’t need to get a taxi, simply follow my walking directions from the Ronda railway station.