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Trains to Ronda – Ronda Train Timetables

Trains to Ronda have reduced over the last few years with shutdowns on some lines due to severe storms damaging tracks and major works on the Granada to Algecirus line. That said, Ronda is still serviced by regular trains from many major cities in Spain.

How to Reserve a train to and from Ronda?

Many, many people complain about the official RENFE train website for it’s difficult navigation and many times refusal to accept credit cards not from Spanish addresses. So, we recommend using the OMIO reservation system. (OMIO can also be used to search for buses and flights)

Find a train to Ronda

Book a RENFE train to Ronda and just print off your eticket. Simple for getting to and from Ronda from all Spanish cities.  Also return train daytrips from Ronda to the Alhambra in Granada, Mezquita in Córdoba, or the Picaso Museum in Malaga.

REMEMBER! You can sometimes only book trains up to 60 days in advance with some 30 days in advance so you can’t book a train for next year!

Types of train service to Ronda.

Trains to Ronda often change at another station and only a few 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 trains to Madrid and Malaga are available from Ronda train station.

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.

High speed train “AVE” to Ronda?

The AVE high speed train does not currently service Ronda, although there are plans to upgrade the track at sometime in the future.  If you book a ticket to Madrid from Ronda then you take the “media distancia” to the Santa anna station where the AVE high speed line is located.

Opening times and bar.

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.

Convenient hotel close to Ronda train station.

If you decide to travel to Ronda by train you can also take advantage of the very good Hotel Andalucia across the street from the station. It is well priced and perfectly located in a quiet part of town just 5 minutes from the main shopping area and just 10 minutes walk from the main monuments and cultural attractions.

Click here to find out more about Hotel Andalucia

Parking at the train station in Ronda.

Parking at the station is charged for but not expensive, and the gates 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.

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The printable guide and city map of Ronda.

We have received many emails from people asking for a printed version of Ronda Today so we have created a 21 page A4 essential guide to Ronda and the Sierras from some of the articles on this website. At just 5 Euros (Paypal) It is well worth the investment if you are planning to visit the “City of Dreams” for a week, a couple of days or just a day.

The guide contains Ronda Todays’ most important tourist information articles and includes a map of Ronda, the most popular monuments and nearby places to visit including information on the Sierra de Grazalema and the white villages (Pueblos Blancos).

Just click the link below, pay via Paypal and you will receive an email with a link to download the guide to your computer. It’s a PDF document so you can store it on your machine and print it straight away.

Click here to buy and download your essential printable guide to Ronda

Thank you for supporting Ronda Todays continued growth by purchasing this essential tourist guide to Ronda!

Ronda Bus Timetables

Reserve bus tickets to Ronda

Check out types of travel to Ronda and reserve your bus, train or taxi with OMIO (GoEuro)… Click here…

Remember that Ronda is also serviced by trains and it is very easy to Book a  train to Ronda, and train daytrips to the Alhambra in Granada, Mezquita in Córdoba, or the Picaso Museum in Malaga.

Find a bus or train to Ronda

THE LOS AMARILLOS SERVICE HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW COMPANY CALLED “DAMAS”

Getting to Ronda by bus is quite easy and there are several bus companies that service Ronda and the villages of the Serranía de Ronda. These are Damas, Comes, Transportes Generales Portillo, Horizonte Sur, Autocares Lara, and Sierra de las Nieves.

The main bus station in Ronda is not in the town centre, although it close enough to be only a short walk, our directions from the Ronda bus station are all you need.

The bus station in Ronda whilst old, and in need of renovation, is also the busiest transport hub in Ronda, and if you need to find it, the address is Plaza Concepción García Redondo directly in front of the roundabout.

Leaving baggage at the bus station.

On a busy day several thousand people can pass through, so essential services such as very clean public lavatories (for a small fee) and luggage storage is available.

At the entrance to the bus station there is a small newspaper and map/postcard stand. This is where you ASK FOR LUGGAGE STORAGE.  Prices range depending on the size and amount of your luggage but expect an average of 5 Euros per item for the day.  Luggage items are stored in a locked room inside the bus station.

There are no auto service luggage lockers located inside the bus station. Asking at the newspaper stand is your only option if you want to leave belongings safely whilst you explore Ronda.

There is also a small cafe bar at the Ronda bus station serving snacks and drinks which helps while away the time waiting for the bus.

Bus services to Ronda from major cities only include Sevilla, Málaga, Marbella, Cadíz, Algeciras, and Fuengirola. All other destinations can be reached by train from Ronda, or by connecting bus in either Sevilla or Málaga.

The latest bus timetables change frequently, turismo de Ronda (the official town hall website) have produced a downloadable .pdf document you can print out. Get it here. (this link sometimes does not work!)

Contact details for bus companies servicing Ronda.
Damas

 

tel 959 256 900
Damas

Transportes Generales Comes

 

tel: 952 871 992
toll: 902 199 208
www.tgcomes.es

Automoviles Portillo
tel: 952 872 262
toll: 902 143 144
www.ctsa-portillo.com
Horizonte Sur

 

mob: 699 427 674

Autocares Lara
tel: 952 872 260
mob: 657 914 448
Sierra de las Nieves
tel: 952 875 435
tel: 952 231 200
www.grupopacopepe.com
   
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The printable guide and city map.

We have received many emails from people asking for a printed version of Ronda Today so we have created a 21 page A4 essential guide to Ronda and the Sierras from some of the articles on this website.

At just 3 Euros (Paypal) It is well worth the investment if you are planning to visit the “City of Dreams” for a week, a couple of days or just a day. The guide contains Ronda Todays’ most important tourist information articles and includes a map of Ronda, the most popular monuments and nearby places to visit including information on the Sierra de Grazalema and the white villages (Pueblos Blancos).

Just click the link below, pay via Paypal and you will receive an email with a link to download the guide to your computer. It’s a PDF document so you can store it on your machine and print it straight away.

Click here to buy and download your essential printable guide to Ronda

Thank you for supporting Ronda Todays continued growth by purchasing this essential tourist guide to Ronda!

Getting to Ronda by taxi

Getting to Ronda by taxi from the nearest airports or cities is pretty easy. Just use the search form below.

KiwiTaxi

kiwitaxi is a site where one can book a transfer to get from or to the airport, between two tourist destinations or other locations popular with tourists.

Just fill out the form below to organise your transfer to Ronda.


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Hotels in Ronda Old Town

There are many hotels in Ronda, and several of these are quite superb hotels.  But, quite a few of the people who visit Ronda have a particular desire to stay in the old town with its history and romantic stories. This is the protected zone of Ronda, with very little development allowed, so there aren’t many hotels to choose from.

Ronda’s old town extends from the Puente Nuevo along Calle Armiñan until the old walls and Almocabar Gate, and down as far as the Arab Baths, so we have included the Hotel Alavera de los Baños even though other travel guides might consider it outside the old town.

Here is our list of some of the hotels in Ronda’s old town….Just click the name of the hotel for booking information.

Hotel Montelirio ****
The Montelirio, housed in a 17th century palace is one of Ronda’s most spectacular hotels. Perched as it is on the edge of the Tajo gorge, and with spectacular views from the pool of the Puente Nuevo. The Montelirio is 4 star hotel so you are assured everything you need to enjoy your stay in the city has been provided.

El Poeta de Ronda ****
Formerly the home of one of Spain’s best loved poets, Pedro Perez Clotet The Hotel El Poeta de Ronda offers 12 four star rooms in a stately city building. The hotel has been fully refurbished to meet the standards expected by discerning visitors and is centrally located at the corner of Calle Armiñan and Calle Tenorio.

Hotel San Gabriel ****
An 18th century home for the gentry, the Hotel San Gabriel is a favourite amongst celebrities and people with influence Each room or suite offers comfort that is the equal of any luxury hotel.

Jardin de la Muralla ***

With its own tree-filled gardens and swimming pool next to the Espiritu Santo church. The Hotel Jardin de la Muralla is unique in Ronda, and more importantly, with just 6 rooms for guests, privacy, peace and quiet are assured.

Hotel Ronda *
Hotel Ronda is a small, modern, and clean hotel located directly in front of the ruined Palacio del Rey Moro. Family owned, and proudly so, guests immediately feel welcome and cared for when they stay.

Hotel Alavera de los Baños *
Next to Ronda’s Arab Baths and the Real Maestranza Equestrian Training Centre, the Hotel Alavera de los Baños is situated in the medieval Jewish Quarter of Ronda. It is an oasis of peace away from the crowds, and has its own swimming pool.

Baraka B&B *
Baraka, a word that means peacefulness in the Arabic language, is a delightful 3 room bed and breakfast decorated to appeal to those in search of special places to relax whilst seeing the sites of Ronda. Fresh orange juice and coffee, and Mollete de Antequera are offered every morning for breakfast.

Hotel Apartamentos El Polo (Now  called Plaza de Toros)
Several small self-catered apartments right in the very centre of the old town, between the town hall and Ronda’s largest church Santa Maria. Each apartment offers a small kitchenette and salon, and can be rented by the day or week.

Check out booking.com for a full list of hotels in Ronda and surrounding areas.


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