Benalmadena Visitors Guide and Forum

Malaga Airport 

Malaga airport is the likely arrival point for your holiday in Benalmadena from the UK, although Granada, Gibraltar and Seville can be utilised for visits to other parts of the Costa del Sol and Andalucia. A few visitors do come by private car, Eurolines coaches or train, utilising the Eurostar service from London to Paris, an overnight train from there to Madrid with a connection to Malaga. But the journey times of between 24 to 36 hours cannot compare with the two and a half to three hour flight time by one of the many airlines that fly to Malaga from airports in the UK and Ireland.

The airport taxi rank is always well stocked. As you leave the arrivals hall through a set of glass doors, bear to your right. The fare should be in the region of 25 euro depending on the part of town your accommodation is situated, and also the day of the week. Ask the driver the fare before hiring, as occasionally people have been ripped off. Malaga Airport Taxi
The railway station is just 5 minutes away. When you leave the arrivals hall, walk straight ahead and you will see signs with directions. Just follow the arrows. Photo here.
Tickets are obtained from machines inside the station entrance. Instructions are in Spanish, but you will notice a button on the bottom left hand corner of the screen showing a Union Jack. Click this, and the instructions will change to English. See photo. The machine accepts coins and notes up to 50 euro.
After purchasing your tickets, proceed through the barriers. The escalator for Benalmadena trains is on the right, the left one being for trains going in the Malaga direction.
The single fare to Benalmadena / Arroyo de la Miel is approx. 2.00 euro, and the journey takes 18 minutes. Timetable here. The last train departs the airport for Benalmadena at 23:42. On arrival at Benalmadena / Arroyo de la Miel station, taxis are available outside to take you to your accommodation. The fare is approx. 6 or 7 euro for the central part of town, depending on the day of the week. Outlying accommodations such as in Torrequebrada will cost around double or more.
If you are hiring a car, the company you are hiring from should send you details regarding where and how to pick your car up, etc. Some companies have agents meeting flights, and these will be seen holding up name boards as you leave baggage reclaim.
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