Malaga Metro Information
Malaga Metro currently has 2 lines connecting the main points of the city. Málaga metro has 17 stations, of which 12 run underground and 5 are at street level. Underground stations can be accessed easily via elevators, escalators or regular stairs.
Both lines share El Perchel station in María Zambrano where you can also access AVE (high speed train), middle distance and regional trains, and RENFE commuter ( to go to Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola and other cities in the coast), and also to the Malaga intercity bus central.
Malaga metro lines and routes
Line 1: Andalucía Tech – El Perchel
Line 1 has a total of 11 stations, 10 exclusive of the line and another 2 shared with Line 2. Line 1 links various areas of Malaga such as the campus of Teatinos, the City of Justice, or Carlos Haya Hospital. Length of the line is 8,8 kms.
Line 2: Palacio de los Deportes – El Perchel
It has 7 stations, 1 of them shared with Line 1. This line connects densely populated areas of the city as district Carretera de Cádiz, Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena or the beach. It covers a total distance of 5kms.
Malaga Metro Tickets
Tickets can be purchased at vending machines in metro stations where you can also recharge cards out. Recharging/ticketing is an extremely simple process. To do this we need only follow the instructions on the screens.
Vending machines accept coins, bills and credit cards.
It can be charged up to 9 journeys. It allows “multi validation” that is, several passengers can use the same card as long as they go together.
Tarjeta monedero de Metro de Málaga
It’s a rechargable pass. It also allows “multivalidation” and can be charged up to 20 euros. Buy this one if you plan to go by metro often as prices are reduced.
Tarjeta monedero del Consorcio de Transportes
It’s another pass valid for Malaga Transport Consortium. It is a wallet and multivalidable card. It can be purchased at kiosks and tobacconists. The advantage of this card is that it is multimodal so you can use it in some other public transports in the city, such as Malaga.
Tarjeta del Consorcio de Transportes for large families
It’s a wallet card that does not accept multivalidación. It is not transferable. Prices are reduced for large families.
How to use Malaga Metro
Simply validate your ticket at the turnstiles validators at the entrance of the stations.
Tickets and passes are Contactless Smart Cards so they work wirelessly. On the screen you can check the remaining balance.
Malaga Metro Fares
- Billete Ocasional: A journey costs 1.35 €
- Tarjeta monedero: 0,82 €
- With tarjeta monedero del Consorcio de Transporte: 0,82 €. If changing from bus or Renfe it’s just 0,66 €.
Malaga Metro Map
Malaga Metro Schedule
Malaga Metro is opened from Monday to Thursday from 6:30 to 23:00. Friday and eve of public holidays, from 06:30 to 01:30 h. Saturdays from 7:00 to 1:30 h. Sundays from 7:00 to 23:00 h
There are different schedule in Feria de Malaga, Semana Santa and some other special hollidays.
Malaga Metro Frequency
- Monday to Thursday between 06.30 and 20.00 h. trains run every seven minutes and a half.
- Monday to Thursday between 20.00 and 23.00 h. trains run every
- On Friday and eve of public holidays between 06.30 and 20.00 h. trains run every seven minutes and a half.
- On Friday and eve of public holidays between 20.00 and 01.30 h. trains run every 10 minutes.
- Saturdays between 07.00 and 01.30 h. trains run every
- On Sundays and holidays between 07.00 and 23.00 h. trains run every
Contact and customer service.
“El Perchel” Station. Tlf: 902 11 22 33. Email: email@example.com. Monday to Friday: 8:00 to 20:00.
Saturday: 9:00 to 15:00.