Exploring Ronda by Train: Your Complete Guide

Ronda, with its dramatic cliffs, historic bridges, and rich cultural heritage, is one of Andalusia's most enchanting destinations, and what better way to arrive than by train? In this guide, we'll explore everything you need to know about getting to Ronda by train, so you can start your adventure in this picturesque Spanish town hassle-free.

Why Travel to Ronda by Train?

Ronda is well-connected by train, offering travellers a comfortable and scenic journey from various cities in Andalusia and beyond. Travelling by train allows you to relax, enjoy the stunning countryside views, and arrive in the heart of Ronda ready to explore.

From Malaga to Ronda: The Scenic Route

If you're starting your journey in Malaga, you're in for a treat. The train ride from Malaga to Ronda is renowned for its breathtaking scenery as it winds through the Andalusian countryside.

From Seville, Granada and Beyond

Travelling to Ronda from other cities like Seville or Granada is also possible by train, although you may need to make a transfer at a larger station like Antequera-Santa Ana.

Tips for Travelling to Ronda by Train

Major Cities Connected by Ronda

Here's a list of major cities that connect directly to Ronda by train and the approximate travel times:

Please note that these travel times are approximate and may vary depending on the specific train schedule and any connections required. It's always a good idea to check the latest schedules and plan your journey accordingly.

Santa Ana-Antequera Train Station

You may have noticed that Santa Ana-Antequera has been mentioned as a transfer location, here is some information about the station.

Santa Ana-Antequera train station, located in the town of Antequera in the province of Malaga, is a major railway hub in Andalusia, Spain. This modern station serves as a key transportation hub, connecting various cities in Andalusia and beyond. Equipped with modern facilities, Santa Ana-Antequera station offers travellers a comfortable and convenient travel experience. The station features multiple platforms and tracks, allowing for efficient train operations. 

Travellers passing through Santa Ana-Antequera station can enjoy amenities such as waiting areas, ticket offices, and restrooms with vending machines, but no cafe or restaurant. 

Additionally, the station is accessible to passengers with reduced mobility, with ramps and elevators ensuring ease of movement throughout the station. 

Santa Ana-Antequera station is strategically located near the AVE high-speed rail line, providing seamless connections to cities like Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia. Whether you're travelling for business or leisure, Santa Ana-Antequera station serves as a vital link in Andalusia's extensive rail network, offering easy access to some of Spain's most iconic destinations.

Where to Buy Tickets

Online, by phone or at the train station.

Online: I personally use Renfe.com directly or Trainline.com which has a more user friendly platform in comparison to Renfe but the prices through Renfe can be more favourable. So I would recommend comparing the two sites, both of which are available in English. Also note that tourists have had issues in the past in regards to their bank cards being rejected.

Phone: Renfe offers an option to buy a ticket over the phone, but this requires using a bank card previously verified with Renfe.

Train stations: Ticket offices are available.

Ready to Embark on Your Ronda Adventure?

Travelling to Ronda by train is not only convenient but also offers a memorable journey through Andalusia's stunning landscapes. Whether you're coming from Malaga, Seville, Granada, or beyond, arriving in Ronda by train sets the perfect tone for your exploration of this historic town. So sit back, relax, and get ready to discover the magic of Ronda – one scenic train ride at a time.

Check out our classification guide to find the best routes for you

Click here to check out our classification guide to help choose the right routes for you.

Classification: Easy

Traffic-free cycling


Ascent/Descent 159 m / 451 m

Classification: Easy to Moderate

Panoramic views


Ascent/Descent 573 m / 1004 m

Classification: Moderate

One of Spain's most beautiful towns


Ascent/Descent 829 m / 829 m

Classification: Challenging

White Villages, Mountain top views and natural pools


Ascent/Descent 1552 m / 1632 m