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How to get to Caminito del Rey from Malaga

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Since its rehabilitation in 2015, the Caminito del Rey has become a must for sports and hiking lovers visiting Malaga during their holidays.

When visiting this tourist point of interest, many people wonder how to get to Caminito del Rey from Malaga and what is the best way to get there.

Next, we will tell you the best options to get to Caminito del Rey.

How to get to Caminito del Rey from Malaga – By Train


One of the best options to visit El Caminito is, without a doubt, the train. This train runs through some towns of Malaga and stops at El Chorro Station, very close to the entrance of Caminito del Rey, which can be accessed by a shuttle bus from the same stop.

If you decide to use this transport, you must book your visit between 12:45 and 1:00 p.m., since the train only runs two times a day, one way to go and another to return.

It is important to book your tickets in advance if you choose to go by train to El Caminito del Rey, as this option is in high demand.

Train timetable Caminito del Rey

  • Departure train: Malaga – El Chorro: Departure at 10:00 and arrival at 10:47
  • Return train: El Chorro – Malaga: Departure at 18:00 and arrival at 18:50

Train to Caminito del Rey price

The combined price of the train + entrance + shuttle bus is € 23 and can be purchased at any local train station. In case you want to buy the train ticket separately, its price is around € 10 round trip.

For more information about the combined entry, click HERE.

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How to get to Caminito del Rey from Malaga – By Bus


This option is undoubtedly one of the most complicated since you can not get directly to Caminito del Rey by bus.

To get to the Caminito by bus, you must first take a line from Malaga to Alora, with an approximate duration of 1h, depending on the traffic. Then, you should take a line to El Caminito del Rey, which takes approximately 40 minutes.

It is also possible to book a scheduled tour to El Caminito del Rey, where the price of a direct bus from Málaga and surroundings is included. As a general rule, the price of these tours entails paying more for the visit.

Bus timetable to El Caminito del Rey

The weekday frequency is quite broad, although at the weekend the frequency decreases. The main problem lies in the time loss and the need to change the line.

For more information about bus lines and schedules to Caminito del Rey, click HERE.

Caminito del Rey bus price

The price is around € 2 per trip, so the total price to get to Caminito del Rey from Malaga by bus can reach € 10.

How to get to Caminito del Rey from Malaga – By Car


The best way to get to Caminito del Rey from Malaga and from any other spot in Andalusia is by car. You can get to the entrance of the path at any time and plan your visit to Caminito del Rey without depending on public transport and the time constraints they present.

If you travel to Malaga by plane, a good way to get to the Caminito del Rey is by rental car. From Malaga Airport, there are many car rental companies that offer this service for a reasonable price, allowing the up to 5 people to move around in a comfortable and practical way throughout Costa del Sol.

Caminito del Rey schedule

  • Winter schedule: From the end of October to the end of March from 10:00 to 14:00
  • Summer schedule: From the beginning of April to the end of October from 10:00 to 17:00

Price to go to Caminito del Rey by car

The price to get to Caminito del Rey by car will depend on the car model and fuel usage, although, taking into account that the distance of Caminito del Rey from Malaga is around 70km, the price of the fuel to go and return will not exceed € 20.

If you choose this option, you should know that you have to use the shuttle bus on at least one occasion. This bus covers the distance between the entrance of the route and the end so, if you park at the beginning of the route, you must use the bus to get back to your car, or vice versa.

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Book your vehicle with Marbesol NOW and enjoy your visit to Caminito del Rey. Do you want to know what to see in Malaga? Take a look at our post and don’t miss the best of the city.


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