Fuengirola, once a sleepy fishing village on the Costa del Sol, became the European hippy enclave in the 1960s attracting a global following to the five miles of pristine beach. Tucked between Malaga and Marbella, getting to Fuengirola is as easy as downing a pitcher of sangria.
Getting to Fuengirola
The closest airport is Malaga with daily international and domestic commuter flights.
The commuter train from the airport to Fuengirola is so easy to use. The station is a 2 minute walk across from arrivals and there’s a kiosk to get your ticket from or on the train. Cost of a one way ticket is €2.65 / 2.80USD. Trains start at 530am and run every 20 minutes until 11pm. Fuengirola is the last stop so you can’t miss it. Tip: Hold on to your ticket as you’ll need it when leaving the station.
There is frequent bus service from Málaga bus station to Fuengirola, it takes about 40 minutes it cost about €2 per trip. There are three stops along the way so it makes for a little sightseeing.
Taxis are readily available but agree on the fare ahead of time. Every cab carries a rate card so ask to see it before getting into the taxi. It takes about 20 minutes once you leave the airport.
Car rental at the airport is quite easy but make during the summer that you reserve your car ahead of time as the lines can be quite long and there is a chance the rental agency will sell out of cars.
Getting around in Fuengirola
The easiest way is walking since all of the hotels and guest houses are in the downtown area. The beach is about a five minute walk from the city center. If you want to see parts of the city there is a small tourist tram that takes about 30 minutes and cost €4. Looking for a day trip? A daily bus will take you to Marbella or a water taxi to Benalmadena.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about transportation in Fuengirola.