Train stations in Fuengirola – all aboard tips and insights

September 15, 2023

The train stations in Fuengirola give you access to this amazing city, packed with outstanding sand beaches, to the nearby towns of Benalmádena and Torremolinos, and to the capital of the province, Malaga. Fuengirola is a long, seaside town served by four train stations – Carvajal, Torreblanca, Los Boliches and the last and main one, Fuengirola station. It is also the last city connected to Malaga by the C1 train line, and it sits right in the heart of the Costa del Sol.

A street in the center of Fuengirola. Photo by Mama Málaga.

I had not explored much of Fuengirola before the start of the free train tickets program, but now I’m enjoying discovering it. If you have the opportunity, take a look at this lovely gem of a city and everything it has to offer. And if you are looking for a place to relocate, to live by the beach with easy access to everything, this may well be your place. Come check why!

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Train Stations in Malaga – splendid stops and a secret
Free train travels in the Costa del Sol
Free train tickets in the Costa del Sol – questions and answers

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Free train tickets in the Costa del Sol
Map of the train lines of the Costa del Sol, by Renfe. The last 4 stations on the (blue) line C1 are in Fuengirola.
Map from the Transport Consortium of Andalucia, showing the location of the 4 train stations of Fuengirola.

We’ll check each of the four stations in order of proximity to Malaga, focusing on what is there to discover near the stations. All pictures were taken on walking trips departing from each station, and my criteria was to walk a maximum of half an hour in each direction.


Train stations in Fuengirola

Carvajal is the first station in Fuengirola, coming from Málaga. It is also the closest to the sea, but there is a catch: to get out from the station towards the sea there is a considerable stair:

Train stations in Fuengirola
Stairs to and from Carvajal Station – and these are not even all the steps! Photo by Mama Málaga

Now, if you can face the stairs, the reward is good:

Train stations in Fuengirola
Carvajal beach is beautiful and sandy; and the promenade of Fuengirola is also great. Photo by Mama Málaga

As a bonus, you get to see the border between Fuengirola and Benalmadena, which lies right before the start of Fuengirola’s promenade. It is marked by a tiny, almost dry, creek which is partially covered by a wooden path, as seen in the picture below. Call this a wooden bridge would be a bit too much, right?

Train stations in Fuengirola
Picture of Benalmadena’s side of Carvajal beach, taken from the start of Fuengirola’s promenade. Photo by Mama Málaga
Train stations in Fuengirola
The start of Fuengirola’s promenade. as the sun starts to set behind the buildings. Photo by Mama Málaga.

From the city side, one block behind the beach, you’ll find the sign of the border between Fuengirola and Benalmadena:

Train stations in Fuengirola

Carvajal is the closest station to the sea and the closest to Benalmádena. From here, you access Carvajal beach on both cities, a large and well-equipped stretch of sand. If you like to walk on promenades near all the commerce amenities, such as restaurants and pubs, and have no problem facing the stairs, this station is worth visiting.


In Torreblanca station, both train lines share a single platform. Right after leaving the train here, you see something unusual on a hill:

Train stations in Fuengirola
Torreblanca station and the Osborne Bull. Photo by Mama Málaga.

Did you notice the bull silhouette?? It is the Toro de Osborne (Osborne Bull), a Spanish cultural icon. It all started in 1956, as a publicity stunt, when a beverage company (Osborne group) spread several of such giant billboards across Spain to promote their Brandy de Jerez. Over time, the bulls became part of Spanish culture and when the government tried to remove them, several autonomous communities and cultural associations protested the idea.

A closer look at the Toro de Osborne. Photo by Mama Málaga.

The Osborne bulls are now a cultural patrimony of Spain, and three of such bulls remain in the province Malaga; this being one of them. It is possible to climb up to the billboard, by the way! And close to the bull you see the Torre Blanca (white tower), that names the area.

But more waits for you in Torreblanca. Going up the hill, the area is mainly residential, with winding streets, beautiful houses, and apartment complexes.

Train stations in Fuengirola
A hill in Torreblanca, Fuengirola. Photo by Mama Málaga.

Towards the beach, the area is flat, and the view is filled with trees and the beautiful white houses on the hills.

Train stations in Fuengirola
Avenida Torreblanca, Fuengirola. Photo by Mama Málaga.

This area is, unsurprisingly, full of hotels and tourist-looking people in their flip-flops, carrying portable chairs and walking slowly, relaxed. And then you get to the beach. 😉

Train stations in Fuengirola
Promenade and beach close to Torreblanca station. Photo by Mama Málaga.

Paradise. Torreblanca is a great option if you are planning a beach trip.

Los Boliches

Train stations in Fuengirola

Los Boliches is a cute platform station, where both train lines share a single platform track. Located right in front of a supermarket and with a working elevator, Los Boliches station makes it easy to go for basic supplies by train.

Train stations in Fuengirola
Train stations in Fuengirola

But Los Boliches is much more than that; it is one of the favorite locations in Fuengirola for beachside holidays. The station is just a short (and nice) walk to the beach – stopping at this station is probably the easiest way to go to the beach by train, as there are no stairs, and it is even closer to the beach than Torreblanca.

Train stations in Fuengirola
View from one block behind Los Boliches station. The suns on the metal frames are the symbol of Fuengirola. Photo by Mama Málaga.
Train stations in Fuengirola
The beach at Los Boliches is large and has mountain views! Photo by Mama Málaga.

Even though Los Boliches is close to the city center of Fuengirola, the area has the relaxed feel of a resort. It is a great combination of residential and touristic area.


The main station in Fuengirola takes you to the heart of the city. And what a city! Even though Fuengirola’s population is just a little bigger than Benalmadena or Torremolinos, the city center really feels like the center of a big city, because of the large roads sided by trees, and because of the buildings, which are packed side by side. This is a great area for shopping and eating, with plenty of choices; just wander about the maze of streets and let Fuengirola bring you the surprises. 😊

Train stations in Fuengirola

Right by the station there is a taxi point (shown above; the white cars with yellow bottom lines in front of the station are taxis). If you are coming from the airport and going to either Mijas, Marbella, Estepona or, of course, Fuengirola, it makes sense to come by train up to this station and take a taxi here, as it would be much cheaper than getting a taxi straight from the airport.

Train stations in Fuengirola

This station is just an easy, flat walk to the plaza de la Constitución, where you’ll find the Church of Our Lady of the Rosario (above). In this same square there will be the Feria del Rosario in 2023, from October 6 to 12.

Just walking a bit further you’ll see Fuengirola’s beach (below), as well as Fuengirola’s promenade and the harbor, from which you can rent a jet ski or a luxury private boat with skipper, sail in a yacht to see the dolphins, go parasailing or even make a day trip to Gibraltar!

Train stations in Fuengirola

With up to half an hour walk you can also reach Sould park (an amusement park for kids), the Recinto Ferial, where the Feria de las Naciones happen in April or May, and where the street market happens every Tuesday, and the Fuengirola Bioparc – a big zoo that Kiddo loved when he visited with his school and recommends, displaying more than 200 species, many of which endangered.


The C1 train line along the Costa del Sol can take you to see a lot of what Fuengirola has to offer. It is also a great way to go to the beautiful beaches of this town, as all stations are close to the beach, which are all safe, sandy, beautiful and lined with restaurants and commerce.

Fuengirola is also a relatively flat town (when compared to the other places in the Costa del Sol) and possibly the town in the Costa del Sol whose train stations are closest to the beaches – a big plus for those looking to relocate to the beachside without being far from the excellent transportation option provided by the trains. The same goes for those looking for a seaside holiday destination which also includes an easy way of transportation to explore more of the Costa.

Take advantage of the free train tickets program going on in 2023 and enjoy discovering Fuengirola! To know more about the free train tickets program, check out these two posts: free train tickets – questions and answers and free train travels in the Costa del Sol.

Next: Feria del Rosario 2023 – Horses galore!

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2 thoughts on “Train stations in Fuengirola – all aboard tips and insights

  1. Hi
    I managed to get so far trying to buy the 10€ renfe pass ab recurrente on line. Got to ready to pay but this came up –
    DNI,NIE (t.residente) CIF
    I didn’t know which one to type in.
    Can you please help?
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Marie,
      If you have one of those documents, you can use any of them. If not, you can try to use your passport number as document; I think it would work. Or you can contact Renfe directly and see what they recommend in that case.

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