Drive to Ronda

by Laura

Is there a way to drive to the outskirts of Ronda and then take public transportation to avoid driving difficult road there? What are the options?

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Dec 14, 2012
Take Mr Hendersons Railway
by: Lindsay

There is also another option for visiting Ronda, by taking the scenic railway. We are currently working on the revival of the old railway built in Colonial times by Mr Henderson and offer day tours which can be enjoyed all the family. See more at

Dec 11, 2012
Train to Ronda

Not being a big fan of the winding roads to get to Ronda by car, we decided to go by train. A great day out which was so easy!

We took the train from San Roque-La Linea station. To access this you head in the direction of Los Barrios on N340. Exit at Junc 115 signposted TARAGUILLA Estacion and CASTELLAR.

As you come off N340, bear right and follow signs for JIMENA and RONDA. Straight over roundabout and you will clearly see train tracks on your left side.

Plenty of free parking at train station car park which is 1min walk to platform.

I had prebooked tickets online Adults were just under 10€ each way and kids under 13 around 6€ each way. You get a coach number and a seat number.

The journey takes 90mins through very scenic countryside. There were 9 stops en route.

We got train at 12noon and returned on train at 16.16. There is a later one at 19.11. The train is very clean and comfortable and each seat has electrical socket to plug in computer, DVD player if you can't do without!Great for young kids that need amused. The train does actually go all the way to Granada which would take 4 hours.

Once at Ronda, it is a 20minute walk to the very centre of town where the bullring is. A really enjoyable day out which ran smoothly, on time and very relaxing. A great place to take visitors. Renfe website has additional times.

Feb 28, 2011
Bus to Ronda from Marbella
by: Marbella Family

There is a bus you can take to Ronda from Marbella and back. You can check the full the schedule here:

Currently, the bus has the following schedule and takes one hour and five minutes (it´s 45 minutes by car):

Marbella - Ronda
11:00 (Monday to Friday only)
22:00 (not on Sundays and holidays)

Ronda - Marbella
6:30 (not on Sundays and holidays)

Double check the schedule on the official Portillo Bus website as it changes according to season:

These buses also leave from San Pedro if it´s more convenient for you. The only difference is that the departure from San Pedro to Ronda is 15 minutes later.

If you don´t want to take public transportation you may hire a car a driver, but it will cost you. Premier offers a service that will take you to Ronda with a driver in a Mercedes with four people for 173 euros. If you want the driver to wait and take you on an excursion for 8 hours then it costs 307 euros.

For more prices and information on this service go to:

Another option, if you´re adventurous enough, is to hike to Ronda. It may take you 13 hours to get to Ronda at a normal pace. It´s recommended that you split the walk in two phases. The first half from San Pedro to Las Conejeras or Quejigales, and the second half from there to Ronda.

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