Málaga María Zambrano railway station

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Málaga María Zambrano
Ave Málaga2.jpg
AVE trains in the station
LocationExplanada de la Estación, 29002 Málaga,[1] Andalusia, Spain
Coordinates36°42′42″N 4°25′56″W / 36.7118°N 4.4321°W / 36.7118; -4.4321Coordinates: 36°42′42″N 4°25′56″W / 36.7118°N 4.4321°W / 36.7118; -4.4321
Owned byadif
Passengers (2017)6,102,211[2]

Málaga María Zambrano railway station (Spanish: Málaga María Zambrano) is the principal railway station in the city Málaga in Andalusia, Spain on the Madrid-Málaga high-speed rail line. It is served by high-speed trains to Madrid, Barcelona as well as the Cercanías Málaga and Málaga Metro systems.

In 2017 the station served 6.1 million passengers, of which a million used Cercanías Málaga commuter services.[3]


Track layout of Málaga María Zambrano

Málaga María Zambrano contains twelve platforms, of which two are underground and exclusively used by Cercanías Málaga, which continue into the city centre to Málaga Centro-Alameda railway station. There are eleven tracks available in the station of which five are of standard gauge and used by AVE services. The Málaga Metro's El Perchel station is located outside María Zambrano station.


Designed as a public private partnership, Málaga María Zambrano operates as a Vialia shopping mall containing various retail outlets including Mercadona, MediaMarkt and H&M. It is estimated that up to 50% of the customers of these outlets are not rail passengers.[4]


Preceding station   Renfe Operadora   Following station
toward Bilbao-Abando
  Estrella "Picasso"   Terminus
Media Distancia
toward Ronda
Media Distancia
Preceding station   Cercanías Málaga   Following station
Victoria Kent
toward Fuengirola
  C-1   Málaga-Centro-Alameda
Victoria Kent
toward Álora


  1. ^ "Station Information". Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Adif - Información de estaciones - Málaga-María Zambrano". ADIF. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Los Cercanías de Málaga alcanzan los 11,3 millones de usuarios". La Opinión de Málaga (in Spanish). 3 March 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Adif designs a plan to trigger commercial revenues at AVE stations". Spain's News. 19 August 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.