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How to get to Caminito del Rey?

The Caminito del Rey hike, famous for its unfiltered and rugged landscapes, is located far from nearby cities. Hence, getting to Caminito del Rey can be challenging. 

Thus, people visiting this attraction should know the directions to Caminito del Rey and how to reach Caminito del Rey through all modes of transportation.

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How to Get to Caminito del Rey from Málaga? 

How to get to Caminito del Rey from Málaga
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Most people visiting Caminito del Rey tend to come from Malaga. It is about 70 km (45 miles) from the destination. 

If you want to get to Caminito del Rey from Malaga, you can rely on a train, bus, or car. 

There is no direct bus to Caminito del Rey, and public transportation, like a bus, will involve you switching buses on your journey. 

First, you must take a line from Malaga to Alora, which will take one hour. On reaching Alora, you must take a line to El Caminito del Rey, which will take another 45-50 minutes. 

However, it will take less than 40 to 45 minutes to reach Caminito del Rey by train as a train runs thrice a day to the attraction. 

You can catch a train in Malaga at Maria Zambrano station to El Chorro, the nearest city to Caminito del Rey. 

The trains are scheduled at 8.39 am, 1.21 pm, and 5.19 pm. Once you reach El Chorro, you can walk or get a taxi. 

But rather than stressing about train timings and station crowd, you can simply book a round-trip transfer Caminito del Rey tour from Malaga

Or, you can get the El Chorro: Caminito del Rey guided tour with a shuttle bus.

The tour provider will take care of everything so you can focus more on enjoying the beautiful Caminito del Rey hike and landscape rather than the transportation hassle. 

If you are driving yourself to the Caminito del Rey, you must learn about the Caminito del Rey parking situation

How to get to Caminito del Rey from Seville? 

Another popular city from where you will find a lot of people getting to Caminito del Rey is Seville.

Seville is located approximately 150 km from El Caminito del Rey.

If you want to drive yourself to Caminito del Rey from Seville, it will take around two and a half hours to three hours. 

A Seville to Caminito del Rey train-San Bernardo runs four times a day to El Chorro, which is 2.1 km away from Caminito del Rey. 

The train timings are 7.19 am, 8.30 am, 11.45 am, and 6.53 pm. 

After reaching El Chorro, you can walk or book the El Chorro: Caminito del Rey guided tour with a shuttle bus in advance.

Another option is to drive yourself. You will need to take the A-7/E-15 from Seville. 

Depending on the traffic, it will take you 2.5 hours to 3 hours. 

But by far, the most convenient and value-for-money option that will cut out all your hassles is booking a round-trip transfer Caminito del Rey tour from Seville

All you have to do is book this Caminito del Rey hike and show up to be picked up at the meeting location. Everything else will be taken care of.

How to get to Caminito del Rey from Cordoba?

How to get to Caminito del Rey from Cordob
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A substantial number of tourists also get to Caminito del Rey from Cordoba. It is located approximately 155 km from Caminito del Rey. 

If you want to drive to Caminito del Rey from Cordoba, it will take you almost 2 hours. You need to take the A-45 to reach Caminito del Rey from Cordoba.

To make the journey easier, you can travel by train.  

You must first take a train from Cordoba Central to reach Antequera-Santa Ana. There is a train available every three hours starting from 7.40 am. 

After reaching Antequera-Santa Ana, you will again need to catch a train to El Chorro, the nearest city to Caminito del Rey. 

There are limited trains from here. It runs four times daily at 9 am, 10.19 am, 1.29 pm, and 8.44 pm. 

From El Chorro, you can either walk or book the El Chorro: Caminito del Rey guided tour with a shuttle bus in advance.

Or, you can avoid all the hassles of travel and transportation headaches to Caminito del Rey from Cordoba by simply booking a full-day Caminito del Rey tour from Cordoba.

It includes not just a transfer facility but it is a guided tour so that your Caminito del Rey hike will be smooth and engaging as well.

How to get to Caminito del Rey from Granada? 

How to get to Caminito del Rey from Granada
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Though not as popular as other places, a few tourists get to Caminito del Rey from Granada, which is located 140 km away from Caminito del Rey. 

Depending on the traffic, you can drive yourself to Caminito del Rey from Granada in approximately one and a half hours or a little more than that. 

You are required to take the A-92 road to reach Caminito del Rey from Granada. 

Another option for you is to take a bus, but you need to transfer at least twice in the journey. 

Rather than a bus, you should opt for a train that requires one change at Antequera-Santa Ana. 

There is a train from Granada to Antequera-Santa Ana every four hours. After this, you need to take another train to El Chorro. 

To avoid the stress and burden of transportation to get to Caminito del Rey, you can book the Caminito del Rey day trip from Granada. It will be a guided tour inclusive of the transportation facility.

Caminito del Rey is not just about the adrenaline-rushing narrow footpaths hanging off the cliff.

You can elevate your experience by opting for one of the many adventure Caminito del Rey tours like the zip-lining; El Chorro via Ferrata, kayaking and lake swimming on your Caminito del Rey tour.

FAQs

What is the closest airport to Caminito del Rey?

The nearest airport to Caminito del Rey is in Malaga-Costa Del Sol Airport, which is almost 65 km away. 

There are multiple public transportation facilities to reach Caminito del Rey from Malaga

However, we highly recommend getting a transfer ticket to Caminito del Rey from Malaga to cut all the hassles.

How to get to Caminito del Rey from Malaga public transport?

You have three public transportation options available to reach Caminito del Rey from Malaga. 

The most cost-efficient will be to take a train at Maria Zambrano Station to El Chorro, which runs thrice daily. 

The bus will take more time than the train. However, you can book a round-trip transfer Caminito del Rey tour from Malaga.

How far is Caminito del Rey from Granada?

The Caminito del Rey is almost 141 kilometers away from Granada.

You can take a train from Granada to Caminito del Rey, but it requires one change at Antequera-Santa Ana. 

Other modes of public transport make little sense in terms of economics and time consumption. 

However, the easiest, most convenient, and value-for-money option is simply booking a  transfer tour of Caminito del Rey from Granada.

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