Ronda is one of the pueblos blancos, the white villages that litter the Andalusian landscape. Public transport to Ronda isn't as scarce as it might seem, it's just that Andalusian bus companies aren't great at putting their information online!
On this page, you'll find driving directions and bus & train information to get to Ronda from Cadiz, Jerez, Malaga, Fuengirola, Algeciras, Marbella & San Pedro de Alcantara, as well as details of guided tours of Ronda from the Costa del Sol.
How to Get to Ronda by Public Transport and Guided Tours
Your departure points for getting to Ronda are limited and the journey is long from wherever you start, apart from the Costa del Sol.
An ideal way to get to see Ronda is to take a guided tour. These tours usually include a hotel pick-up, all transport and guides as well as sometimes an extra stop along the way.
- Seville to Ronda Takes the bus. But even better is to take a transfer to Granada or Malaga that includes a visit to Ronda. Read more about an or Seville to Malaga Transfer with Ronda Guided Tour.
- Malaga to Ronda There are trains, but the schedule means you'd only get four hours in Ronda. Better to take the bus. There is also a.
- Marbella to Ronda Take the bus from San Pedro de Alcantara, just outside Marbella. There is also a.
- Granada to Ronda Take the train (there is no bus). There is also a.
- Cadiz to Ronda Takes the bus. Transportes Generales Comes runs the Cadiz-Ronda bus service. The journey time is around three hours, but the journey is pretty cool it goes through a lot of the pueblos blancos. The bus stops in Jerez. There is also a.
- Tarifa to Ronda There is no direct transport from Tarifa to Ronda. Instead, you should take the train from nearby Algeciras.
Multi-Day Tours and Suggested Itineraries that Include Ronda
From Madrid: Madrid to Seville, Cordoba, Toledo, Ronda, Costa del Sol and Granada (Five Days)
Toledo, Ronda, and the Alhambra are three of the most difficult sights to visit independently in Spain.
On this tour, you see all three.
Starting in Madrid, you visit Cordoba on day one. Day two takes in Seville, day three is spent in Ronda and the Costa del Sol, day four in Granada and day five takes you to back to Madrid via Toledo.
Though this tour crams a lot into five days, it is a hassle-free way of seeing some of Spain's absolute gems and conveniently leaves you back where you started in Madrid. Combine with independent travel around the north.
See also: Spain Tours from Madrid Multi-Day Tours of Spain, many of which pass through Ronda.
From Seville: A tour of Andalusia should include these destinations: Seville, Granada, Ronda and Cordoba (Malaga is not on the list - if you are flying in and out of Seville, you can miss Malaga out).
Seville, Granada and Ronda all deserve at least an overnight stay, but Ronda can be included as a day trip or, better still, en route elsewhere. There is private transfer from Seville to both Granada and Malaga:
I would suggest an itinerary that goes something like this: Take the above transfer to Granada via Ronda; catch a bus from Granada to Cordoba; take the high-speed train from Cordoba back to Seville or to Malaga.
From Malaga: These above transfers don't work from Malaga, so I would suggest an itinerary like this: take the bus from Malaga to Granada; catch a bus from Granada to Cordoba; take the high-speed train from Cordoba to Seville; visit Ronda on the above transfer from Seville to Malaga.
Alternatively, if you'd like everything planned out for you, check out this 7-Day Southern Spain Tour from Malaga: Granada, Toledo, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, and Ronda.