Planning a Trip
Most visitors take a train to the main station at Avenida Andalucía (tel. 95-287-16-73 or 90-224-02-02; www.renfe.es). Three trains arrive from Granada per day. The trip takes 2 1/2 hours and costs 12€ ($19) one-way. You can also visit Ronda from the Costa del Sol where one daily train makes the 2-hour trip from Málaga to Ronda, costing 9€ ($14) one-way. Two trains daily connect Ronda and Madrid. The trip takes 4 1/2 hours and costs 60€ ($96) one-way.
The main bus station is at Plaza Concepción García Redondo s/n (tel. 95-218-70-61). There are five buses a day from Seville, taking 2 1/2 hours and costing 13€ ($21) one-way. There is also service from Málaga, taking 2 1/2 hours and costing 11€ ($18) one-way. Also on the Costa del Sol, Marbella runs five buses per day to Ronda, taking 1 hour and costing 8€ ($13) one-way.
Major highways circle Ronda, but you'll have to take winding, circuitous, and secondary routes to reach the town itself. From Seville, take N-334 southwest. When you reach the small town of El Arahal, continue south into Ronda along C-339. If you're in Granada, take N-342 west to the junction with N-332; then take N-332 southwest to the junction with C-339, which eventually winds its way southeast into Ronda. If you're on the Costa del Sol, you can reach Ronda from Málaga traveling northwest via the scenic C-344, or from Marbella northwest on C-339.
The tourist office, Plaza de España 9 (tel. 95-287-99-39; www.turismoderonda.es), is open Monday to Friday 9am to 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:30am to 3pm.
The town is small, so you can walk to most places of interest. If you have to go farther afield, you can call Parada de Taxis at tel. 95-287-23-16. Taxis are usually found in front of the Plaza Carmen Abela, the bullring. A typical fare -- say, from the train station to Plaza de España -- costs 5€ ($8).
If you arrived in Ronda by train or bus and want to explore the environs, perhaps taking a driving tour of the Pueblos Blancos, you can rent a car at Velasco, Lorenzo Borrego 11 (tel. 95-287-27-82).