Ronda, the city set in the mountainous region of Málaga, is a quick 79 miles (127 km) from Seville, the Andalusian city that's famous for flamenco dancing. The quickest way to make this trip is by car, as the drive is just an hour and a half without stops.
You can also take a two and a half hour direct bus ride, or you can take a slightly longer train ride, although a train does require you to change in Córdoba.
If you'd like to see more of Andalucia, consider this 7-day itinerary that adds in a stop in the coastal city of Málaga and a visit to a winery. Or try this 8-day itinerary that focuses on Andalusia's interior with stops in the architecturally stunning cities of Seville, Ronda, and Granada.
By Rental Car or Private Transfer
Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes, more with stops
If you prefer to do some sightseeing on your own, renting a car is the recommended method to travel to Ronda as the roads in Andalucia are much easier to navigate than those found further north. There are many rental car services to choose from in Seville, and small rental cars are popular choices as streets are often very narrow. Make sure you ask the rental company where you can drop off the car and ensure it fits with your travel plans.
This route takes you along A-375. Consider a quick stop in Puerto Serrano for a hike in Via Verde de la Sierra about 45 miles (73 km) into your drive, or simply stop into a bistro for pipirrana (peppers roasted with tuna).
Duration: 2.5 hours
By bus, the journey will take two and a half hours, and each bus will be equipped with wifi and air conditioning. You can book a ticket directly to Ronda, and the company that operates this route is Avanza. Buses taking this route will leave from the Plaza de Armas, and they usually run numerous times a day, so there are plenty of options to fit in your schedule. It's best to purchase your ticket online ahead of time, but you can also purchase them at the station.
Duration: 3.5 hours
Trains from Seville to Ronda run three times a day and transfer at Córdoba. The train company, Renfe, has high-speed trains (called "Ave"), and ticket prices are reasonable. You can purchase tickets online, via the Renfe app, or at the Sevilla Santa Justa train station.
You may have the option to select a "flexible" fare, which allows you to modify your trip if needed. Make sure to be seated on the train at least 5-10 minutes prior to departure to ensure you get a seat.