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Traveling from Seville to Granada

2 of us are touring southern Spain a couple of weeks from now. We are checking out of Seville and into Granada the same day. We'd like to tour the White Villages and Ronda on the way. If we train from one to the other, is it possible to stow our bags at a train station along the way while we visit the area? Maybe hire a driver to get us from point A to B with stops along the way? What's the best way to get this done?

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According to Adif (the people who run the railway stations), there is no luggage storage at Ronda station. However the next door Hotel Andalucia does store luggage for day-trippers for a small charge according to TA. The coach station may have lockers as well.

But, I suggest, your plan is not ideal. Getting from Sevilla to Ronda to Granada by public transport is already a long treck, with limited time in Ronda. You cannot add another "white town" and expect to do it all by coach and/or rail in a single day. Hiring a car would make it a bit more possible, but still rather busy and with only very limited time at any stop. I suppose my question would be why you want to include Ronda, etc. given what's available in Sevilla and Granada?

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It will be very difficult to see more than one place en route (and Ronda's the only option with a rail station) by public transportation. There is (generally infrequent) bus service to Arcos del la Frontera, Grazalema and Zahara de la Sierra in high season; I have no idea whether there are even fewer buses at this time of year. The infrequency of the bus links would make it difficult (or even impossible) to get from Seville to Granada by hopping from town to town. You can do Ronda by rail, but you will not have a lot of options in terms of the length of your stopover. I find it easier to research train schedules on the Deutsche Bahn website than on Renfe, but you'll need the latter to see fares.

It is entirely possible that buses Seville-Ronda and Ronda-Granada would be a better option, or perhaps it would work best with one rail leg and one bus leg. It depends on your preferred timing.

I do not know whether the Ronda rail station or bus station has luggage storage. Here's a 3-year-old thread from Trip Advisor. Try Googling luggage storage Ronda and see whether you can find something more recent.

If you hope to hit multiple towns along the way, I think you'll need either a retnal car or a private transfer.

You can use ViaMichelin.com to get an idea of point-to-point driving times, but keep in mind that they don't include stopping, getting lost (not an issue for a local driver, I would assume), looking for parking, or walking from the parking place to the historic area you want to explore. Ronda's not tiny. The other places most often mentioned are hill towns, which tends to make for slower sightseeing.