Málaga city is the centre of an important communications hub, so getting here is easy, whatever means of transport you want to use, Airport, Road, Bus, Railway, Port.
Málaga Airport (AGP)
The Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport is one of the most important in Spain and has connections to major cities. Located just eight miles from the city’s Historic Quarter, it is renowned for its modern terminals. Málaga airport received 14 million passengers in 2015, making it the gateway to Andalusia. Connections to over 26 countries and more than 110 destinations. Currently, more than 60 airlines use its facilities, included Low Cost:
When you arrive at the airport you can take a short distance train to go to the city centre (taxi is expensive & bus is slow).
Short distance train to Málaga: Cercanías
Here some useful data:
- Frequency: about 20 minutes from 6:54 to 00:54
- Price: 1.80 EUR
- The train station is in front of Terminal 3 at the airport (Aeropuerto)
- Final destination is Málaga “María Zambrano” – Main Station (meeting point)
By long distance train
Málaga’s Train Station is “María Zambrano”, is connected to Spain’s major cities through the Spanish High Speed (AVE) network, run by Renfe.
If you are travelling by train with more people, we recommend to buy a “Tarifa 4 mesa” (table for 4) . This is intended for small group tours of 1-4 people in AVE trains, with four seats configured in a table. The four seats are sold together, with a 60% discount on normal price.
The bus station operates with companies that have routes to destinations to the cities of Andalusia and, at national level, all over Spain. (Madrid, Alicante, Granada, Sevilla). You can find discount in your trip with ISI card (-15%), young card (-15%), return trip (-15%), group trip (-30%) (+5p). Find more information in Alsa and Movelia.
Access from the north is along the A-45 motorway (Antequera-Málaga), which links up with the A-92 motorway that crosses the Andalusian Region. The highways from the north of Spain join this motorway.
Rent a Car
Regarding your driver’s license: If you are from an EU member state, or in the Schengen area, you only need your valid driver’s license.
If you are alone, a good idea is to carpool. Car sharing with Blablacar (only in Spanish) is easy and cheap.