Transportation in Malaga

malaga train station

Find here information about transportation and how to reach Malaga.

Being a popular tourist destination Malaga has excellent connections and offers good means of transport to other Spanish cities as well as to international destinations.

Additionally Malaga has good public transport with busses running in the city, taxis and a metro being built.

This is also a city where you can get around on foot as most interesting places are at walking distance from the city centre.

Travelling by plane

Thanks to its international airport Malaga is easy to reach from many European cities which offer frequent flights operated by airlines like Iberia, Ryanair, Spanair, Aer Lingus, Delta, British Airways and many others.

Once you are in Malaga Airport you can reach the city centre by bus or train. Take the bus number 19 running every 30 minutes or the Renfe train to the city.

Travelling by bus or coach

Malaga’s bus station is located in the Paseo de los Tilos. Different coach lines operate here offering transport to the main Spanish cities like Madrid or Barcelona and to other cities in Andalusia.

Transport by bus is usually cheap and convenient with busses running frequently.
For more information and bus times check the website of Malaga’s bus station available in English: http://www.estabus.emtsam.es

Travelling by train

Malaga’s train station is located in the Explanada de la Estación. There are trains to Madrid, Barcelona, Córdoba, Fuengirola (every 30 minutes), Seville or Torremolinos.

Train tickets are usually cheap and can be purchased online in the official website of Renfe, the Spanish train company. Check this website for train times and destinations too: http://www.renfe.es/horarios/english/index.html

Travelling by car

If you are travelling to Malaga on your own car, you will find good roads linking Malaga with most coastal cities like Torremolinos, Marbella, Fuengirola, and also with important cities like Seville or Madrid.

Car hiring is a popular option for visitors in Malaga, there are many car hire companies, most with offices in the airport. Check out our section for Car Hire in Malaga for more information.

Metro in Malaga

Malaga is developing an underground train service allowing visitors to reach fast and easy the most important places in the city. The metro of Malaga will have two lines, one running along the coast and the other going to the inner part of the city.
For more information about Malaga’s metro have a look at this website: http://www.metrodemalaga.info/index.php?id=73