How to get to Málaga
The city of Málaga has a great variety of infrastructure that facilitates access to the city by plane, train, road or sea. Its international airport links with the main European capitals, while its port is the scale of the most important cruise lines in the world. By road, it is connected to any point of the Costa del Sol through the A-7 motorway. In addition, its train and bus stations, located in central locations, communicate perfectly with the rest of the means of transport.
Located 8 kilometers from the city, the Malaga-Costa del Sol International Airport has regular flights to the main Spanish and European cities. From the airport, you can quickly access the center of Málaga by train, bus or taxi.
The taxi ride can cost around 25€ (the fare varies depending on the schedule, days of the week, holidays and service supplements).
The C-1 suburban train line reaches the center in 12 minutes and the ticket costs 1.80 €.
The trip on the A Exprés Aeropuerto bus line (Line 75) takes about 15 minutes and costs 3€.
Málaga is linked by the High Speed Line (AVE) with Madrid (2 hours and 30 minutes around), Córdoba, Puente Genil, Antequera, Zaragoza, Tarragona and Barcelona.
Málaga also connects with other main cities in Spain through the long and medium distance rail lines. The city has the modern and central train station Málaga-María Zambrano, , located next to the intercity and international bus station.
The station also has access to the Commuter lines that lead to the airport and towns in the province such as Torremolinos, Benalmádena or Fuengirola. There are also several urban bus lines that arrive at the station from different areas of the city.
The Málaga bus station is located near to the centre, next to the María Zambrano train station. It is an important point of communication since it operates companies that offer international routes, with departures and destination in Europe.
There are also lines that connect with the rest of Spain, as well as intercity buses that communicate with other cities in the province of Málaga and Andalusia.
Málaga is connected by road with the rest of the Peninsula through the A-45 and A-92. highways. The A-45 connects with the A-4 (Autovía del Sur), which communicates with Madrid. On the A-92, which crosses all Andalusia, the other connections and highways of the country flow. The A-45 allows the entrance to Málaga through Ciudad Jardín to reach the city center, or access the East and West beltways when the destination is another area of the city.
The road communication with the rest of the towns on the coast is done through the A-7 (Mediterranean Highway), which runs along the coast of the province of Malaga.