As we mentioned on our A to Z reasons to live in Málaga , the diversity and quality of Malaga transport options make it a popular destination for both visitors and foreign residents alike thanks to the effective road infrastructure that makes it easy to access by air, by road, by sea or by rail. Málaga’s size, the road infrastructure and modern vehicles make the province easily accessible from different Spanish locations.
Here are some useful links to the different types of Malaga transport options available …
The province of Málaga is served by Málaga Costa Del Sol Airport, one of the first in Spain and the oldest still in operation. In 2008, it handled 12,813,472 passengers, making it the fourth busiest in Spain. It is the international airport of Andalusia accounting for 85 percent of its international traffic. The airport, connected to the Costa del Sol, has a daily link with twenty cities in Spain and over a hundred cities in Europe (mainly in United Kingdom, Central Europe and the Nordic countries but also the main cities of Eastern Europe: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Budapest, Sofia, Warsaw, Riga or Bucharest), North Africa, Middle East (Riyadh, Jeddah and Kuwait) and North America (New York, Toronto and Montreal).
Visit the official Aena webpage HERE.
The Port of Málaga is the city’s seaport, operating continuously at least since 600 BC. The port is one of the busiest ports on the Mediterranean Sea, with a trade volume of over 428,623 TEU’s and 642,529 passenger in 2008.
Read more about the port of Málaga HERE.
The leisure port is now visited by cruise ships from all over the world,it is a €21.3-million terminal – capable of accommodating 200-metre-long ships and cruise liners. A state-of-the-art, 900-square- metre two-level pier at Quay Two has a mobile bridge to connect liners to the dock. Meanwhile, Quay One offers passengers and city tourists alike shopping and leisure space along with restaurants and food outlets.
Read more about Muelle Uno HERE.
The Málaga-María Zambrano Railway Station is served by the AVE high-speed rail system, and is operated by the Spanish formerly state-owned rail company Renfe. Málaga is on the AVE experience, a net created with Málaga next to 17 major cities of Spain with high-speed rail.
For more details, routes and timetables for RENFE trains, click HERE.
For timetables and details of the train service from Málaga to Fuengirola, click HERE.
Roads and highways:
The A45 road leads north to Antequera and Córdoba. The Autovía A-7 parallels the N-340 road, both leading to Cadiz to the South West through the Costa del Sol Occidental and Barcelona to the North East through the Costa del Sol Oriental.
Empresa Malagueña de Transportes buses are the main form of transport around the city. Málaga’s bus station is connected with the city by the bus line number 4, although it is only ten minutes walk to the Alameda from there. YOu can see routes and timetables on their website HERE.
Málaga Metropolitan Transport Consortium´s (Consorcio de Transporte Metropolitano del Área de Málaga) buses are the main form of transport around the city of Málaga and the villages of the Metropolitan Area. Details of routes and timetables can be found HERE.
New Shuttle Bus Service:
Malagashuttlebus offers a unique service in Málaga bus transport from Malaga airport to the door of your hotel for travelers arriving in Malaga and the door of the hotel to Malaga airport for travelers out of Malaga. More details on their website HERE.