If you are planning to visit our city, we are going to detail the best transport options you have at your disposal to Malaga trip.
From the airport to the main tourist attractions, there are several alternatives that will allow you to move around easily and comfortably. In this post, we will show you each of them, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.
1. MALAGA AIRPORT
Malaga airport is one of the most important airports in Spain, with connections to almost all parts of the world. One of the advantages of Malaga compared to other major tourist cities is the distances, as everything is relatively close, and allows you to travel around Malaga quickly, so you can make the most of every day, without wasting so much time getting around.
It is located only 8 kilometres from the city centre. There are several options for getting to the city centre from the airport:
– City Buses: Bus line A Express connects the airport with the city centre. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes and costs 3 euros. Frequency is every 20 to 25 minutes.
– Suburban train: The C1 train connects the airport with Malaga Centro-Alameda station in 12 minutes, with a price of 1.80 euros.
– Taxis: Taxis are available at the terminal exit, and cost approximately 25 euros.
– Rent a Car: Another option is to rent a car at the airport. All major car rental companies have offices at the airport.
2. RENT A CAR
One of the best options for Malaga trip is to rent a car, as it gives you that autonomy when planning your trip, and allows you to get to know every corner of our province more quickly.
The main car rental companies have offices in the city and at the airport. Be sure to take out comprehensive insurance to avoid potential problems in the event of an accident.
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3. MALAGA UNDERGROUND
The Malaga underground is one of the most comfortable means of transport you have, connecting the city centre with some of the outlying districts. It currently has two lines and 23 stations, and the ticket price is 1.35 euros.
It has two stops in the city centre, both in the Alameda Principal and in the María Zambrano Station, where the AVE and the suburban train also stop. It is also located in front of the bus station..
4. CITY BUSES
Malaga’s city bus network is extensive and connects the city with the main neighbourhoods and tourist areas. Tickets cost 1.40 euros and can be purchased directly from the bus driver. There is also the option of buying transport cards with discounts for frequent journeys. Each town in Malaga has its own city buses, so if you want to travel from one to another you can use special intercity bus lines.
Taxis are a comfortable and safe way to get Malaga trip. There are several taxi companies, and thanks to the large number of taxis available throughout the day, you won’t have any trouble finding them if you need them. They are distinguished by their white colour and blue diagonal stripe.
The fare is regulated by the City Council and varies depending on the time zone, with a minimum fare of 3.80€. You also have the option of VTC (Ubber and Cabify).
6. BICYCLE RENTAL
Another option for Malaga trip is by bicycle rental. You can cycle through many areas of the city equipped with bike lanes. You’ll find different points in the most touristy areas where you can rent your electric bicycle. But be careful, you have to cycle in the designated areas, and you won’t be able to cycle on the pavement or in the city centre, as most of it is pedestrianised.
7. SUBURBAN TRAIN
This train connects Malaga capital with most of the towns on the Costa del Sol, including a stop at the airport.
Its last stop is Fuengirola, so if you want to get to other more distant points, such as Marbella, you have to look for other alternatives: rental cars or intercity buses.
It is perfect for travelling to other points, due to its speed and comfort. The fare for a single ticket varies depending on the stop where you get off, and has a minimum price of 1.80€.
8. INTERCITY BUSES
If you are thinking of visiting less touristy places, or simply don’t want to travel by car, this is your best option. This transport will take you to any point in Malaga and the province.
Depending on the place you want to visit, you will have to go either to Malaga Bus Station or Muelle Heredia Station, which is located right next to the Port of Malaga.
The frequency of buses varies depending on your destination, so plan well in advance.