Heart and soul of Andalusia!
The Capital of the Costa del Sol is a city of undoubted charm with many facets, with a great history, an excellent cultural imprint and an excellent food and wine offer. Malaga will break through, thanks to its discreet charm made of museums, monuments, ancient streets and tree-lined avenues.
Splendid city with the Alcazaba, the Roman Theater and the Castillo de Gibralfaro; and, again, the Pablo Picasso Museum, the Wine Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts .... starting point to discover the Costa del Sol.
A young city full of nightlife, which reaches its climax with the Feria di Agosto: an authentic show!
The international airport Málaga-Costa del Sol is one of the main and busiest airports in the Iberian peninsula, well connected, even through low cost companies, with all of Europe. It is located only 8 kilometers southwest of the city and has three Terminals. It is the most important airport in Andalucia, as well as one of the busiest, behind only Barcelona, Madrid and Palma de Mallorca. Air traffic that increases dramatically close to the summer.
All airport info and direct connections are available on our official pagele, at this link.
The bus Line A Express Airport, we recommend, is the express bus line that connects the airport with the center in 15 minutes without making stops. The bus takes you to the airport terminal T3 arrivals, ground floor and arrives at the Malaga bus terminal. The ticket can be purchased directly on the bus, only in cash, at the cost of 3,00 € per person, and allows free transport of luggage.
Alternatively, you can use the cheapest one Intercity Bus - Line M-135 Málaga-Santa Amalia, which connects the airport with Alhaurín de la Torre, Málaga and Santa Amalia.
The line is active every day, from Malaga from Monday to Saturday from 07: 00 to 20: 30 (frequency every 3 hours) and Sunday from 09: 00 to 15: 00 (every 3 hours); from Santa Amalia, from Monday to Saturday, every hour from 07: 00 to 22: 00 and Sunday, every 3 hours, from 07: 30 to 13: 30. The single ticket costs 1,65 €.
The C1 line of the RENFE suburban trains, connects the airport T3 Terminal with the Center of Malaga, the Estácion de Ferrocaril Maria Zambrano and several locations on the Costa del Sol: Torremolinos, Benalmádena and Fuengirola. Tickets starting from 1,60 € up to 2,60 € depending on the distance.
On the ground floor of the T3 Terminal arrivals, the company's long-distance buses are stationed ALSA which guarantee direct connections with Granada, Motril and Seville. For info, timetables and reservations, consult the official website from this link.
The plane remains the most convenient and quick way to reach the city. Those interested, can reach the Spanish city by train from Seville or Madrid in less than 3 hours. There Estación de Málaga-María Zambrano, is the Central Railway Station. It is connected to the urban metropolitan system and serves mainly short-haul routes in the Iberian peninsula.
Unless you are from Spain, or from neighboring Portugal, it is unlikely to arrive in Malaga by car. Being located south of the Iberian Peninsula, the distances are already considerable from the north of Spain. For those wishing to turn the Costa del Sol on the road, it is preferable to reach the city by air and, from the airport, rent a car.