Getting around

A look at all of the ways you can navigate your way around the Malaga city area

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Getting the bus in Malaga city

Getting around Malaga by bus is a relatively easy process. Empresa Malagueña de Transportes (EMT) boasts an extensive bus network, with most areas on the city reachable by a single bus from the Alameda, the main boulevard at the bottom of Calle Larios. Paying for the bus If you are in Malaga for a short period of time, you can pay the driver directly for your bus journey. One ride costs 1.40€ per person (correct as of December 2022). If […]
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Cercanías Málaga train service

The Malaga Cercanías train service is a 70-kilometre network which connects Malaga city centre to Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport and various major towns in the province, such as Torremolinos, Benalmádena and Fuengirola. It has two lines (C-1 and C-2) and 24 stations in operation. C-1: Malaga – Airport – Fuengirola The C-1 line runs along the Costa del Sol, every 20 minutes. There have been calls to extend the line to Estepona to the west and to Nerja in the […]
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Getting to Malaga Airport from the city centre

The trip home after a nice holiday is always horrible. However, the trip from Malaga city centre to Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport is a short one with three easy options. Train The Renfe Cercanías suburban train is the quickest way to get between the airport and the city (12 minutes). It’s also the best value for money with a single fare available from 1,80€. In the city, the two most central stations are Málaga Centro Alameda and Málaga María Zambrano […]
Malaga airport Cercanías train station

Getting to Malaga city centre from the airport

The airport transfer is always the worst part of any trip, isn’t it? Luckily there is no shortage of options to get you from the Costa del Sol’s international airport to Malaga city centre. Train The Renfe Cercanías is the cheapest and quickest way to get between the airport and the city (from 1.80€ one way, 12 minutes). This service is often overlooked upon arrival at the airport as it isn’t very well signposted. At the airport, the station is […]
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Getting around Malaga by bicycle

While cycling is still a relatively new way of getting around in Malaga city, more and more bicycles are visible on the city’s streets every day. The city hall has made enormous progress in this regard and the city now boasts 44 kilometres of cycle lanes. That said, if you come from countries where there is top-notch cycling infrastructure, such as the Netherlands or Belgium, you may find yourself disappointed by the options in the city. For example, the vast […]