Málaga city is the centre of an important communications hub, so getting here is easy, whatever means of transport you want to use.
Additional and extended information on transports can be found in the website www.malagaturismo.com
The Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport is one of the most important in Spain and has connections to major cities worldwide. Located just eight miles from the city’s Historic Quarter, it is renowned for its modern terminals and extensive shopping areas. Málaga airport receives around 13 million passengers a year, making it the gateway to Andalusia. Currently, more than 60 airlines use its facilities.
You can arrive from the airport to Málaga downtown using:
Suburban train: The airport has an underground station for Cercanías Málaga commuter trains, connecting it with Málaga and providing this way better communications with the city center. The station is located at the arrivals area of Terminal 3. Trains run every 20 minutes between Málaga City and Fuengirola City via Málaga Airport. (http://www.aena.es/en/malaga-airport/train.html#1237554421651)
Bus: There is a bus station located underground at the airport. It can be reached from the arrivals level of the transportation hub or from arrivals in terminal 3, which can be accessed from all terminals. (http://www.aena.es/en/malaga-airport/city-buses.html#1237554407937)
Taxi: The airport has a well-signposted taxi rank outside the arrivals area of Terminal T3. (http://www.aena.es/en/malaga-airport/taxi.html)
Málaga’s María Zambrano Station is one of the most important Southern Spain railway communication hubs. In fact, Málaga is connected to Spain’s major cities through the Spanish High Speed (AVE) network. Its central location and excellent communications with other forms of transport makes Málaga Station an important departure and arrival point when planning a visit to the city.
RENFE (National Railway Service) website: www.renfe.es
The bus station operates with companies that have routes to destinations to the cities and villages of Malaga, Andalusia and, at national level, all over Spain. Furthermore, it also operates with companies that serve routes to and from Europe and can even provide tickets and stop offs for the north of Africa.
The bus station is situated in a central location, making transfer to other forms of transport simple and easy. In fact it is right next to the train station, as well as on the airport bus route.