Location

Málaga


Presentation

Malaga's wide range of infrastructures means the city can be reached by plane, train, road, or sea. Its international airport is connected to all the main European cities, and its port is a stopover on the routes of the world's most important cruise lines. It is connected by road with all the points on the Costa del Sol along the A-7 dual carriageway. Its train and bus stations are centrally located, and conveniently linked with all the other transport modes.

By car

Malaga is linked via road with the rest of the Iberian Peninsula by means of the A-45 and A-92 motorways. The A-45 connects to the A-4 (Autovía del Sur), which goes on to Madrid. The other connections and main roads in the country feed into the A-92, which runs through the whole of Andalusia. The A-45 enters Malaga through Ciudad Jardín, and continues on into the city centre. Another option is to take the east and west ring roads if your destination is in some other part of the city. Road connections with the other population centres along the coast are on the A-7 (Autovía del Mediterráneo) motorway which runs along the whole of the coastline in the province of Malaga.

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By air

Located 8 km outside the city, Malaga-Costa del Sol International Airport has regular flights to all main Spanish and European cities. The centre of Malaga can be reached rapidly from the airport by train, bus or taxi. The taxi journey may cost around €20 (the fare depends on the time, day of the week, public holidays and the various service supplements). The C-1 local railway system takes you to the centre in 12 minutes, and the ticket costs €1.70. The journey on the Airport Express (Line 75) bus takes around 15 minutes and costs €3.

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By bus

The Malaga bus station is located near the centre beside the María Zambrano railway station. This is a major transport hub, as it handles companies offering international travel originating and ending in other Europe cities. There are also bus lines to the rest of Spain, and intercity buses that connect with other cities in the province of Malaga and Andalusia.

By train

Malaga is linked by high-speed train (AVE) with Madrid (in 2 hours and 30 minutes approximately), Cordoba, Puente Genil and Antequera. It is also connected with other major Spanish cities by means of long- and medium-distance railway lines. The city also has a modern and centrally located railway station, the Malaga-Maria Zambrano, located beside the intercity and international bus station. The station is also the access point for the local railway lines that go to the airport, and to destinations throughout the province such as Torremolinos, Benalmádena and Fuengirola. There are also various city bus lines which run to the station from different parts of the city. Renfe Spain Pass This pass allows non-residents to travel around Spain by train. This system is very practical, as it can be used on all AVE long-distance and mid-distance high-speed trains. The Renfe Spain Pass is valid for one month from the first trip and comes in two formats (Business/Club and Tourist). It can be purchased up to six months in advance, and is available for 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 journeys. More information: Renfe Spain Pass What's more, remember your long-distance tickets also entitle you to use –at no extra charge– the local Cercanías trains that take you to the city centre and to Malaga Airport.

By sea

Sheltered by a natural bay, Malaga Port has become the second most important cruise ship port on the Peninsula. Every year it is visited by the world's leading cruise lines, whose ships either make a stopover here, or begin and end their voyage in the city.

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