There are many ways for getting to Malaga, I will review below:
- Malaga airport has been recently expanded has now an additional terminal, the T3 Terminal, with a luminous and light design, high ceilings and the latest technology to process a larger number of passengers. Malaga airport visitors can also spend their time at the many restaurants and shops present at the airport.
As part of this renovation of the Malaga airport area there are as well new direct access routes from the highway and a new transport hub for public transport, with bus stops and a new suburban train station which now has a stop closer to the arrivals hall.
- The suburban train in Malaga connects the airport with the centre of Malaga and has two stops, one at the station Maria Zambrano and one near the city park,the bus station, the Old Town and the port of Malaga.
The suburban train in Malaga runs from the airport as well along some of the most important tourist resorts on the western Costa del Sol such as Torremolinos, Benalmadena and Fuengirola. Here, too, we have an efficient mode of transport. But if you want to avoid full wagons and waiting in the scorching sun, you are better off with the car hire companies at Malaga Airport. This also applies to passengers who have their destination further ahead of Fuengirola, as the suburban train only goes to this place; this applies to Marbella and Estepona, which are located further west on the Costa del Sol and are not anymore within the radius of Malaga.
- The train station Maria Zambrano is also a new building, which opened in 2007. From here one has national and regional train connections and also the possibility to travel with the AVE high speed train to Cordoba in an hour or in two and a half hours to Madrid.
- Next to the train station Maria Zambrano is situated the bus station, which also has a very wide range of links to many smaller cities and towns along the Costa del Sol, in the province and other provinces. The bus is probably due to its numerous connections still the most widely used public transportation in the province, which implies also the disadvantage that the buses are usually well filled with passengers and take extensive routes through many villages. If you want to escape this perspective, you have of course always the possibility of a rental car or private transfer.
What all the places along the Costa del Sol have in common is the Autopista del Mediterraneo A-7, the large Mediterranean highway that runs from the north along the whole mediterranean coast. This highway provides quick access to all the coastal towns of the Costa del Sol.
When coming to Malaga, we may be looking to rent a car, below I propose a company you can trust. From compact and economical car hire to luxury or minivan rentals in Malaga.