Malaga Airport Transport Options.
Arriving into Malaga airport, you have a few options to get to your final destination, obviously the easiest option is with one of our cheap transfer deals, plus it’s a great way to start your holiday.
There’s nothing nicer to be met by your driver and chauffeured off in a nice posh car. 😊
Other ways are by Bus, train, car hire and an airport taxi however, who wants to queue.
Ok let’s look at these alternatives in more detail.
Using the bus from Malaga airport.
The main bus terminal is located by terminal T3 level 0 and is served by A Line express which covers a direct route to Malaga city centre. Typical price per person is 3.00eur and can take around 20 mins.
The bus departs from the airport every 25min so there is not much waiting time, look for bus stop A”
The first bus leaves the airport at 05.05am then 06.30am and runs at regular intervals of around 20 to 30 minutes until 22.55pm then 00.00am, 00.45am, 02.00am and starting again at 05.05am.
You can also get buses to other locations, Marbella centre, Fuengirola and Estepona.
- Pros: Cheaper than taxi and slower than the train.
- Cons: Although this is a cheap option, the bus can be very busy especially if lots of flights arrive within a few minutes of each other, this often leads to large queues.
Catching the train from Malaga airport.
Having a direct train line from the airport is great, convenient and cheap.
The station is located just a few minutes’ walk from terminal 3 and just past the bus stops, it is sign posted well and easy to find.
You can get to a few locations by train, for instance, Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Torremolinos are the popular choices all within 10 > 30min train ride.
Purchasing train tickets.
There are a number of self-service kiosks as you enter the train station, all the machines take either debit/credit cards or cash.
Train fares are allocated by zones so take your time reading the display on the kiosks.
Price ranges - Single Tickets, Zones 1 and 2 - 1.80eur, Zone 3 - 2.05eur, Zone 4 - 2.70eur and Zone 5 3.60eur. Prices are per person one-way, if you have children under 6yrs they can travel free of charge and are limited to 2 children per adult.
If you are staying more than two weeks and use the train more often, then a monthly purchase ticket could save you money.
The first train of the day to leave Malaga airport is the Fuengirola route, departing at 05.32am and runs all day until 23.42pm, each train departs every 30min, so not too long a wait.
- Pros: Train station very close to airport, regular service.
- Cons: Carriages can get crowded especially in the summer months, can get hot.