Malaga Airport Transport Options.
Arriving at Málaga airport, you have a few options to get to your final destination; we cover all the popular resorts. Obviously, the easiest option is with one of our cheap taxi transfers deals, all are private taxis, plus it’s a great way to start your holiday. In addition, we offer flight monitoring, so you can be assured your driver will be there.
There’s nothing nicer to be met by your driver and chauffeured off in a nice posh car. 😊 we cover the most popular locations.
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.
Malaga has good public transport. The Malaga bus station is located by terminal T3 level 0 and is served by A-Line express, covering a direct route to Malaga city centre. The typical price per person is 3.00eur and can take around 20 mins.
The shuttle bus departs from the airport every 25min, so there is not much waiting time; look for shuttle bus stop A”
The first bus leaves the airport at 05.05 am then 06.30 am and runs at regular intervals of around 20 to 30 minutes until 10.55 pm then 00.00 am, 00.45 am, 02.00 am and starting again at 05.05 am.
You can also get buses to other locations, Marbella centre, Fuengirola and Estepona.
- Pros: Cheaper than a taxi and slower than the train. It's public transport and good service.
- Cons: Although this is a cheap option, the bus can be jam-packed, 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 just a few minutes walk from terminal 3 and just past the bus stops; it is signposted well and easy to find.
You can get to a few locations by train; for instance, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, and Torremolinos are the popular choices within 10 > 30min train rides.
Purchasing train tickets.
As you enter the train station, all the machines take either debit/credit cards or cash.
Zones allocate train fares so take your time reading the display on the kiosks.
If you have children under 6yrs, they can travel free of charge and are limited to 2 children per adult.
If you stay more than two weeks and use the train more often, a monthly purchase ticket could save you money.
The first train to leave Málaga airport is the Fuengirola route, departing at 05.32 am and runs all day until 11.42 pm; each train departs every 30min, so not too long a wait.
- Pros: Train station very close to the airport, regular service.
- Cons: Carriages can get crowded, especially in the summer months, can get hot. Not sure if they offer free cancellations.