Just got back from the UK, luckily missing the snow disruption by hours. I came out of arrivals at Malaga airport and a city centre bus was waiting at the stop so I went for it, instead of the train which I usually use. To my amazement I found that the fare into Malaga has gone up by a staggering 50%, from €2 to €3.
The single train fare is €1.70 and their frequency is every 20 minutes, at 14,34 and 54 minutes past, for an eight minute journey. The service is reliable, comfortable and runs on time.
The buses are unreliable, uncomfortable and their timetable is 'variable' to put it politely.The journey time can be anything from 25 minutes to whatever, depending on traffic conditions (and how many of the numerous traffic lights you hit on red.)
The bus fare hype really has made the choice a future no brainer for me.