To and From the Malaga Airport

Malaga airport is located 8 km from central Malaga.

A. Express Bus - Line A - Between Airport and Malaga

There is a new express bus between the airport and Malaga. This bus has only 7 intermediate stops between the two places and takes about 20 to 25 minutes and costs 2 euros. It is called the Linea A Express and the bus has luggage racks inside the bus. The bus runs everyday from the airport to the Plaza del General Torrijos (at the end of the Malaga park).

The bus from the airport to Malaga starts at 7:00H and ends at 24:00H, about every half hour.

Stops are at Avenida de Velazquez, La Hoz (Huelin market), Ayala (Los Arcos), Maria Zambrano Station, bus station, Avenida de Andalucia, Alameda Principal, Paseo del Parque, and Plaza del General Torrijos.

The bus from Plaza del General Torrijos to the airport starts at 6:25H and ends at 23:30H, about every half hour.

Bus Stops for Express Bus Line A

1. Coming from the airport:

a. Maria Zambrano Station (Vialia) - Get off for Hotel Barcelo Malaga, Silken Puerta Malaga, Monte Malaga, Tryp Alameda.

b. Avenida de Andalucia (beside the Correos Building) - Get off for Hotel NH, Hotel Ibis Malaga Centro, Eurostars Astoria, Husa Guadalmedina.

c. Alameda Principal (across from the Monument to Marques de Larios, beside the Plaza de la Marina) - Get off for Hotel AC Malaga Palacio, Hotel Molina Lario, Hotel Don Curro, Room Mate Larios, Room Mate Lola, High Tech Petit Palace, Hotel Atarazanas.

d. Plaza de General Torrijos - Hotel Maestranza

2. Going to the airport:

a. Plaza de General Torrijos - Hotel Maestranza

b. Paseo del Parque (across the AC Malaga Palacio) - Close to Hotel AC Malaga Palacio, Molina Lario, Don Curro.

c. Alameda Principal (at the corner of Puerta del Mar) - For Hotels Room Mate Larios, Room Mate Lola, High Tech Petit Palace, Hotel Atarazanas.

d. Avenida de Andalucia (beside the Hacienda Building) - For Hotel NH, Hotel Ibis Malaga Centro, Eurostars Astoria, Husa Guadalmedina.

e. Maria Zambrano Station (Vialia) - For Hotel Barcelo Malaga, Silken Puerta Malaga, Hotel Monte Malaga, Tryp Alameda.

B. Bus - Between Airport and Marbella  (and some services to Estepona)

Airport to Marbella Bus Station (Avenida del Trapiche s/n).

Stops: Terminal 3, arrivals forecourt road, opposite the transportation hub.


The Portillo Bus Co. makes this run.

Also for bus timetable you can see web site.  Or go to

Information telephone: 902-143-144

Fare is approx €4 to Marbella and €7 to Estepona.

C. Cercanias Train Between Airport and Malaga

Many arrivals now use the new Terminal 3 building.  The new airport station is now across the road from Terminal 3.

Follow the Train signs to reach the ticket machines. On the bottom left there is a multi language button which includes English., The Málaga side is clearly marked but you need the Fuengirola side for Torremolinos and benalmadena. Do buy your ticket before boarding or else risk a fine, and retain it for use at the exit turnstiles.   .  

All Malaga suburban trains will depart from and arrive at Malaga Centro Alameda, which is located by the Tetuan Bridge (Puente de Tetuan).  It is not the best place to arrive, unless you have a hotel or other known destination nearby, as it appears to be more of a utilitarian exit for locals. Maria Zambrano is the main transport interchange for Media Distancia and AVE trains and has a large taxi rank for Málaga hotels.


From the airport to Malaga Centro Alameda - Runs from 06.44 to 00.24, every twenty minutes ( half hour after 22.54), and takes 15 minutes.

From Malaga Centro Alameda Station to the airport - Runs from 05:20 to 23:30H,  every twenty minuts and takes 11 minutes.

The station next to the Malaga Centro Alameda Station is the Maria Zambrano Station, which is the main station complex, near the bus station. This is the best destination when arriving in Malaga and is also serviced by a vast fleet of taxis.

A one way fare costs  

The distance between Maria Zambrano Station and downtown Calle Larios is 1 km.

D. Cercanias Train Between Airport and Fuengirola

The Cercanias train runs every twenty minutes until the 21.30 departure from Malaga when it reverts to every half hour until 23.30 between the airport and Fuengirola and makes these stops:

  • Airport.
  • Plaza Mayor.
  • Los Alamos.
  • La Colina.
  • Torremolinos.
  • Montemar-Alto.
  • El Pinillo.
  • Benalmadena-Arroyo de la Miel.
  • Torremuelle.
  • Carvajal.
  • Torreblanca.
  • Los Boliches.
  • Fuengirola.


E. Taxi

 Taxi prices are governed by  Tariff and this is published at the front of the Taxi rank at Malaga airport. Also published on Spanish airports web site for Practical information at Malaga airport

and at this web site:


Rate 1* (weekdays from 06:00 to 22:00): per kilometre €0.84; waiting time per hour €18.47; minimum service starting at the airport €15.21.

Rate 2* (weekdays from 22:00 to 06:00, Saturdays and holidays): per kilometre €1.03; waiting time per hour €23.09; minimum service starting at the airport €19.01.

Supplement* to/from airport: €5.50; night-time (0:00 to 6:00), €2; origin/destination Levante port, €1; packages or suitcases larger than 60 cm, €0.45. During the August Festival and Holy Week, rate 2 will be applied.

A normal taxi fare from the airport to downtown Malaga costs about 20€.

Approximate fares from the airport to other locations:

Algeciras (142 km), €150.34 (rate 1), €178.74 (rate 2)

Almuñecar (106 km), €113.62 (rate 1), €134.82 (rate 2)

Antequera (63 km), €69.76 (rate 1), €82.36 (rate 2)

Benalmádena town (20 km), €25.90 (rate 1), €29.90 (rate 2)

Benalmádena coast (14 km), €19.78 (rate 1), €22.58 (rate 2)

Cala de Mijas (35 km), €41.20 (rate 1), €48.20 (rate 2)

Estepona (85 km), €92.20 (rate 1), €109.20 (rate 2)

Fuengirola (26 km), €32.02 (rate 1), €37.22 (rate 2)

Marbella (54 km), €60.58 (rate 1), €71.38 (rate 2)

Motril (118 km), €125.86 (rate 1), €149.46 (rate 2)

Nerja (74 km), €80.98 (rate 1), €95.78 (rate 2)

Puerto Banús (67 km), €73.84 (rate 1), €87.24 (rate 2)

Ronda (110 km), €117.70 (rate 1), €139.70 (rate 2)

Torremolinos (9 km), €14.68 (rate 1), €16.48 (rate 2).


F. Private Transfers companies 

  • - A wide range of local taxi and shuttle services all under one roof for easy decision making and booking.
  • Shuttle Spain Transfers Private transfers from the airport and port to several locations and back. Bus, minibus, microbus, van, car, limousine.
  • Holiday Transfer co uk offers transfers and private taxis from/to Malaga Airport, Train Station or Cruise Port. They have probably the cheapest prices.
  • Autosol also offers transfers from/to Malaga Airport, Train Station or Cruise Port. A well stablished company at Costa del Sol.
  • Holiday Taxis: Award-winning and reliable worldwide service . Also wheelchair adapted taxis available for certain destinations e.g. Torremolinos. 
  • Local company providing transfers all around the Costa del Sol and many other destinations in Andalusia. Express pick-up at Malaga airport and English speaking drivers. 
  • Transfer and Shuttle cheap shuttle and airport transfer, from Malaga Airport to all touristic destination.  
  • . offers private taxis and mini buses to and from Malaga airport. Excellent clean vehicles - polite and courteous drivers - arrival and departure times exactly what was agreed. The cheapest prices you could find. .
  • At malagacabbie they provide Malaga Airport Transfers in fully licensed & insured taxis & minibus at prices you can pay. Pre-book on-line 24/7.
  • Resorthoppa is the global leader in airport transport, proving a reliable service at affordable prices.
  • Malaga Airport Transfers S.L. Established local company offering some of the lowest rates on the coast.
  • Speedy Transfers
  • cheap private transfers from malaga airport door to door experienced english speaking drivers, cheap, reliable, punctual and safe Malaga airport transfers.
  • LazyBear Travel Ltd. offers door to door private Airport transfers as well as excursions and tours for tourists and professional transportation services
  •  Experienced english company with an excellent reputation offering 8 and 16 seater minibuses. Reliable and safe with great rates.
  • Marbella Transfers pay for a standard taxi and get a luxury premium Mercedes Vehicle.
  • Transfers Del Sol - The longest running British company on the Costa Del Sol. Fully air-conditioned buses, polite and courteous British drivers, fully licensed and insured. Offers book now - pay on arrival
  • Airport Taxis Malaga - Fully air-con busses, British drivers, run by one of the longest running companies on the Costa Del Sol
  • Malaga Airport Taxis - Private luxury airport transfers from Malaga Airport throughout the Costa Del Sol. Free upgrades to luxury vehicles. Book online and pay on arrival at your destination.
  • Group Transfers -  Professional fully licensed drivers. Fixed prices with no hidden charges.

Found this post which compares the prices of all the major transfer companies from Malaga airport and what you should expect when you book: