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Malaga. How to get by train, plane, car. Guide, connections, distances


Heart and soul of Andalusia!

The capital of the Costa del Sol is a city of undoubted charm with many facets, with a great history, an excellent cultural footprint and an excellent food and wine offer. Malaga will be able to break through, thanks to its discreet charm made up of museums, monuments, ancient streets and tree-lined avenues.
Splendid city with the Alcazaba, the Roman Theater and the Castillo de Gibralfaro; and, again, the Pablo Picasso Museum, the Wine Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts… starting point for discovering the Costa del Sol.

An ideal city to combine culture, history … sea and relaxation. On the other hand, in these parts, there is sunshine for at least 300 days a year. Or maybe even more. And in addition to the beautiful beaches in the center, you can set out to discover nearby Marbella, a well-known seaside resort just 60 kilometers away.

A young city full of nightlife, which reaches its peak with the spectacular August Feria. You will find many people but you will still be able to appreciate its spirit and atmosphere.

Malaga Andalucia



The Malaga-Costa del Sol International Airport is one of the main and busiest airports in the Iberian Peninsula, well connected, also through Low Cost airlines, with all of Europe. It is located just 8 kilometers southwest of the city and has three terminals. It is the most important airport in Andalucia, fourth for passenger traffic in the whole country!

The airport is perfectly integrated into the city’s public transport system. You can easily get to the center with the Express Line, or the cheaper BUS M-135.


The main destinations of the Iberian Peninsula are perfectly connected with the Andalusian city. The transport company ALSA is the reference point for national connections. You travel aboard modern and comfortable vehicles, at not too high figures. From Seville, for example, you can get there in just over 3 hours, at a cost of around €22 per person.

Furthermore, buses and trains are notoriously less polluting than cars and, for this reason, absolutely preferred. Except for electric cars!


The plane remains the most comfortable and fastest way to reach the city. Those interested can reach the Spanish city by train from Seville or Madrid in less than 3 hours. The Estación de Málaga-María Zambrano, is the Central Railway Station. It is connected to the city’s metro system and mainly serves short to medium-haul routes in the Iberian Peninsula.


Unless you are coming from Spain, or neighboring Portugal, it is unlikely to drive to Malaga. Being located in the south of the Iberian peninsula, distances are already considerable from the north of Spain. For those wishing to get around the Costa del Sol on the road, it is preferable to reach the city by air and, from the airport, rent a car. Always choose an electric car: the higher price is offset by the fuel savings. Without forgetting the environmental impact.

Before leaving, download the CHARGEMAP app, one of the best in the industry, with real-time info, including charging stations in the area!

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