You may not know it if you’re coming to Malaga for the first time, but there are different transit options to go from the airport to the city centre. Some are faster, some cheaper and some more exclusive. We thought it might be interesting to give you a rundown of all transit options available, so you can plan ahead and save time… and money!
The good thing is having options to choose from depending on your circumstances.
Please bear in mind that prices may change from the moment this post is made until the day you read it, so double check before.
The most known and common way to get from Malaga airport to your holiday apartment. Convenient when you arrive late, have a lot of luggage or travel with kids. It is also good when you don’t know the city, as public transportation doesn’t get to the historical centre and you need to walk to the apartment. Prices will depend on time of day and final destination, but generally the regular fare to the city centre (see taximeter) should be around 25€.
Cabify works in Malaga, so if you have an account, you can book a private driver to pick you up at the airport and drop you off at the doorstep of your apartment.
At Solaga, we offer a private airport transfer service with a reliable, long time professional collaborator called Paco Robles. He will take you to the apartment and even make a quick stop for essential groceries if you arrive late. You can read more about this service HERE.
There is a train station in front of terminal 3 (T3) as you exit the arrivals gate. Train line C1 will take you from Malaga airport to the city centre (stop Centro-Alameda station). The fare is 1,80€ for a one-way trip. Trains depart every 20 minutes from 06:30 to 00:30 and take 12 minutes to arrive to the city centre.
The bus line A will take you from Malaga airport to the city centre for 3,00 €. The ride takes around 40 minutes and buses depart every 25-30 minutes. It is a great idea to see more of the city when going to your final destination. The bus stops at Alameda principal and Paseo del Parque, both streets are a short walk away from most of our apartments. When you arrive, follow the signs to find the bus stop. It is located right in front of the arrivals terminals, past the stairs to the parking and upper levels.