Bus, Metro and Train Services on the Costa del Sol

Details and contact information about the regional and city bus, metro and train services in the provinces of Malaga and Cadiz...

Malaga City Transport

The Empresa Malagueña de Transportes (EMT) provides bus services throughout the city of Malaga. The EMT website has information on bus routes and schedules, along with a journey planner.

The website for the Consorcio de Transporte Metropolitano - Area de Málaga has a journey planner as well as information about bus lines and timetables in the region.

Tickets

Travellers may purchase tickets on board the bus, and bus cards and monthly passes are available. Tickets may also be bought from bus stations. If paying with cash on boarding the bus, it is likely that bank notes higher than €5 will not be accepted.

Metro

Málaga Metro was inaugurated in 2014. It is a light metro network with two lines and further lines scheduled for the future. The metro operates Monday to Friday from 06:30 until 23:00 (01:30 on Fridays). During the weekend, services start at 07:00 and continue until 01:30 on Saturdays and 23:00 on Sundays. Depending on the time of day there is a metro every seven to ten minutes.

Tickets are available for single or multiple journeys, and travel cards are available fro frequent users

Bus Services in Malaga and Cadiz Province

The Avanza group operates services throughout Spain including the towns and villages of the Costa del Sol and Cadiz. Malaga's main bus station is situated on Paseo de los Tilos.

Apart from providing regular bus routes, Avanza also provides the following services:

Main bus routes

All of the Costa del Sol's main agglomerations are served by Portillo (a subsidiary of Avanza), including:

  • Marbella-Málaga airport
  • Marbella-Estepona
  • Marbella-Torremolinos
  • Málaga-Estepona
  • Málaga-Fuengirola
  • Find bus timetables for the Costa del Sol
  • Find out where to purchase bus tickets

Avanza also operates a number of subsidiary bus companies. Details of bus routes and where to purchase tickets are available via the links below (websites in Spanish):

Alsina Graells Sur buses operate between various towns in Andalucía and between Andalucía and other Spanish regions. Tickets may be purchased online. Discounted bus fares for large families and return travellers are available as well as travel cards, special student passes and worker cards.

Los Amarillos buses operate in provinces throughout Spain including Malaga and Cadiz and the towns of Arcos de la Frontera, Jerez and Malaga. Tickets can be purchased on the Los Amarillos website.

Socibus provides bus service throughout Malaga and Cadiz and beyond including to Córdoba and Madrid. Tickets may be purchased online.

  • Socibus
    Tel
    : 902 229 292
    email

Transportes Generales Comes operates buses in the Cádiz province and, in collaboration with other service providers, organises regular routes linking Cádiz to the main towns in Andalucía and Murcia. The company has a fleet of urban, suburban, intercity and minibuses.

Useful Numbers

Málaga bus station
At
: Paseo de los Tilos s/n, 29006 Málaga
Tel: 952 350 061
Torremolinos bus station
At
: Calle Hoyo s/n, 29620 Torremolinos
Tel: 952 382 419
Fuengirola bus station
At: Avenida Matías Sáinz de Tejada, 29640 Fuengirola
Tel: 952 475 066
Marbella bus station
At
: Avenida del Trapiche s/n, 29600 Marbella
Tel: 952 764 401
Nerja bus station
At
: Avenida Pescia, Nerja
Tel: 902 422 242

Regional Trains on the Costa del Sol

Málaga province has a rather limited train service, with two local lines (C-1 and C-2). The first leaves from the Málaga Renfe station, operating in the western Costa del Sol region, and the second serves inland areas, leaving from Málaga city. Other cities are more easily reached by road.

Málaga Region Cercenías

Electric train

There are train services every 30 minutes from Málaga Airport to the centre of Málaga and as far as Fuengirola, covering all the major resorts of the Costa del Sol. The service operates from approximately 05:30 in the morning until 23:30.