Transport in Malaga

How to travel when you’re in Malaga. Information about the trains, trams, buses and taxis.


How to transport yourself in Malaga..

  • By Train

Since the new station Malaga-Maria Zambrano ADIF links the capital with some towns in the province, especially on the Costa del Sol and Valle del Guadalhorce, and the airport, through the network of Cercanías Málaga; and the rest of Spain with daily long-distance trains to Madrid, Barcelona and Cordoba, among other destinations.

It is establishing a TGV line between Malaga and Seville using roads Malaga-Cordoba-Seville, saving 35-minute drive. Furthermore, the construction of bypass of Madrid was inaugurated direct service AVE to Zaragoza and Barcelona and other towns of Aragon and Catalonia.

Apart from the high-speed services, other long-distance services still work. One to Barcelona through Albacete and Valencia (Arco García Lorca), another night to Barcelona through the line but AVE train-berth (Trenhotel Gibralfaro) and another to Bilbao through Valladolid and Avila (Estrella Picasso). As for the medium distance routes, the only two routes with passenger service are bound for Seville and Ronda, both circulating through El Chorro.

  • By metro

Line 1 and Line 2 of the Malaga Metro District center together with the District Carretera de Cádiz, the most densely populated area of the city, and the campus of Teatinos through District Cross Shrine, another overpopulated areas.

In construction project are third and fourth lines, which would connect the City District 3 or District Garden and East, thus covering the north and the east coast of the ciudad.

  • By Bus

Urban transport within the city is also operated by the Malaga Transport Company SAM. With a fleet of 261 vehicles and an average life of 6.7 years per vehicle, which are characterized by being light blue. It is committed to green transport, some of them being used in natural gas and some minibuses hybrid engine. It has 43 lines, including three circular surrounding the city, and three night, joining each point of the city, and have the nerve center Alameda Principal. The single fare is €1.30 and has a system called Card-Bus fertilizer and special monthly passes for youth and students, and special fertilizer for retirees. Urban transport is compatible with the card Transport Consortium.

  • By Taxi

Malaga taxis are characterized as white with a blue diagonal stripe and the coat of Malaga in the front doors. It has a fleet of 1,432 taxis scattered throughout the capital. They can be hailed on the street, ordered by phone or Internet, or through designated stops for them.

  • By Bike

The public bike rental service, known as Málagabici, was put into operation in August 2013, generating great excitement and following the integration project of the bicycle as a means of transportation in the city.

It has more than 300 bikes spread over 21 stations for several areas of the city, with a greater presence in neighborhoods that have bike lanes, since these stations are often close to it.

The system access with the card-Bus of the Malaga Transport Company SAM, the first year free high paying 20 € and from the second, added at 5 € RC accident insurance. In addition, the customer has 30 ‘free may change this time last bike or maintaining the same bike, tarificándose 0.017 € / min from the free half hour.