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Getting there & away




Málaga’s bus station (952 35 00 61; Paseo de los Tilos) is just 1km southwest of the city centre. Frequent buses travel along the coasts and others go to Seville (€14.50, 2½ hours, nine or more daily), Granada (€9, 1½ to two hours, 17 daily), Córdoba (€12, 2½ hours, five daily), Antequera (€5, 50 minutes, 13 daily) and Ronda (€7.50 to €9.50, 2½ hours, nine or more daily). Nine buses also run daily to Madrid (€20, six hours) and a few go up Spain’s Mediterranean coast. There are services to France, Germany, Portugal and Morocco too.


Numerous international and local agencies have desks at the airport, many with small cars for around €150 per week.


The mainstation, Málaga-RENFE (952 36 02 02; Explanada de la Estación) is round the corner from the bus station. Quick Talgo 200s run to Madrid (€52 to €87, 4½ hours, six daily). A slower, cheaper Intercity train for Madrid (€35, 6½ hours) leaves late morning.

Trains also go to Córdoba (€16 to €21, 2¼ hours, 10 daily), Seville (€16, 2½ hours, five daily) and Barcelona (€54 to €141, 13 hours, two daily). For Granada (€19, 2½ hours) and Ronda (€8.20, 1½ hours minimum) you need to change at Bobadilla.

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Trasmediterránea (952 06 12 18, 902 45 46 45; www.trasmediterranea.com; Estación Marítima, Local E1) operates a fast ferry (four hours) and a slower ferry (7½ hours) daily year-round to/from Melilla (passenger fast ferry/ferry €55/36; car €139 on both boats).

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Málaga’s busy airport (952 04 88 38), the main international gateway to Andalucía, receives flights by dozens of airlines (budget and other‑wise) from around Europe.

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