Bicycle

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Bus

Useful buses around town (€1.35 for all trips around the centre) include bus 16 to the Museo Ruso de Málaga, bus 34 to El Pedregalejo and El Palo, and bus 35 to Castillo de Gibralfaro, all departing from points on Paseo del Parque.

Car

There are several well-signposted underground car parks in town. The most convenient are on Avenida de Andalucía, Plaza de la Marina and Plaza de la Merced.

Metro

Metro Málaga (www.metromalaga.es) opened in 2014 with two lines heading out to the western suburbs, which formerly suffered from serious traffic congestion. It's currently more useful to commuters than to visitors, although there are plans to extend it. The two lines converge at El Perchel next to the main train and bus stations. Tickets cost €1.35.

Taxi

Taxi fares are typically around €6 per 2km to 3km. Fares within the city centre, including to the train and bus stations and Castillo de Gibralfaro, are around €8.

Train

Renfe cercanías trains (www.renfe.com) run from central Málaga to Fuengirola (€3.60), via the train station (€1.80), airport (€1.80) and Torremolinos (€2.05). They run every 20 minutes from 5.30am to 11.30pm.