Getting there and away by public transport
Bus tickets are available to buy at the office on the left-hand side as you exit arrivals.
To Málaga centre
From Level 0 Arrivals you can catch the A Express (Line 75) which connects the airport with Málaga city centre with the airport in just 15 minutes.
This is a 24-hour service and single ticket costs €3. Luggage is carried free. You can buy tickets (cash only) onboard the bus.
To Granada and other destinations
The company Alsa offers bus connections from the Málaga airport to Motril, Seville and Granada.
The journey to Granada takes approximately 2.5 hours and the ticket price is €12.
The Terminal 3 train station links with Málaga Renfe at Maria Zambrano Station (8 minutes) Málaga city centre (12 minutes) in one direction and the resorts of Torremolinos (10 minutes), Benalmádena (18 minutes) and Fuengirola (34 minutes) on the Costa del Sol in the other.
There are three trains an hour to Málaga City Centre from the airport running between 06.44-00.54 and from the city to the airport from 05.20-11.30. Tickets costs
From Málaga Renfe at Maria Zambrano Station, four stops from the airport, you can change for Madrid, Seville or Barcelona and connect with Renfe’s AVE high-speed trains.
There are no direct train links to Granada from Málaga airport. From Málaga centre, you can catch a bus or train to Antequera to connect with Renfe train to Granada. Taking a bus as described above is a much simpler, faster and cheaper route.
Radiotaxi and Unitaxi operate out of Málaga airport and the taxi rank is found outside arrivals on Level 0 Terminal 3.
You can find more details on tariffs to the city and beyond on the aena website.
Car hire desks are in the arrivals hall. If you’re not travelling alone, a good trick to beat the summertime queues is to send someone ahead to sort out the car while you collect the luggage.
Watch the variable speed limit when driving away from the airport if don’t want to get caught on camera.
The journey to Granada is 125 km.
|Torre de Control Aeropuerto de Málaga, 29004 Málaga, Spain||Directions|
Granada Bus Station
|Estación de Autobuses de Granada, Av. de Juan Pablo II, s/n, 18014 Granada, Spain||Directions|
Granada Train Station
|Granada, Av. de Andaluces, 20, 18014 Granada, Spain||Directions|
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