How to reach Málaga
Travelling to the Costa del Sol proves extremely easy as a result of its consolidated transport infrastructure. The province of Málaga is connected to the remainder of Spain and other countries by air, land and sea. You only have to choose the means of transport that best suits your requirements and preferences.
By air: An international airport
The Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport numbers amongst the airports with the highest volume of passenger flow in Spain. Cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, New York and Moscow have direct connections with Málaga Airport, which is also the main airport of and point of entry into Andalusia.
By train and by road
The Costa del Sol rail network provides connections to other cities in Andalusia and the rest of Spain. Travelling from Málaga, the hub is the Málaga-María Zambrano Train Station (ADIF), which provides high-speed connections between the Costa del Sol and Madrid in two and a half hours, along with links to Barcelona, Seville and Valencia, amongst other cities.
Like the rail network, the Costa del Sol road network connects with other cities throughout Andalusia and Spain as a whole, via motorways and toll roads. Attention should be drawn to the A-7 and A-45, excellent infrastructures for vehicular transit. Getting here by bus also proves very easy, as Málaga Bus Station provides connections to practically all areas of Spain and all the towns and villages within the province.
The Port of Málaga, Spain's second most important in terms of cruise ships, caters to the biggest shipping companies in the world and provides sea access to those docking or stopping over in Málaga. The Costa del Sol's capital is a destination for luxury cruises with Mediterranean routes and even berthed what was once the biggest ship in the world in 2015, the Allure of the Seas.
The Port of Málaga also provides direct connections with North Africa, with daily ferries to Melilla.