Travelling around Málaga and the Costa del Sol
Moving around the Costa del Sol is easy and cheap. Wherever you decide to study Spanish, you will find public transport readily available making it easy to travel to other towns and cities.
Travelling around the Costa del Sol
The bus is one of the best options for travelling around the Costa del Sol or visiting one of its towns. Buses depart daily from Málaga Bus Station to all towns in the province. You can be in Antequera, Nerja or Marbella in about an hour, and it is only a two hour bus journey to Ronda.
Another alternative is the commuter train network. There are two lines: the C1 (Málaga-Fuengirola) and the C2 (Málaga-Álora). The C1 line stops in María Zambrano station, Plaza Mayor shopping centre, Málaga Airport, Torremolinos, Benalmádena and Fuengirola.
If you need a taxi, you can catch one from a taxi rank or flag one down in the street if it has a green light showing. In the main tourist areas, like Málaga, Torremolinos and Marbella, there is a taxi service 24 hours a day, but in other towns the hours are more restricted.
How to travel around Málaga city
You can travel around the whole of Málaga city by bus. The Municipal Transport Company (EMT) operates a network of bus routes that connect the old quarter with any point in the city. There is on average a bus every 10-15 minutes. There is fixed ticket price of €1.30 per journey, although special student discounts and travel cards are also available.
Another option is the newly built metro. There are two lines currently in service, one of which links María Zambrano station with Málaga University.
Málaga is also the perfect city for getting around by bike. A network of cycle paths and a public cycle hire system, with strategically placed docking stations around the city, make it easy and safe to get about.