The Costa del Sol is well connected by road. An extensive network of motorways and dual carriageways makes the Costa del Sol easily accessible by car. Visiting by car is an option regardless of your starting point. Depending on where your journey begins, the main access roads are detailed below:
How to reach Málaga by car from Madrid
The main access road to the Costal del Sol from Madrid and the north of Spain is the A-4 motorway, or Autovía del Sur. This motorway crosses Castilla La Mancha and enters Andalucía via Despeñaperros. It continues through Jaén and Granada until merging into the A-45 motorway in Villanueva de Cauche. At this point you may prefer to take the AP-46 motorway, or Autopista de las Pedrizas, which merges into the MA-20, or Ronda Oeste, in Málaga.
How to reach Málaga by car from the Mediterranean coast
The A7 motorway, or Autovía del Mediterráneo, provides the best option for reaching Málaga from the Mediterranean coast. Beginning in Barcelona, it passes through Valencia, Alicante and Almería before arriving at Málaga. From Málaga it continues along the western Costa del Sol to Algeciras. Another option is to take the AP-7 motorway that follows the same route.
How to reach Málaga from Huelva and western Andalucía
The A-92 motorway links Seville and Huelva with the Costa del Sol. It crosses Andalucía from east to west, until merging into the A-45 motorway.
Once you are in Málaga province, there is a well-maintained and clearly signposted road network. Residents and visitors alike can move easily around the Costa del Sol.