Public transport in Málaga province is comfortable, accessible and very well used. The bus represents the main mode of transport for moving around the Costa del Sol and visiting its villages.
Buses depart from Málaga Bus Station, less than 10 minutes from the city's old town and located right next to the Málaga-María Zambrano Train Station. There is a direct bus service to Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport. You can also catch several lines from the Muelle Heredia suburban bus station, next to Málaga Port and the old town.
Travelling around Málaga province by bus
From Málaga Bus Station you can travel to any town on the Costa del Sol, as well as any other point in Spain.
How to reach the eastern Costa del Sol by bus
If you want to discover the eastern Costa del Sol, there are bus routes connecting Málaga with this area. In just half an hour you can reach Vélez-Málaga, known for its monumental old quarter and the coastal area of Torre del Mar. You can also visit Nerja, famous for its beaches, its Caves and the spectacular views from the Balcón de Europa. Buses depart daily from Málaga capital to Nerja every 30 minutes. Frigiliana, high up in the hills above Nerja, is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.
How to reach the western Costa del Sol by bus
If you prefer to travel towards the west of the Costa del Sol, you can also find bus connections to all the towns. A visit to Marbella is a must, this symbol of luxury on the Costa del Sol also has a surprisingly beautiful old town of whitewashed houses. There are four daily direct buses from Málaga to Marbella and more than 30 routes that have stops along the way.
You could also visit Estepona, another of the Costa del Sol's most popular destinations, which is served by 20 daily bus routes.
Reaching the interior of Málaga province by bus
If your journey takes you towards the interior of the Costa del Sol, there are bus routes whatever your destination. Antequera, right in the heart of Andalucía, is only one hour away and there are up to 10 daily buses. The bus is also the best option for travelling to Ronda, site of the spectacular Tajo gorge and with a monumental legacy. Ronda is about two hours from Málaga and there are four daily buses.
Moving around Málaga capital by bus
The fleet of inter-urban buses run by the Municipal Transport Company - EMT operates 50 bus lines connecting Málaga capital.
The frequency is usually every 10-15 minutes, although this may vary depending on the line. There is a fixed fare of €1.30 and travel cards offering discounted fares are available for frequent travellers. The quality of the bus fleet, the extensive routes and frequent services make Málaga a very well connected city.