Getting around in Málaga is easy and inexpensive. Public transport – highly rated in terms of quality, coverage and frequency – includes buses and commuter rail services, plus the underground, whose two lines connect various points across Málaga City.
Line buses: EMT
In Málaga, line buses are managed by Empresa Malagueña de Transportes, or EMT. There are 50 different lines, connecting most points in the city by road. Buses come every 10 or 15 minutes, depending on the line. Bus tickets are €1.30 (to save money, you can get the EMT card).
There are two commuter rail lines: C-1 (Málaga-Fuengirola), with direct access to the airport and Plaza Mayor, a popular shopping centre, and C-2 (Málaga-Álora). Both lines depart from the centrally located María Zambrano station, on Calle de la Explanada de la Estación.
The Málaga underground is revolutionising public transport in the capital. Two lines have become operative so far, reaching the transport hub of El Perchel-María Zambrano.
The next stretch, to Guadalmedina Station, will be ready in late 2016. The full network will be operative by 2018, with the Guadalmedina-Atarazanas section and the extension of line 2 from Guadalmedina to Hospital Civil, most of it running on the surface.
There is a broad network of taxis on the Costa del Sol, running 24 hours a day (with more limited hours in smaller towns).
Taxis in Málaga are white and there are taxi ranks but you can also hail one wherever you are on the street. It is not difficult to find an empty cab, and taxi drivers tend to be really kind.