Malaga airport transfers - buses
When you exit the airport through the terminal 3 arrivals hall, turn to the right and go outside into the square. Just in front of this exit are two kiosk where you should buy the bus tickets. Portillo Avanza office is open 08.00 to 20.00hrs. Alsa / National Express office open 09.30 to 14.15 and 15.30 to 18.30 hrs. If the office is closed you can pay the driver. (check routes below) one. The three bus stops are at the far side of this square. The left bus stop (with the airport behind you) is Alsa, the middle stiop is Portillo, and the right stop is the A Airport bus (pay driver 3€ fare).
There are also busses to more destination from the Malaga City Bus Station, to reach this bus station take the A Airport bus or the local train.
Malaga Airport to Malaga City Centre
There is an express bus service from Malaga city centre via Malaga City Bus Station (Platfrom 30) and Malaga Maria Zabrano Train station to Malaga Airport operated by EMT Malaga's municipal transport company. The line number is A and called 'Paseo del Parque - Aeropuerto (Expres)' and is the bus you see in the photo at the foot of this page.
The bus costs 3 euro, pay on the bus, and takes approximately 25 minutes to reach the city centre, stopping at the following stops:
Airport - Avenida de Velázquez (Villa Rosa) - (Azucurera) - (Puerta Blanca) - (Bariada La Luz) - Héroe de Sostoa (Obras Publicas) - (María Zambrano railway station) - Bus Station (Platform 30) - Avenida Andalucía - Alameda Principal (Centro) - Paseo del Parque (Plaza Marina) - Paseo del Parque (Plaza del General Torrijos).
The first bus leaves the airport at 05.05 hrs then 06.30 hrs and runs at regular intervals of around 20 to 30 minutes until 22.55 hrs then 00.00 hrs, 00.45 hrs, 02.00 hrs, 05.05 hrs.
The first bus leaves the city (Plaza del General Torrijos) at 04.25 hrs, 05.45 hrs 06.25 hrs and then runs at regular intervals of 20 to 30 minutes until at 00.00 hrs then 01.30 hrs.
Note the 01.30, 04.25, 05.45 bus stops outside the Malaga bus station not inside as it is closed at night.
The bus leaves from the airport, on the arrivals level across the square in front of Terminal 3 arrivals exit. Bus Stop A. Pay the driver, the fare is 3€. Here is a page that give the updated time to the next departure.
If you are unlucky and loose something on this bus; Lost property contact info (in Spanish) including pdf lists of objects found are on the EMT website.
|Malaga Airport to Malaga City Bus station and city centre. Select line A|
Malaga Airport to Marbella Bus Station
There is a frequent direct coach service from Marbella Bus Station to Malaga Airport operated by the Avanza Portillo Bus Company.
This comfortable coach costs 6,15 euro, and takes approx 45 minutes non stop. Passengers should place their larger luggage items in the compartment under the bus.
At Malaga airport buy a ticket from the office located in the open square just outside the arrivals exit. At Marbella bus station buy a ticket from the Portillo sales office; beware there can be a queue. Tel: 952 76 44 01 (Marbella office) or 952 36 01 91 (Malaga office) or 902 143 144 (General enquiries).
In the Summer (about May to Septemeber) the first bus arrives at Malaga Airport from Marbella at about 06.45 hrs (unfortunately not in time for the first 25 flights) and the last bus leaves Malaga airport for Marbella at 23.45 hrs (unfortunately not in time for the first 25 flights), with sixteen irregular times departures in between.
During the winter (about October to April) there is a less frequent services between Marbella and the Malaga Airport. There are about ten buses a day. The first bus arrives at Malaga Airport at 07.25 hrs (not in time for the first 35 flights). The last bus leaves the airport at 22.45 hrs (unfortunately not in time for the last 15 flights). It is recommended to check the Malaga Airport to Marbella timetable (see below) which is updated around June and October. If your plane arrives too late for this your only option is a Taxi, a pre-booked transfer service, airport hotel, or hire car.
|For routes to: Malaga Airport to Marbella Express service.|
Malaga Airport to Estepona Bus Station
There is a direct bus (with one stop at Marbella Bus Station) from Estepona Bus Station to Malaga Airport, also operated by Advanza Portillo Bus Company. The service runs four times a day most of the year and up to seven times a day in the summer months. Most buses starts or finishes this route at Algeciras. All stop at Marbella bus station This costs 11,10 euro and the duration of the journey is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. It is recommended to check the Portillo timetable below. As an alternative if the direct bus timing is not convenient, take the service from Malaga Airport to Marbella Bus Station (see above) and then change for the next local L70 (Express) or L79 (stopping) bus from Marbella to Estepona. If your plane arrives too late for the last bus to Marbella, your only option is a Taxi, a pre-booked transfer service, airport hotel, or hire car.
|For routes to: Malaga Airport to Estepona Express service.|
Malaga Airport to Algeciras Bus Station
There is an Malaga Airport bus service straight from Algeciras Bus Station, also operated by Avanza Portillo Bus Company. The service runs twice a day in winter and three times in summer. This costs 14,42 euro and the duration of the journey is approximately 1 hour 55 minutes. All stop at Marbella and Estepona a few in the summer also stop at Sabinillas and Sotogrande. See the published timetable below.
|For routes to: Malaga Airport to Algeciras Bus Station.|
Malaga Airport to LA LINEA (FOR GIBRALTAR) Bus Station
There is an Malaga Airport bus service to and from La Linea Bus Station. A lso operated by Avanza Portillo Bus Company. The service runs twice a day. This costs 14,42 euro and the duration of the journey is approximately 1 hour 55 minutes. All stop at Marbella and Estepona. If you are trevelling to or from La Linea or Gibraltar and the times ar not convenient, check the Algeciras times and catch a frequent local connection between La Linea and Algeciras bus stations.
Malaga Airport to Ronda Bus Station
Some of the Portillo L-304 Ronda to Malaga city bus station also stop at Malaga airport. Monday to Saturday from Ronda 13.45, 16.30 hrs and from Malaga 09.00, 12.30, 20.30 hrs. Sunday from Ronda 16.30 hrs and from Malaga 12.30 hrs. (Correct as Dec 2017) Timetable.
Malaga Airport to Seville Bus Station
ALSA Bus operate a twice a day to Seville (Plaza de Almas bus station). Departs Malaga Airport at 16.45 hrs (and arrives in Seville at 20.00 hrs) and 19.00 hrs (arr 22.15 hrs). The return is from Seville at 08.00 hrs (and arrive Malaga Airport at 11.00 hrs) and dep Seville 12.00 hrs (arrive AGP 15.15 hrs) Cost for a single Malaga to Seville ticket is 18,57€ or 23,52 € depending on the bus.
MALAGA AIRPORT to GRANADA BUS STATION
ALSA Bus operates seven services a day to Granada (Avenida Avenida Juan Pablo Ii 33, Granada Bus Station) The Malaga airport bus departs at 08,30, 10.45, 11.00, 11.30, 16.00, 18,30 and 20,45 and arrives in Granada two and a half hours later. Some stop at Loja. The 18,30 has many stops.
The return is from Granada at 07.00, 08,00, 09.00, 10,15, 13.15, 16,00, 18.30. Cost single 11,43€ or 13,72€ depending on bus.
MALAGA AIRPORT TO ALMUNECAR & ALMERIA BUS STATION
ALSA Bus operates one service a day to amd from Almuñecar Bus Station (not stopping at Nerja) and Almeria Intermodal Bus Station) The Malaga airport bus departs at 14.15 and arrives in Almuñecar at 16,00 and Almeria at 18,00. The return from Almeria departs at 09,30 and Almuñecar at 11.30 ariving at Malaga Airport at 13.15 Cost single to Amuñecar is 8,77€ and Almeria is 21,96€.
malaga airport to alhaurin el grande
There is also a local bus route M-135 that runs from Malaga city by Malaga airport to Alhaurin el Grande and then inland to Santa Amalia. The service runs 14 times a day from 07.14 to 22.14 hrs. Note the bus stops are by the petrol station in Alhaurin direction and by the Control tower in the Malaga direction. Full timetable here.
|For routes to: Malaga Airport to Alhaurin El Grande.|
|Malaga Airport Bus Transfer.|