Getting There in Malaga

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If you're flying into Malaga, the most convenient way to get there is via direct flight from your location if available. Although this is the most expensive way to get to Malaga, it is virtually hassle-free. If you're on a budget, you can fly into London, Dublin or even Madrid, then take a budget flight to Malaga Airport ( www.aena.es). Malaga Airport is only 5 miles from the city of Malaga and it is the main airport for The Costa Del Sol.

Once you arrive in Malaga, there are several ways to get from the airport to your Malaga hotel: by bus, train, taxi or rental car.

By Bus: http://www.andalucia.com/travel/airports/malagabus.htm

By Train: http://www.andalucia.com/travel/airports/malagatrain.htm

By Taxi: Taxis are plentiful in the city and the prices are just right. Short trips throughout the city of Malaga average around 5E ($8US) and the cost for a taxi ride to the airport should cost between 12E-15E ($19US-$23). Malaga taxis are usually white, so they are very easy to spot. Keep in mind that it may be difficult to hail a cab during the city's four rush hours -- 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.; 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Malaga Taxi companies include:

Municipal Taxi - +34 952 333 333

Unitaxi - +34 952 122 040

Taxi Union - +34 952 040 804

By Car: Getting around by car is the least friendly way to get around the city during your Malaga vacation. Parking can be a hassle, dealing with traffic can be stressful during any of the city's four rush hours, especially between 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., and rental cars are a frequent target for petty thieves. Even a soda can or a paper bag left on the seat can attract unwanted attention. If you would still like to rent a car during your Malaga trip, most rental car companies are located at Malaga Airport ( www.aena.es). Avis ( www.avis.es) and Hertz ( www.hertz.es) are probably the most popular options.

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June 03, 2008 change by mcburton

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Train Directions

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You can take a train to Malaga from Sevilla, but you have to change trains in Bobadilla - and a lot of trains split in half and go in different directions.  If you are going to Malaga, make sure your half of the train is not going to Granada, and vice versa (Granada is nice though, so I hear...)

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