Public Transport in Malaga: bus, metro and commuter trains

The public transport in Malaga is made up mainly of buses, although the metro has already reached the city center and offers some alternative stops. In addition, the Malaga suburban trains with their two lines (C1 and C2) connect Malaga with Fuengirola and Álora.

It is important to note that if you stay in the center and you are in the city for 1-2 days, you will not need to use any transport, except to go to the airport or train station if this is your case.

Here you have the 1-day itinerary for Malaga and what to see in Malaga in 2 days.

The main forms of public transport in Malaga are the following:


Urban buses in Malaga.

The bus is the best public transport to move around the different areas of Malaga.

Timetables and prices of urban buses in Malaga.

Single ticket price: €1.40.

The ticket is bought when you get on the bus in cash. It is important to know that they do not usually give change for more than €5.

  • The schedules vary according to the line, but they go from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • You can check all the information about the lines and timetables on the EMT Málaga website.

Ticket price to the airport: €4.

Click here if you are looking how get to Malaga from the airport.

Currently, there are 45 urban bus lines in Malaga. You can consult all the details about the lines and stops on the official website of the EMT Málaga.

Map of urban buses in Malaga.

Of course, I offer you the map of urban buses in Malaga. (You can download it by clicking on the image).

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Buses in Malaga

And the detail of the downtown area with all the stops you have here:

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Stops and Lines at the city center

Urban buses in Malaga at night.

Additionally there are 5 night lines (N1, N2, N3, N4 and N5) that operate from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Sunday-Wednesday) and 5:30 a.m. (Thursday-Saturday).

  • N1: Puerta Blanca – Alameda Principal – El Palo.
  • N2: Plaza de la Marina – Circular.
  • N3: Paseo del Parque – Ortega y Gasset – Campanillas.
  • N4: Alameda Principal – Teatinos – Pto. de la Torre.
  • N5: Heredia Pier – Guadalmar – Churriana

Malaga Subway (Metro de Malaga)

Inaugurated in the summer of 2014, the metro is made up of 2 lines that join at the “El Perchel” stop, which corresponds to the María Zambrano train station, being the closest to the historic center of the city.

The continuation of lines 1-2 is still under construction, with no end date, so its use is limited to the stops indicated on the 2022 Malaga metro map.

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Map-Metro-Malaga

Malaga metro timetable.

  • From Monday to Thursday from 06.30 to 23.00.
  • Friday and the eve of holidays from 06:30 to 01:30.
  • Saturdays from 07:00 to 01:30.
  • Sundays and holidays from 07:00 to 23:00.

Types of tickets and prices for the Malaga metro.

Single Ticket: €1.35

  • Support charging from 1 to 9 trips. It is rechargeable and can be used by several users as long as they travel together.

Malaga Metro Wallet Card (Rechargeable)

  • Price €0.82 (Support price: €0.30).
  • The top-up limit for this title is €25 and the minimum top-up is €5.
  • It is not nominative, it is rechargeable and allows multi-validation.

For more information, you can consult the Malaga metro website.

Commuter trains / Cercanias in Malaga.

They allow us to move between different locations on the Malaga coast, as well as move between areas of the capital such as Carretera de Cádiz, Plaza Mayor or Alameda.

Malaga Cercanías Fare – Price

Single ticket (valid for 2 hours from issue).

  • Zones 1-2: €1.80.
  • Area 3: €2.05.
  • Zone 4: €2.70.
  • Area 5: €3.60.

Line C-1: Fuengirola – Malaga Center-Alameda

Fuengirola, Torreblanca, Carvajal, Torremuelle, Benalmadena-Arroyo de la Miel, El Pinillo, Montemar-Alto, Torremolinos, La Colina, Los Alamos, Plaza Mayor, Airport, Guadalhorce, Victoria Kent (Correspondence Line C-2), Málaga María Zambrano (Correspondence with High-Speed ​​and Medium-Distance trains and Line C-2), Málaga Centro-Alameda (Correspondence with Line C-2).

Line C-2: Malaga Center-Alameda – Álora

Málaga Centro-Alameda, Málaga María Zambrano (Connection with High Speed ​​and Medium Distance trains and Line C-1), Victoria Kent (Connection with Line C-1), Los Prados, Campanillas, Cártama, Aljaima, Pizarra, Álora.

Here you have the Malaga trains map:

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Cercanias-Malaga-Map

Taxi in Malaga.

Although they can always get you out of trouble, in Malaga it is not usual to use a taxi, either because of the distances or because public transport reaches almost all areas. However, unless some of the night buses follow our route and adjust to the schedule, they become the only option.

Cabify and Uber are available in the city, so they can be a good alternative, although we must know that the minimum fare is €6 and for short journeys

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