Monday, December 17, 2018

Malaga bus station and the Maria Zambrano train station in Malaga are side by side. This makes them one of the most convenient and practical transport interchanges in Andalucia.

Malaga bus station is connected with Malaga airport by bus every 30 minutes.   There are  trains every twenty minutes on the C1 (Cercanias) line which runs from Malaga train station to Fuengirola train station with the Malaga airport train stop only eight minutes down the line.

My suggestion is that if you are already at Malaga train station and travelling to destinations before Fuengirola and near the train line use the C1 train to Fuengirola train station.  If you are at the bus station heading to a nearby intermediate destinations which are near  the coastline take the bus. Simply  get your bus ticket at the Malaga bus station ticket office. Of course if you are alread at the bus station and heading to Fuengirola bus station with luggage, just get on the bus!

For longer distance destinations if you are heading west beyond Fuengirola to Marbella bus station, San Pedro de Alcantará Estepona, La Linea bus station (for Gibraltar) or Algeciras and Cádiz book your ticket online and take the bus from Malaga bus station.

Heading east towards Nerja, Motril and Almeria, again take the bus and book online.

Heading north and inland.  from Malaga bus station towards Granada, Madrid, Sevilla, Barcelona and across to the Algarve including Faro and as far north as Lisbon and Porto?  Book well in advance online using the Gomarbella online booking engine to consult timetables and make plans.  Don’t hang around around the different ticket offices, book in advance. Have your ticket in your hand or on your phone.

Malaga Bus Station Left Luggage The bus station has a small left luggage locker department at one end of the station. If the lockers are full, walk across the road to the Maria Zambrano train station and use the left luggage facilities downstairs next to the C1 Cercanias train ticket barriers.

You will see how close Malaga bus station is to the Maria Zambrano Malaga bus station. When you come off the train station platforms, turn left and left again and look for the exit to your right. Come out under the Estación Maria Zambrano and you will see the bus station right in front of you. Look out for buses exiting. It’s not far at all to pull a suitcase! There are taxis in front of both the bus and train stations.

Taxis at Malaga Bus Station   There is a permanent taxi rank outside the bus station.

Malaga Bus Station Address and Contact details.
Paseo de los Tilos s/n (sin número – no street number)
29006 Málaga