Malaga attracts a great number of visitors every year thanks to its mild climate and spectacular historical places. This crowded city offers many alternatives for passengers in terms of the transportation.
Buses and trains are the two most important of these among the public transportation vehicles. Taxi and car rental alternatives come to the forefront, especially during late hours, as an alternative to buses and trains.
Walking and renting bicycles are preferred for travelling around the city, but these alternatives are inadequate for the transportation to the airport.
You can easily arrive at the airport by using the bus route 9, which runs every 30 minutes from the main bus stop next to the main railway station, just in west of the city center. If you are thinking of using the buses, you should remember that they only operate between 06:25 am – 11:30 pm.
The stop named Centro Alameda is generally the first departure stop of all bus routes. This bus stop also provides transportation to other European cities.
You can reach the airport in about 12 minutes by using the line C1 from Centro Alameda Railway Station, which is the main station and located in north of the city center. They operate every 20 minutes and start at 05:20 in the morning and end at 11:30 pm. You can get your ticket from machines at the station.
Many of the hundreds of small and large accommodation centers in Malaga offer airport shuttle service. As soon as you arrive at your hotel, you can obtain information from your hotel whether they provide this service or not. If such a service is available at your hotel and you decide to use it, you should make a reservation in advance.
Taxi is a widely-used transportation vehicle in the city. If you decide to reach the airport with the white taxis, you can make a reservation in advance. Your hotel can also help you about this issue. The travel lasts about 20 minutes and the average fare is 20 Euro. They may demand extra amount for your baggage.
You can consider renting a car, especially if you are planning to visit the surrounding villages and towns or cities. You can even rent a car to explore many beautiful beaches in an easy and comfortable way. You can rent your car at the airport after your plane has landed or from the car rental companies located in the city center.
Many hotels have an agreement with the car rental companies or at least they have contact information of these companies. You can ask for help from your hotel about this issue.
If you are going to rent a car during your travel, turn to the link road MA-23, recently completed, and use the exit indicated by the yellow sign on which you will see the word “Aeropuerto” meaning airport.
Malaga Airport is only 8 kilometers of the city center. It has also many transportation alternatives. This airport, located in Malaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, is also known as the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport. Malaga International Airport hosting a great number of passengers throughout the year offers all kinds of services expected from an airport.
At the airport, which has a comfortable environment, there are sufficient number of restaurants for passengers who want to eat or drink something and stores for shopping.
You can make your reservation in advance for the VIP Lounge at the airport if you don’t want to lose time when you have come here. This lounge will make your waiting duration more pleasant and comfortable, especially if you will spend a lot of time at the airport.Last Updated: December 20, 2016
Valencia, located on the east coast of Spain and a Mediterranean city famous for its Fallas Festival, is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third-largest city in Spain. For travelling to Valencia, established around the Turia River, you need to fly to Valencia Airport. The place known as the central region of the city is called Plaza de Espana. Calle de la Paz represents the historical part of the city. Estación del Norte is the central railway station located near the city center.
The city consists of six different regions. While the places near the border of the city are included in the sixth region; the first region includes the city center. In order to use the public transportation vehicles in the city, you can travel by metro, train or bus by purchasing tickets called "bono" from many kiosks or package stores. If you are thinking of travelling by bus, you should buy “Bonobus”. If you are planning to use railway system, you should buy “Bonometro”.
The distance between the central regions of the city and the Valencia airport is about 9 kilometers. If you are planning to travel to the airport from any part of the city, there are many options you can prefer such as taxi, car rental as well as metro or bus from the public transportation vehicles. After your plane has landed, before starting your travel, you can make your transportation more affordable by buying VLC Tourist Cards from the tourist offices.
Buses called Line 150 Valencia - Manises - Aeropuerto take passengers to the city center from the airport in about half an hour. The buses run every twenty-five minutes. The buses depart in front of the signboard found on the parking area near the arriving passenger section. Bus services can continue until 09:30 pm or 10:00 pm according to their schedules. In addition, there are more than forty bus lines offering service in the city. By using the buses, you can easily get to your destination in the city. After midnight, the night buses, numbered with the letter N, continue operating to the commonly visited parts of the city. Another practical alternative to reach the city from the airport is the bus services called Aerobus. These services, which run every twenty minutes, are operating between 06:00 am and 10:00 pm. The fares of these services are slightly higher than the bus fares.
In the city, metro is another public transportation vehicle connecting the central railway station with the airport. The trains operate every eight minutes and reach the city center in about twenty minutes. You need to come to Zone A from Zone D of the airport in order to use the metro line. For that, you can benefit from the services or walk. From the airport, you can travel to Maritim-Serreria station if you use the red metro line (Line 3), to Rafebunyol station if you use the green metro line (Line 5).
The railway system, which consists of six lines, is called Metro Valencia. Line 1, also known as the yellow line, offers transportation service between Bétera and Villanueva de Castellon stations; Line 2, also known as the pink line, offers transportation service between Torrent Avinguda and Lliria stations; Line 7, also known as the orange line, offers transportation service between Torrent Avinguda and Maritim-Serreria stations; Line 9, also known as the brown line, offers transportation service between Riba-roja de Turia and Rosas stations. There are many stations offering the option of transferring between each other. The metro network is not enough to provide transportation to every part of the city. Nevertheless, it is possible to reach many central parts of the city by using rail system. If you plan to use metro frequently in the city, buying Bonometro tickets for two or three days will be more appropriate for your budget.
Metro Valencia's lines 4, 6 and 8 offers transportation option by tramway. You can travel between Mas del Rosari and Dr. Among Lluch stations by using Line 4; between Tossal del Rei and Dr. Among Lluch stations by using Line 6; between Maritim-Serreria and Marina Reial Joan Carles I stations by using Line 8. These lines offer transfer option between themselves and between metro lines in many stations.
There is no direct tramway line to the city center from the airport. However, you can get to the airport by transferring to metro line 3 in Benimaclet station to where you have come with tramway line 4 and metro line 5 in Maritim-Serreria station to where you have come with tramway lines 6 and 8.
There are six train lines offering transportation service throughout the city. You can travel to the southeast part of the city by using train line C-1, to the southwest part by using the line C-2, to the west part by using the line C-3, to the part between the east and the center by using the line C-4, to the northwest part by using the line C-5 and to the northeast part by using the line C-6.
You can rent a car from the many famous car rental companies located at the airport. Alternatively, it is possible to make an online reservation before your flight. When traveling in the city, renting a bicycle is also a popular alternative to renting a car. There are approximately two hundred and fifty locations in Valencia where you can rent a bicycle. You can use the bicycle that you will rent from one of these locations for seven days without any limitation. First half an hour of use is free. The annual bicycle rental alternatives are more affordable for those planning to stay in the city for more than two weeks.
You can easily find a taxi at the airport. Moreover, compared to many European countries, the fares are more affordable in Valencia. If you want to have a more comfortable and quicker travel to the airport, taxi is a good option for you.
You have many transportation options for traveling to the city centre from Valencia Airport, one of Spain’s 10 busiest airports. You can choose from means of transportation such as metro, bus, taxi, or rental car, each very comfortable and convenient, for traveling to the city centre from the airport, which is located 8 kilometers outside Valencia city centre. When choosing your vehicle, you can prefer public transportation if your priority is an affordable travel, or you can choose taxis and rental cars for a convenient vehicle which allows you to travel independently.
When you arrive at Valencia Airport, you can get to the city centre by taking one of the buses departing from the bus stops around the terminal and carrying passengers to Valencia city centre in a short time. Traveling to the city centre from the airport by the buses number 150 which carry passengers to areas such as Mislata, Quart de Poblet and Manises is both fast and affordable.
You can get to the many locations in the city centre from the Valencia Airport directly by taking the metro line number 3 of Metrovalencia. Prices for the one way metro ticket start from 1.50 Euro and may increase depending on your destination. You can buy roundtrip tickets for a single region or multiple regions, or if you wish, you can buy tickets that allow you to ride the metro for 10 times. If you want to use the metro for traveling to different locations in the city, you can buy TuiN Card, which is a some kind of a subscription card. Another option for a cheap metro ride in the city is to buy and use tourist metro cards. These cards, which are valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours are extremely convenient for visitors who want to see many places in a short time in the city. You can easily buy the cards you need for using the metro from the machines at the stations.
It is very easy to get to the city centre by taking a taxi from the Valencia Airport. Moreover, due to the airport’s proximity to the city centre, taxi rides do not cost much to those who want to travel on this route. Taxis waiting at the airport have a fixed starting fare which increases for every kilometer. Taxi fares vary by day and hour. On weekdays, from Monday to Friday, rates are lower from 07.00 a.m to 21.00 p.m, but they get higher after 21.00 and on weekends. Even if you travel at a very short distance from the airport, you have to pay the base taxi fare. If you have questions about the fee you will pay for your taxi ride, you can first contact the taxi drivers and get information directly about any matter, especially about the fare.
You can easily reach many locations in a short time by renting a car from Valencia Airport. There are international rent a car companies at the airport such as Hertz, AVIS, Sixt, Europcar and Enterprise. By making reservation via internet or by phone, you can get your car from the terminal at the agreed time. Remember that you need your internationally valid travel papers and driver licence with you to rent a car.