The Complete Guide to Transport in Southern Spain

If you’ve ever wondered how easy it is to get around Southern Spain – this article has all the answers you need.

Below are detailed and in-depth guides with the most accurate local insights for a variety of destinations covering the most popular hotspots within Southern Spain. More guides are added on a monthly basis.

Destinations from Malaga

Malaga is the central hub of Costa del Sol and the home to one of the busiest airports – Malaga Costa del Sol airport. Well connected with an extensive train network, long-distance trains to the rest of Spain and frequent bus service, the options for exploring Malaga are countless.

Destinations from Benalmadena

Benalmadena is a popular coastal destination not just for expats from Northern Europe and the UK, but also holidaymakers who enjoy almost year-long sunshine. Benalmadena is on the C-1 local suburban train line with a connection to Malaga, and has a selection of local buses to popular destinations on Costa del Sol.

Benalmadena Bil Bil Castle
Bil Bil in Benalmadena

Benalmadena to Seville

Benalmadena to Fuengirola

Benalmadena to Marbella

Benalmadena to Ronda (coming soon)

Benalmadena to Torremolinos (coming soon)

Benalmadena to Gibraltar (coming soon)

Benalmadena to Puerto Banus (coming soon)

Benalmadena to Mijas (coming soon)

Benalmadena to Granada (coming soon)

Benalmadena to Cordoba (coming soon)

Destinations from Fuengirola

Fuengirola is home to the second biggest Finnish ex-pat community in Europe, and the main train station marks the end of the train line heading down south. Well-connected with Malaga and with regular bus service to towns in Southern Spain, it’s the perfect base for your holiday if you want to explore beyond the town itself.

Fuengirola to Gibraltar

Fuengirola to Seville

Fuengirola to Ronda (coming soon)

Fuengirola to Estepona (coming soon)

Fuengirola to Marbella

Fuengirola to Mijas (coming soon)

Fuengirola to Granada (coming soon)

Fuengirola to Cordoba (coming soon)

Fuengirola old town

Destinations from Torremolinos

Known also as the ‘gay capital of Costa del Sol’, Torremolinos is connected with Malaga thanks to the C-1 suburban line and has a selection of local bus services that will allow you to explore beyond the town. It has a newly renovated train station with barrier-free access.

Molino de Inca Botanical Garden in Torremolinos
The botanical garden in Torremolinos

Torremolinos to Fuengirola

Torremolinos to Seville

Torremolinos to Marbella

Torremolinos to Granada (coming soon)

Torremolinos to Ronda (coming soon)

Toremolinos to Malaga (coming soon)

Torremolinos to Cordoba (comign soon)

Destinations from Marbella

Marbella counts itself among one of the flashiest and wealthiest resort towns on Costa del Sol. Unlike the previous destinations, it doesn’t have any train line connecting it to Malaga. Instead, there are regular bus services you can use to reach other destinations nearby, but also long-distance buses that go as far as Cadiz and Tarifa.

Marbella to Seville

Marbella to Gibraltar (coming soon)

Marbella to Estepona (coming soon)

Marbella to Malaga (coming soon)

Marbella to Cadiz (coming soon)

Marbella to Tarifa (coming soon)

old town marbella costa del sol
Old town Marbella

Destinations from Estepona

Estepona is another popular holiday destination thanks to the beautiful beaches and stunning holiday homes available. Same as Marbella, it has no train connections but a regular bus service that will allow you to explore further south of the town, and even reach the ‘UK borders’ in Gibraltar.