Getting to Málaga by air is the most convenient option for visitors from abroad. Málaga’s airport (AGP) is Spain’s third largest one after Madrid and Barcelona, and handled a traffic of 12 million passengers last year. The airport has been enlarged recently, and brand new terminal T3 is now available (3D virtual visit available here). This new terminal has handled more than 100 000 operations since its opening in March 2010.
More than 60 companies operate flights to Málaga, including both major airlines (Iberia, British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, KLM, Alitalia, …) and low-cost ones (Easyjet, Ryanair, AerLingus, Germanwings, …). There are direct flights from most major European cities.
Connections to the airport
There is a bus connecting the airport with the city center, that runs every hour. However, taxis are the easiest transportation method. The fare from the airport to and from the city center is about 20 EUR (extras: Sundays, late at night, extra baggage, etc). A commuter train (Cercanías) can also take you to the Main Station in downtown (ticket price is 1.80 EUR).
Malaga – María Zambrano train Station is situated on Explanada de la Estación in the South West of the City Centre. It is next door to the Bus station, approximately 2 km from the Malaga port and 9 km from Malaga Airport. Malaga Airport is connected to the station via Cercania services. The station has eleven tracks.
From city center to venue
Metro (tube): Travelling on the Metro will save time, not only in comparison to a private vehicle but also with other means of public transport. From “El Perchel” stop close to María Zambrano train station, you have to use the Line 1 with destination “Andalucía Tech” up to the “Clínico” stop, which is in front of the venue (ETSI Informática). The journey El Perchel – Clínico lasts 12 minutes (including stopping times at the stations). The occasional ticket price is 1.65 EUR (including the card) and includes one ride. Using a travel card the price of one ride is 0.82 EUR and can be recharged with a minimum of 5 EUR. More information about tube here
Bus: From city center the best option is Line 11. Line 11 operates between “El Palo” located in the east limit of Malaga city and Teatinos Campus University (venue). A single ticket price is EUR 1.30. Using the rechargeable card the ride is 0.83 EUR. More information about buses here