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Culture Corner

Getting Around Málaga

Both the University of Málaga's Center for Spanish Courses for Foreigners campus and Teatinos campus are a short 15 - 20 minute bus ride from the city center and subsequently, the majority of ISA housing. In the city center, public transportation is not typically something that students will need to use on a daily basis. However, Málaga has a variety of transportation methods for getting around the city and the rest of Spain.

To learn more about the different ways to navigate Málaga, please read the descriptions below.

Types of Transportation

Local Bus:
There is a great public bus system in Málaga that can get you pretty much anywhere you need to go. A single ride costs about 1.30 Euro; monthly student passes are available for about 39.95 Euros. Click here to be redirected to the EMT website.

National Bus:
Málaga also has a well-connected bus station for travel outside the city. Click here to be redirected to the EMT website.

Taxis are readily available throughout the city; although it is helpful to keep the taxi company's phone number handy to call for a cab if necessary.

There is a train station in Málaga that connects the city to the rest of Spain, facilitating intrapeninsular travel. Click here to be redirected to the Renfe website.

The AVE is a high-speed train that connects Málaga to Madrid in about two and a half hours. While more expensive than the bus or regular speed train, the AVE makes a great alternative for getting to the nation's capital in a quick and efficient manner.

Málaga is home to the third largest international airport in Spain; behind those of Madrid and Barcelona. It is located about fifteen minutes from downtown. Flying into or out of Málaga tends to be more expensive than flying into or out of Madrid, but is extremely convenient. Click here to be redirected to the Málaga Airport website.