If you arrive by plane:
All the information regarding how to get to/from the airport to/from the city centre is available here: https://www.aena.es/en/malaga-costa-del-sol/getting-there/car.html
If you arrive by train/bus:
The bus and train stations are very close from each other (the bus station is in front of the side exit of the train station), they are at a 20-minute walk from the city centre. The train station, Málaga María Zambrano, is well connected to numerous city buses (lines 1, 3, 10, 16, 19, 24, 27 and C2) and is located just 50 metres from Malaga bus station. It also has an underground stop, El Perchel, 20 metres away, as part of lines 1 (red) and 2 (blue), so getting around from María Zambrano station is very easy.
How to move around:
- By bus:
Taking bus line 11 from any of the stops in the city centre, for example, Paseo del Parque-Ayuntamiento, Paseo del Parque-Plaza de la Marina, Alameda Principal-Sur and getting off at the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras stop, Bulevar Louis Pasteur south side.
Regular bus tickets cost 1.40 € (drivers cannot accept bills greater than five euros); a ten-ride card costs 8.40 € (it can be purchased at kiosks and newsstands). More info: https://www.emtmalaga.es/es/lineas-y-horarios
- By subway:
It is also possible by line 1 from the train station (less than one kilometre away from downtown), María Zambrano Station, El Perchel stop, to the Universidad stop (Bulevar Louis Pasteur north side. More info: https://metromalaga.es/
An occasional ticket costs 1.35 €, and the card 0.30 €; up to 9 trips can be charged and it is rechargeable at the ticket machines.
- A taxi ride can cost a minimum of 10 euros.