There are two things that you should know about public transport in Málaga: It is plentiful and very cheap.
The EMT (Empresa Malagueña de Transportes) is the city’s extensive network of public buses. A single journey, purchased in the bus, costs 1.30 € regardless of the duration and there are various bus cards available such as a 10 journey (8.30€) or a month unlimited pass (39.95€) which can be purchased at most “estancos” throughout the city.
AIRPORT BUS :
The Airport bus (linea A) leaves every 30 minutes both from city center and airport costs 3 € one way and takes about 20 minutes from/to airport/center.
Try http://www.emtsam.es/ for more information about routes and timetables. This webpage is available in both Spanish and English.
Taxis in Málaga are everywhere. They are always white cars and can be flagged down anywhere as long as they have their green “libre” (available) light on. Taxi rates are very cheap and the meter rarely reaches 5€ on short hops around the city. The standard airport tariff to the city centre is 12€ but with baggage etc is more likely to be around 15€.
Information telephone: 902 527 200
There are 2 “cercanias” (local) train lines in Málaga: The C1 which runs from the centre out to the west of Málaga, along the Costa del Sol to Fuengirola, and the C2 which runs inland to Alora. The C1 is probably the most useful as the airport train station is on this line and it continues on to the resorts of the Costa del Sol. These local trains are cheap and punctual but some trains do not stop at every station on the line so it is wise to double check before you board. The maximum price of a return ticket on a cercania train is 3,35€.
Go tohttp://www.renfe.es/cercanias/malaga/… for more information about lines, timetables and ticket prices.