Málaga Airport now has a transportation hub outside the new terminal 3 that can be accessed from the new terminal building from both the arrivals and departures levels. There is an arrivals floor and a departures floor. The bus station and the suburban train station can be reached from the arrivals level, and both car parks can be reached from the departures level down a long covered walkway.
Public Transportation: A new public information and bus ticket sale point is now in operation at Málaga Airport. Located near the exit from terminal T3 (Arrivals), it will enable tourists and local residents alike to obtain the Billete Único (Málaga Metropolitan Travel Card), which offers significant discounts on the inter-urban bus services managed by the Málaga Metropolitan Transport Consortium, and to purchase both the bus card used within the city of Málaga itself and tickets for direct Portillo Avanza bus connections from the airport to the Costa del Sol (Marbella, Estepona and, in the near future, Algeciras).
The new service operates from 8:30 to 20:00 without interruption. Tourists arriving at the airport will now be able to take public transport from the airport to their final destinations and get around the city of Málaga and other locations on the Costa del Sol in convenient, practical and economical fashion without having to depend on private vehicles.
Bus: There is a bus station located underground at the airport. It can be reached from the arrivals level of the transportation hub or from arrivals in terminal 3, which can be accessed from all terminals. There is also a bus stop outside the cargo terminal.Buses to Malaga depart from a stop outside the arrivals hall half-hourly (6.30am to 11.30pm). There are buses linking all the coastal resorts and several daily to inland towns, including Ronda, Mijas and Antequera which you can catch from Malaga bus station on Paseo de los Tilos (95 235 00 61), or from larger coastal towns, such as Torremolinos, Calle Hoyo (95 238 24 19).
Train: The airport has opened an underground station for Cercanías Málaga commuter trains, connecting it with Málaga and providing this way better communications with the city center. Málaga's new suburban train line has opened, providing access from the arrivals area of terminal 3. Trains run every 20 minutes between Málaga City and Fuengirola via Málaga Airport.
The line is to be extended to Marbella, but this will not be complete until 2013 at the earliest. Works are stopped waiting for financial help from the European Investment Bank. The line also may be extended to Algeciras, but this has yet to be confirmed.
Ferry: You can catch a ferry from Malaga to Melilla run by Trasmediterranea (95 222 48 83). A shorter route to Morocco is from Algeciras to Ceuta (11+ hrs) and Tangier, via Gibraltar (21+ hrs) run by ISNASA (956 65 37 06). There are several ferries a day that leave from Benalmadena Port to Fuengirola and Malaga. Call Costasol Cruceros (952 44 48 81) for times.