The bus is a great and inexpensive way to get from the Malaga airport to Almuñécar, as well as from Almuñécar to the Malaga Airport.  We will provide you detailed instructions in both directions, to help you with your journey.  You have options for a direct bus or you may take a bus to Malaga central bus station and change there for your destination.

 

Bus from the Malaga airport to Almuñécar

14:15 Daily, direct from Malaga AGP to Almuñécar (with one short stop in Malaga city)

Year round, there is one direct bus daily from Malaga airport to Almuñécar.  In the summer months, they may add an additional service at 11:45am.

Alsa direct bus from Malaga airport to Almuñécar - supra economy

The bus is an Alsa Supra Economy bus, which is silver/grey in color and offers a more luxurious ride.  There are only 3 seats across rather than 4.  Included with your ticket  you will be provided with a small bottle of water, a snack and headphones.  The bus does offer wifi and has an entertainment system.  The wifi password is often ALSA or SUPRA, but do look on the signs above the exit door.

Alsa direct bus from Malaga airport to Almuñécar - supra economy

This bus will take you directly to Almuñécar, after making one brief stop in Malaga city center.  The total journey time is about 1 hour and 45 minutes.  You will depart the airport promptly at 14:15 and arrive at the Almuñécar central bus station at 16:00.  There are taxis lined  up in front of the bus station, just in case you need one.

If you do not make it in time for the direct bus, you will instead take a city bus from the airport to the Malaga city bus station and then get a ticket for a bus to Almuñécar from there.  This will likely take a bit longer, as you will need to wait for the next bus to Almuñécar.  Location of Malaga Bus and Train Station.

How do I find the bus stop at the airport?

As you exit the arrivals area of the terminal, you will see an information and ticket booth directly in front of you.  Just walk directly behind that booth until you reach the curb area at the end.  The path is in the photo below.  You should have the coffee shop on your right and the ticket booth to your left.

Alsa direct bus from Malaga airport to Almuñécar - supra economy

All along that curb are the bus stops.  The far right stop is the city bus, which will take you to the central bus station.  If you are not on the direct bus, go to the far right and take the bus to the central station and then find your bus to Almuñécar.  As you move along to the left there are various other options.

The far left bus stop, is for the direct bus from the Malaga airport to Almuñécar.  It is clearly marked on the glass bus stop.  This is where you would wait, if you have the direct bus only.
Malaga airport to Almuñécar

Malaga airport to Almuñécar

Where can I buy bus tickets?

  • Online:  It is advisable to book your bus tickets in advance, You may book your bus tickets here now!  This will allow you to select your seat and ensure you have a spot on the bus.  They do fill up fast.
  • On the bus:  You may also purchase a ticket on the bus, but it is first come first served.  They sometimes fill up with online reservations and you may not get a seat on the bus.  You would then need to take the city bus to the central bus station and transfer to an Almuñécar bus.
  • At the airport:  There is a ticket booth directly in front of you as you exit the terminal from the arrivals area.  They have very limited hours, which can sometimes change.  Currently it is posted as Tuesday – Friday 10:30 – 14:15 and 15:00 – 18:30.
    Malaga Airport Alsa ticket booth

  You may book your bus tickets online now !

When you are searching it will show many for Malaga, be sure you get the (airport bus), you can tell when you hover over the word “Malaga“.  You may also filter by the time to get the 14:15 bus, that should help.
Example below:
agp_to_almunecar_show_time

 

Bus from Almuñécar to the Malaga Airport

11:15 Daily, direct from Almuñécar to Malaga AGP (with one short stop in Malaga city)

Year round, there is one direct bus daily from Almuñécar to the Malaga airport.  In the summer months, they may add an additional service.

The direct bus will take you from Almuñécar central bus station to the Malaga airport, after making one brief stop in Malaga city center.  The total journey time is about 1 hour and 45 minutes.  You will depart Almuñécar  promptly at 11:15 and arrive at the Airport at 13:00.  The bus drops you in the same location as the airport pick up.  (see photos above for Malaga airport to Almuñécar).

Once you exit the bus, make your way to the upper floor of the terminal for departures (Salidas).

The direct bus isn’t the right timing for me!

If you do not make it in time for the direct bus, you will instead take a bus to the Malaga central bus station and then get a ticket for a bus to the airport from there.  This will likely take a bit longer, as you will need to wait for the next bus to the airport.  Once you arrive at the bus station, you may just walk to platform 32 (at the end of the walkway).  Here you will wait for bus “A”, which is the airport bus.

Malaga central bus station - Bus A to Malaga aiport at platform 32Malaga central bus station - Bus A to Malaga aiport at platform 32

 

The cost for the “A” bus is €3 and you pay as you get on the bus.  This will take you directly to the airport, with a few stops along the way.  Location of Malaga Bus and Train Station.

Where can I buy bus tickets?

  • Online:  It is advisable to book your bus tickets in advance, You may book your bus tickets here now!  This will allow you to select your seat and ensure you have a spot on the bus.  They do fill up fast.
  • On the bus:  You may also purchase a ticket on the bus, but it is first come first served.  They sometimes fill up with online reservations and you may not get a seat on the bus.  You would then need to take the bus to Malaga central bus station and transfer to the airport bus.
  • At the bus station:  There is a ticket booth directly inside the bus station, as well as an automated kiosk.  The building is unlock from about 7:00 – 22:00, which can sometimes change.  It is recommended you just purchase online.  Almuñécar  from the central bus station.
    Almunecar Bus station and taxi stand

 You may book your bus tickets now!

If you are looking for other means of transportation, we offer more information for you.  You can drive, take a taxi, take a shuttle bus, use a ride share and more.

Heidi

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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and loves experiencing the world with hubby Alan and their 2 kids. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view their family travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at http://wagonersabroad.com