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Almeria 950 213 715
Granada 958 213 715
Sevilla 954 449 000
Jerez 956 150 000
Malaga 952 048 484
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Spanish airports: AENA (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea) fax :+34 91 321 1730 or email: clientes@aena.es

 

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Malaga airport was the 5th busiest airport in Spain with 8,519 flights during April 2000 (source newspaper Sur). The busiest was Madrid's Barajas Airport, followed by Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Gran Canaria.

For airport information on Málaga airport go to their web site. Make sure you have some Euros on arrival for telephones. Trolleys seem to be free now but take a 50 centimos coin just in case.

Soon Malaga airport will not be able to handle the enormous number of passengers, even though it was extended greatly a few years ago. About 42,000 million pesetas (a lot of money) are earmarked for extension work by 2007 but a second runway is excluded. With some 8.5 million passengers traversing the terminal each year, this investment is needed. A new terminal is to be built since this number is expected to double by 2015. The new terminal could be functioning by 2005 and able to handle 6000 passengers an hour with a maximum of 42 flights.

Jerez has a smaller airport with some rentacar offices. Clean and efficient, probably because there are less passengers. You are about 20 minutes out of town so will need a car or taxi. The airport's director Alfredo Bustos proudly announced a 20 per cent increase in passenger traffic during 1999 (Diario de Jerez 31st December 1999). Some 600,000 passengers use Jerez airport each year, not bad after only 100,000 about 7 years previously.

Seville airport is just able to cope.

Barcelona has our best rating, but it does not count since it is outside Andalusia!

 

buses in the south

 

 

 

Bus timetables and general information both between towns and locally go to the local tourist information center or Portillo bus station

 

 

 

trains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For train times in general

From Málaga airport towards Gibraltar, take the train from the airport (fairly easy access over bridge - will trolley most of the way) to Fuengirola (end of line but good service and excellent trains), then take a taxi, rather than wait for a bus. This is much cheaper than taking a taxi from the airport all the way. Best tip however is to rent a car for the whole week.

Do not expect to reserve your local bus ticket by computer. Often you have to queue just to find out when a bus arrives or leaves. It may be full so be prepared to wait. Often you can only buy a ticket 20 minutes before departure (for example San Pedro del Alcantara to Algeciras). There are some private bus companies which can be more helpful, but generally there is not enough competition to make these services actually provide a good service! Take it in your stride, you are in Andalusia. The slower pace will help your heart (if you accept the way of life) and you can contemplate the scenery on route. Take the Talgo train one day or the fast AVE and enjoy the Spanish scenery.

 

PLEASE NOTE we do not make reservations for flights, train or bus tickets: please enquire directly. This is an information page!

 

tips

 

 

 

For big bus trips try the Daibus service. Excellent and cheaper than train or plane if you want to go from the Costa del Sol to Madrid. Buses leave from Marbella and take you right into Madrid in 8 hours with one stopover on route. So it is actually quicker than travelling to Malaga in order to catch the train or plane.

If there is an accident on the N340 Coast del Sol road there will be long delays and buses will overflow. Squeeze in between the Marias and Marujas... This will also happen on holidays and unexpected fiesta days. There are national holidays as well as local holidays and everyone gets caught out.

 

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