Travelling by bus
One of the best ways to travel in Andalucia by public transport is by modern bus or coach. There is a frequent service between the main towns in Andalucia and also day and overnight services to and from Madrid. Buses will be the only form of public transport into the surrounding villages. The bus and coach services are operated by different private bus companies. Most operate from the main bus terminals in the towns. Some however do use their own bus station.
Tickets between towns should be purchased from the bus companies ticket sales window. The ticket will also be a reservation for the bus. The ticket may also be the allocation of a seat. The bus driver usually checks the tickets as the passengers board. On shorter journeys or when boarding between towns the custom is to pay the driver.
Location of bus stations
Malaga The coach station is located just to the west of the centre of town, next to the Renfe railway station. There are also coaches from here to other European cities.
Malaga Airport The airport coach direct to Marbella coach station is taken from the bus stand located just outside the arrivals hall. There is also an urban bus (No 19) to the centre of Malaga and the main bus and train station. More details on the Malaga Airport Page
Seville The coach station is located in the center of town at the Plaza de Armas. It is a modern well organised station with shopping facilities.
Cordoba New modern bus station close to the Renfe railway station.
Granada Granada's bus station is at Carretera de Jaen, the continuation of Avenida de Madrid, 3 kilometres north west of the centre. All services operate from here except for a few to nearby destinations such as Fuente Vaqueros, Viznar and Sierra Nevada.
Algeciras The coach station is located in front of the entrance just to the west of the centre of town, next to the train station.
Cadiz The coach station is located near the entrance to the old walled city to the east overlooking Cadiz bay.
Marbella The bus station is located a few kilometres inland from the centre of the town adjacent to the N340 coast road at one of the intersections. The local buses pass through the town and the long distant coaches do not.
Estepona The Portillo bus station is located on the sea front between the centre of the town and the marina.