Costa del Sol Information – Getting Around

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If you’re planning to move to the Costa del Sol and deciding where to live, you need to think about the practicalities of getting around.

The area stretches from Malaga in the East to Sotogrande to the West and spans around 100km of coastline. Malaga is the regional capital and contains nearly half of the area’s population, with many people living on urbanisations, towns and villages running along the Coast.

If you live and work in one of the larger towns, such as Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona, a popular choice is going by moped, perfect for zipping about and travelling short distances and no problem parking! However, if you need to travel along the motorways, I wouldn’t recommend this method.

Some places are particularly well connected, such as Fuengirola and Malaga with train and bus services and San Pedro, Marbella and Puerto Banus which are served by several bus services. However, the buses are not very regular; usually twice an hour and tend to only serve the main areas, so they can be hard to rely on for your regular commute. Website AngloInfo has a good section on public transport on the Costa del Sol with lots of useful numbers click here for more. 

Everything is linked by the N340 road, so the most convenient way to get around is by car. To start with it’s probably best to hire a car until you know your way around, click here for cheap car hire on our sister site HolidayRentalontheWeb.

Please do take care on this road, it’s busy and the drivers can be unpredictable! There are very few sliproads onto this road, so make sure you respect the stop signs when joining and expect cars going very slowly to pull out in front of you. There’s an excellent piece on driving in Spain on website AngloInfo, with all the rules of the road and things to watch out for.

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