Indeed, in order to enjoy a discount on the Malaga Tourist Bus you only have to show your travel card and prove that you live in one of the affiliated CTMAM municipalities.
Indeed, to enjoy the discount you only have to use your discount card large family in the machines located inside the train stations.
- Ticket purchased in cash: €1.35
- BonoMetro (Metro travel card): €0.82
- Consortium Travel Card: €0.82
- Consortium Large Family Travel Card: discount applied in accordance with current regulations
- BonoMetro: from any of the ticket vending machines located in the Metro stations.
- Consortium Travel Card: from any branch of the Metropolitan Transport Consortium’s network of sales points.
- BonoMetro: at any of the ticket vending machines located in the various Metro stations.
- Consortium Travel Card; at any branch of the Metropolitan Transport Consortium’s network of sales points (available via the link below) and at the aforementioned vending machines.
If I live in Malaga and want to transfer from a local bus to the Metro (or vice versa), how many fare zone crossings should my Consortium Travel Card be configured for?
As all local bus stops and Metro stations are located within Fare Zone A, the cheapest option is to configure your card for 0 crossings.
Yes, if you use the Consortium Travel Card.
1. Changing from a local or long-distance bus to Metro Malaga:
- The cost of the initial bus ticket depends on the number of fare zone crossings for which the Consortium Travel Card has been configured: zero crossings – €0.93; one crossing – €1.07; two crossings – €1.43; three crossings – €2.36.
- The cost of the second ticket when transferring to Metro Malaga, again using the Consortium Travel Card, is €0.65.
- Time of transferring to Metro Málaga depends on the number of fare zone crossings for which your travel card has been configured (see fares).
2. Changing from Metro Malaga to a local or long-distance bus:
- The cost of the initial Metro ticket is €0.82.
- The cost of transferring to a local or long-distance bus depends on the number of fare zone crossings for which the Consortium Travel Card has been configured: zero crossings – €0.76; one crossing – €0.90; two crossings – €1.26; three crossings – €2.19.
- Time of transferring is 50 minutes.
So that the total cost of the whole journey (Metro+Bus going, Bus+Metro coming back, or vice versa) is the same. E.g.: using a Consortium Travel Card configured for zero fare zone crossings, the total cost of the journey would be as follows:
- Outbound trip: Bus+Metro: €0.93 + €0.65 = €1.58
- Return trip: Metro+Bus: €0.82 + €0.76 = €1.58
If I use a Consortium Travel Card configured for one fare zone crossing because I am travelling from a town in Fare Zone B, how much will it cost me to transfer from a local or long-distance bus to a Metro Malaga train?
- Outbound trip: Bus+Metro: €1.02 + €0.65 = €1.72
- Return trip: Metro+Bus: €0.82 + €0.90 = €1.72
If I use a Consortium Travel Card configured for two fare zone crossings because I am travelling from a town in Fare Zone C, how much will it cost me to transfer from a local or long-distance bus to a Metro Malaga train?
- Outbound trip: Bus+Metro: €1.43 + €0.65 = €2.08
- Return trip: Metro+Bus: €0.82 + €1.26 = €2.08
If I use a Consortium Travel Card configured for three fare zone crossings because I am travelling from a town in Fare Zone D, how much will it cost me to transfer from a local or long-distance bus to a Metro Malaga train?
- Outbound trip: Bus+Metro: €2.36 + €0.65 = €3.01
- Return trip: Metro+Bus: €0.82 + €2.19 = €3.01
You must swipe your card in the station from which you begin your journey and again when you leave the station at your final destination.
90 minutes. If this time is exceeded, a second journey will be charged to your card.
See the Metro Malaga website for timetables.
At Easter and during Malaga’s August Fair, and also when other events leading to increased demand are in progress, special services may be provided.
As when travelling on local and long-distance buses, a minimum of €5 can be added to the card at each top-up; the maximum amount that can be stored at any given time is €500. It is important to remember, however, that if you lose your Travel Card, your current credit will not be reimbursed.
What is the time limit for transferring from another mode of transport to a Metro train using my Consortium Travel Card?
Depending on the number of fare zone crossings for which your card has been configured, the time limits are as follows:
|Fare Crossings||Transfer Time|
The city of Malaga itself along with a number of provincial towns and villages which together make up its area of influence.
An association governed by public law whose purpose is to organise its various member adminsitrations into an integrated public transport network by creating and managing services and infrastructure that promote sustainable mobility.
The Malaga Area Metropolitan Transport Consortium consists of the following administrations: The Andalusian Regional Government, Malaga Provincial Council, the local councils of Malaga, Mijas, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Rincon de la Victoria, Alhaurin de la Torre, Cartama, Alhaurin el Grande, Pizarra, Almogia, Colmenar, Casabermeja, and Totalan, plus the town of Alora, by virtue of a Collaborative Agreement with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.
Yes, thanks to the 2007 General Protocol agreement between the Consortium and Alora Town Council to prioritise the promotion of public transport.
The Consortium only provides its services in the Malaga Metropolitan Area and in Alora. Other towns and villages wishing to join the Consortium can apply to do so, as Alora Local Council did via a collaborative agreement.
Here is a list of all of the bus companies that work with us.
The Consortium has divided its area of activity into 4 zones:
- Zone A consists of the area covered by the local EMT bus company in the city of Malaga itself.
- Zone B comprises Benalmadena, Alhaurin de la Torre, Almogia, Casabermeja, Totalan, Rincon de la Victoria, part of the town of Cartama and those areas of the city of Malaga not covered by EMT services, such as Olias and La Araña.
- Zone C consists of Mijas, Alhaurin el Grande, Pizarra, Colmenar, and the area of Cartama not included in zone B, which starts from the Aljaima district.
- Zone D is the town of Alora alone.
A wallet card equipped with a non-contact chip which offers reduced fares on transport services belonging to the Consortium.
To obtain the card, an initial deposit of €1.80 must be paid (this will be refunded if the Card is returned within 1 year). The minimum top-up is €5, and the maximum amount that can be stored on the card at any one time is €500.
- On long-distance buses within the Malaga Metropolitan Area.
- On local buses in Malaga, Alhaurin de la Torre and Benalmadena.
- On the Malaga underground.
- As a method of payment on Renfe suburban trains.
- With malagabici (Malaga City Council’s bicycle loan scheme).
- On the Malaga Tourist Bus (discount).
- On the Seville underground and, in the near furutre, on the Granada undergrounds.
- On all services provided by other transport consortia in Andalusia.
For further information, click on the following link.
Place the card near the reader on the ticket machine located next to the driver – the cost of the fare will be automatically charged. Witht he exception of EMT local buses, the machine will then issue a ticket indicating the amount deducted from your total credit, your remaining balance and the time limit for any transfers that may be required.
When purchasing the card, users must specify the number of times (0, 1, 2 or 3) that they will change zones before completing their typical daily journey. The cost of each journey depends on the number of different fare zones travelled through.
A maximum of 15, provided no more than 3 minutes elapse between the payment of the first and last fares. However, the Large Family Travel Card may not be used by more than one person.
The act of travelling from one fare zone to another.
Consult the map to determine which zones your departure point and destination fall into and configure your card for the number of fare zones involved in completing your journey. If your journey starts and finishes within the same zone, your Card will be configured for 0 zone changes.
Special services aside, passengers can only undertake journeys involving a number of fare zone crossing equal to or less than the number of zones for which their card has been configured, e.g. a card configured for 1 zone change enables the holder to make trips involving 0 or 1 zone changes, never 2 or 3.
Yes, you can do so whenever you top up your card or simply request a free change of customisation at any time.
If no fare is charged when the card is placed near the reader, the driver will check that it has sufficient credit and has not been misused. If these two conditions are met, a reimbursable ticket will be issued.
Firstly, ask the driver to cancel the extra fare on the ticket machine. If this is not possible, please contact the bus company providing the service.
Go to any official sale point and request a free replacement – any remaining credit will be transferred from the old card to the new one.
Yes, this may be done at any authorised sale point. Providing you have had the card for no longer than 1 year and it is still in good condition, your €1.80 deposit will be refunded. Any credit remaining on the card will not be refunded, however.
The card is an integrated travel pass and, as such, public transport journeys, not cash, are stored on it whenever it is topped up. For this reason, credit can never be refunded. However, as the card does not expire, you can use up any remaining journeys on any of the various transport services provided by the Consortium before returning your card.
The Travel Card’s €1.80 deposit is charged to ensure its proper use and thus avoid wasting resources by manufacturing more cards than are actually required.
No, it does not expire. Only the Large Family Travel Card has an expiry date for the special discounts it offers, though even after this date it may still be used in the same way as the standard Travel Card.
Because this town does not belong to the Malaga Area Metropolitan Transport Consortium.
The ticket purchased in cash on board the bus, this is aimed at the occasional traveller. With the exception of certain special services, the fare is calculated in accordance with the number of zone changes involved. This ticket does not give passengers a fare reduction when changing buses.
Yes, because without it, you do not have compulsory passenger insurance.
No – they are not issued on EMT local buses in the city of Malaga itself, nor when using the malagabici bicycle loan scheme, which aims to replicate the same system of payment employed by the aformentioned local bus services.
Likewise, tickets are not issued when the Travel Card is validated at the turnstiles of Metro Malaga stations.
Yes, discounts on Consortium services were made available to large families in 2012 – see our Large Family Travel Card section for details.
The card can be used in the same way as the standard Travel Card, though the specific benefits it affords holders will no longer be available.
Yes – on the Malaga, Alhaurín de la Torre and Benalmadena urban buses, Malaga underground, on suburban train services in Malaga, Cadiz and Seville, on the Seville underground and, in the near future, on the Granada underground, on boat services in Cadiz, in Malaga Tourist Bus and with the malagabici bicycle hire service. For further information, click on the following link.
Yes, see the malagabici section of our web page for details.
A bicycle loan scheme that enables holders of both the EMT travel card and the Consortium’s own card to get around the city of Malaga by bicycle.
- To collect a bicycle from the corresponding pick-up point, make sure that the green light on the docking station is lit up and swipe your Consortium travel card through the reader. The first half hour is free.
- To drop a bicycle off at the end of your journey, repeat the same process outlined above and return the bicycle to its docking station when instructed to do so. Please make sure that the green light on the docking station remains lit once the bicycle has been deposited.
Simply take your Travel Card and your ID Card/NIE number to the Consortium’s head office, fill in the application form and pay a deposit of €5 to cover civil responsibility and accident insurance. The first year of subscription is free.
The rates charged are the same as those paid by EMT card holders; see the official malagabici page for further details.
Please report the problem to the company responsible for system maintenance by calling 952 34 11 42.
By contacting the company responsible for providing the bus service in question.
As each bus company has its own child fare policy, please consult each one for further details.
The buses can be easily identified thanks to the distinctive corporate image featured on the exterior of the vehicle.
In the Regulations section of our web page.
Any comments, complaints or claims regarding the service provided can be made in person at the Consortium’s head office or at the ticket window of the Muelle Heredia bus terminus, by calling our Customer Service Line on 955 038 665, by sending an e-mail to email@example.com, or by dealing directly with the bus company concerned.