Malaga: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Experience Card Options

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Explore Malaga, Picasso’s birthplace, in an open-top bus. Hop-on and off at any of the stops and listen to the multilingual audio commentary. Gain entry to various museums and attractions depending on which ticket you opt for.

About this activity

  • Valid 24 – 48 hours  (from first activation)
  • Check availability to see starting times.
  • Printed or mobile voucher accepted
  • Audio guide/headphones
    Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
  • Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Malaga boasts pretty streets, leafy boulevards, and lush gardens. See the major attractions of this lovely city with a 24 or 48-hour ticket for a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour.

With the aid of the tour’s onboard multilingual audio commentary, learn why the Malaga Cathedral is called La Manquita – the one-armed lady! Also, hear all about the old palace fortress and its 2 rings of walls.

On the open-top double-decker bus, enjoy panoramic views of the city as well. You can visit the Alcazaba, where you’ll find a museum and pleasant gardens along with breathtaking views. While in the vicinity, stop by Castillo de Gibralfaro for a look at the ramparts and more spectacular views.

You may want to see the ancient Teatro Romano and the reconstruction work that’s underway. Don’t forget the Picasso Museum, another important attraction in the city of his birth. Also enjoy free access to the Interactive Museum of Music, when appropriate ticket selected, where you can tap into your musical prowess, and try your hand at a variety of instruments.

Tour stops

Red Line:
1. Renfe / Vialia Train Station
2. Centro de Arte
3. Puerto Alborania Museum
4. Plaza de la Marina Main street
5. Paseo del Parque Auditorio
6. Centro Pompidou Málaga
7. Paseo de la Farola La Lighthouse
8. Playa de la Malagueta Beach la Malagueta
9. Plaza de Toros Bull Ring
10. Castillo de Gibralfaro Castle
11. Basílica de Sta. María de la Victoria Church
12. Plaza de la Merced
13. Museo Carmen Thyssen
14. Avenida Andalucía

Green Line:
1. Bus Station
2. Renfe / Vialia
3. Automobile Museum
4. Botanical Garden
5. Malaga Football Museum

If you opt for the Malaga Experience Card or Premium Malaga Experience Card, then there’s a whole host of other treats you’ll receive on your Malaga adventure, including entry at some of the city’s best attractions, including the Picasso Museum, and many more. See the inclusions section for a full break-down of the great perks you can expect with the different ticket options.


  • Experience the stunning Playa de la Malagueta beach
  • Enjoy an audio tour commentary provided in 8 languages
  • Choose from a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city
  • Gain lots of amazing perks depending on ticket selected, including entry to various attractions, and a relaxing boat tour
  • Discover the lovely gardens and superb views from the Alcazaba


  • Malaga Experience ticket includes:
  • 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Boat tour
  • Walking tour
  • Jaleo Flamenco Show
  • Entry at Casa y Fundación Picasso, Museo de la Musíca, Museo Alborania de Aula del Mar, Museo Carmen Thyssen, Museo Revello de Toro, Museo Málaga CF, Museo Picasso, and Museo del Automóvil, Cuevas del Tesoro, and VRFun (5-minute virtual reality experience)
  • Premium Malaga Experience ticket includes:
  • 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • All the above Malaga Experience inclusions
  • Entry to Centre Pompidou Málaga, Colección del Museo Ruso
  • Bus & Interactive Museum of Music ticket includes:
  • 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Entry at Museo Interactivo de la Música

Meeting Point

You can start/end the tour at any of the allocated stops.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • All bookings with a travel date until September 30, 2020, will be valid until December 31, 2020
  • Any bookings dated October 1, 2020, onwards will be valid for 3 months
  • The Red Route operates from 9:40 AM to 7:00 PM, every 40-minutes. A full loop takes 1-hour and 20-minutes
  • Please note that Bus Stop 14 (Avenida de Andalucia) is closed until further notice
  • There is no service on the Green Route on Mondays
  • The Green Route is a public line served by a minibus that does not provide audio commentary
  • Boat tour meets at Centre Pompidou Málaga bus stop and departs at 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM, and 6:30 PM
  • The walking tour’s meeting point is at Bus Stop 13, Museo Carmen Thyssen – Catedral (calle Larios). The departure time is 12:30 PM and the duration is approximately 1-hour
8.5Expert Score
Easy to find and staff very helpful
Lots of pick up and drop off points , easy to find and staff very helpful. We went all the way round and then stayed on until we got to the castle. Had a look round and caught next bus back to town. As we didn't start until 1pm we could use it the following day as well.

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