Until the high-speed AVE train line opens between Antequera and Granada sometime around 2016, buses are the best way to reach the Costa del Sol from Granada, and, aside from the train service from Málaga to Fuengirola, the best way to get around once you're here. During holidays it's wise to reserve your seat in advance for long-distance travel.
On the Costa del Sol, bus services connect Málaga with Cádiz (4 daily), Córdoba (4 daily), Granada (17 daily), and Seville (6 daily). In Fuengirola you can catch buses for Mijas, Marbella, Estepona, and Algeciras. The Portillo-Avanzabus bus company (902/020052 www.avanzabus.com) serves most of the Costa del Sol and Cádiz. ALSA (902/422242 www.alsa.es) serves Granada, Córdoba, Seville, and Nerja. Los Amarillos (902/210317 www.losamarillos.es) serves Jerez and Ronda.