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The Costa del Sol is serviced by various airports, the most popular being Málaga to the east with numerous flights daily and over 10 million passengers a year. Málaga is the second busiest airport in Spain and in peak times runs 28 flights daily to UK destinations. The others are Gibraltar, a good alternative for those wanting the western side of the Costa del Sol. You can also fly to Seville, Jerez or Granada via several cut-price airlines.

By road, there are more than 150,000km (95,000 miles) of roads. Motorways are well-maintained and connect Spain north and south. Tolls are in operation on some sections and have to be paid in Euros. Trunk roads between major cities are generally fast and well-maintained. Following the completion of the Costa del Sol motorway the A7, which now to links the resorts of Estepona and Sotogrande with the rest of the coastline, access by car to the whole of the coastline is fast and easy.

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By rail, there are a number of different options but the most direct would appear to be from London to Málaga via Paris and Madrid. The new AVE high speed link now means you can be in Madrid in 2 1/2 hours. The Spanish rail system is one of the cheapest in Europe and various discounts are available.

The state-owned company RENFE operates a railway network connecting all the regions on the Iberian peninsula.

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