If you’re driving to Málaga from Britain, your can take a ferry to Bilbao or Santander, which cuts down on road mileage and driver fatigue but is usually more expensive and takes longer than driving through France. The distance to Málaga from these two seaports is 953km (596 miles) and 937km (586 miles) respectively.
The Spanish drives on the right hand side of the road. A full UK driving license is required and should include the photo ID. Road conditions in Málaga are generally good. Within the city, the speed limit is 50kph (31mph).
* The speed limit on motorways in Spain has temporarily been reduced to 110kph (68mph). The new limit will remain in effect until the end of June 2011 at the earliest. The slowdown is intended to save energy in response to the surge in oil prices sparked by the unrest in Libya and elsewhere in the Arab world.