If you’re looking to get a Spanish driving licence, validate or trade in your U.K. licence, or other vehicle-related proceedings, at some point you’ll end up at the Tráfico offices. As of recently, the offices for Malaga have moved to a new spot near the university neighbourhood Teatinos and next-door to the large convention hall, the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos. (Address: Max Estrella, 12. You can catch a bus up there from the centre – look for the number 4 line on the Paseo del Parque, the tree-lined street. Trafico will be the last stop on the line. Visit our Connections page to find other bus routes on the EMT website.) The old Trafico offices were on Calle Mauricio Moro Pareto, right next to the Larios shopping centre, which is also called Eroski because of the supermarket on the bottom floor.
The other major news of note is they announced their change to reduced summer hours, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Summer? They normally don’t change these hours until June! Regardless, these hours will be in effect until halfway through September, so those who have morning work hours will have to plan carefully. One more thing about September — many changes will be taking place. Spain will be transforming their licence exam process, making it tougher and modernizing it (from a written to computer version), as well as splitting the motorbike licences into 3 classes, as opposed to the two current ones.