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How to get to Marbella from Malaga Airport

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Calculate the route to see how to get from Malaga Airport to Marbella by car. The fastest route is taking the AP-7 motorway towards Benalmadena / Algeciras and the exit to Marbella, a journey that takes approximately 38 minutes. This route includes a toll, continue reading to know how to get to Marbella avoiding toll road.

Marbella is an important tourist destination in Malaga throughout the year. It has a wide cultural agenda and events for all tastes, is also the holiday destination of numerous celebrities known internationally. Among the most outstanding places in Marbella are its historic centre and the Plaza de los Naranjos, the Golden Mile, Puerto Banus, San Pedro de Alcantara, Nueva Andalucía and Las Chapas.


Malaga airport to Marbella

For getting to Marbella avoiding the toll road you should take the A-7 road and the exit to Fuengirola / Mijas

How to get from Malaga airport to Marbella by bus

The journey takes about 45 minutes and the bus is usually full during the high season, another option would be to take a direct or indirect bus from the centre of Malaga. If you want, you can visit our guide of how to go from the airport to the centre of Malaga.

If you choose to take the bus at the airport, the ticket price is 6.15€ or 8.20€ depending on the time of day.

What are the bus schedules to Marbella and where to buy the ticket?

The bus desk and station is outside the airport, just exit the arrivals hall and you will find it. You can also book the ticket online at http://www.avanzabus.com/

Bus departures from Malaga airport to Marbella:
8:15 am, 10:15 am, 11:30 am, 12:00 am, 12:30 am, 2:15 pm, 4:15 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:50 pm, 8:15 pm, 10:30 pm

*Bus prices and tickets are valid at the moment of writing this article but may change in the future.

For more information you can check our guide about Malaga airport buses.

Can I go by train to Marbella?

Unfortunately, there is still no train link between Malaga airport and Marbella. If you still want to use the train there are 2 choices:

  • Take a train to the centre of Malaga, from where you can take a bus to Marbella.
  • Take a train to Fuengirola (last stop) and from there take a bus for the remainder of the journey. If you choose this option you can have a look at our guide on how to get to Fuengirola.

Other transport alternatives to Marbella

If you prefer to travel more comfortable you can rent a car in Malaga with us, our prices are very competitive and our staff will assist you in your own language. If you need it, you can request a GPS during the booking process.

If you don't need a vehicle you may prefer the comfort of a transfer from Malaga airport to Marbella, following the link below we recommend you how to do it at the best price.

What is the price of a taxi from Malaga airport to Marbella?

You will know what you will have to pay before booking online, there will be no surprises with the price for the taxi transfer to Marbella:

  • 4 seats up to 3 suitcases: 62.10 Euro
  • 7 seats minivan up to 9 suitcases: 90.00 Euro
  • 16 seats minibus up to 16 suitcases: 115.20 Euro
  • 19 seats minibus up to 19 suitcases: 137.70 Euro

It is paid on arrival and has a 10% discount for a return trip.

Map of driving route to Marbella

See the Route Map and Driving directions.

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