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Travel Between Málaga Airport and Marbella

Car Hire

Rent a car for your holiday Book with Helle Hollis car rental. You can get an instant upgrade by paying 30 days in advance, and by quoting our Home Owners code of H0349 you will get a 15% genuine discount. Discount applies whether booking by internet or phone. No need to stay in our apartment. Not suitable for one-ways to Marbella.

Marbesol car Hire Book with Marbesol car rental. They will do one-ways to Marbella if required at little or no extra cost. The Marbesol Office is on the Golden Mile next to Carolina Park (and our apartment).


Málaga Airport Taxi
Taxis cost per km, plus airport pickup charge.
This translates approximately to a charge of 67 euros for the journey to Marbella.
Malaga Airport Taxi

Malaga Airport Transfers

Booking a private transfer costs similar to taking a taxi and the benefits can far outweigh any extra cost. It is particularly cost efficient for larger groups. You can book and pay for your private transfer in advance. Just provide your flight details at the time of booking and the company will track your flight ensuring that a driver is waiting for you in the arrivals hall. No waiting for buses or queuing in a taxi rank! Baby seats can be ordered at the time of booking.

Try Transfers Del Sol. Current cost of transfer to Marbella is 70 Euros for up to 4 persons.
Transfers del Sol


Malaga International Airport is just 45 Km. from Marbella. The road to Marbella from the Airport is called N-340, towards Cadiz. As you approach Fuengirola, you can either continue on the N-340, or choose the 'Costa del Sol' toll motorway. The motorway is faster and less busy, but costs 6.30 euros high season but less in low season.


Timetable summary from Málaga Airport to Marbella Bus Station

We offer this information in good faith. It is intended only as a guide to help you plan your holiday by knowing the frequency of the services.
Don't rely on these times to catch a plane!
Check with the Portillo timetable
You can also check timings with the Marbella Bus Station
on Tel: 00 34 952 76 44 01 or Tel: 00 34 952 36 01 91 or 00 34 902 143 144

Málaga Airport to Marbella Bus Station
1 October 2012 -
30 June 2013
correct 12 Oct 2012)
08:15, 10:15, 11:30, 12.00, 12:30, 14.15, 16:15, 18:00, 18:50, 20:15, 22:30

1 July - 30 September 2012
correct 20 Sept 2012)

07:00, 08:15, 10:00, 10:45, 11.20, 11:30, 12:30, 13:15, 14:15, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 17.20, 17:45, 18:45, 20:00, 21:00, 22:00, 23:45
Marbella Bus Station to Málaga Airport
1 October 2012 -
30 June 2013
correct 12 Oct 2012)
07:15, 08:15, 09.15, 10:15, 11:30, 13:15, 15:15, 15.30, 17:00, 19:15, 21:15
1 July - 30 September 2012
correct 20 Sept 2012)
06:00, 07:15, 08:45, 09:30, 10:15, 11:30, 12:15, 13:15, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 16:45, 17.45 18:45, 20:00, 21:00, 22:45


This is a good quality coach and not just a local bus and costs from only 8.00 Euros. It takes approx 45 minutes non stop. Passengers should place their larger luggage items in the compartment under the bus.

At Málaga airport pay at kiosk. At Marbella bus station buy a ticket from the Portillo sales office. Important: Try to buy your ticket for Marbella to Malaga Airport before the day of departure - sometimes the bus is full. If bus is full, you will then have to catch the bus to Torremolinos and get a taxi from there.
Tel: +34 952 76 44 01 or +34 952 36 01 91 for more information


Marbella train station does not exist but there are future plans to bring the train to Marbella. However, there is a train service from Málaga Airport to Fuengirola.
The train station is outside the International Terminal. Follow the signs over the footbridge to the train station. You can go by train from the Airport to Fuengirola, a town halfway to Marbella, and then take a bus or taxi from there to Marbella.

There are 68 train services daily, leaving every 30 minutes. The first one is at 6:00 am. and the last at 10:30 pm. The ticket costs around 1,50 Euros from Monday to Friday, and 1,60 Euros weekends and bank holidays.

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