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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).

Taxi

Taxis charge per km, plus airport pickup charge. This translates to a charge of approximately 65 Euros for the journey to Marbella Centre.

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Málaga Airport Taxi
Malaga Airport Taxi provide a door-to-door taxi transfer service from Malaga Airport to Malaga and other destinations. All Taxi and Minibus transfers from Malaga Airport are private.
Malaga Airport Taxi

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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

Car

Malaga International Airport is just 45 Km. from Marbella. The roads to Marbella from the Airport are the MA-21 then the AP-7 towards Algiceras and Cadiz. As you approach Fuengirola, you can either continue on the AP-7 'Costa del Sol' toll motorway or follow the A-7 coastal road. The motorway costs 7.40 Euros in June, July, August and September but only 4.55 Euros the rest of the year. (Prices correct on 27/01/2016) The motorway is much faster, safer and more relaxing and is probably worth considering if you're trying to catch a plane and don't want any delays. The coastal road gives some nice views but is a little hair-raising at times.

Bus

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 2014 -
30 June 2015
(
correct 12 Oct 2014)
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 2015
(
correct 14 August 2015)

07:00, 08:15, 10:00, 10:45, 11.20, 11:30, 12:30, 13:15, 14:15, 15:30, 16:00, 17:00, 17.20, 17:45, 18:45, 18.50, 20:00, 21:00, 22:00, 23:45
   
Marbella Bus Station to Málaga Airport
1 October 2014 -
30 June 2015
(
correct 12 Oct 2014)
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 2015
(
correct 14 August 2015)
06:00, 07:15, 07.45, 08:45, 09:30, 10:15, 11:30, 12:30, 13:15, 14:30, 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

Train Service

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.

Marbella Helicopter Service

Helicopter transfers from Malaga Airport directly to the Golden Mile in Marbella or private estates etc. Connecting from commercial or private air travel arriving at Malaga.
Marbella Helicopter Service

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