Transfer Options from Malaga Airport to Marbella

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How to get from Malaga Airport to Marbella

There are two direct options to reach Marbella from Malaga Costa del Sol airport; taxi or bus. Unfortunately, the intercity trains do not run to Marbella. Both options of taxi and bus are available from terminal 3. A Malaga airport taxi will cost around 60€ for the journey on the meter and will take around 54 minutes to reach Marbella. In comparison, the bus takes approximately 45 minutes, with a cost of around 9.20€ one-way.

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60

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Cost:60 €

Available: 24/7

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27.60

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Cost:18.40 €

Available: 09:35 - 22:45

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Estimated driving time

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Traveling 37’

47 minutes

Waiting 120’

Traveling 45’

165 minutes

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09:35 - 22:45

How to get from Malaga Airport to Marbella by taxi

A taxi from Malaga airport is available from the airport direct to Marbella from the taxi stand outside terminal 3. Malaga airport taxis should always have a meter and a clear licence inside the cab. The taxis regularly run the intercity routes and provide a quick and simple transit between the two cities. The journey should take approximately 37 minutes along the quickest route (which has tolls).

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How to get from Malaga Airport to Marbella by taxi

A taxi from Malaga airport is available from the airport direct to Marbella from the taxi stand outside terminal 3. Malaga airport taxis should always have a meter and a clear licence inside the cab. The taxis regularly run the intercity routes and provide a quick and simple transit between the two cities. The journey should take approximately 37 minutes along the quickest route (which has tolls).

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Taxi fare from Malaga Airport to Marbella

The taxi fare for intercity transit is at a slightly higher rate than normal local transfers; therefore, you can expect a cost of around 60€ to reach Marbella. Be advised that the discussion of tolls may arise and you will likely have to pay these in addition if you wish to take the quickest route.

Be aware that a night-time (10:00pm - 06:00am), weekend and holiday rate applies for taxis as well as an airport pick up fee of 5.50€ (included in the estimate), and an after-midnight collection fee of an additional 2€.

Convenience

Taking a taxi is the most direct and comfortable option for travelling from Malaga airport to Marbella, providing a door-to-door transit and quick travel time. To ensure that the journey is stress-free, it is always best to pre-book your taxi so there is no waiting or any dispute of fares.

Editor’s Note

As the quickest route to Marbella is via a toll road, it is always best to discuss with your driver the course of action. Not taking the toll route can add an extra 20 minutes to the journey time.

Useful Tips

Intercity and local cabs operate together as one unit, but each on a different rate.
Bear in mind the Spanish holidays and festivals; taking taxis on these days can be expensive.
Always ensure that your driver turns on the meter before your journey; ask for a receipt if you are unsure of the validity of the cost.

How to get from Malaga Airport to Marbella by bus

The bus for Marbella operates from Malaga airport and is named "Malaga airport- Marbella intercity line" from CTSA Portillo. The buses are air conditioned and comfortable for the distance, which should take about 45 minutes to traverse. The bus frequency varies according to the day, but generally there shouldn't be more than a 2-hour gap between buses.

How much is the bus from Malaga Airport to Marbella?

The bus fare between Malaga airport and Marbella is 9.20€. Tickets are available for purchase from the website or via the ticket sales booth located in the terminal 3 building before you exit to the stop. Beware that it is best to book in advance as there may be a queue for tickets.

Cost

9.20€

Trip Duration

45 Min.

There can be up to a 2 hour wait for a bus.

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The bus is available Mon-Fri 09:35am - 10:45pm and Sundays/Holidays 09:45am - 10:45pm. The bus departs the airport approximately every 2 hours.

Where do I get it from?

The bus is located at the stop outside of the terminal 3 building. Plenty of signage is available in the airport.

Convenience

The bus is a reasonably comfortable and well-priced option heading to Marbella. The coaches are air-conditioned and provide an under-bus storage facility for luggage. However, the bus does have irregular departure times which can lead to long waits, as well as long waits for ticket purchase if not done in advance.

Timetables

Bus timetable Malaga-Marbella

Booking system - Avanzabus

Malaga Airport Map

Editor’s Note

The long-distance coaches will terminate only at one location in Marbella - the bus station. Depending on where you are going there is a taxi rank available from the station.

Useful Tips

Pre-booking your tickets is always the best option to ensure that you are not delayed purchasing them at the counters in Malaga Airport.
There are 3 bus stops operating for different services at Malaga Airport, make sure you're on the right one!
More buses operate in summer than winter. To help avoid a wait, book in advance via the online booking system.
Tickets are now available on mobile, so there is no need to print them before boarding the bus.
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How much does taxi cost from Malaga Airport to Marbella?

Taxis collected at the rank from Malaga Airport to Marbella are metered, and therefore will cost approximately 60€. Weekends, night-time and holidays may affect this rate.

How far is it from Malaga Airport to Marbella?

Marbella is located around 51 km away from Malaga Airport on the quickest route (which contains tolls). The journey should take around 37 minutes via this route.

How many transfer options are there from Malaga Airport to Marbella?

Malaga Airport offers two transportation methods from Malaga Airport to Marbella, these are taxi or public bus. Both methods leave from the airport, terminal 3.

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