Malaga airport to Marbella
There are two options when driving to Marbella, the toll free road or the paid one. We have chosen the free toll road because of the beautiful views.
The main road structure, the Mediterranean motorway or A-7, runs along the 161 kilometers of coastline from Malaga, in parallel to the old N-340, linking the coastal towns from Guadiaro to Maro. Another important infrastructure is the toll highway AP-7 or Mediterranean Highway, which runs from Guadiaro to Fuengirola parallel to the A-7, joining it on some stretches around the towns of Estepona and Marbella.
How to get to Marbella from Malaga airport
Driving route to Marbella:
Head northeast toward Av del Comandante García Morato
Turn right at Av del Comandante García Morato
Slight right to stay on Av del Comandante García Morato
Go through 1 roundabout
Turn right to stay on Av del Comandante García Morato
Take the ramp to N-340/Av Velazquez
Take the ramp to N-340/Av de Velázquez
Turn right at N-340/Av de Velázquez
Take the A-7/E-15 ramp to Algeciras/AP-7/Benalmádena
Keep left at the fork to continue toward E-15/A-7
Keep left at the fork to continue toward E-15/A-7 and merge onto E-15/A-7
Take exit 214 to merge onto A-7/Autovía del Mediterráneo toward Algeciras/Marbella
30,2 k m
Take exit 184 toward Marbella
Merge onto N-340
Stay on N-340
Turn right at Calle Huerta Chica
Malaga airport transfers to Marbella
When coming with a large group, a lot of lugage or looking for a private taxi you may know that there are many companies offering bus or transfer from Malaga airport to Marbella. Take a look at some of the transfer companies we recommend.
Taxis are available just outside the arrivals terminal and the aproximate cost for a transfer to Marbella is about 55 €. Taxi, Transfer and car rental at Malaga airport are the most convenient and efficient means of transport from the airport to Marbella, Estepona, Puerto Banus or any other destination on the western Costa del Sol.
Bus from Malaga airport to Marbella
Bus from Malaga to Marbella , Estepona, San Pedro, Puerto Banus (all of them can be taken) have a stop point outside Malaga airport arrivals, next to the large plaza outside the arrivals hall of Malaga Airport. You can read more about Malaga airport buses in our guide.
There is a direct shuttle bus service linking the airport with the city of Marbella. The company CTSA-Portillo is carrying out the journey between the airport and the bus station in Marbella. The tour lasts more than 45 minutes approximately. Schedules are available at: www.ctsa-portillo.com
Remember to keep your tickets until you arrive, if the bus get broken and you have to transfer to another bus, you would need to show your ticket.
Train from Malaga airport to Marbella
It is still not possible to go by train from Malaga airport to Marbella, however, it is possible to go by train from Malaga airport to Fuengirola, a town where the trains end and which is located just halfway between the two cities. The suburban line C1 RENFE (www.renfe.es), which covers the route Malaga to Fuengirola, stops in front of Terminal 3. The trains take 14 minutes from downtown Malaga to the airport and 35 minutes from the airport to Fuengirola.
For more information about trains visit our Malaga train station section.