May to Mike Hi Mike, I’m so glad I chanced upon your website! It’s a godsend since I can’t read Spanish and am stressed over finding the appropriate bus routes for my trip in May. I kinda planned my routes based on what I can find using Portillo’s schedule, I would appreciate if you can help me take a look and give your comments please.
I need to travel from Sevilla to Mijas Pueblo in May and then a couple of days later from Mijas to Malaga airport. Here’s my plan:
2) Mijas to Malaga airport Question: Bus or train to Malaga airport? Also I read from your website that Portillo buses might have delays. Is this bus timing sufficient for me to catch a flight at 1525 and where exactly does the bus from Mijas stop at Malaga? For the Sevilla-Mijas leg, some people recommend changing bus at Malaga, but I found that buses from Sevilla to Malaga aren’t that frequent as compared to Fuengirola.
In your opinion, is Malaga or Fuengirola a better place to change bus to Mijas Pueblo? Also, do I need to book bus tickets online beforehand? I checked the booking system at your website, but can’t seem to find buses plying these places on the dates I want to travel. Thanks so much!
Mike to May Hi May On my way back from Sevilla airport this morning, I came back via Málaga and drove up to Mijas to check out the bus stop and schedules.
In answer to your first question: Yes, the bus from Fuengirola bus station goes all the way up the mountainside to Mijas, also known as Mijas Pueblo and sometimes Mijas Village. I’m looking at a timetable I picked up from the Mijas Tourist Information office just now and you are completely correct, there’s a bus from Fuengirola bus station at 14.15 and another at 14.50.
Here’s the timetable of buses from Fuengirola to Mijas Pueblo:
In answer to your second question, to get from Mijas Pueblo back to Malaga Airport, take the bus back down to Fuengirola bus station, that’s a journey of 25 minutes, walk one block to the Fuengirola train station and take the train to Malaga Airport, about 35 minutes. The trains leave at 20 minute intervals and you can set your watch by them, they are so punctual, it’s a fantastic service.
About booking online, you can do it right here. the Portillo company is integrated into the Gomarbella online booking system. You will leave Sevilla from the Prado de San Sebastian bus station.
May to Mike Hi Mike, Thanks for sharing the detailed information, and suggesting we take a bus from Sevilla to Fuengirola instead of Malaga. I appreciate it! You mentioned tickets can be bought 6 days in advance. Do you recommend we purchase tickets for all legs of journeys once we arrive at Sevilla? And is it possible to purchase all of them at Sevilla Prado de San Sebastian bus station? I suppose we can buy train tickets when we reach Fuengirola and there is no need for advance ticketing. Do we need to wait very long to purchase train tickets at Fuengirola train station? Thanks once again!
Mike to May Hi May You are very welcome to the information. Book your ticket using the link above from Seville to Fuengirola train station. Going up to Mijas Pueblo you get your tickets at the little window at Fuengirola bus station and then coming back down again, you buy your tickets on the bus when you get on at the Mijas Pueblo bus stop in the photo.
I suggest getting to the airport earlier rather than later because it’s now a really pleasant place to spend pre-flight time compared to the old airport. There’s a little cafe restaurant, La Lechera against the back wall, between Burger King and the National Geographic shop and they serve the best coffee and tostados, that’s a toasted roll with olive oil dripped on and covered in chopped tomato. It’s where the the airport employees have their breakfast and that’s always a good sign. So if you are worried about connections, get to the airport earlier than you would normally and just take things easy. I hope that helps you May, keep on asking questions!
Best wishes Mike