Bernetta wrote to me: ” I am arriving at Malaga Airport on Sunday at 4:15. I am travelling to Marriott’s Playa Andaluza. Can I take public transport to get there or at least close?”
I wrote back: “Hi Bernetta, Thank you very much for writing in. Yes you can travel all the way by public transport to Marriotts Playa Andaluza in Estepona.
Book your ticket here and take the airport bus from Malaga airport to Marbella bus station. You catch the bus just outside arrivals. You buy your tickets from the transport office just outside arrivals until 20.00 after which you buy them on the bus.
From Marbella bus station it’s about 12 kms to Marriots Playa Andaluza which is on the other side of San Pedro de Alcantará. You can catch the bus which travels from Marbella bus station to Estepona and get off at the Isdabe bus stop which is the nearest stop to Marriotts Playa Andaluza. Here is a list of all the stops between Marbella bus station and Estepona.
It’s around 800 metres from the Isdabe bus stop to Marriotts Playa Andaluza. You will arrive on the mountain stide of the bus stop and need to cross the footbridge over the A7 and then trundle your suitcase down to Marriotts. If you would like to look at the distance check through on the other Marriotts Playa Andaluza blog.
Here are two alternatives to the bus journey if you are not feeling energetic after your journey; 1) Take a taxi from Marbella bus station to the resort, or 2) Take the bus from Marbella as far as the San Pedro de Alcantará bus stop and then a taxi from there to Marriotts Playa Andaluza. You’ll save about €15 by taking a taxi from the San Pedro de Alcantara bus stop. You’ll the updated taxi costs on the other Marriotts Playa Andaluza blog.
Once you are at the resort, you’ll see the welcoming entrance gates in the photo above, you can easily use the coastal bus service for exploring up and down the coast. Bernetta please check out all the information and then write back if I can help you at all. Best wishes from Marbella for your stay and thanks again for your contact. Mike Drury”