It’s very easy to get to Marbella from Malaga train station. As you come off the platforms into the arrivals area, turn left. You`ll see an escalator to the upstairs restaurants and shopping areas. There are toilets there also. Overhead you’ll see the Malaga bus station signposted with a picture of a bus. Turn right out of the train station.
The bus station is just over the road from train station building. You can buy your bus ticket online to Marbella before you travel. Check the booking engine below for bus schedules. There is a ticket office in the bus station ticket of course.
I recommend that you book your ticket to Marbella below and choose the Express or Directo service. These buses travel directly from Malaga bus station to Marbella bus station with no stops. The Express or Directo route takes only 50 minutes. This is much faster than the coastal route bus which stops at Torremolinos and Fuengirola. This Ruta, or normal service bus takes one hour 30 minutes to get to Marbella. You’ll see over 20 buses leaving during the day to Marbella. If have an hour or so before your Direct service, why not enjoy a bit of shopping or a coffee back in the train station? Check first which platform your Marbella bus is leaving from. If you like unhurried scenic travel , take any of the slower buses. You’ll get a good look at the towns, but stops and stations between Málaga and Marbella.
How much is a taxi from Malaga train station to Marbella?
You’ll find the taxis right in front of Malaga station. They’ll be very excited to have a fare all the way to Marbella from the train station. The fares are metered. Your taxi driver may offer you the toll road which will add about €8 to your fare in summer. €4.00 in winter. I always use the AP7 toll road, it’s safer and faster especially in summer. Check your fare with the driver before starting off if you like. Your taxi fare depends on the time, day and distance you travel. If you travel before 10pm on a week day I would estimate (2019) €75 from the train station to Marbella town centre. If you travel after 10pm or over the weekend or on a public holidays then approximately €90.