Hanna wrote in to ask; “Going from Utrera to Marbella on a weekday. How is the easiest way to go? Do we need to go first to Sevilla and travel from there? Thanks!”
I wrote back: ” Hi Hanna, I checked with the Portillo bus company in Malaga and the girl told me you would need to go into Sevilla. You will need to go to the Estación de Autobuses Prado de San Sebastian in Sevilla because all the buses to the south of Andalucia leave from there.
Check through on the Gomarbella Travel Page on theMarbella Bus Schedules to find the timetable of buses from Marbella bus station to Sevilla. It also shows you the time of the buses returning to Marbella from Sevilla. The most comfortable one for you will be at 4pm. Try to get there a little earlier to buy your ticket and reserve your seat.
The Prado de San Sebastian bus station has real style and the restaurant is a great place to have a coffee or go to the loo before you set off. I was there checking out a route just two weeks ago.
PS: Hannah you can now do online bus ticket reservations through the Gomarbella reservation system.