Malaga airport is where most visitors to Marbella and the Costa del Sol arrive. You can travel on easily from this big modern airport by taxi, in your rental car, by bus or by train or even be picked up.
The Malaga Airport bus to Marbella bus station is a real jewel. Get on this bus in Marbella and step off at the airport. Travelling further to Estepona from Malaga airport? Both services run like clockwork, 365 days of the year. Travel to other destinations from Marbella bus station such as La Linea de la Concepción bus station right next to the frontier with Gibraltar as well from Malaga Airport.
Find information on bus stops between Fuengirola and Marbella and Estepona on the Marbella Bus Station page.
The C1 train line stops at Malaga Airport just 80 metres from the Arrivals Hall and links the Maria Zambrano main train station with Fuengirola train station. With trains every 20 minutes in both directions, don’t hurry. You are on holiday.
Check out the wide car hire offer at Malaga airport with cars for every budget. Some rental car operators have their desks just before the baggage collection carousels and others will meet you as you walk into arrivals and take you to their nearby car hire depot.
A fleet of modern super clean taxis awaits you just outside the Malaga Airport Arrivals Hall. All taxis are equipped with meters and overcharging is very much a thing of the past.
Talking of buses, the Movelia online bus booking service on Gomarbella moves bus travellers all over Spain. If you are travelling from Marbella to Madrid or from Pamplona bus Station to Saint Jean de Pied de Port to begin your pilgrimage, get your ticket here.
If you are thinking of travelling from the Costa del Sol to Portugal for a few days to have a little holiday inside a holiday then check out my suggestions on different routes to get from Marbella or Malaga to the Algarve. Fancy a quick day trip to Ceuta in North Africa? Get a ferry from Algeciras to Ceuta and the whole story here.