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 to Marbella and Estepona bus service is a real jewel. Get on this bus in Marbella or Estepona and you are are as good as at the airport. It runs 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.

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.