Cheap ways to get from Malaga to Marbella

Aug 1 , 2022 · 6 min read

Malaga and Marbella are two fun destinations that lie on the southern belt of Spain. Where Malaga is a welcoming, historic, gorgeous, and buzzing port city. It is located on the Costa del Sol and offers some great views and amazing food. The town is spoilt with sun all year long, making it a perfect place to holiday. The mountain ranges nearby protect the city from the wind, hence, making it warm and sunny always.

On the other hand, Marbella is a more glamorous and fun-filled resort town. It is a vibrant coastal town with many sandy beaches and a charming old-town vibe. It is filled with adventure sports, museums, glitzy nightlife and so much more. It is a city with no age limit as it offers something for everyone. You can also visit many other neighboring towns while in Marbella.

Both the cities are unique in their respective areas and offer great nightlife, shopping options, and stunning beaches along with some great local cuisines, perfect for food lovers to try out and explore. Some of the famous dishes include Croquetas, boquerones, and pulpo. Apart from these, we recommend you must try tapas and a filling Andalusian breakfast. You can head to any local market or restaurant in both; Malaga and Marbella and you will be able to get your hands on the local cuisine.

Talking about how to get to Marbella from Malaga, though the distance is not that long, just 60 Kms, however, there are plenty of options available to get to Marbella from Malaga. Still, if you are looking for some of the cheapest ones, this blog will answer all your questions.

By Train

Cheap ways to get from Malaga to Marbella

If you are looking for the cheapest way from Malaga to Marbella or vice versa, the Cercanias Madrid Commuter Train is the best option. The train is operated by RENFE, from Maria Zambrano Railways Station to Fuengirola, which is the halfway point between the two cities and takes around 42 minutes to reach. From the halfway, you can take a bus, which then directly takes you to Marbella in an hour or so. The total trip, including the bus and train, would cost you around $6-$7, where the bus charges are $3.50 and the train charges $3. This is the cheapest possible way to get to Marbella from Malaga. 

By Bus

Cheap ways to get from Malaga to Marbella

You can also directly take a bus from Malaga to Marbella. The bus charges are $8 and the trip takes up to 1 hour and 10 minutes to reach the desired destination. The Avanza Groupo departs every half an hour, whereas, Interbus departs every hour. You can check the bus schedule and travel according to your preference and convenience. The bus tickets are available at the station.

Buses are a great option if you do not want to travel by train. Though the charges are $2 higher than the train charges, this mode of transportation saves time and your efforts of getting off the train halfway and transferring to a bus. Also, the buses run every half hour to an hour, which does not make you timebound and gives you plenty of time to make your plans.

By Rental Car

Cheap ways to get from Malaga to Marbella

The fastest way to travel to Marbella from Malaga is by car. There are a few different routes that connect the two cities; Malaga and Marbella, the shortest one being Autopista AP-7 which can be easily accessed via the Ma-20 from Malaga. The distance is around 60 kilometers and the time taken to cover this distance is approximately 45-50 minutes via the toll road (The toll road charge is another $8). So, if you are not on a budget trip and can afford to spend on renting a car and then on the toll, this is one of the fastest options. Another advantage of renting a car is that you can enjoy all by yourself, with your partner or family, enjoy the views and take a stopover wherever you want. Renting a car gives you the convenience to do things at your own pace.

Or else, if you wish to avoid the heavy traffic and toll, you can go for the above-mentioned options (bus or train) as they seem more reliable and a better choice. 

By Taxi

Cheap ways to get from Malaga to Marbella

If you are not used to driving on the roads of Spain and are unaware of the rules and regulations of the road, you should not take the risk. You could hire a taxi, and the local driver can take you around and drop you at Marbella. Though this may cost you more, about $80 (CAD), than the other options, it is still more flexible than the other modes of transport.

The overall cost of travel is the first thing one calculates before heading to another destination. The cost comparison we have above can help you figure out and decide which mode of transportation best suits you according to your pocket.

Whether you intend to make a day trip to Marbella or spend a few days there exploring and enjoying the sights, you know exactly how to get there from Malaga. Safe travels from Malaga to Marbella and book your trip soon if you haven’t already! The above are the best and the cheapest options from Malaga to Marbella. These are the only modes of transport available between the two cities, that are fast and budget-friendly.

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