How to Reach Marbella - The Easiest Way to Reach Marbella


  • By Air: Malaga Airport that lies very close to Marbella is well connected to most European cities. As an alternative, visitors can also fly in to Gibraltar airport that is at a distance of 1.5 hours from the city. There are a number of buses from the airport towards Marbella that leave every few minutes and take about 40 minutes to reach the city. Taxis are available from Malaga Airport to Marbella outside AGP airport.
  • By Bus: Visitors travelling from various parts of Spain and beyond can also arrive by bus to Marbella. The bus station is right off the A7 motorway.
  • By Train: To reach Marbella by train, you will have to travel to Malaga and then get to Marbella on the special Malaga airport transfer service, taxi or coastal bus. The national train system in Spain is known as RENFE. For trains along the Costa del Sol from Malaga or Fuengirola check out the timetables on this train timetables and reservations site.


  • By Car: This is the preferred way to get around in Marbella. A number of car rental agencies are available around the city that offer good rental rates.
  • By Scooter: If driving bores you, you can bask in the warmth of the sun and enjoy the cool breeze on your bike. A lot of people prefer to hire a bike to get around in Marbella.
  • By Taxi: For the lazy and those short on time, hiring a taxi is quite a convenient way to get around. Although an expensive mode of transport, taxis are plentiful in Marbella.
  • By Bicycle: Marbella is a delight to cycle around. Eco friendly and extremely fun, cycling is a great way to see this wonderful city.
  • By Horse Carriage: Travel back to Victorian times with your own horse carriage galloping around this marvellous town. A unique way to experience the magic of Marbella, horse carriages are easily available around town. One of the most interesting things to do in Marbella!
  • On Foot: Walking is perhaps the most personalized and leisurely way to see the city. There are a number of walking tours that take visitors around the Old Town and other parts of the city. The best way to do some sightseeing in Marbella!

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Modes of Transportation in Marbella

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Marbella. The most preferred mode of transport in Marbella is Car.

Average distance: 20.67 km Average time: 61.67 min

  • Car 50%
    Driving 22.5 min Overall average time for 26 kms 22.5 min
  • Walking 25%
    Walking 120 min Driving 20 min Overall average time for 10 kms 140 min

How to Reach Marbella from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Alhaurín el grande to Marbella 26.17 km 26 mins
Fuengirola to Marbella 28.82 km 28 mins
Mijas to Marbella 29.42 km 29 mins
Ardales to Marbella 40.94 km 40 mins
Malaga to Marbella 53.4 km 53 mins
Málaga to Marbella 56.33 km 56 mins
Nerja to Marbella 115.52 km 1 hour 55 mins
Seville to Marbella 156.13 km 2 hours 36 mins
Granada to Marbella 160.47 km 2 hours 40 mins
Rabat to Marbella 355.25 km 5 hours 55 mins
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