Malaga Airport is located just 52 km from Marbella. With flights providing transport for over 10 million passangers per year, including a huge timetable to the UK and many more International Flights, you're never far from home. It is also possible to fly to Gibraltar Airport - just 77km from Marbella.
“Marbella is the largest city in Spain without a railway. This is the story of the Costa del Sol Railway that was never built”
The nearest mainline train station to Marbella is Malaga. There is a Cercania service that operates from Fuengirola to other localities, it also connects to Málaga Train Station.
As with several other European countries, train services are modern, extensive and efficient, making travel by train to and from Malaga from other Spanish cities a delight.
A fast train from Madrid can take as little time as 2 and a half hours
Buses are frequent to Marbella from neighbouring towns, cities and provinces in Andalucia. There are also regular services to Malaga Airport and buses from La Linea - close to Gibraltar Airport. Here are ther bus timetables from Marbella
Buses also travel to Marbella Bus Station from Madrid.
More visitors rent cars in Spain than any other European country and a hefty percentage of these are in Andalucia. Car rental in Spain is the cheapest in Europe due to the strong competition and in Marbella car rental is no exception. Most people who travel to Marbella in a hire car will hire it from the airport on arrival, However, there are car rental offices based in Marbella.
Travelling in Taxi's can be expensive, but if you're going a short distance, then taxi's can be a time-saver or a convenient alternative for airport transfers. There is a taxi rank just outside the bus station to take you to your final destination if you prefer.