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Malaga Airport Transfers - Buses

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Malaga airport transfers - buses

When you exit the airport through the terminal 3 arrivals hall, turn to the right and go outside into the square. Just in front of this exit are two kiosk where you should buy the bus tickets. Portillo Avanza office is open 08.00 to 20.00hrs. Alsa / National Express  office open 09.30 to 14.15 and 15.30 to 18.30 hrs. If the office is closed you can pay the driver. The three bus stops are at the far side of this square. The left bus stop (with the airport behind you) is Alsa, the middle stop is Portillo, and the right stop is the A Airport bus (pay driver 4€ fare).   

There are also busses to more destination from the Malaga City Bus Station, to reach this bus station take the A Airport bus or the local train.    

Malaga Airport Bus to Malaga City Centre

There is an express airport bus service from Malaga city centre via Malaga City Bus Station (Platfrom 30)  and Malaga Maria Zabrano Train station to Malaga Airport operated by EMT Malaga's municipal transport company. The line number is A 'Paseo del Parque - Aeropuerto (Expres)'   and is the bus you see in the photo at the foot of this page.  

Malaga Airport to Malaga City and Train/Bus station. Airport Express. 

The bus costs 4 euro, pay on the bus, and takes approximately 25 minutes to reach the city centre, stopping at the following stops:
Airport - Avenida de Velázquez (Villa Rosa) - La Hoz (Mercado de Huelin) - Ayala (Los Arcos) - María Zambrano railway station - Bus Station (Platform 30) - Avenida Andalucía - Alameda Principal (Centro) - Paseo del Parque (near Plaza del General Torrijos). Route Map 

The first bus leaves the airport at 07.00 hrs and runs about every half hour until 00.00 hrs

The first bus leaves Malaga city from Paseo del Parque (Plaza del General Torrijos) at 06.25 hrs, and runs about every half hour until at 23.30.
Note: Pre Covid there was an night service but this has not been reinstated even though the first planes now depart the airport about 06.30

The bus leaves from the airport, on the arrivals level across the square in front of Terminal 3 arrivals exit. Bus Stop A. Pay the driver, the fare is 4€. Here is a page that give the updated time to the next departure. 

If you are unlucky and loose something on this bus; Lost property contact info (in Spanish) including lists of objects found are on the EMT Lost property. 

 

 

Malaga Airport to Marbella Bus Station

There is a frequent direct coach service from Marbella Bus Station to Malaga Airport operated by the  Avanza Portillo Bus Company.

This comfortable coach costs 6,15 euro, and takes approx 45 minutes non stop. Passengers should place their larger luggage items in the compartment under the bus.

At Malaga airport buy a ticket from the office located in the open square just outside the arrivals exit. At Marbella bus station buy a ticket from the Portillo sales office; beware there can be a queue. Tel: 952 76 44 01 (Marbella office) or 952 36 01 91 (Malaga office) or 902 143 144 (General enquiries).
 

Winter Service
During the winter 2021 (October to April) there is a less frequent services between Marbella and the Malaga Airport. The first bus arrives at Malaga Airport at 07.25 hrs (not in time for the first 20 flights). The last bus leaves the airport at 22.45 hrs (unfortunately not in time for the last 10 flights). It is recommended to check the Malaga Airport to Marbella timetable below. If your plane arrives too late for this your only option is a Taxi, a pre-booked transfer service, airport hotel, or hire car.

Summer service
For future reference, in the Summer 2019 (May to Septemeber) the first bus arrived at Malaga Airport from Marbella at about 06.45 hrs (unfortunately not in time for the first 25 flights) and the last bus left Malaga airport for Marbella at 23.45 hrs (unfortunately not in time for the last 25 flights). 

Timetable (pdf) published 04-09-2021 for routes between: Malaga Airport, Marbella, San Pedro, Estepona, Ronda, La Linea and Algeciras by direct bus or by changing bus in Marbella.

Timetable (pdf) published 03-09-2021 for routes between: Malaga City (for Granada, Jaen, Cordoba), Malaga Airport, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Marbella, San Pedro, Estepona, Ronda, La Linea and Algeciras (for Cadiz, Sevilla).
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Malaga Airport to Estepona Bus Station

There is a direct bus (with one stop at Marbella Bus Station) from Estepona Bus Station to Malaga Airport, also operated by Advanza Portillo Bus Company. The service runs four times a day most of the year and up to seven times a day in the summer months. Most buses starts or finishes this route at Algeciras.  All stop at Marbella bus station  This costs 11,10 euro and the duration of the journey is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. It is recommended to check the Portillo timetable below. As an alternative if the direct bus timing is not convenient, take the service from Malaga Airport to Marbella Bus Station (see above) and then change for the next local L70 (Express) or L79 (stopping) bus from Marbella to Estepona. If your plane arrives too late for the last bus to Marbella, your only option is a Taxi, a pre-booked transfer service, airport hotel, or hire car.

Timetable (pdf) published 04-09-2021 for routes between: Malaga Airport, Marbella, San Pedro, Estepona, Ronda, La Linea and Algeciras by direct bus or by changing bus in Marbella.

Timetable (pdf) published 03-09-2021 for routes between: Malaga City (for Granada, Jaen, Cordoba), Malaga Airport, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Marbella, San Pedro, Estepona, Ronda, La Linea and Algeciras (for Cadiz, Sevilla).
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Malaga Airport to Algeciras Bus Station

There is an Malaga Airport bus service straight from Algeciras Bus Station, also operated by Avanza Portillo Bus Company. The service runs twice a day in winter and three times in summer. This costs 14,42 euro and the duration of the journey is approximately 1 hour 55 minutes. All stop at Marbella and Estepona a few in the summer also stop at Sabinillas and Sotogrande.  See the published timetable below.

Timetable (pdf) published 04-09-2021 for routes between: Malaga Airport, Marbella, San Pedro, Estepona, Ronda, La Linea and Algeciras by direct bus or by changing bus in Marbella.

Timetable (pdf) published 03-09-2021 for routes between: Malaga City (for Granada, Jaen, Cordoba), Malaga Airport, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Marbella, San Pedro, Estepona, Ronda, La Linea and Algeciras (for Cadiz, Sevilla).
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Malaga Airport to LA LINEA (FOR GIBRALTAR) Bus Station

There is an Malaga Airport bus service to and from La Linea Bus Station. A lso operated by Avanza Portillo Bus Company. The service runs twice a day. This costs 14,42 euro and the duration of the journey is approximately 1 hour 55 minutes. All stop at Marbella and Estepona.  If you are trevelling to or from La Linea or Gibraltar and the times ar not convenient, check the Algeciras times and catch a frequent local connection between La Linea and Algeciras bus stations. 

Timetable (pdf) published 04-09-2021 for routes between: Malaga Airport, Marbella, San Pedro, Estepona, Ronda, La Linea and Algeciras by direct bus or by changing bus in Marbella.

Timetable (pdf) published 03-09-2021 for routes between: Malaga City (for Granada, Jaen, Cordoba), Malaga Airport, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Marbella, San Pedro, Estepona, Ronda, La Linea and Algeciras (for Cadiz, Sevilla).
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Malaga Airport to Seville Bus Station

ALSA Bus operate a twice a day to Seville (Plaza de Almas bus station). Departs Malaga Airport at 16.45 hrs (and arrives in Seville at 20.00 hrs) and 19.00 hrs (arr 22.15 hrs). The return is from Seville at 08.00 hrs (and arrive Malaga Airport at 11.00 hrs) and dep Seville 12.00 hrs (arrive AGP 15.15 hrs)   Cost for a single Malaga to Seville ticket is 18,57€ or 23,52 € depending on the bus.

Malaga Airport to Seville Bus station.

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MALAGA AIRPORT to GRANADA BUS STATION

ALSA Bus operates ten services a day to Granada (Avenida Avenida Juan Pablo Ii 33, Granada Bus Station) The Malaga airport bus departs at 08,30, 10.45, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 16.15, 17.00, 19,30 and 22,45 and arrives in Granada two and a half hours later. Some stop at Loja.
Cost single 11,43€ or 13,72€ depending on bus.

Malaga Airport to Granada Bus station. Some bus services stop at Loja.

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MALAGA AIRPORT TO ALMUNECAR & ALMERIA BUS STATION

ALSA Bus operates one service a day to and from Almuñecar Bus Station (not stopping at Nerja) and Almeria Intermodal Bus Station) The Malaga airport bus departs at 14.30 and arrives in Almuñecar at 16,15 and Almeria at 18,00. At the same time (14.30) another bus leave for Almuñecar stopping at Torre del Mar (15.45) Nerja (16.15) La Herradura (16.30) and Almuñecar (16.30). Cost single to Amuñecar is 8,77€ and Almeria is 21,96€. There are more services each day by taking the Airport Bus (or train) to Malaga Bus Station.

Malaga Airport express to Almuñecar and Almeria.
Malaga airport to Torre del Mar, Nerja, La Herredia and Almuñecar.

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car hire

Hire a car from Malaga airport is alternative way to get around! Consult our general Car Hire page here.

 

 

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