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Estepona Buses

Estepona's new Bus Station officially opened on Monday 21st July 2014 © Sophie Carefull
Estepona's new Bus Station opened on Monday 21st July 2014

Estepona Bus Station

Estepona's new Bus Station opened in July 2014 and is located next door to the Exhibition and Congress Centre on Avenida del Litoral just beyond Carrefour hypermarket on the eastern link to the A-7 coast road 1 km east of town center. The new building houses the ticket office, toilets and waiting room only. No cafeteria but there are vending machines.

The office is open 07.25 to 13.30 hrs and 14.40hrs to 17.15 hrs (Aug 2020).

It is a good 15 minute walk to and from the town centre to the bus station. Options for arriving travellers are; taxi from the taxi rank behind bus station on the corner of the Congress Centre, the local urban micro bus L1 calls at the bus station (see below for details), the local urban micro bus L2 stops on Avenida Literal 200m away aoutide Carrefour or Macdonalds. The Marbella - Estepona Marina L-79 bus service is not an optioni as it is not permitted by the town hall transport passengers within the Estepona municipal district.

 

 

Bus to MALAGA AIRPORT

Portillo several buses a day to Malaga airport stopping at Marbella Bus Station and taking one hour. If your plane arrives too late for you to catch last direct service to Estepona, take a service to Marbella Bus Station and then change to another shown or a L-79 local stopping bus to Estepona. An alternative would be to take the train or Airport bus to Malaga City Bus Station and then the bus to Estepona. See full timetable on the link below:

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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).
 

Bus to Malaga City

There are several bus services every day to Malaga city in three different types. The 'Ruta' bus service which has multiple stops in towns such as Fuengirola and Torremolinos and takes 2 hours to reach Malaga city; 'Semidirecto' which has fewer stops and takes 1 hour 30 minutes to reach Malaga, and 'Exprés' which takes 1 hour 15 minutes and only stops in Marbella Bus Station before reaching Malaga city bus station. See full timetable on the link below:

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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).
 

Stopping Bus from Estepona to San Pedro, Puerto Banus and Marbella

L-79 is a half hour frequency stopping bus from Estepona Marina (opposite bullring) to Marbella Bus station taking 1 hr 15 minutes.  It passes along Avenida España (Estepona town seafront) stopping by Plaza ABC (old pre 2010 bus station) and town centre (opposite Calle San Pedro) and by Carrafour and then Macdonalds) The L-79 travels to San Pedro, Puerto BanusMarbella town centre, La Cañada shopping centre and terminates at Marbella bus station.  First bus departs Marina at 06.15 and last at 23.30. A full list stops and intermediate times can be seen on our Estepona to Marbella L-79 page.

Note: The L-79 will not pick up from Estepona unless you are travelling into Marbella municipal district. (ie Guadalmina - San Pedro  - Puerto Banus - Marbella) On boarding you will be refused a ticket and directed by the driver to take the less frequent L-2 municipal bus instead. Inbound towards Estepona the L-79 bus does not pick up after Guadalmina. There is no alert to this on the bus stops.

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).

Bus from Estepona to Fuengirola and Torremolinos

There are several bus every day from Estepona to Fuengirola, Torremolinos, and Málaga. If times are not convenient, take the L-79 stopping bus to Marbella  and change bus. 

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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).

Bus from Estepona to Manilva and Casares

There are two return busses a day on the L-77 route to the villages of Manilva and Casares. The bus leaves Casares at 07.45 and 16.00 and Estepona at 13.00 and 18.45. The first having travelled on to and from the Costa del Sol Hospital.

Stopping BUS FROM ESTEPONA TO LA LINEA

M-240 A service runs west to Sabinillas, Guadiaro and La Linea (for Gibraltar) (4.50€) . This bus leaves the bus station goes along Avenida de España to pick up only in the town centre (near Calle de la Terraza) and outside the Bullring (opposite the Marina) before travelling west along Avenida del Carmen to join the A-7 coastal highway. It passes Buenas Noches, Casares Costa, SabinillasPuerto de la Duquesa,  departing the highway for TorreguadiaroSan Enrique de GuadiaroGuadiaro and Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro. It leaves the A-7 before San Roque taking the CA-34 through Puente Mayorga and Campamiento to arrive at La Linea bus station.

Departures from Estepona to La Linea (Summer 2021) 06.45, 10.10, 14.30, 18.40.
Departures from La Linea to Estepona (Summer 2021) 08.35, 12.20, 16.30, 20.15.

A list of stops and intermediate times can be seen on the Estepona to La Linea M-240 page.

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).
 

BUS FROM ESTEPONA TO LA LINEA and Algeciras

There are several busses a day from Estepona to Algeciras of which some call at La Linea (for Gibraltar). Some bus continue to Seville or Cadiz, see below bus service to Tarifa and Costa de la Luz

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).

Bus from Estepona to Tarifa and Costa de la Luz

There is a twice daily direct bus service from Estepona to Tarifa and Tarifa and to Vejer, Conil, Chiclana, San Fernando and Cadiz. There are additional service available by changing bus at La Linea of Algeciras.

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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).
For routes to: La Linea and Algeciras to Tarifa and on to Vejer, Conil, Chiclana, Puerto Real, Puerto de Santa Maria, Jerez de la Frontera and Sevilla.
 

Estepona Local Urban buses

L1 route
A local circular bus line L1 travels from the Beverly Hills urbanisation located 2 km to the west of the town centre. The microbus travels along the Seafront (Avenida del Carmen and Avenida de España) up to the McDonald's restaurant ( Avenida del Literal) at the east entrance of the town. It runs every half hour from 07.30 - 21.30, Monday to Sunday. Single Ticker 1.20€

L2 Route
A second bus line L2 that runs between Estepona Port  (Outside Edificio PuertoSol or Bullring) and Mar y Monte urbanisation to the very east of the Estepona  municipal boundary, serving many of the hotels along the way. This line runs every half hour from 07.00 - 22.00, Monday to Sunday. Single Ticket 1.20€

L3 Route (currently suspended)
There is also a L3 that runs from Estepona Bus Station to Bermuda Beach (Hotel Piedra de Paloma) (ie. western boundary of Estepona Municipal district) via Carrefour, Plaza Ortiz, Centro, Avenida Juan Carlos, Plaza de Toros, Kai Alde, Playa del Cristo, Segers, Beverly Hills, Valle Romano, Arena Beach, Don Pedro, Arroyo Vaquero, Bahia Dorada 2, Bermuda Beach.   Monday to Sunday it departs the Estepona bus station  at 07.10, 11.10, 17.50, and 20.40 hrs and Bermuda Beach 11:35, 11:35, 18:15 and 21:05 hrs. This bus service started in 2015 as summer only, it became permanent in August 2018 and stopped in March 2020.
Single Ticket 1.40€ 

For routes to: See the PDF timetables for the Estepona local buses

Bus Estepona to Madrid

Interbus  (was Daibus) now part of Damas operates a daily bus service from Algeciras to Madrid. Departing Algeciras Bus station at 21.00 hrs arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur at 06.00 hrs. The return departing Madrid Estacion Sur at 22.00 hrs and arriving in Algeciras at 06.05 hrs. There are additional services in the summer. Bus typically calls to pick up at Algeciras (Bus Station), Algeciras (Port), La Linea, Estepona, Marbella, Fuengirola, Torremolinos, Malaga  and Madrid (Estacion Sur). There are additional daily services from Marbella and Malaga in the summer.

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Bus Estepona to Barcelona

Alsa have suspended the Algeciras to Barcelona. There is a direct Malaga to Barcelona service twice a day plus several more with changes. Departing Malaga at 08.00, 14.15, 21.30hrs and departing Barcelona at 07.00 and 12.00. It is an 18 hour journey! Price 95€ single. Buses stop in Andalucia depending on service at Granada, Guadix, Baza, Cullar Baza, Velez Rubio.

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CAR HIRE

Hire a car is another alternative way to get around!  Consult our general Car Hire page.

Hostals NEAR BUS STATION

Hostal EuropaHostal Europa

Hotel Europa is conveniently located near the bus station, on the eastern approach to Estepona. Set 300 metres from the beach and a 10 minute walk from the beautiful old town, Hostal Europa offers rooms with free Wi-Fi. The guest house features a café-bar and a 24-hour reception. 

 

LOST PROPERTY

Sadly Andalucia.com received many requests from passengers who have lost items on a Marbella bus. On the Avanza Portillo website it says for lost property you should call 91 272 28 32 (from Spain) or +34 91 272 28 32 (from abroad) or send an email to [email protected] Good luck in your search.

This page was updated in June 2021.

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