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Estepona Buses

Estepona Bus Station © Gonzalo Alvarez
Estepona Bus Station

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 14.40 hrs 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 outside Carrefour or Macdonalds. The Marbella - Estepona Marina L-79 bus service is not an option as it is not permitted by Esteopna 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) valid from 01-10-2022 for routes between: Malaga Airport, Marbella, to San Pedro, Estepona, Ronda, La Linea and Algeciras by direct bus or by changing bus in Marbella.

Timetable (pdf) valid from 01-10-2022 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) valid from 01-10-2022 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  - Avenida Juan Carlos (just west of old town centre) to Marbella Bus station taking 1 hr 15 minutes.  It travels along Avenida Andalucia - old town ring road stopping at El Calvario Park then joins Avenida Literal (old N-340 coast road) stopping outside Carafour and then oposite Macdonalds before joining A-7 coast road to San Pedro, Puerto BanusMarbella town centre, La Cañada shopping centre and terminates at Marbella bus station.  First bus departs 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. Since March 2022 this bus no longer drives along Avenida España terminating at the Marina. 

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.

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) valid from 01-10-2022 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 12.00 and 18.45. The first bus 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 Estepona bus station goes along Avenida Andalucia, Avenida Juan Carlos, Avenida España (by old bus termina plaza ABC) 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 (March 2022) Saturday are 06.45, 08,35 (not Sunday), 10.10, 14.30, 18.40. .
Departures from La Linea to Estepona (March 2022) 06.45, 08.35, 12.20, 14.30 (not Sunday), 16.30, 20.15.

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

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) valid from 01-10-2022 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) valid from 01-10-2022 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 micro bus

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 enters Estepona along Avenida del Carmen and turns into Avenida del Mar. It stops at the roundabout with the fishing boat infront of entrance to Marina, Avenida Carlos Cano, Parque Huerta Nueva, Avenida Juan Carlos I (infront of Pinturas Andalucia), Avenida Andalucia (Papeleria Acuarela), (Parque Calvario), (Mercadona) ,(La Portada), (in front of Muisol), Avenida del Literal (Carreafour), outside McDonald's restaurant at the east entrance of the town. It runs every half hour from 07.25 - 21.00. Monday to Friday. Reduced service Weekends and Holidays. Single Ticket 1.40€

For routes to: See the PDF timetables for the Estepona L1 bus

L2 Route
A second bus line L2 that runs between  Urb. Beverly Hills (werstrn municipal boundary), Estepona town and Urb Mar y Mont (eastern municipal boundary). The route is Beverly Hills,  Avenida del Mar - roundabout with the fishing boat, Avenida Juan Carlos - Pinturas Andalucia, Avenida Andalucia - Calvario, Musisol, Seafront Promenade - Restaurant El Pescador, Carrafour, El Padromn - Hotel Kempinski, El Castor, El Velerin, Hacienda Beach, El Pirata, Parque Antena, Venta los Niños, Cancelada, El Saladillo, Benamara, Isdabe and Mar y Monte urbanisation to the very east of the Estepona  municipal boundary. This line runs every half hour from 06.10 - 20.25 Monday to Friday. Reduced service Weekends and Holidays. Single Ticket 1.40€

For routes to: See the PDF timetables for the Estepona L2 bus to Mar y Montes
For routes to: See the PDF timetables for the Estepona L2 bus from Mar y Montes

L3 Route
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, Avenida de Andalucia - Cementario, Seguridad Social, La Portada, Isla Canarias, Los Arcos (Mercadona) Parque El Calvario, Carrafour Express, Parque Huerta Nueva, Polideportivo del Carmen, Avenida Carlos Cano - Tres Banderas roundabout, Avenida Puerto del Mar, Kai Alde, Punta Doncela, Policia Local Segers, Beverly Hills, Valle Romano, Arena Beach, Don Pedro, Arroyo Vaquero, Bahia Dorada 2, Bermuda Beach.   The return journey from Bermuda Beach to Estepona calls at Bahia Dorada entrance 4 and then 3, Hotel Estepona Spa (was El Fuerte), Estepona Hospital, Costa Natura / Hotel Elba, Playa del Cristo, in front of Kai Alde, in front of Avenida del Mar, Avenida Carlos Cano, Parque Huerta Nueva, Avenida Juan Carlos I - Pinturas Andalucia, Avenida Andalucia - Papereria Acuarelia, Parque Calvario, Mercadona, La Portada, Musiol, Avenida Literal - Carrefour, Macdonalds, Estepona Bus Stationi. Monday to Sunday it departs the Estepona bus station  at 07.00, 11.00, 18.00, and 20.00 hrs and Bermuda Beach 07.30, 11:30, 18:30 and 20:30 hrs. This bus service started in 2015 as summer only, it became permanent in August 2018 and stopped in March 2020 restarted in 2022.
Single Ticket 1.40€ 

For routes to: See the PDF timetables for the Estepona L3 bus

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 Estación Sur at 06.00 hrs. The return departing Madrid Estacion Sur at 22.00 hrs and arriving in Algeciras Bus Station at 06.05 hrs. Price is 21.57€ one way. 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 serve Barcelona direct from Aleciras Bus station (departing 18.30 hrs) and Algeciras Port (departing 18.30 hrs) arriving at Barcelona, Estacio d' Autobusos Nord at 12.30 hrs next day. The Barcelona to Algeciras direct service departs at 12.00 hrs and arrives Algeciras Port at 07.00 and Algeciras Bus Station at 07.15 hrs.at 07.00 hrs. It is an 18 hour journey! Price 111€ single. Buses stop in Andalucia depending on service at Granada, Guadix, Baza, Cullar Baza, Velez Rubio.

There is also direct Malaga to Barcelona service twice a day plus several more with changes. Departing Malaga at 08.00, 14.15, 21.30 hrs and departing Barcelona at 07.00 and 12.00.

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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 Europa
Hostal 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 August 2022.

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