As soon as you leave the arrivals hall, you will see a ticket office, and just behind here are the bus stops. The Alsa ticket office is open Monday to Friday 09:30 to 14:15 and then from 15:30 to 18:30. Saturdays and Sundays 15:30 to 19:30.
The Avanza ticket office is open from 8.40am to 22.10. If your destination doesn’t feature here, direct from the airport, then we recommend you travel to Malaga Bus Station via the A Express Bus or the train to Maria Zambrano and then take a bus from there.
These are the only destinations you can get to by bus from Malaga Airport
This bus takes you from Malaga Airport to Malaga City Centre with 10 stops along the way. The total journey time is around 15 – 25 minutes depending on time of day and traffic. It costs just 3€ and you can pay the driver direct. There are buses every 15-25 minutes until around midnight and then at 00:45, 02:00 & 05:05. It now runs 24 hours which is great.
Please check times here www.emtmalaga.es. Select “LÍNEAS Y HORARIOS” and then “LÍNEA EXPRESS AEROPUERTO” .
The stops are:
There is a direct bus from Malaga Airport which will take you directly to Marbella Bus Station and the journey takes around 45 minutes. Buses start at Malaga Airport at 07:05 and the last bus is 23:00. From Marbella Bus Station the first bus is at 06:00 and the last bus is 22:00.
Times can vary so please check/book your tickets here Malaga Airport to Marbella Bus.
An example of bus times from Malaga Airport to Marbella Bus times are: 07:05, 09:05, 09:50, 10:15, 10:45, 11:30, 11:35, 12:30, 13:30, 14:15, 14:45, 15:15, 16:45, 17:20, 18:00, 18:20, 19:00, 19:35, 20:35, 22:05. 23:00 but please do check the official website as days / times may vary.
When you go onto the website prices will vary from around 6€ to 10€. If you are a family of 4 or 5, for a little more it may be worth looking at taking a taxi or private transfer. Weigh up the cost of the tickets and your time waiting for the bus and journey from Marbella Bus Station to your final destination.
The journey of the direct Malaga – Marbella bus is around 45 minutes. It takes the toll road so generally is on time.
In the winter months, buses operate roughly every 2 hours, so depending on the time you land, you could be waiting a while. In the summer, the buses are more frequent as you can see above. Summer schedules normally start around June 15th.
You can buy directly outside the arrivals hall or you can buy online. The only thing you need to think about is if there is a delay, you would have to go online and try and change your bus ticket. The ticket office can be busy so be prepared to queue in the peak seasons. Another tip is to make sure you have smaller than a 50€ note. When you book online, you will receive an SMS with all your details to show the driver.
There are lockers at Marbella Bus Station, a cafe and also a place to charge your phone. At Malaga Airport you can now leave your luggage at Lock Mate.Advertisement
The first bus for the Malaga Airport – Estepona service starts at 07:05 with the last bus at 22:00. From Estepona, the first bus is at 05:30 and the last bus 20:30. For the latest summer schedule for the direct bus from Malaga Airport to Estepona Bus please check their website here.
Once you are on the bus, the journey is around 1 hour 15 minutes.
Prices vary from around 8€ to 13€. As mentioned above, if you are a family of 4 or 5, for a little more it may be worth looking at taking a taxi or private transfer.
Check the new summer schedule for the direct bus from Malaga Airport to Algeciras Bus here.
The first bus leaves Malaga Airport at 10:45 an the last bus is at 23:00. From Algeciras the first bus leaves at 06:45 with the last bus at 19:45. There are limited buses so if the times don’t suit, then we suggest you take the Express A bus or train to Maria Zambrano / Malaga Bus Station and take a bus from there.
The journey takes around 2 hours depending the bus you choose.
Prices vary from around 15€ to 19€. You can buy at the ticket office or online. If the ticket office is closed, then you should be able to pay the driver direct.
Check here for the latest timetable for the direct bus from Malaga Airport to La Linea.
The first bus leaves Malaga Airport at 09:05 with the last bus at 15:45. From La Linea the first bus is at 09:00 with the last bus at 17:30. There are only a few buses a day, so if the hours do not suit you we advise you take one of the other buses to Marbella, Estepona or La Linea and take another bus from there, or go to Malaga Bus Station as mentioned above.
The bus tickets cost around 16€. You can buy tickets at the ticket office or online. If the ticket office is closed then you should be able to pay the driver direct.
The direct bus takes just under 2 hours.
There is now a direct bus from Malaga Airport to Nerja. This is with the ALSA bus company and we ask that you check times here direct. There are only a few buses a day direct from the airport, so as mentioned above, if your landing times do not fit, then you need to go to the Malaga Bus Station and take a bus from there to Nerja.
The bus is really cheap, around 5€. The problem is that there are only a few buses a day.
The bus journey is around 1 hour 50 minutes.
From Malaga Airport you can travel direct to the areas mentioned above. There will be a limited number of buses per day direct from Malaga Airport, therefore, if the times do not suit, we recommend going to Malaga Bus Station via the A Bus (as per above) or the train from Malaga Airport to Maria Zambrano Station.
ALSA allow 2 bags weighing up to 30kg overall and they also offer a discount of 30% for groups of 4 people or more. You can buy tickets online, at the ticket office or by phone. You can board the bus with either your booking reference number, show your SMS for mobile boarding or with your printed ticket. For all information go to the ALSA .
Please note this bus does not stop at the Airport Terminal. You would need to walk to the main road (San Isidro) to take this bus. Just ask any member of staff at the airport who we are sure will direct you to the correct place. You can find all details of times and other stops on this line here Malaga M-135 Bus Line