So you have landed at Malaga Airport, but how, where and which bus do you take?
As soon as you leave the arrivals hall, you will see a Ticket Office and just behind here are 3 Bus Stops. The Alsa Ticket Office is open from 8.15am – 2.15pm and then again from 3pm to 6.30pm. The Avanza Bus Office is open from 8am to 8pm. If your destination isn´t via one of these buses, 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.
The stops are;
Check times here www.emtmalaga.es. Select Line – Paseo del Parque / Aeropuerto Express, then click the clock icon for schedules.
Malaga Airport to Marbella Bus Station Winter Schedule 2018/2019
This timetable is to give you a rough idea of the buses. Please double check your date and time of arrival of Malaga Airport to Marbella Bus here.
This route takes around 45 minutes. It´s great value for money although you still may need another bus, catch a taxi, or ask someone to pick you up to take you to your final destination. 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.
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, although you could still wait up to an hour. They do get busy, so make sure you buy your ticket in advance online Avanza Bus (link below). The website can be a little tricky at times. You can also buy direct from the Ticket Office, which is just outside the Arrivals Hall, this can also be very busy at peak times. Your ticket will have a seat number.
We have personally seen the bus driver send passengers who don´t have tickets, back to the ticket office (if open) and then driven off. So make sure you buy your ticket in advance. We also advise you to have some change or smaller notes than a 50€. From Marbella Bus Station, you must purchase your ticket before boarding the bus. Marbella Bus Station has a coffee shop / snack bar, toilets, lockers, place to charge phones and Taxi Rank. Please watch your bags here.
You can buy your tickets online, at the ticket office or by phone. There is now also Mobile Boarding, so no need to print your ticket. When you book online, you will receive an SMS with all your details to show the driver. Remember – There are Winter & Summer Timetables. Please do check direct with Bus Website for exact times.Advertisement
Here´s the new Malaga Airport to Estepona Winter Timetable 2018/2019 which gives you a rough guide of the times. Please double check your date and time of arrival on the Malaga Airport to Estepona Bus website here.
This bus route takes around 1 hour 15 minutes. During winter months there are only a couple of services a day which increases to around 7 a day during the summer months. If these bus times are no good for you we would suggest going to Malaga Bus Station, via the Express A Bus or train to Maria Zambrano first and then taking a bus to Estepona.
The New Malaga Airport to Algeciras Winter Timetable 2018/2019
This timetable is just a guide, please double check your date and time of arrival on the Malaga Airport to Algeciras Bus Website.
This is a new route and only operates once a day. We advise you take one of the other buses to Marbella, Estepona or La Line and take another bus from there or go to Malaga Bus Station.
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 book reference number, show you SMS for mobile boarding or with your printed ticket. For all information go to the ALSA link at the bottom of this page.
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
You can now to to Nerja Town from Malaga Airport with Alsa Buses. Prices start from under 5€ and the journey time is 1 hour 50 minutes. If you go to the website you can see where the bus stops along the way.