Bernetta wrote to me: "I am arriving at Malaga Airport on Sunday at 4:15 I am travelling to Marriotts Marbella. Can I take public transport to get there or at least close?"
I wrote back: "Hi Bernetta, thank you very much for checking in to www.gomarbella.com
Yes, you can take public transport all the way to Marriotts Marbella. I would start with the Malaga airport bus to Marbella. You will just miss the 16.30 bus but the next one at 18.30 is well worth waiting for, the cost is less than €4.50.
Then from Marbella bus station to Marriotts, you can either take the bus which runs from Marbella to Fuengirola and get off at the Pino Golf bus stop closest to Marriotts or you can take a taxi all the way from Marbella bus station to Marriotts if you are tired from travelling.
Here is a link about getting from Marbella bus station to Mariotts Marbella with a lot of information including the airport bus times and the schedule for the coastal bus to Fuengirola which I mentioned above. You will also find a list of bus stops between Marbella and Fuengirola.
Bernetta, check it all out and then please write back especially if there is anything you are not sure of.
Best wishes from Marbella and thanks very much for your contact. Mike"
PS: You can now do online bus ticket reservations through the gomarbella reservation system.