Can I get from Malaga Airport to Riviera del Sol by bus and train?" wrote Vince.
I wrote back: “Hi Vince, Catch the train from Malaga airport train station to Fuengirola train station. There are three trains every hour on the C1 route to Fuengirola so there is no need to run once you have got your suitcases. The ticket machines on the Malaga airport station platform accept notes up to €20 and give change or you can buy your ticket from the ticket office on the platform. If you are travelling in a group or with your family, let the ticket seller know and you get a discounted price.
It's a journey of just under 45 minutes and then you only have to trundle your suitcase for less than 200 metres between the Fuengirola train station to the Fuengirola bus station a block away.
If you check the Fuengirola Bus Schedule on the Costa del Sol buses page you will see there are almost two buses every hour on the Fuengirola to Marbella route. When you buy your ticket at the bus station, ask for Riviera del Sol bus stop, one of the bus stops between Fuengirola and Marbella. I hope they have cleaned it up since I last checked it out. I doubt it.
This photo shows the Opencor shop next to the roundabout at the Riviera del Sol main entrance. The bus stop on the main road is about 200 metres away behind me to my left. You can just see the top of the first taxi in the rank right next to the roundabout. You are nearly there!
Here is a recent blog about how Jennifer will travel from Malaga Airport to Riviera del Sol.
Best wishes Vincent and thanks very much for using Gomarbella Mike
PS: You can now do online bus ticket reservations through the gomarbella reservation system.