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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Guadalmina Bus Stop

Lindsay Heyes asked me how to get from Malaga airport to Guadalmina bus stop:

"Hi, can you help us please? We have rented a villa at Guadalmina urbanisation next Thursday for a week and would like to use public transport to get there, is there a train or bus that we could get from Malaga airport?" Many thanks, Lindsay

I replied: "Hi Lindsay, take the Malaga airport bus to Marbella bus station and when you get there, change to the Marbella to Estepona bus.  Buy your ticket to Marbella before getting on the bus at the ticket office which is just outside Arrivals at the airport. After 8pm the ticket office is closed  and you'll buy your ticket on the bus from the driver. Pay with a small note, €5 plus coins or €10 and check your change before moving off down the bus to get your seat. At the Marbella bus station, get in the queue for your ticket on the bus to Estepona and say to the ticket seller "Guadalmina." You can add - por favor- if you feel better but in Spain it's not used very much.  The ticket seller is being paid to give you a ticket, why do you have to say please? Welcome to Spain.

You can get off at the Guadalmina stop which is one of the bus stops between Marbella and Estepona but Guadalmina is actually an enormous urbanisation. There's Guadalmina Baja on the sea side of the road and Guadalmina Alta on the mountain side of the road around the golf course.

I would recommend, for the first time anyway, that you get off the Marbella to Estepona bus at the previous San Pedro de Alcántara bus stop where there is a taxi rank. From there, take a taxi to your villa in Guadalmina.

If your villa is close to the main A7 coastal road, you can then use the bus to commute up and down the coast during your stay.

Hope you have a great visit Lindsay. Best wishes Mike"


Anonymous said...


Im flying from Madrid 07:40am on the 29th of August. Im trying to find a bus from Marbella to Madrig but can't work their website (how can it be only in spanish??) . It doesnt state how long the bus takes only what time it's departing, same for the link on gomarbella. Help please !

Mike Drury said...

Hi, I checked on the Gomarbella online booking page putting in Marbella as the Origin and Madrid as the Destino and came up with nine services for the 28th August. Have a look at them all and see which one would suit you best.

The bus that leaves Marbella at 22.00 on 28/8 gets into Madrid Estacion Sur at 05.15 in the morning of 28/8. We would then need to check how long it would take you to get to Madrid Airport from the big Estacion Sur to get your flight at 07.40. I don't know the answer right now but I'll help you find out. Please check out the possibilities and tell me what your thoughts are.

Good question about only in Spanish! Beats me when we have so many visitors from outside the country. You can book online on this page as soon as you decide and of course I am available to help with the booking process. Here's the link:

Thank you for writing in. Mike

Sharon Greene said...

Hi can tell me how much it would cost on airport bus from malaga to marbella in july for 1 adult and 2 teens and how long does it take and can you pre book your seat?

Mike Drury said...

Hi Sharon, thanks for writing in. You can indeed book your tickets in advance. The price now is just on €8 one way and it will probably be about that in July this year. That would be around €24 for the three of you. It takes exactly 43 minutes from the airport to Marbella bus station. I'll give you a link to the Avanzabus site where you can do your bookings online, it's

There are not many services in the winter schedule but at the beginning of June, the summer schedule will come in to operation and there will be lots more services every day between the airport and Marbella and back.

Feel free to write back if I can help you with any questions Sharon. Well done for planning so far ahead. Best wishes from Marbella. Mike