Are you looking for travel connections to Marbella by train?
This article will give you all the answers you need!
I have been living on Costa del Sol since 2020, and spend a lot of time in Marbella. I know the local public transport connections inside out as I use them personally.
In this article, you will get the most accurate local insights and tips that will save you time and research.
Marbella Train Station: What You Need to Know
Let’s skip to the chase: there is NO train station in Marbella!
Because the train network doesn’t run any further south than Fuengirola. Fuengirola is the last stop on the local commuter train line C1, which runs between Malaga and Fuengirola.
If you plan to take the train from Malaga city or the airport, fear not. There are other options available to you!
Malaga Airport to Marbella
If you need to travel from Malaga Airport to Marbella, you can do so with a public bus, by rental car or using an airport transport company.
In the article below, you will find detailed instructions for each, including price estimates and journey duration.
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Malaga City to Marbella
From Malaga City center you have a few more travel options to Marbella.
The buses from the central bus station (located across the road from Malaga Maria Zambrano train station) are your best bet if you’re using public transport. There are much more frequent buses running daily than the airport stop.
Most Popular Experiences in Marbella
While staying in Marbella, you might like some of these experiences and trips!
Read More of My Marbella Articles
I spent a lot of time in Marbella, and documented all my discoveries and tips in the articles below.
Other Marbella Transport Guides
For those planning to include some day trips from Marbella during their stay, here are some practical guides for the most popular options.
Southern Spain Travel Planning Guide
Is it safe to drive in Spain?
YES! The roads in Southern Spain are generally in very good condition, with modern highways connecting the biggest cities. To rent a car, I highly recommend Discover Cars, which will get you the best deals on your car rental for your trip.
WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO DRIVE?
WHERE SHOULD I BOOK MY ACCOMMODATION?
BOOKING.COM — I have been using booking.com for all my trips in Spain and abroad, and have never had any negative experiences. Their reviews are very accurate and you get the best deals even on apartments, not just hotels.
ARE THERE LUGGAGE STORE OPTIONS IN THE CITIES?
YES — If you would like to leave your luggage behind to explore the city on your last day, before heading to the airport, you can use Radical Storage service, which lets you book luggage storage options in almost all the destinations in Southern Spain.
DO I NEED TO BUY A LOCAL SIM CARD FOR THIS TRIP?
YES – You can, of course, use your own card if you have roaming data available. If you want to avoid surprising extra charges from your operator, you can use a service like Airalo, where you can buy digital packs for e-sim cards, avoiding the hassle of sourcing local physical sim cards and extra roaming charges anywhere you go.
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