Cheap Taxi From Malaga Airport To Marbella [2024]

Cheap Taxi From Malaga Airport To Marbella [2024]

Are you looking for the best prices and options for taxi from Malaga Airport to Marbella?

In that case, you are at the right place!

As a local resident in Southern Spain, I know both Malaga airport and Marbella inside out and have plenty of experience using taxi in this area. This article has all my local insider tips for finding the best deals on your taxi from Malaga Airport to Marbella.

If you don’t want to read the whole article, I have highlighted the best transport option in the box below.


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If you need a hassle-free to get to Marbella quickly from the airport, I recommend booking a private Airport Transfer service, to get the best price and easiest transport option.


Taxi From Malaga Airport to Marbella: Where to Find Best Prices

If you’re looking for the most convenient and private option for a transfer from the airport, booking a dedicated airport taxi is the right call.

I recommend using, they will give you prices from many different transport companies so you can find the best deal. They are not just taxis, but also smaller local companies that can offer you better value for money.

Below you will find my best tips for finding a taxi that’s right for you.


Taxi Options from Malaga Airport

There are two ways you can take a taxi from Malaga Airport:

  • taxi from the rank at arrivals – this option works best for shorter journeys, and if you’re arriving in normal business hours. Otherwise, you will pay a premium for this trip.
  • rebooked taxi waiting for you in arrivals – best option for most scenarios, you can secure a better price by checking online.

In the sections below, I will explain how to book your taxi from the airport in advance, and at the end of the article I have also added information about taking a taxi from the rank at arrivals, if that’s the most convenient option for you.

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Booking a Taxi Transfer Online

As I mentioned, I recommend booking a dedicated taxi service for the airport, which has several advantages:

  • get your price secured in advance
  • no need to wait in a taxi rank for an available car
  • very affordable prices, especially if you’re travelling as a group
  • modern, comfortable cars
  • professional drivers
  • book in advance as soon as you know your flight time
  • waiting time at arrivals is included in the price

How Much is a Taxi from Malaga Airport to Marbella?

Taxi transfer from Malaga Airport will cost you around 50 euros one way, depending on the season and number of people travelling.


Price Fluctuations

The price for your airport taxi transfer depends on seasonality (higher prices in the summer), the number of people travelling, pick-up time and the date.

These things will help you to keep the cost down:

  • travelling off-season (November to March)
  • single traveller vs family (smaller car required)
  • booking in advance vs last minute
  • final destination in Marbella
  • pick up time at Malaga Airport

Taxi from the Arrivals Terminal

I have lots of experience taking a taxi from the arrivals terminal.

The taxi rank is on the right side as you exit the terminal building – you need to walk to the back where you will see taxi cars lined up.

Make sure the driver puts on the taxi meter as soon as you leave the airport, so they don’t make up random prices by the time you get off. It’s illegal to drive without the taxi meter on.

A language barrier could be an issue you will face if you get a taxi from the airport – most of the drivers I had experience with have very little knowledge of English. While that’s mostly not an issue, especially if you’re staying in a hotel or near some landmark, most will struggle if you try to navigate them to your destination yourself.

It’s a good idea to get your destination set up on google maps so you can at least show the driver, in case they can’t locate the destination themselves.

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What to See When You Get to Marbella?

Plan your trip to Marbella – there are so many fun activities and sights you shouldn’t miss out on! Here is a selection of some of the most popular tours and experiences:

Explore Marbella With Me

Best Restaurants in Marbella: Guide by a Local Foodie

Your Complete Guide to Marbella Old Town

How to Spend a Day in Marbella: One Day Itinerary

Jungle in the City: Alameda Park in Marbella

Your Guide to Plaza de los Naranjos: The Orange Square in Marbella

Is Marbella Worth Visiting? All Your Questions Answered

Where is Marbella?

Malaga Airport to Puerto Banus, Marbella: Your Complete Transport Guide

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