Are you traveling from Torremolinos to Marbella? If you’re wondering what’s the easiest and fastest way to get there, this article has all the answers you need.
Unlike a generic travel guide, it’s written by a local expat living next to both destinations, so you’re only getting the most accurate local insights and travel tips.
Let’s dive in!
Distance Between Torremolinos and Marbella
The distance between Torremolinos and Marbella is roughly 47 km (29 miles).
Torremolinos to Marbella: Your Transport Options
The easiest transport option for this journey is to drive there in a car, if you have already rented one. If not, then a bus is the most convenient and cheapest option.
If you have money spare, you can also get there really fast by taxi, but it will cost you around 50 euros. Below is the outline of the transport options, followed by a detailed breakdown further down the page.
- by car: two options to travel, both taking around 40 minutes to travel – the free A-7 highway, or AP-7 highway where you pay toll
- by bus: a direct connection, with travel time of 1 hour 10 minutes and tickets cost just over 5 euros one way. The bus goes up to 10 times a day.
- by train: no direct train connection to Marbella, but you can take the train to Fuengirola and get the local bus from there. It will take much longer than taking a direct bus option.
- by taxi: taxi to Marbella would cost between 50 to 65 euros, and the drive will be from 30 to 40 minutes long
Torremolinos to Marbella by Car
There are two routes you can take to Marbella from Torremolinos.
ROUTE 1 – AP-7 TOLL ROAD
The faster way to drive to Marbella from Torrremolinos is following the AP-7 highway all the way to the city. It’s a modern speedy highway with much less traffic compared to the A-7 which goes alongside it.
The AP-7 is a toll road, I believe on this journey you would pay around 7 euros for the toll.
The journey should take around 40 minutes depending on the traffic, and cover a distance of 47km (depending on your final destination).
ROUTE 2 – A-7 FREE HIGHWAY
The second option is using the free Medditeranean highway which runs just under the AP-7, offering gorgeous views on your way to Marbella.
It is much more busy with heavier traffic compared to the toll road, so you may need to count with some delays, especially as you’re approaching the city.
Torremolinos to Marbella by Bus
There is a direct bus connection between Torremolinos and Marbella, run by Avanza.
There are roughly 8 to 10 connections per day, with the one way tickets costing from 5.20 euros per person. Your best bet is to get your tickets in advance on the Avanza website, where you will be also able to see the timetables.
The bus journey takes 1 hour and 10 minutes, and it only stops in Fuengirola on the way to Marbella.
The first bus leaves at 7.45 am and last one 10.50pm. If you’re going back from Marbella, the first bus leaves at 10.45am and the last one at 9.45pm.
The website is available in English and very easy to use. You will get a PDF ticket with a QR code that you can simply show to the driver. They will also ask to see your ID, so have your passport or other identification ready.
Torremolinos to Marbella by Train
There are no direct train connections between Torremolinos and Marbella. The train from Torremolinos heading to Fuengirola ends there and there are no more train connections further south.
If you would like to do part of your journey by train and don’t mind taking the bus, you can get to Fuengirola main train station with a train from Torremolinos, and then walk down the road to the bus station.
From there, in front of the main building, you will see buses leaving in the direction of Marbella. The ticket booth has the timetable displayed in the window, and you should get your tickets from there too.
One-way ticket costs around 3 euros and you can’t get any seat reservations.
The bus goes every 30 mins and the journey takes between 1 hr 10 mins to 1 hr 30 mins. Just a word of warning – the bus stops a lot (especially on the highway), so arm yourself with patience.
It stops in a few locations in Fuengirola and the outskirts, and then the allocated bus stops for urbanisations along the highway.
There are also slightly faster buses, but you will need to check the schedule in advance as these are the long-distance buses that just stop in Fuengirola.
Torremolinos to Marbella by Taxi
The taxi journey from Torremolinos to Marbella would take around 30 minutes, and cost in the range of 50 to 65 euros.
Taxis can be also pre-booked, where you might save some money especially if you’re travelling late at night or very early in the morning. Uber is also an option, as they operate all the way to Marbella. You can open the app and check the fare from your desired destination to the location in Marbella.
According to my Uber app, the same journey would cost around 50 euros.
Frequent Questions about Torremolinos to Marbella Route
How to get from Torremolinos to Marbella?
You can get there by car or bus, which are the easiest option. By car it would take around 40 minutes on the highway, with a bus just over an hour, with tickets costing around 5 euros one way.
How far from Torremolinos to Marbella?
The distance between Torremolinos and Marbella is 47 km.
How much is the bus fare from Torremolinos to Marbella?
The bus tickets from Torremolinos to Marbella start at 5.20 euro if you buy them online. Price may vary depending on availability and time of travel.
How much is a taxi from Torremolinos to Marbella?
The taxi would cost between 50 to 65 euros, depending on where you’re travelling to, how many people and what date/time.
Is there a train from Torremolinos to Marbella?
No, there is no direct train connection between Torremolinos and Marbella. The trains only go to Fuengirola and you would have to take the local bus to Marbella from there.