Spain holidays: from Málaga airport to Puerto Banús and recommended hotels

Does the idea of a luxury holiday in Marbella, Spain, appeal to you? If the answer is yes and you would like to start planning your trip already, consider the Puerto Banús marina in the southwest as the area where you will be staying: its unparalleled offer of fine dining, seaside bars, world-class shopping, yachting and supercar gatherings guarantee that you will not regret your choice. As you might already know, the region known as Costa del Sol, which includes Marbella and other tourist areas, is served by Málaga International airport only. In order to get to Puerto Banús, you will need to fly from your origin airport in Europe or that in which you make your connection after flying from overseas to Málaga airport, then commuting by road to Puerto Banús.

How to go from Málaga airport to Puerto Banus (Marbella)

Depending on factors such as your travel budget, your available time upon landing, the number of bags you are carrying or the level of convenience you seek, you have several options to commute to Puerto Banús from Málaga – Costa del Sol airport.

Public buses to Puerto Banús: this commute takes a bit longer than one hour and costs between 12 and 18 euros in total, and its main disadvantage is that you will need to change buses upon arriving in central Marbella to resume your journey towards Puerto Banús. First, take line 601, 603, 604 or 606 heading to Portillo in Málaga airport and then catch the bus L-79 to Puerto Banus in the city centre.

If you have some extra time to spare, you may as well travel by train from Málaga airport to Fuengirola for just 4 euros, then transferring to bus line 302, 303, 304, 305, or 313 going from Fuengirola Terminal to Puerto Banus; this second journey costs around 8 euros.

Travelling by taxi from Málaga –Costa del Sol airport to Puerto Banus will take only forty minutes and you will be charged between 45 and 55 euros. Bear in mind that shared rides, executive transfers, limos and hotel shuttles are also available, giving you the chance to commute in style even when the fare will surely be higher.

For greater independence and especially if you plan to tour southern Spain by car, head over to the car hire offices in Málaga airport located inside the baggage claim hall.

Would you also like to find a hotel in Puerto Banús? From 3-star to luxury ones, you can find the one that suits your travel needs best among our recommendations below.

The Pyr Marbella hotel has been rated with 3 stars and is located in the heart of Puerto Banús, within short walking distance of the beach. Featuring twin, double, triple and family occupancy, its rooms and suites include a kitchenette and a bathroom for private use along with a fully equipped terrace or balcony. While inside the facilities, guests may enjoy an onsite café, a daily breakfast buffet, free WiFi internet throughout and two swimming pools –one for adults and the other one for children. Golf is popular in this part of Marbella with over 50 courses in the neighbouring areas; confirmed guests get discounts to play and hire equipment.

The 4-star H10 Andalucía Plaza hotel in Marbella caters to the needs of holiday goers who look for a beach vacation and those wanting to stay poolside all day alike. Situated less than one kilometre away from Puerto Banús, it provides well-appointed guest rooms with mini fridge, flat-screen TV, adjustable temperature and pool views. During their stay, visitors can spend their time at the gym (at no extra cost), in its several restaurants and bars, being pampered at the spa (additional fees may apply) or in the adjacent casino.

Staying at the BlueBay Banús Hotel in Marbella -Spain– means having easy access to Puerto Banús beach, which is just a short stroll away, to three outdoor swimming pools, to its onsite tropical gardens and to the fully equipped guest rooms that can accommodate couples, groups or families and feature balconies with stunning views. Aside from discovering the rich gastronomy of Southern Spain at the two restaurants inside the facilities that specialise in the best traditional dishes from Andalusia and have a refreshing drink at the poolside bar, travellers may purchase tickets for guided tours and events taking place in Marbella or hire cars or bicycles at the front desk any time of the day or night.

If you would rather stay somewhere else during your vacation in Spain, take a look at our recommended accommodation in Costa del Sol.