Question about getting to the Hotel Don Pepe in Marbella by bus or by taxi. How do I get to the Hotel Don Pepe in Marbella by bus or taxi from Malaga train station?
Answer: Good morning Janet, thank you for writing in.
By Bus: When you get to the Maria Zambrano train station in Malaga, as you come off the platforms into the arrivals area, turn left, walk 50metres or so and look for the exit to Malaga bus station on your right.
Malaga bus station is just over the road outside the station building. When you buy your bus ticket to Marbella bus station ask for the Express or Directo service. These buses travel directly from Malaga bus station to Marbella bus station with no stops in between taking only 50 minutes compared with one hour 30 minutes on the normal service.
Check through to the Gomarbella Costa del Sol buses page and at the very top you'll see a link to the Avanza Bus site. Select Malaga (That'll be Malaga bus station) as your Origen and Marbella as your Destino. You'll see over 20 buses leaving during the day. If you are not in a hurry to get to Marbella and prepared to wait for an Express bus and enjoy a bit of shopping or a coffee back in the train station, then buy your ticket and check which platform the bus leaves from before coming back into the train station. If you don't mind a bit of scenic travel then take any of the the slower buses and you'll get a good look at the towns and bus stops between Malaga and Marbella.
Once you get to Marbella bus station, treat yourself to a taxi down to the hotel Don Pepe and arrive in style, it'll be less than €10.
By Taxi: I just had a feeling from your pic that you might also just be wanting to do things in style all the way Janet. Really don't bother to prearrange a transfer unless you are looking for a scented limo. Are you? Just walk straight out of Malaga station and the taxis will be waiting right in front (under cover). They will be so excited to have a fare all the way to Marbella. The fares are fixed in a book of tariffs so there'll be no nonsense. Check before starting off if you like. Let me guess at €80 or less from the train station. Welcome to Marbella!
Enjoy your journey to Malaga especially if you are travelling on the AVE and have a great stay in Marbella.
Best wishes Mike