Marbella travel guide

Marbella Tourism | Marbella Guide

You're Going to Love Marbella

With a population of 134,623, Marbella is a must-see destination in Andalusia, Spain. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 5 days in order to fully appreciate everything Marbella has to offer.

Where to Eat in Marbella

If you’re looking for affordable options, Jane (Pl. Santo Cristo) and Norman Restaurant (Calle de Ramiro Campos Turmo 4) are great picks.

When to visit Marbella

Marbella in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 111
1 night at 3-star hotel
Marbella in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 111
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Marbella in July, when the average temperature is 24 °C, and the highest can go up to 29 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 6 °C, with an average temperature of 11 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 115 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Marbella, with an average rainfall of 2 mm.

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How to Get to Marbella

Plane

Although Marbella doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Malaga Costa del Sol Airport (AGP), which is located 24 miles from Marbella. The shortest flight to Marbella from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 12h.

Train

Renfe is the most popular train carrier serving Marbella, followed by iryo. The train journey from Marbella to Madrid takes 2h 42m and costs around C$ 32 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seville, expect to pay about C$ 54 for a 4h 03m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Marbella is to pick up a car rental from Málaga, which is about 30 miles from Marbella. You’ll find branches of Record Go and Delpaso, among others, in Málaga.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Marbella, including ALSA, FlixBus and Interbus. From Seville, the bus ride to Marbella takes 165 miles and will cost you around C$ 62. From Madrid, the ticket costs about C$ 51 for a journey of 390 miles. The most popular bus station is Marbella Residencia Tiempo Libre, located 5 miles from downtown Marbella. Marbella Puerto Banús is also a commonly used station, and is 4 miles from the city centre.

Plane

Although Marbella doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Malaga Costa del Sol Airport (AGP), which is located 24 miles from Marbella. The shortest flight to Marbella from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 12h.

Train

Renfe is the most popular train carrier serving Marbella, followed by iryo. The train journey from Marbella to Madrid takes 2h 42m and costs around C$ 32 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seville, expect to pay about C$ 54 for a 4h 03m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Marbella is to pick up a car rental from Málaga, which is about 30 miles from Marbella. You’ll find branches of Record Go and Delpaso, among others, in Málaga.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Marbella, including ALSA, FlixBus and Interbus. From Seville, the bus ride to Marbella takes 165 miles and will cost you around C$ 62. From Madrid, the ticket costs about C$ 51 for a journey of 390 miles. The most popular bus station is Marbella Residencia Tiempo Libre, located 5 miles from downtown Marbella. Marbella Puerto Banús is also a commonly used station, and is 4 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Marbella

Airlines serving Marbella

Lufthansa
Good (4,690 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (961 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,674 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,557 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,235 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (481 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,603 reviews)
Air France
Good (982 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,113 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,987 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,406 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,062 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (841 reviews)
LOT
Good (684 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (792 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,176 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,805 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
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Where to stay in Marbella

From 5-star hotels such as the Boho Club to great affordable options like the NH San Pedro de Alcántara, Marbella offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 221 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 544 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include La Villa Marbella and Hostal San Ramón.

Where to stay in popular areas of Marbella

Most booked hotels in Marbella

Amàre Beach Hotel Marbella - Adults Recommended
4 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 612+
La Cala Resort
4 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 269+
Los Amigos Beach Club
3 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 152+
Hotel Doña Catalina
3 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 92+
NH Marbella
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 221+
Hard Rock Hotel Marbella
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 375+

Renting a car in Marbella

Renting a car in Marbella costs C$ 41 per day, on average, or C$ 207 if you want to rent it for 5 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 17% more expensive than at Malaga.

Expect to pay C$ 2.38 per litre in Marbella (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 28.52 and C$ 38.03. The most frequently booked car type in Marbella is Compact (Volkswagen Golf or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Toyota Aygo or similar) are, on average, 4% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Marbella costs C$ 41 per day, on average, or C$ 207 if you want to rent it for 5 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 17% more expensive than at Malaga.

Expect to pay C$ 2.38 per litre in Marbella (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 28.52 and C$ 38.03. The most frequently booked car type in Marbella is Compact (Volkswagen Golf or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Toyota Aygo or similar) are, on average, 4% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.