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. Consider staying at least one whole day in Marbella to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Marbella

Marbella in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Marbella in February
Estimated hotel price
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


Although Marbella doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Malaga Costa del Sol Airport (AGP), which is located 39 km from Marbella. The shortest flight to Marbella from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 37h 40m.


iryo is the most popular train carrier serving Marbella, followed by Renfe. The train journey from Marbella to Madrid takes 2h 44m and costs around $20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seville, expect to pay about $45 for a 2h 52m trip.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Marbella, including iryo, ALSA and Interbus. From Granada, the bus ride to Marbella takes 217 km and will cost you around $24. From Seville, the ticket costs about $69 for a journey of 241 km. The most popular bus station is Marbella Residencia Tiempo Libre, located 8 km from the city centre of Marbella. Marbella Puerto Banús is also a commonly used station, and is 7 km from the city centre.

Airports near Marbella

Airlines serving Marbella

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British Airways
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Air France
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Air Canada
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Etihad Airways
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Cathay Pacific
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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 $246 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $448 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include La Villa Marbella and Hostal El Caprichito Marbella.

Where to stay in popular areas of Marbella

Most booked hotels in Marbella

Amàre Beach Hotel Marbella - Adults Recommended
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
NH Marbella
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Barceló Marbella
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Aluasun Marbella Park
Good (7.2, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Marbella

Expect to pay $3.14 per litre in Marbella (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $37.67 and $50.23. Intermediate (Peugeot 3008 or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Marbella, while also 6% cheaper than other types, on average.