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Transfer: Malaga Train Station to Hotel El Fuerte Marbella +

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Transfer: Malaga Train Station to Hotel El Fuerte Marbella +

Greetings to All from New York City:

My boyfriend and I will be travelling from Madrid to Malaga on Tuesday July 14 via the high speed AVE train into Malaga train station with 2 suitcases and two carry-ons. We will be arriving 1:15 p.m. into Malaga...what is the best way to get from there to the Hotel El Fuerte in Marbella?....how much would a taxi cost?...what about a car service arrangement?...also, any recommendations on restaurants in Marbella?...any couples going from July 15-16-17...renting a car and planning a side trip from Marbella to Ronda for the day?

Many thanks from Nancy in the Big Apple who is looking forward to my Costa del Sol vacation!!

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1. Re: Transfer: Malaga Train Station to Hotel El Fuerte Marbella +

Nancy:

The train station is called Vialia and beside it is the bus station where you can get a bus to Marbella. A taxi from Malaga to Marbella may cost you around 70 euros. Hotel El Fuerte is a good hotel and is located in downtown Marbella, right on the paseo maritimo.

For restaurants, read the Things to Do section.

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2. Re: Transfer: Malaga Train Station to Hotel El Fuerte Marbella +

The bus operator called PORTILLO has direct services (non stop) running from Malaga to Marbella bus terminal taking under one hour. Other services are taking about 1 1/2 hours. Times are shown on this PDF from Portillo bus company web site: ctsa-portillo.com/ima/pdf/malaga-estacion.pdf

Looks like you have choice of 2.30 or 2.40 direct bus - the latter shown as Express.

You can put your cases in the large lockers before boarding the bus.

Taxis are available at Marbella bus terminal and should take about 10 minutes to reach your hotel.

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3. Re: Transfer: Malaga Train Station to Hotel El Fuerte Marbella +

As has been said, the non-stop bus service is nearly as quick as getting a cab, and nowhere near as expensive! Comfortable air-conditioned coaches as well.

Just so you don't get confused/worried in Madrid, Málaga main station is actually called Málaga Maria Zambrano (often shortened to Málaga M Zam) - Vialia is the name of the attached shopping centre, not the station itself, and is NEVER used in any RENFE info.

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4. Re: Transfer: Malaga Train Station to Hotel El Fuerte Marbella +

Have you considered renting a car? If you plan to move a lot as it seems, it could be a good idea.

As for restaurants in Marbella, tell us a bit more about yourself -budget, type of food, etc.

In any case, I recommend you to book a table to have dinner at Finca Besaya. It is pricey but the setting is lovely and the food, while not excellent, is good. Great lounge to have some drinks as well.

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