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How to get to Estepona

Estepona is located 25km (15.5mi) from Marbella and 85km (52.8mi) west of Málaga on Spain's Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun).

The most convenient route to Estepona is by air to Málaga Airport (AGP), located 8km (5mi) from Málaga and 80km (49mi) southwest of Estepona, followed by either a bus, bus-train combination, taxi or hire car.

A twice-daily bus runs from Málaga Airport to Estepona, taking just 1 hr 10 mins. Alternatively, the airport train runs every 30 mins to Fuengirola, taking 35 mins. From there, a bus runs every 15 mins to Estepona's Paseo Maritimo, taking a total of 2 hrs 44 mins, including transfer time. A taxi or self-drive car should take about 55 mins taking the faster toll road.

By air-conditioned bus, Estepona is a also stop on the frequent Málaga to Algeciras route.

An alternative route is to fly into Gibraltar Airport (GIB), the nearest international airport, located 45km (28mi) from Estepona. Gibraltar Airport has direct flights to and from Manchester, London Gatwick and London Heathrow. A once-daily bus takes 45 mins from La Linea De La Concepcion to Estepona.


Flight times to Málaga

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Málaga Airport (AGP).

Within Spain: Iberia, Vueling Airlines and Air Europa offer convenient daily direct flights from Madrid to Malaga.

Madrid to Malaga is 1 hr 10 min, direct flight
Barcelona to Malaga is 1 hr 45 min, direct flight


From the United States: Iberia, Delta Air Lines, British Airlines and American Airlines offer the most convenient daily flights to Málaga Airport (AGP).

Atlanta to Malaga is 11 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ
Boston to Malaga is 9 hrs 25 min, with connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Malaga is 11 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Malaga is 13 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Malaga is 7 hrs 45 min, direct flight
Los Angeles to Malaga is 13 hrs 30 min, with connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Malaga is 13 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, Air Transat, WestJet and British Airways offer the most convenient daily flights to Málaga Airport (AGP).

Toronto to Malaga is 9 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Malaga is 6 hrs 55 min, direct flight
Vancouver to Malaga is 12 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qantas, Alitalia, British Airways and Qatar Airways offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Málaga Airport (AGP).

Adelaide to Malaga is 25 hrs, with connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Malaga is 26 hrs, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Malaga is 24 hrs 20 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Malaga is 25 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Malaga is 22 hrs 10 min, with connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Qatar Airways offers the most convenient scheduled flights to Málaga Airport (AGP).

Auckland to Malaga is 26 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Qatar Airways offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Málaga Airport (AGP).

Singapore to Malaga is 16 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ


From the United Kingdom: British Airways and easyJet offer the most convenient daily direct flights to Málaga Airport (AGP).

London to Malaga is 2 hrs 55 min, direct flight


From France: Vueling Airlines, Air Europa and EasyJet offers the most convenient direct flights to Málaga Airport (AGP).

Paris to Malaga is 2 hr 25 min, direct flight

(ˆincludes layover time.)


Flying in

Málaga Airport (AGP), officially Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport, is located 8km (5mi) southwest of Málaga and 5km (3mi) north of Torremolinos.


Flying in

Málaga Airport (also known as Malaga Costa Del Sol Airport and Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport) is located 80km (49mi) southwest of Estepona.

The airport provides a bus and train link to Malaga city centre, with a frequent service to Estepona. Taxis and hire cars are also available.


Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.


Getting around

Apart from walking, taxis, buses and hire cars are all available to explore the Costa del Sol.


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Latest update: How to get to Estepona: 24 June, 2019


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