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How to get to Estepona

Planning your journey

Estepona is easy to get to. With two airports nearby and good road connections your journey should be straightforward.

Here’s our guide on how to get to Estepona.

Flying to Estepona ✈️

Several airports cater to Estepona, each offering its own advantages:

  • Malaga Airport (AGP): This is the closest major airport to Estepona, located approximately 85 kilometers (53 miles) away. Malaga Airport has lots of flights from many destinations both short and long-haul. Visit the official website to learn more .
  • Gibraltar Airport (GIB): While geographically closer to Estepona (around 35 kilometers or 22 miles), Gibraltar Airport has a more limited selection of flights. However, it might be a suitable option for travelers departing from the UK or nearby European locations. Check out the official website to find out more .

Getting From the Airport to Estepona

Once you’ve landed, here’s how to get to Estepona:

From Malaga Airport:

  • By Bus 🚌This is the most economical option. Direct buses run frequently between Malaga Airport and Estepona Bus Station and the journey takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes. The buses get full quickly, so make sure you book your ticket online on the Avanza website before you need to travel. If there is seats available when you arrive you can buy your ticket at the airport.
  • By Taxi 🚕 – Taxis are readily available at Malaga Airport and can take you directly to Estepona. This option can be expensive. Expect to pay around €120.
  • Airport Transfer Company 🚗 – If you want to travel by car but want to save a little money and be sure there is someone waiting to pick you up, try an airport transfer company. We’ve put together a list of our favorites for you.
  • By Train 🚅 – Unfortunately, there’s no direct train to Estepona from Malaga Airport.

From Gibraltar Airport:

  • Shared Shuttle 🚐 – Shared shuttle services operate between Gibraltar Airport and various Costa del Sol destinations, including Estepona. You will need to book online with a company like Shuttle Direct .
  • Airport Transfer Company 🚗 – Airport transfers provide a quick, safe and comfortable way to get from Gibraltar to Estepona. They usually wait for you in La Linea so you will have to cross the border by foot. Check out our list of favorite transfer companies with links to book your ride.
  • By Taxi 🚕 – Taxis are available at the airport and can take you directly to Estepona. Keep in mind that you might encounter delays crossing the border from Gibraltar into Spain. Is often quicker and easier to get taxi in La Linea after you cross the border.

Other Options

  • By Car 🚙 – Renting a car offers flexibility and allows you to explore Estepona and the surrounding areas. Malaga Airport and Gibraltar Airport both have car rental agencies. Driving from Malaga to Estepona takes roughly 1 hour 15 minutes via the AP-7 toll road or slightly longer on scenic coastal routes. From Gibraltar expect the journey to take around 55 minutes. Keep in mind you’ll need to find somewhere to park in Estepona and parking spaces in the old town can be hard to find.
  • By Train: While there’s no direct train service to Estepona itself, you can take the train to Malaga or another Costa del Sol town and then connect by bus.

Planning Your Arrival:

  • Research and Book: Regardless of your chosen mode of transport, research schedules and fares in advance, especially during peak seasons as buses especially fill-up quickly.
  • Consider Luggage: If you are traveling with bulky luggage, taxis or airport transfer companies are the most convenient. The bus from Malaga airport does have space for luggage and there are free luggage trolleys available to help you.
  • Factor in Travel Time: Allow ample time to get through the airports when you land. If you’re coming into Gibraltar, you will need to allow time to cross the border into Spain.

We hope your journey is safe and enjoyable!