Cheap Flights to Marbella

Marbella overview

When is the best time to book a flight to Marbella?

Peak Season:
Marbella has a climate which is mild practically all year round, with the Summers reaching the high 20’s. Flights to Marbella tend to be expensive during the peak of Summer, mainly from June to October.

You’ll also find that attractions are packed and beaches are crammed with tourists escaping for some sunny weather. During the second week of June, Marbella hosts celebrations in honour of San Bernabe, their patron Saint. It’s a fantastic week-long event but you’ll have to book your flights in advance for savings on your flight tickets.

Off Season:
There are a lot fewer tourists during Autumn and Winter, so you’ll have a lot more luck finding cheap flights to Marbella as well as deals on accommodation. Many restaurants do close though due to the locals going away on holiday.

The 5th of January sees the Three Kings Parade which is extremely popular with children. Three kings march through the streets accompanied by cartoon characters throwing sweets to the audience. You’ll have to book earlier to secure deals on your flight tickets during Christmas and New Years as flights to Marbella get more expensive at that time.

When is the best time to book a flight to Marbella?

With Marbella being a popular destination for most of the year, you can generally book your flights whenever you decide you want to go on holiday. With that said it’s best to book earlier in advance in order to grab bargains on your flight tickets. January typically offers the cheapest flights to Marbella, and if you’re flexible with your dates you can normally find great deals.

How long is the flight to Marbella (Malaga)?

Flights from London to Marbella: 2 hours 32 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Marbella: 2 hours 54 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Marbella: 2 hours 44 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Marbella: 3 hours 18 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Marbella?

There are many airlines that all offer cheap flights to Marbella, British Airways, Ryanair, Monarch and easyJet being just a few. You’ll most likely find the cheapest flights to Marbella with an airline like Ryanair or easyJet, however comfort will be sacrificed for the savings on your flight tickets. British Airways provide a comfier flight with complimentary snacks and beverages but you will end up paying slightly more. The best bet is compare each airline and take into consideration the price of checked in baggage to determine who offers you the cheapest flights to Marbella.

How to get from Marbella airport to the city centre?

After your flights to Marbella land in Malaga, you’ll need to choose one of the few options available to finish your journey and arrive at your accommodation in Marbella. A convenient and affordable choice is to go to the bus stops opposite arrivals and either look for the bus you need, or go just to the left of the stops to the ticket office. Since you’ll need to buy a ticket for your journey anyway it is easier to speak to the people at the ticket office and ask them which bus number to look out for.

There is a non-stop bus which goes all the way to the Marbella centre. Failing that you can rent a car from the airport, however if you aren’t anticipating yourself to drive around other than back to the airport this will most likely be a hindrance. Finally you could get a taxi, this won’t be cheap though but if there are a few of you travelling together the price split between you is rather reasonable.

Marbella insider information

  • If you are a bit of a party animal, Marbella should be on your list of places to visit. It is classed as one of the top 10 party beaches around the world!
  • Whilst you are in the area of Malaga, it might be worth taking a day to enjoy some of the best tours Malaga has on offer. It’s not a long journey to get to and from Marbella and Malaga so it can make for a great day out.
  • Marbella is a golfer’s heaven with courses designed by top golfers including Seve Ballasteros. There are more than 40 quality courses throughout the Costa del Sol.
  • The Bonsai Tree Museum in Parque Arroyo de la Represa has more than 300 Bonsai specimens from 40 species.
  • Roman Relics: Las Bovesas, the Roman baths, in Guadalmina, date back to the 3rd century. Near Rio Verde beach are the remains of a Hispano-Roman villa from the 1st century. Known as the Rio Verde Roman Villa, there are wonderful mosaics.
  • Museum of Spanish Contemporary Engravings in the 16th-century Bazan Hospital building boasts etchings and lithographs by Dali, Miro, Picasso and Tapies.
  • Andalucians know how to party. Some of the most popular festivals are the Fair and Fiesta of Saint Bernabe held in mid-June (Saint Bernabe is the patron saint of Marbella); Feast of the Virgen del Carmen in July, which features a seafaring procession; and Romeria of the Juanar Cross in May, an annual pilgrimage to the Cruz de Juanar.

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How much do things cost in Marbella?

Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
C$ 109.26
Pair of Nike shoes
C$ 113.17
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
C$ 2.34
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
C$ 2.81
C$ 3.17
Loaf of white bread
C$ 1.48
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
C$ 7.80
Large bottle of water
C$ 1.31
Taxi - fixed fee
C$ 4.89
One-way ticket (local transport)
C$ 1.87
1 km taxi journey
C$ 0.91
Petrol (1 litre)
C$ 2.00
How much does a beer cost in Marbella?
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
C$ 3
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 5
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
C$ 5
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 1

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