seville / marbella

hi! how far is it from seville to marbella? is there a train to get there? also, when getting back from marbella to madrid what is best way?

Posted by Ed
Pensacola
7978 posts

A quick way to figure it out for yourself is to use Google Maps, insert two cities and nudge the 'directions' button. If you want public transportation basic information (the default above was by car) bump the bus/train icon in the same general area. Give it a try and come back if you need more details.

Posted by Linda
Carmel, IN, United States
9 posts

thank you i will do that. is there train service from marbella to madrid? do you have any suggestions on how to find that?

Posted by Ed
Pensacola
7978 posts

Nope. If you zoom in close on Marbella, you'll see that there's neither a train station symbol nor train tracks. The city is well-served by bus, however. The nearest major station is Malaga. Renfe.com is the Spanish rail site. You'll note that in the previous post it showed buses the whole way. If you try the same google technique from Marbella or Malaga all you'll see is buses again, but I know in my heart that there's a train from Malaga to Madrid that takes less than three hours. It takes a bit of detective work and map noodling.

Posted by Linda
Carmel, IN, United States
9 posts

Thanks so much Ed. You've been helpful. I may just rent a car and drive from Seville to Marbella. Have you ever rented a car there?

Posted by Ed
Pensacola
7978 posts

I've never actually rented a car IN Seville, but I've driven a rental car in and out any number of times. Going in can be a bit frustrating (and I know the city well). Out is a piece of cake - - head in any direction in a more or less staight line on a main street that stays east of the Guadalquivir until you hit the bypass and hook a south. Absolutely nothing to it. The drive down to Marbella is an easy piece of cake. A gps or mapping software will probably try to send you through Jerez and Gibraltar - - don't to that. Take the road through Ronda instead. Either way, it's less than three hours and Ronda is a neat stop. The Jerez, etc, route is all boring freeway, but it's not crowded.