San Pedro de Alcántara, is a small town belonging to the municipality of Marbella. It is 3 kilometres west of Marbella’s well known port of Puerto Banús and 8 kms away from the town of Marbella in the province of Malaga, Southern Spain. The hotel is in the town centre close to many restaurants, taxis, buses and shops. The venue will also be offering special rates for course attendees. Please see accommodation further on in this document.
TRAVEL- Malaga Airport- AGP to San Pedro Alcántara
The main Airport for San Pedro Alcántara is Málaga Aeropuerto – Pablo Picasso- Costa del Sol (AGP). The venue is situated at 65 kilometres from the airport. You will find most airlines fly into Malaga from all over the world. Please note that prices quoted below for external services such as transport are approximate only as they may vary according to the season.
Travelling from the airport by bus (BUS DIRECTO MARBELLA): There is a bus stop just opposite the exit, in the distance as you come out of the terminal into the open air courtyard. This is a direct bus to Marbella Bus Station. It takes 45 minutes and costs around €8. You have to buy the ticket at the bus kiosk in the courtyard near the exit door. If the kiosk is closed, then you can pay the bus driver by cash only. Buses run until 22:30 pm approximately. Once at Marbella Bus Station you will need to catch the bus to San Pedro; L78 and L79. Get off at San Pedro’s main bus stop at the main boulevard with a fountain, bridge walkway and roundabout. The NH Hotel is northwards from the roundabout, up the main street (Marques del Duero) into the town centre. Or you can take a taxi from Marbella Bus Station which is about €17 to San Pedro.
-Travelling from the airport by Train and then bus: There are 2 options; from the airport take the train to the town of Fuengirola or to Malaga Centre (both around €3). Trains depart frequently. Once in Fuengirola or Malaga Centre, come out of the train station and go to the Bus Station which is next door. From Fuengirola/Malaga there are many buses that stop/go to San Pedro (around €8). The main bus stop in San Pedro is on the Boulevard. This can be slightly longer option due to timetables.
-Pre-booked transfer services: There are various companies that organise shuttle and transfer services from Malaga airport. Their prices depend on requirements but if you can manage to share a minibus shuttle it can work out for a reasonable price. To book go directly to their websites. They have language options.
- Directly by taxi from the airport: There is great availability of taxis from the airport. The price is according to the time of day. The approximate price is quite expensive at €95 and €115 for the evening. You may be asked if you wish to pay an extra €5.50 for toll charges to go via the motorway as it is much quicker.
-By private car hire: Malaga has many hire car companies offering amazing deals on car hire. Many flight companies also offer car rental at very competitive prices. If booking online DON’T take out the online insurance as when you arrive in Spain you will have to take out the companies Spanish insurance regardless of what you have already booked.
-Driving from Malaga (airport) to San Pedro.
The drive from Malaga airport to Marbella is very straightforward. As you leave Malaga Airport take the road west with direction to Algeciras. You will see a San Miguel factory, keep to the right, and take the right lane off just after the factory. Once on this dual carriageway, after about 2 or 3 kilometres, take exit number 1 direction E-15/AP-7 Algeciras. Once on this road, keep on it, you don’t have to come off until San Pedro. It’s a 45-minute drive. It will take you via the motorway E-15 –PEAJE (approximately €5). Carry on until you get directions for Algeciras/Marbella/San Pedro on A-7, follow sign posts for San Pedro once passed Marbella, keep to the right line as not to go back on to the motorway E-15. Pass Puerto Banus. Take the exit nº 172 for San Pedro Norte-Ronda. Go around a roundabout. Follow signs for turning ‘Avenida Luis Braille’. Keep to right lane. This will take you to the main Park/Boulevard. At the big roundabout with metal bridge walkway and fountains on the Boulevard, take a first right up street Marques del Duero. You will see the venue (Hotel NH) on the left.
-Returning to the airport
Taxi: A taxi from San Pedro is 78 Euros to the airport during the day till 10 at night.
Bus: Marbella – Airport. The bus from Marbella Bus Station to the airport is €6.50 approximately however, you will need to get to the bus station. A taxi to Marbella Bus station is 17 Euros. Local bus to the bus station €1.50.
Bus: San Pedro – Malaga capital centre with connections by local train or bus to airport - You may also get a bus direct from San Pedro Boulevard to Malaga Central Bus Station. This takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. Price about €6. Once in Malaga you may get bus 19 to the airport. It leaves approximately every 20 minutes or cross the road, to the main Train Station: Maria Zambrano and get the local train called ‘Cercanias’ to Fuengirola/Torremolinos. This train stops at the airport. The price is about 5 Euros.