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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.