A Different Way to Visit Málaga… By Ferry!

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Ferry from Benalmadena to Malaga

UPDATE: This ferry service has stopped service until 2017. We will let you know as soon as they start operating again

Are you thinking of visiting Malaga city centre? Forget the busy train, the packed bus or trying to find a parking space in the mad city centre… just go on a fun ferry ride from Benalmadena Marina to Malaga Port.The trip only takes an hour and you get the added bonus of enjoying the stunning views of the coastline.

You’ll be jumping aboard a super modern and fast catamaran with capacity for up to 250 people. The ferry has two decks, an upper open deck (great for soaking up some sun) and a cooler and more protected interior deck. As you’d expect, there is also a full bar service so that you can enjoy a refreshing drink as you cruise into Malaga port!

The map below shows you where you can catch the ferry; however, prior reservations are required to secure a place on board (Call +34 686999876).

Ferry Benalmadena to Malaga

Ferry Timetable from Benalmadena Marina is as follows: 

(Updated October 2015)

October & March

Monday: 10:00am & 3:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am & 3:00pm 

Saturday: 10:00am & 3:00pm


February & November

Monday: 10:00am & 3:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am & 3:00pm


Easter 2016 (19/03 to 26/03)

Monday: 10:00am & 3:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am & 3:00pm 

Friday: 10:00am & 3:00pm 

Saturday: 10:00am & 3:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am & 3:00pm


High Season (27/03 to 30/09)

Monday: 10:00am, 1:00pm & 6:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am, 1:00pm & 6:00pm 

Friday: 10:00am, 1:00pm & 6:00pm 

Saturday: 10:00am, 1:00pm & 6:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am, 1:00pm & 6:00pm


Ferry Timetable from Malaga Port to Benalmádena: 


October & March

Monday: 10:00am,3:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am,3:00pm 

Saturday: 10:00am,3:00pm


February & November

Monday: 11:30am & 4:30pm

Saturday: 11:30am & 4:30pm


Easter 2016 (19/03 to 26/03)

Monday: 11:30am & 4:30pm

Thursday: 11:30am & 4:30pm 

Friday: 11:30am & 4:30pm 

Saturday: 11:30am & 4:30pm

Sunday: 11:30am & 4:30pm


High Season (27/03 to 30/09)

Monday: 11:30am, 4:30pm & 7:30pm

Thursday: 11:30am, 4:30pm & 7:30pm  

Friday: 11:30am, 4:30pm & 7:30pm

Saturday: 11:30am, 4:30pm & 7:30pm

Sunday: 11:30am, 4:30pm & 7:30pm


Prices are as follows:

Adults – €11 (one way) or €15 (return)

Children – €7 (one way) or €10 (return)

Children under 4 travel free

We recommend you make a day of it and head off early in the morning. That way you’ll have all day to walk around Málaga and either do some sightseeing or ‘shop til you drop’ in the city’s famous Calle Larios.

Here’s a few places you might want to visit whilst in Malaga:

  • Málaga Cathedral
  • The Alcazaba
  • Calle Larios and the city’s historical centre
  • Museums (Picasso, Thyssen, etc)
  • Muelle Uno (Waterfront shopping centre)

If you’re staying with us at Sunset Beach Club and require more information about the ferry service from Benalmadena toMalaga, please ask at the leisure desk located next to the main reception.

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12 Responses to A Different Way to Visit Málaga… By Ferry!

  1. william hardman December 18, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

    could you please let me know if your ferry runs in january

  2. Justin December 22, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    Hi William,

    you’ll have to get in touch with the ferry company directly on the number mentioned above. I don’t think they run in the winter time but best to call and check.

  3. di rigby April 25, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

    Can you please tell me exactly where we can get the ferry Benalmadena to Malaga ,always go Fuengirola way but want to try this too very soon (6 weeks to go )

  4. Justin April 27, 2015 at 11:56 am #

    Hi Di, the map in the article above shows where to get the ferry. It’s on the Western pier at the Marina (the one facing Sunset Beach Club).

  5. Karen goodlad October 2, 2015 at 12:04 am #

    Does the ferry from benalmadena to Malaga run n October

  6. Justin October 2, 2015 at 10:22 am #

    Yes Karen, but not every day. It runs on Monday, Thursday and Saturday leaving Benalmadena at 10:00am and 3:00pm and leaving Malaga at 11:30am and 4:30pm

  7. Karen goodlad October 2, 2015 at 11:04 am #

    Thanks for that last time we came it stopped running in October

  8. Akira October 20, 2015 at 11:23 pm #

    Do you run a ferry between Benalmadena Marina and Malaga Port in December?

  9. Justin October 21, 2015 at 11:04 am #

    Hi Akira, we don’t actually run the service, we’ve just written about it here on our blog. I don’t believe the service runs during the month of December.

    Regards, Justin

  10. Akira October 21, 2015 at 11:59 am #

    Justin, thanks.

  11. Manuela September 12, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

    Is the timetable shown on your website valid for the month of September 2016?

  12. Justin September 13, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

    Hi Manuela, we’ve just called the ferry company and apparently they will not be running any more ferries til next year. Sorry.

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