Benalmádena travel guide

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You're Going to Love Benalmádena

With a population of 58.854, Benalmádena is a must-see destination in Andalusia, Spain. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 6 days in order to fully appreciate everything Benalmádena has to offer.

When to visit Benalmádena

Benalmádena in November
Estimated flight+hotel price
£147
2 travellers
Flight to Benalmádena
3 nights at hotel
Benalmádena in November
Estimated flight+hotel price
£147
2 travellers
Flight to Benalmádena
3 nights at hotel

How to Get to Benalmádena

Plane

When flying to Benalmádena, you’ll arrive at Malaga Costa del Sol Airport (AGP), which is located 8 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from the United Kingdom to Benalmádena include British Airways, Iberia and easyJet. The shortest flight to Benalmádena from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 2h 45m.

Train

iryo is the most popular train carrier serving Benalmádena, followed by Renfe. The train journey from Benalmádena to Granada takes 1h 24m and costs around £20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seville, expect to pay about £28 for a 2h 13m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Benalmádena is to pick up a car hire from Málaga, which is about 16 km from Benalmádena. You’ll find branches of Delpaso and Goldcar Rental SP, among others, in Málaga.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Benalmádena, including ALSA, iryo and Renfe. From Granada, the bus ride to Benalmádena takes 169 km and will cost you around £18. From Seville, the ticket costs about £33 for a journey of 241 km. The most popular bus station is Benalmádena Torrequebrada, located 4 km from the city centre of Benalmádena. Benalmádena Puerto Marina is also a commonly used station, and is 0.3 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Benalmádena, you’ll arrive at Malaga Costa del Sol Airport (AGP), which is located 8 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from the United Kingdom to Benalmádena include British Airways, Iberia and easyJet. The shortest flight to Benalmádena from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 2h 45m.

Train

iryo is the most popular train carrier serving Benalmádena, followed by Renfe. The train journey from Benalmádena to Granada takes 1h 24m and costs around £20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seville, expect to pay about £28 for a 2h 13m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Benalmádena is to pick up a car hire from Málaga, which is about 16 km from Benalmádena. You’ll find branches of Delpaso and Goldcar Rental SP, among others, in Málaga.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Benalmádena, including ALSA, iryo and Renfe. From Granada, the bus ride to Benalmádena takes 169 km and will cost you around £18. From Seville, the ticket costs about £33 for a journey of 241 km. The most popular bus station is Benalmádena Torrequebrada, located 4 km from the city centre of Benalmádena. Benalmádena Puerto Marina is also a commonly used station, and is 0.3 km from the city centre.

Airports near Benalmádena

Airlines serving Benalmádena

Lufthansa
Good (4,574 reviews)
KLM
Good (850 reviews)
SWISS
Good (919 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,400 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,591 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,275 reviews)
Air France
Good (972 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,543 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,924 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,117 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,660 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (222 reviews)
Finnair
Good (886 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (833 reviews)
LOT
Good (682 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,151 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,454 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (830 reviews)
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Where to stay in Benalmádena

Average rates range from around £90 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £128 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Benalmádena

Most booked hotels in Benalmádena

Estival Torrequebrada
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
£87+
Hotel Apartamentos Bajondillo
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
£86+
Benalma Hotel Costa del Sol
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
£95+
Benalmadena Palace Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£86+
Rincon Sol
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£43+
Sunset Beach Club Hotel Apartments
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£74+

Hiring a car in Benalmádena

Hiring a car in Benalmádena costs £17 per day, on average, or £104 if you want to hire it for 6 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 35% cheaper than airport locations in Benalmádena.

Expect to pay £1.43 per litre in Benalmádena (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.16 and £22.88. The most frequently booked car type in Benalmádena is Economy (Citroen C3 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Skoda Scala or similar) is, on average, 85% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Benalmádena costs £17 per day, on average, or £104 if you want to hire it for 6 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 35% cheaper than airport locations in Benalmádena.

Expect to pay £1.43 per litre in Benalmádena (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.16 and £22.88. The most frequently booked car type in Benalmádena is Economy (Citroen C3 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Skoda Scala or similar) is, on average, 85% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.