Málaga Airport, the gateway to the Costa del Sol! Modern and sleek, Málaga Airport is easy to navigate and clearly signed in a number of European languages. Expect it to be busy, especially in the summer months. Really busy. And, PRE-BOOK YOUR TAXI!! The taxis at the airport will have your trousers down, metaphorically speaking.
Situated between Málaga City and Torrmolinos, Málaga Airport is a particularly busy airport with an astonishing eighteen and a half million passengers served in 2017! The airport essentially operates from Terminal 3 which was opened in March 2010. The second runway which is only used at peak times was opened in June 2012. The airport offers full range of passenger services, loads of overpriced shops, cafes and that sort of thing. All the usual rubbish you’d expect to find in any modern airport.
Málaga Airport Departures
If you’re coming here to the sunny Costa, arriving at Málaga (as the vast majority of you do), make sure you organise your airport transfers before you arrive. Those cabbies who wait outside will absolutely sting you. The last time I didn’t pre-arrange transfers, the bloke charged me €75 from the airport to Sitio de Calahonda. €75!! HE wouldn’t give me a quote, even an estimate, then wouldn’t look me in the eye when he asked for his filthy money. Mijas Taxis charge €45. I recommend Mijas Taxis, even though they’re a monopoly. They’re nice people on the whole.
Anyway, some airport transfer ideas…
Car Hire at the Airport
Lots, lots, lots. I’m not a driver, but getting in and out is complicated. There are many offices next to the airport, including Hertz, Avis and Europcar, with many operators offering daily car hire rates from as little as €8.
If you’re up for a little mingling with the hoi polloi, the RENFE train runs from the airport west along the coast, stopping at Torremolinos and Benalmádena on its way to Fuengirola. Trains run every 20 minutes. They are clean and well maintained, but do get very busy.
Airport Code: AGP
Málaga Airport Address – Costa del Sol Airport, Avenida García Morato, s/n 29004, Málaga, Spain.
Call: +34 952 048 484
For Arrivals: +34 952 048 838
For Departures: +34 952 048 804
Lots More Blabber about Málaga Airport
To access the website, search for “AENA Malaga Airport” on Google and then click on the English version. Take Avenida Manuel Agustin Heredia towards the airport and turn right onto the same expressway. If you are coming from an area like Marbella or Estepona, take the same expressway, turn left and head west onto Avenidas Manuel and Agustin and Heredia to Málaga Airport.
Depending on where you are in Málaga, it may be more convenient to take the bus back to the airport. If you want to travel to Granada by plane, it might be cheaper to fly directly and then take the bus, but forget it. If you arrive at Málaga Airport, you will have to wait a few minutes before boarding, which can cause some delays.
If you are looking for a cheap and safe journey, long distance buses are not the cheapest option, but you can use the services from Málaga Airport to Marbella or Nerja and pay 85 euros. To help you find the best bus service for your long-distance trips to Granada or Málaga, I must mention that some companies offer airport transfers in the form of shared shuttles or private, comfortable vehicles. A polite driver can take you to Málaga Airport for less than €50 for a short distance or even to the airport itself.
If you want to avoid long queues, you can book a private taxi online or go to a taxi rank to find taxi transfers to Málaga Airport. After you have left your luggage, the driver will take you to the airport and then to your destination. If you like the transfer to Málaga Airport, your driver can also share his experience answering questions about Málaga. Check out the best places in town to find a list of the best hotels, restaurants, shops and restaurants in Málaga City.
Málaga Airport is located in the municipality of Málaga and, as mentioned above, access is easy and straightforward.
The train leaves from Málaga airport and takes about 35 minutes to get to Fuengirola.
In light traffic, a taxi ride from Malaga airport should take about 20-50 minutes, with a stop in the city of San Pedro de Málaga, which is about 30 minutes away. Málaga Airport is located on the west side of the airport, near the entrance to the main terminal and in an area with good public transport.
There is a wide range of shops and shops at and around Málaga Airport, including duty free shopping for passengers leaving the EU.
There are a number of car rental companies that represent Malaga airport, including Málaga City Car Hire and Car Hire Spain. There is a wide selection of shops and shops in and around the airport as well as a variety of restaurants and bars.
Málaga Shuttle Bus can provide you with affordable and reliable airport transfers to and from Málaga airport, whether you are travelling alone or with your family. A direct link to the Málaga Airport website is included, but this is only the first step in the service. The Málaga Minibus Transfer Company offers a range of options for travelers with a group of friends.
For information on the arrival and departure of flights, please visit the website of Málaga Airport. On the Flights page you will find a list of flights you can fly on, as well as information on the number of available seats on each flight and the timetable.
The most famous tourist areas that can be easily reached from Málaga airport are Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola and Marbella. The southern Spanish destinations include La Rioja, La Paz, Málaga, Granada, even Alicante. It is one of the busiest airports in Spain.