Malaga Airport Guide

Malaga Airport or as it is known in Spanish ‘Aeropuerto de Málaga-Costa del Sol’, is the fourth busiest of all the airports in Spain and is also the most Southern airport in Europe. The airport is a new and modern airport that is very popular throughout the year with tourists wanting to reach the many towns and holidays resorts along the Costa Del Sol. Due to the new airport building, the airport now provides great facilities for passengers arriving and departing from the airport. Due to the large amount of passenger traffic throughout the year, it also has a very good Ground Support system in place. This Ground Support infrastructure allows people to connect with the many great towns and resorts along the coast of the Costa Del Sol and also mainland Spain.

Airport Code: AGP

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Where Is Malaga Airport

Malaga Airport is conveniently located approximately 8 km (5 miles) southwest of Malaga itself and just 5 km (3.1 mi) north of Torremolinos.

Resorts, Towns And Cities Close To Malaga Airport

Malaga Airport is the main airport that services the Costa Del Sol and passengers landing at Malaga have a wide range of destinations to choose from. Some of the more popular choices with regards to holiday resorts on the Costa Del Sol include:

Torremolinos – Benalmadena – Fuengirola – Calahonda – Marbella – Puerto Banus – Estepona – Torre De Mar

Distances From The Airport To Popular Resorts

Benalmadena – 11 klms

Estepona – 81 klms

Fuengirola 24 klms

Gibraltar – 126 klms

Granada 134 klms

Marbella 51 klms

Toreemolinos 7.5 klms

Torre De Mar 35 klms

Closest Resorts To Malaga Airport

The closest resorts to Malaga Airport are Torremolinos, Benalmadena and Fuengirola. These resorts are very popular during the Summer months and passengers can reach Torremolinos in as little as 10 minutes, Benalmadena in 15 minutes and Fuengirola in 20 minutes depending on traffic. This makes the airport a great choice for passengers wanting a holiday with short transfers.


Terminal 3 is the Terminal designated for Arrivals at the airport and the Arrivals area can only be accessed through this Terminal.


Departures from Malaga Airport leave from both Terminals 2 and Terminals 3. The airline that you are flying with, will determine which Terminal you depart from.

Buses From Malaga Airport

Passengers arriving at the Airport have a wide choice of public bus services and these bus service connect passengers with many towns, villages and cities throughout the region and close to the airport. The public bus services operate at regular times throughout the day from outside the Arrivals Terminal and provide an efficient and cost effective form of transfer to and from Malaga Airport.

There are regular bus services that connect passengers with the centre of Malaga itself and the journey time from Malaga Airport to the centre of Malaga is approximately 15 minutes. The A Express Service Line 75 is the most popular service and cost just a few Euros each way.

There is a bus service that runs from the airport to Marbella but the bus times change during the Summer and Winter months. The journey time on the bus from the airport to Marbella is around 45 minutes.

Bus Tickets: You must now purchase your ticket before you board the bus and you can buy your bus tickets from the ticket office outside the Arrivals are.

Bus From Malaga Airport To Torremolinos and Benalmadena

There is a regular bus service (Line M 128 ) that connects passengers from Malaga Airport to Torremolinos and Benalmadena. The journey time from the airport to Torremolinos is approximately 30 minutes and the journey time from the airport to benalmadena is approximately 50 minutes depending on traffic.

Shuttle Buses From Malaga Airport

There are several companies that offer shuttle service from the airport to your hotel. These shuttle services provide an efficient and quick form of transfer and save you having to navigate your way to your hotel using public transport.

Car Rental

There are several major car hire companies located inside the Arrivals area at Malaga Airport. Car rental is a popular choice with many people arriving at the airport as it provides them with total freedom from the start of their trip and allows them to explore more of Spain on their own time schedule. The car hire companies that are at the airport are:

Avis – Enterprise Atesa – Europcar – Goldcar – Hertz – Record Go – Sixt

If you want to fin the best deals on car hire from Malaga Airport or any of the other airports in Spain, please click on the following link: Car Hire Malaga Airport


Malaga Airport is connected to many different destinations along the Costa Del Sol via rail link. Passengers arriving at the airport can reach destinations such a Benalmadena, Torremolinos and Fuengirola by train. The trains run at regular intervals (approximately every 20 minutes) throughout the day from the early hours of the morning until late at night.

Please Note: The train terminates at Fuengirola. If you are wanting to reach resorts such as Marbella or Puerto Banus, you will need to catch a bus or taxi from the station at Fuengirola.

If you are wanting to reach other destinations, you will need to catch a train to the main train station (Maria Zambrano Station) in Malaga and from there you can catch a train to many cities in mainland Spain such as Madrid and Seville.


There are a large number of shops located throughout all the Terminals at the airport and passengers can buy a wide range of products such as Duty Free items, food, gifts, Tobacco, perfumes, jewellery and fashion.

Bars And Cafes

As you would expect with any major International airport, there are a plenty of food outlets selling a range of cuisines. Located throughout the airport Terminals you can also find bars that sell a selection of both soft and alcoholic drinks. The bars and cafes can be found on both ‘Air’ side and ‘Land’ side of the airport Terminals.

VIP Lounge

There is a VIP Lounge located in Terminal 3 and if you are wanting to use the Lounge, you will either need to have the appropriate Boarding pass or have purchased access through one of the Lounge access programmes.

Flights To Malaga Airport

Being one of the busiest airports in Spain, Malaga airport has a large number of flights arriving every single day. These flights are from a number of different airlines from a wide variety of countries throughout the world. This means that there are many deals to be found on flights to Malaga, especially with the large amount of low budget airlines that now fly into Malaga. The following airlines now offer direct flights from the UK to Malaga throughout the year.

Aer Lingus – Air Europa – Bimibaby – British Airways – Easyjet – Flybe – Flythomascook – Jet2 –Monarch – Ryanair – Thomson Flights

Hotels Near Malaga Airport

The closest hotel to Malaga Airport is the Holiday Inn Express and it is a popular choice with passengers arriving at the airport on a late night flight or departing on an early morning flight. There are many other hotels located in close proximity to the airport and many offer shuttle services to and from the airport for guests.

Facilities At Malaga Airport

There are a number of facilities that are available to passengers at the airport. The following are just some of the facilities available:

Baby Changing Rooms – Baggage Wrapping Machine – Bars – Cafes – Cash machines – Chapels – Children’s Play Area – Currency Exchange Bureau – Exhibition Hall – Information Desks – Internet Access – Lost and Found Desk – Lost Luggage office – Restaurants – Shops


Malaga Airport offers parking to suit all requirements. If you are wanting to park your car at the airport, you have a choice of Short stay, Long stay, VIP and Express. The cost of parking is determined on the duration of your stay and also which car park you park your car in.

Airport Telephone Number: 0034 952 048 484

Airport Address: Malaga Airport – Avenida Comandante García Morato s/n 29004