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Things to know about Malaga Airport

Malaga Airport is one of the oldest airports in Spain and was opened in 1917. The airport is located on Spain’s Costa del Sol, southwest of Malaga and northeast of beach destinations such as Torremolinos, Fuengirola, and Marbella. The beautiful Granada (Alhambra) is also accessible from the airport. Malaga Airport has two runways and welcomes approximately 15 million travellers each year. Malaga is definitely worth a visit. You can also rent a car at Malaga Airport and take a trip through the beautiful Spanish country.

Facilities at the Malaga Airport

The Malaga Airport celebrated its centenary in 2019, making it one of the oldest airports in Spain. The airport offers travellers everything they need for a comfortable travelling experience, from a VIP lounge to the best shopping, wining and dining possibilities. You can enjoy some tapas with a glass of wine at any restaurant or enjoy a burger and some fries at one of the fast-food restaurants in the airport. The airport also has free wifi for travellers who would love to surf the internet and keep in touch with loved ones.

Malaga airport has three terminals, the older terminals T1, T2 and the new terminal T3. Terminal 1 (check-in desks 1 to 112) is no longer used for passenger flights; Terminal 2, also known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso Terminal (check-in desks 201 to 265), is still used. Terminal 3 (check-in desks 301 to 386) was officially opened in 2010 and is now the largest and most important terminal at the airport. Ryanair and easyJet use Terminal 2 and also have an information desk there.

Where is Malaga Airport located?

The airport is located southwest of the city. Malaga Airport is accessible via the MA-20 and MA-21 roads if you decide to drive. The A-7 motorway is also nearby.

What is the approximate flight duration from the UK to Malaga Airport?

A direct flight from any airport in the UK to Malaga airport takes between 2.5 and 3 hours. If a stopover is planned, the travel time will, of course, be longer, and you can find this on your ticket.

How do I get from Malaga Airport to the city centre?

Malaga Airport is only 8 kilometres from the city centre. The fastest and cheapest way to get to Malaga city centre is from Renfe Cercanias (suburban train), line C1. The airport train station can be reached via the arrival hall of Terminal 3 (Floor 0) and the departure hall via a covered walkway. The train takes about 12 minutes to get you to the city centre.

You can also take Express Aeropuerto (EMT, line A) from Terminal 3 towards the city’s centre. This bus runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The terminus of this line is Paseo del Parque – Plaza del General Torrijos. There is also a stopover at Maria Zambrano train station (Héroe de Sostoa – Estación stop) and the city’s bus station (Estación de Autobuses stop). If you need to be in the centre, it is best to get off at the Alameda Principal stop. You can also pick a taxi or rent a car at the airport to use public transportation. You can do that online or at the airport.

Can I park at Malaga Airport?

There are 3 car parks at Malaga Airport. P3 is a little far from the terminal, but a shuttle service can take you there. Long-term parking at P3 is the best option because you can leave your car there for 3 weeks at an affordable price. The Express car park is mainly intended for short-term parking and is more expensive than long-term parking. If you don’t mind paying a lot for parking, several VIP parking spaces are also available. You can easily book a parking space at Malaga airport via our airport parking page.

Which airlines fly from the UK to Malaga Airport?

Travelgenio.uk has the cheapest flight tickets from airports in the UK to the Malaga Airport. Check this page for the cheapest tickets. Below are some airlines that fly from the UK to Malaga.

KLM
Transavia
Brussels Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Ryanair

Other information about Alicante Airport

  • There is no possibility to store luggage at Malaga Airport.
  • There are limited facilities in the VIP lounge for business travellers. You can contact the general information desk about this.
  • The airport is only accessible by stairs and therefore less accessible for less mobile travellers. Always contact your airline if you are using a wheelchair.
  • There are regular exhibitions from local artists at the airport, and there is a museum dedicated to Spanish aviation.

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