As the summer arrives the airport services are stretched . . . it’s hard to imagine on a busy day in August that the airport is a virtual ghost town during January . . .
Malaga Airport is a modern, newly built airport located just 8kms from Malaga City...this is also the main airport for the Costa Del Sol and is one of the busiest airports in Spain: in 2014 Malaga handled over 13.5K passengers with 108,263 flight operations.It serves all the main tourist resorts and towns along the coast, Torremolinos (10 mins), Benalmadena (15 mins), Fuengirola (20 mins), Calahonda (25 mins), Marbella (30 mins), Puerto Banus (40 mins) and Estepona (60 mins).
There is a train station which although brilliant for Malaga City, for resort tourists the train ends at Fuengirola....no good for those of you who are Marbella bound! Buses, taxis and of course car hire are the other ways of getting to and from the airport...you can get all the transport information here.
The airport is made up of three terminals. Terminals 1 and 2 are hardly used any more and terminal 3 is the new one where UK flights depart and arrive: all are connected internally and easy to access.
Once you are through security there are plenty of places to eat and drink including Starbucks...if you are on a flight to the UK you will need to head towards the departure gates marked C (or D in the summer!) - there is also passport control to bear in mind. All internal flights leave from the gates marked D.
As we have lived here for a number of years we have also written quite a lot of pages on general things such as shopping, restaurants we have visited etc..a personal journal if you like!
We have an active Facebook page and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have or help in any way we can.