Where to Find Taxis
Taxis are located outside the arrivals hall of T3. They are easy to spot white vehicles which almost always have an orange "taxi" sign on the roof which is lit up when they are available to hire. The Spanish taxis here run on a meter but still make sure you get a quote for your journey so there are no nasty surprises on arrival. There is also a board at the taxi rank which sets our the fares to the most popular destinations but charges vary depending on the time of day you are travelling and on Sundays and public holidays .
Although the taxi queues are pretty organisedt, in the summer it can get quite busy and extremely hot. So if you don't want to get hot and bothered a private transfer might be a better option. You can book this in advance and a driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and whisk you straight off to a waiting car with the minimum of hassle.
The taxis can only carry a maximum of 4 people, including children, so if your party is larger than this a private transfer or hiring a car may be more efficient.
Also the law in Spain states that registered taxis do not have to carry child seats. So if you are anxious that your toddler sits in a proper seat or has the correct restraint, book a private transfer or arrange for a hire car to ensure that a appropriate seats are available.
Rate 1: weekdays between 06.00 and 22.00: per kilometre €0.58; waiting time per hour €14.56.
Rate 2: weekdays from 22:00 to 06:00, Saturdays and holidays: per kilometre €.70; waiting time per hour €17.48
Long Distance Rates:
Rate 1: weekdays between 06.00 and 22.00: per kilometre €0.86; waiting time per hour €19.37; minimum service starting at the airport €17.00.
Rate 2: weekdays from 22:00 to 06:00, Saturdays and holidays: per kilometre €1.06; waiting time per hour €24.06; minimum service starting at the airport €19.01.
Supplements: to/from airport: €5.50; night-time (0:00 to 6:00), €2; origin/destination Levante port, €1; packages or suitcases larger than 60 cm, €0.45. During the August Festival and Holy Week, rate 2 will be applied.
To telephone the taxi companies that operate from the airport the numbers are Radiotaxi: 0034 952 040 804 Unitaxi: 0034 952 333 333
The cost of a taxi for up to 4 people from the airport into Malaga City Centre which is 19 km away will cost between €28-32 (including all surcharges) depending on your time of travel. Below is a list of approximate taxi fares to popular resorts..