You have arrived at Malaga Airport. As you collect your baggage and walk through the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 3 and go outside, you will see all the Taxis to the right of you. You cannot miss them! In the past few years, the taxis at Malaga Airport have changed a lot. Firstly, there were only taxis that could take maximum of 4 people. Secondly they didn´t have meters which was a nightmare. People were getting ripped off left, right and centre. So, we are pleased to tell you that this has changed!
A few years ago, the Spanish taxis finally had meters installed, so the end price should be clear, just make sure the meter is on! There are obviously additional charges for picking up at the airport (5.50€), travelling on Weekends, Public Holidays and different times of day. There is also a sign at the taxi rank which sets outs the fares to the most popular destinations.
The majority of the taxis still carry a maximum of 4 people, including children, but there are now some taxis with 5, 7 & 9 seats, and even some that are wheelchair accessible. The only problem is that we cannot guarantee they will be there. You could give them a call on the following numbers 0034 952 040 804 or 0034 952 333 333 if you would like any more information. You may well be able to prebook and ask for car seats too. In the event of any incident or lost items, we highly recommend taking a photo of the cab registration number.
Tip: Should you need to call for a taxi from anywhere other than the airport, generally it´s a case of calling the number and telling them where you are. They will say something like “cinco minutes” (5 minutes) and be there to pick you up. They don’t always ask your destination.
Although the taxi queues are pretty organised, in the summer it can get quite busy and extremely hot, especially Malaga! So if you don’t want to get hot and bothered or have young kids with you, 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 your destination. 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 the appropriate seats are available.
From a personal point of view of driving and drivers here, we highly recommend the correct use of child seats and seatbelt.
If you are more than 4 people or feel the return journey seems quite expensive, you may find that hiring a car is better value. Depending on the time of year you come, you could be looking at some ridiculously cheap prices, that its worth hiring a car just to get you to and from the airport.
|DESTINATION||DISTANCE||RATE 1||RATE 2|
|Benalmádena town||20 km||€28.70||€33.10|
|Cala de Mijas||35 km||€46.10||€53.80|
|Puerto Banus||64 km||€83.22||€97.96|
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