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Taxis at Malaga Airport

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.


  • Take a photo of the License Number or Registration Number.  So many people leave items in the cabs, with this you have more chance of getting your property back.
  • 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.

Taxi Rates

Urban Rates:

  • Rate 1: weekdays 6am-10pm the price per km is 0.86€.   Waiting time €19.37 per hour
  • Rate 2: weekdays 10pm – 6am.  Weekends & Bank holidays price per km is €1.06.  Waiting time €24.06 per hour
  • There is a minimum charge of 15.21€ from Malaga Airport

Intercity Fares

  • Rate 1: weekdays 6am-10pm  €0.58 per km. Waiting time  €14.56 per hour
  • Rate 2: weekdays 10pm-6am Weekends & Bank Holidays 0.70€ per km.  Waiting time 17.48€ per hour
  • Holy Week / Semana Santa will be charged at rate 2

Other Supplements / Charges

  • For any journeys that start or end at Malaga Airport an extra charge of 5.50€
  • Travel between midnight & 6am an extra charge of 2€
  • Luggage or parcels bigger than 60cm extra charge of 45 cents

Taxi Fares

If you feel these prices are a bit out of your travel budget and want to look at cheaper options, have a look at Buses, Trains or Shared Transfers.    These prices below are a guideline and may vary.

Algeciras 142 km €170.22 €201.46
Almuñecar 106 km €128.46 €151.78
Antequera 63 km €78.58 €92.44
Benalmádena town 20 km €28.70 €33.10
Benalmádena coast 14km €21.74 €24.82
Cala de Mijas 35 km €46.10 €53.80
Calahonda 40km €51.90 €60.70
Coin 35km €46.10 €53.80
Estepona 85 km €104.10 €122.80
Fuengirola 26 km €35.66 €41.38
Marbella 60 km €68.14 €80.02
Mijas 40km €41.46 €48.28
Motril 118 km €142.38 €168.34
Nerja 74 km €91.34 €107.62
Ojen 60km €71.62 €84.16
Puerto Banus 64 km €83.22 €97.96
Ronda 110 km €133.10 €157.30
San Pedro 70km €86.70 €102.10
Sotogrande 118km €141.52 €170.80
Torremolinos 15 km €17.40 €21.00

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