The Costa del Sol, bars close at midnight, and clubs close at 2 am. The government are talking about a curfew between 2am and 7am, but this has not yet been confirmed. Masks no longer have to be worn outdoors, but they are required when indoors, so make sure you always have one with you. If you have questions about travelling to and from Malaga and what you need to do regarding Covid testing, join our Facebook Group, The Costa Del Sol Travel Forum where lots of our followers can help you.
Hello and welcome to Malaga Airport Guide (AGP), your online guide to Malaga Airport & The Costa Del Sol written by residents here in Spain. Whether you live here, are a frequent traveller, coming to study, or if you are visiting for your holidays, we hope you will find all the information you need to make your journey run as smoothly as possible.
Malaga is the fourth busiest airport in Spain, just behind Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. It is located just 8km from Malaga City centre. It´s the main airport for all resorts on the Costa Del Sol; Torremolinos (10 minutes), Benalmadena (15 minutes), Fuengirola (20 minutes), Calahonda (25 minutes), Marbella (30 minutes), Puerto Banus (40 minutes) and Estepona (60 minutes). It´s brilliant if you fancy a weekend away in Malaga City, which we highly recommend! If you´re staying the Estepona side of the coast, then don´t forget about Gibraltar Airport and also Jerez.
In 2020 just 5.161.6362018 passengers passed through Malaga Airport, 74% down from the previous year where 19.858.656 passengers passed through the airport. You can see more Malaga Airport statistics here.
There have been lots of changes to the airport with new restaurants, the VIP Lounge has been renovated, more passport machines and also the bus to the City now runs 24 hours.
The airport is made up of three terminals. T1, T2 & T3. T1 is hardly used anymore. T2 & T3 are where the European & UK flights depart and arrive and the terminals are connected. It’s really just one huge terminal so please do not panic about travelling from one terminal to another.
Once you are through security there are plenty of places to eat and drink. There also some pretty good shops including Victoria Secrets, Gap and Desigual.
Once through security don’t forget you have Passport Control to navigate so don’t spend too long in the shops and keep an eye on your gate and boarding time! If you are on a flight to the UK you will need to head towards the departure gates marked C (or B in the summer!). All internal flights leave from the gates marked D.
Whilst we hope that you choose to travel through Malaga Airport, which is the best airport for many destinations on the Costa Del Sol if the flight times don’t work for you, the cost is too high, or maybe you fancy travelling through Spain and seeing some other fabulous places there are other options:
Andalucia is a fantastic area to travel around with some great Cities to see. If you want any advice on places to visit, just ask in our Facebook group.
Malaga Airport Guide is written by residents here on the Costa Del Sol. We have lived here since 2003 and our aim is to provide you with the best, most informative, up-to-date information possible, along with our personal stories, travel experiences and knowledge of living here on the Costa Del Sol.