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, are 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.
The Costa Del Sol is now busier than ever. In fact, in 2023, Malaga Airport broke all its previous records with 22 million passengers passing through its terminals.
If you haven’t been to Malaga for a while, the minibuses to take you to your parking have now moved from the tunnel. They have moved to just behind the trains station, straight ahead when you leave arrivals.
We recommend you double check with the company you’re using to make sure you meet them at the correct spot.
Liquids at Malaga Airport – whilst some airports have relaxed on this rule, Spain hasn’t changed it yet. So make sure your liquids are under 100mls and in a clear bag.
NEW! Fitness Zone & Silent Area
There is now a new Fitness Zone at Malaga Airport on floor 1 in the boarding C area. Just around the corner, there is also a new “silent space” called Relax & Go where you can read, listen to music or just rest.
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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 on the Estepona side of the coast, then don’t forget about Gibraltar Airport and also Jerez.
According to AENA statistics, 2023 was a record breaking year with 22 million passengers passing through Malaga Airport.
There have been lots of changes to the airport. There are new restaurants, a recently renovated VIP Lounge, more passport machines, and the bus to the City now runs 24 hours. You’ll also find a brand new Fitness Zone plus a Quiet Space in the boarding C area.
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 through security, don’t forget you still 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’re 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.
As locals who love this area, we hope that you choose to travel through Malaga Airport! It’s the best airport for many destinations on the Costa Del Sol. But 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 up-to-date information possible, along with our personal stories, travel experiences and knowledge of living here on the Costa Del Sol.