Driving Directions From Malaga Airport

Driving Directions Malaga Airport

This page has all the information you need for driving directions to and from Malaga Airport.  

Malaga Airport address is:
Avenida Comandante García Morato, s/n,
29004 Málaga,

You can use Google Maps to get the driving directions you need on your phone.

Driving in Spain

With all the technology we have at our fingertips, driving in Spain has never been easier whether you use Google Maps or a similar app.  If you hire a car, you have the freedom to go anywhere you want, along the Costa Del Sol, Andalucia or even the rest of Spain.    

Driving in Spain is brilliant because the roads are superb to drive on, and Andalucia is a great area to explore, as is the rest of Spain.  

Whilst we say driving in Spain is brilliant, some roads have some dangerous bends, like the N340 (Coast Road). The speed limit was reduced to 80kmph, but there are still many accidents along this road. Take good care when driving and don´t get distracted.

It is well-signposted from the airport, and generally, the traffic moves quite freely unless there has been a severe accident.

With the sea and the mountains, it´s pretty easy to know what direction you are driving in.  If you´re driving towards Estepona/Gibraltar, the sea should be on your left and the mountains on your right.  If you´re driving towards Nerja, the sea should be on your right and the mountains on your left.  

Driving Vs Public Transport

Once you pass Fuengirola, there are no trains, just buses and taxis.  The trains are brilliant, fast, cheap and efficient so if you’re staying near one of the train stations, I would use the train.  If you’re staying further along the coast and want to see things, you should hire a car.  Many people don´t hire a car for fear of driving on the other side of the road, but it’s easy once you get used to it.  The difficulty is when you drive a right-hand vehicle here…that´s when it’s tricky!    If you can drive, you can drive anywhere.  

First Time Driving Abroad?

Is it your first time driving abroad?  Honestly, once you do it, you´ll never look back.  Having the freedom of hiring a car when you go on holiday is fantastic, especially here on the Costa Del Sol, there is so much to do and see.   It is a bit strange the first time you sit in a left-hand drive car, but the coordination will come very quickly once you get the hang of it.  Don´t just take OUR word for it.  These are comments and advice from our followers on Facebook.

Some Driving Tips for First Timers

  • Sit in the car and become familiar with the pedals and the using the gears in the right hand.
  • Some people think Automatic may be easier for the first time driving abroad, although others feel that the gears help you with your coordination
  • Roundabouts are tricky, so as you are approaching keep saying to yourself, give way to the left, drive around to the right.
  • Keep at a reasonable speed, not too slow, but not too fast and don´t feel pressured by other drivers.
  • Keep noise within the car to a minimum so you can concentrate.
  • Use the map above and click the person icon and make notes of places to look out for so you are familiar with the area before driving there.  Its brilliant and really helps if you are a bit of a nervous driver or if you don´t like maps.

More Driving Tips

Please make sure you know the new driving/traffic rules from March 2022.

  • Keep your eyes on the cars 2 or 3 ahead, traffic on the N340 it can suddenly stop
  • Where there is an exit, move over to the fast lane to allow car to join.
  • Remember, as long as you are driving a left hand drive car in Spain, passengers are in the ditch and driver in the centre.
  • NEVER try and turn left or across a dual carriage way.  Just continue until you come to a ´Cambio de Sentido´which is a Change of Direction.  Do NOT risk your life to save a couple of minutes.
  • If you miss your exit, do NOT panic.  Cambio de Sentidos are frequent junctions where you can change your direction.

Tips on driving abroad in Spain

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