Malaga Airport Guide

Malaga Airport Passenger Guide

This is a quick guide to what’s available at Malaga Costa Del Sol Airport AGP – All Services And Facilities. We’re based on the Costa del Sol and frequently use the airport, which allows us to share our personal experiences and tips with you. We also have a fantastic Facebook group The Costa Del Sol Travel Forum with thousands of members who are always happy to help.

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Car Hire

Depending on which part of the Costa Del Sol you are staying in, the most popular and easiest way is to hire a car. Did you know that more than 20 car hire companies are at the airport, but only a few of them are actually inside the terminal? This could be something to consider if you’re travelling with young children or people with special needs. Read our full guide to car hire companies at Malaga Airport.

Private Transfers

If you don’t want to hire a car, forget the hassle of getting to your final destination and book a Private Transfer. During the summer months, queues for taxis can be pretty long. If you’d rather be sunbathing than queuing, private transfers are quick, affordable and hassle-free. Your driver will meet and greet you in the Arrivals hall and take you and your family right to the door of your accommodation. Prepay and order any car seats/wheelchair assistance you may require. Read our full guide to Private Transfers at Malaga.

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To contact any airline operating from Malaga Airport, see our list of all Malaga Airport airlines. Plus see our full guide to getting the best and cheapest flights to Malaga Airport.


If you are collecting friends or family, you can use our Live Flight Arrivals to check if their flight is on time. You don’t want to be hanging around too long, especially in some of those expensive car parks! Also, check out the best places for you to meet. Passengers, when you land, you are directed to Terminal 3. Make sure you follow the signs and go down the escalators to the baggage reclaim (even if you only have hand luggage) as this is also the way out of the terminal for buses, taxis and trains. Read our full guide to Malaga Arrivals.


If you are dropping someone off at the airport, you can stop upstairs (outside Departures) in the Express Car Parking for 10 minutes. We recommend you do NOT leave your car there for a long time, as this parking is very expensive per hour. Passengers: if you have hold luggage, find your check-in desk on the screens as you enter the Departures hall. After check-in, you can make your way to Security. If you only have hand luggage and a boarding pass, go straight to Security. Read our full guide to Departures at Malaga Airport.

Fast Track Security

There is Fast Track Security at Malaga Airport. Bear in mind, however, that it won’t let you skip the queue. You’ll still need to go through a security check. The Fast Track is available to passengers flying specific airlines or Business Class, those holding certain VIP club cards, or those who have specifically bought the Fast Track ticket from their airline or the AENA website. Read our full guide to Fast Track Security Lane at Malaga Airport.


There are numerous car parks at Malaga Airport, and you want to be sure you are using the right one, or it could cost you quite a lot! There is the express, short-term and long-term. Read our full guide to Malaga Airport Parking.

Málaga airport T3 entrance- Credit: Markus Mainka /
Airport T3 entrance- Credit: Markus Mainka /

Public Transport at Malaga Airport

There are numerous options for your onward journey from the airport. This information page has been put together using our local experience to give you some tips and details to help you decide whether car hire, private transfers, taxi, bus, or catching a train are the best way to travel. See all public transport options from Malaga Airpor below:


There are numerous buses from Malaga Airport. However, if you cannot reach your destination from here, we recommend you go from Malaga Bus Station, called Maria Zambrano, easily accessible by Bus or Train from the Airport. You can go to Marbella, Estepona, Algeciras, Malaga City, Granada, Seville and some other destinations directly from the Airport. For all information on fares and times, read our full guide to Buses from Malaga Airport.


The trains are FANTASTIC. The only problem is that they only run as far south as Fuengirola, as far north as Malaga, and as far inland as Alora. So anywhere further than those destinations on the Costa del Sol, it’s down to buses or taxis. If you wish to travel further, such as Valencia or Madrid, this is possible from Maria Zambrano Train Station in Malaga City. The trains are cheap, clean and efficient. Read our full guide to Malaga Airport Trains.


Malaga taxis are available at the airport. They run on meters, but there’s also an approximate fares table available at the taxi stop, so you can easily estimate your trip’s cost before leaving. There is the possibility of cars that can take more than four passengers, but it’s not always guaranteed they will be available when you arrive. As you leave the Arrivals hall, the taxi rank is just outside, on the right. Taxis in Malaga apply an extra minimum charge whenever they travel to or from the Airport. During busy months, the queues can be long so you may want to think about booking a private transfer. Read our full guide to Malaga Airport Taxis.

Malaga Airport Passenger Services

Here are all the details you need as a passenger, including banking and currency exchange, luggage facilities, VIP lounges and meeting rooms, tourist information, lost property, lost and left luggage, the prayer room and information on the post office at Malaga Airport. Read our full guide to Passenger Services at Malaga Airport.

Passengers with Reduced Mobility

More and more of you are requesting help at the airport. Sin Barreras is the company that assists Spanish Airports, and we have heard some great anecdotes about this service. You do need to book in advance. There is a large help desk just before security in Terminal 3. Read our full guide to getting Assistance for Passengers with Special Needs & Mobility Issues at Malaga Airport.


If you need to stay overnight near Malaga Airport, The Holiday Inn Express is the nearest hotel to the airport. It’s not on site, but very close and you can get the Express A bus there. There is also the Hotel Ibis which is reasonably close too. Another option is to stay in Malaga City, a fantastic city just 15 minutes away. Read our full guide to Malaga Airport Hotels.

Telephone Numbers

We provide details of telephone numbers you may need for the airport, including all the car hire companies, airlines and general airport numbers for lost property, VIP lounges, police, parking and tourist information. See our listing of all Malaga Airport Telephone Numbers.


Malaga Airport offers retail and Duty Free shopping for passengers in the Departures area. Read our full guide to Malaga Airport Shopping.

Bars & Restaurants

Malaga Airport has many restaurants, cafés and snack dispenser machines for passengers in the Departures and Arrivals areas. There are also cafés available in the public areas. Read our full guide to Malaga Airport restaurants.

Malaga Airport – More questions?

If you have more questions about Malaga Arrivals, why not join our Facebook Group The Costa Del Sol Travel Forum? Our community of thousands of members are always happy to help. Also, follow us on our Facebook page for more news about Malaga Airport.

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