Malaga Airport Guide

Malaga Airport Passenger Guide

We live on the Costa del Sol and use the airport all the time, enabling us to pass on our own experiences and tips. Malaga Costa Del Sol Airport AGP – All Services And Facilities.

We also have a busy Facebook Page where you can come and chat with us and thousands of others if you have any questions or queries.

Malaga Airport has changed phenomenally over the years with the new Terminal 3, new railway station and a second runway. The shopping, restaurants and general services have improved too. Now there is even more work going on as Terminal 2 gets a makeover.

If you´re interested in the number of passengers and flights passing through Malaga Airprot, you can see Malaga Airport Statistics here.

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 over 20 car hire companies are at the airport, but only 8 of them are actually inside the terminal? This could be something to consider if you are travelling with young children or people who have special needs. We provide all details of all the 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. Wouldn´t you rather be sunbathing than queuing?   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 more about Private Transfers at Malaga.

Malaga airport sign


You can find a comprehensive list and guide to all Flights to Malaga, including full details of all the major airlines that offer direct flights from the UK to Malaga. If you want to see information for internal flights from Malaga, we have also listed this information. You can check the latest routes to Malaga here. If you need to contact any airline, we have a page listing all Málaga airport airlines and their contact details.


If you are collecting friends or family, you can use our Live Flight Arrivals to check if their flight is on-time or running late. 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 into 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 more about Malaga Arrivals.


If you are dropping someone off at the airport, you can still stop outside quickly. We say quickly. You must NOT leave your car there! Passengers – if you have hold luggage, find your check-in desk on the screens as you enter departures. After check-in, you can make your way to security. If you only have hand luggage and a boarding pass, go straight to security. Find out more about Live Departures, Departure Lounge, and Tips on Keeping Calm through Security.

Fast Track Security

There is Fast Track Security at Malaga Airport now, which is excellent news. The only thing is that it’s not Fast Track, as many may know it, where you can pay to skip the queue. This Fast Track is only for certain passengers flying specific airlines and who hold a Business Class Card or similar. All details on Fast Track.


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. Find out all information on Malaga Airport Parking here.

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


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. All transport options from Malaga Airport. If you have any questions, you can come and chat with us on our Facebook Page.


There are numerous buses from Malaga Airport. However, if you cannot reach your destination from here, we recommend you go from Malaga Bus Station, 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, advice, fare, and links, read our Complete Guide to Buses from Malaga Airport.


The trains are FANTASTIC. The only problem is that they only run as far west to Fuengirola and Alora to the east. So anywhere further than here on the Costa del Sol, it’s down to buses only. If you wish to travel further, for example to Valencia or Madrid, this is possible from Maria Zambrano Train Station.    The trains are cheap, clean and efficient. Please read our Complete Guide to Malaga Airport Trains.


Taxis have changed a lot over the past few years. They now have meters, and there is the possibility of cars that can take more than four passengers now, but we cannot guarantee they will be available when you arrive. As you leave the arrivals hall, the taxi rank is just outside the right-hand side. Taxis have an extra and minimum charge from the airport. During busy months, it can be busy, and the queues could be long so maybe think about booking a private transfer. Here is all the information you need on Malaga Airport Taxis.

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. Passenger Service at Malaga.

Passengers with Reduced Mobility

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


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. 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. Find out more about Malaga Airport Hotel.

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. Malaga Airport Telephone Numbers.


The shops frequently change.   Here´s our guide to Malaga Airport Shopping.

Bars & Restaurants

Like the Shops, the Bars and Restaurants are vastly improving what was there a few years ago. There are now numerous places to sit and eat, including the VIP Lounge, Dani Garcia Deli Bar, Starbucks, Burger King and many other sites. Here´s our guide to cafes, bars and restaurants at the airport.