There are over 20 car hire companies at Malaga, but only 8 of them are located inside the airport. Avis & Budget, Six, Europcar, Record & Go, Goldcar, Hertz & Firefly.
In an article by The Guardian, Sixt, Avis, Hertz and Europcar came in the top 10, which can be found inside the Malaga Airport Terminal, so when booking via the Car Hire form above, look out for these firms.
You can often hire a car for a week, for the same price as a one way taxi journey from Malaga Airport to Marbella. We always suggest to friends and family to hire a car at Malaga, especially in the cooler months when driving around and exploring is so much fun.
There are so many beautiful white villages to see and also some amazing Cities all within a couple of hours drive, Granada, Malaga, Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Cordoba, and Seville. The public transport here is great, but only up to Fuengirola. Thereafter, there are no trains, only buses.
Saying all this, we totally understand that there are many people who don´t want the hassle of hiring and driving a car. We do have some driving tips here if you change your mind and you can always come and chat with us and others on The Costa Del Sol Travel Forum.
If you have decided to hire a car using one of the companies located inside the airport they may be situated downstairs by the baggage carousels or upstairs by carousel 31.
Once you have found your car hire company, be sure you have all the necessary documents, including your driving license.
You will be surprised how many people forget to bring this. You may also need a DVLA Code. In high season, expect to queue, it can become very busy. Once you have picked up your keys, a member of staff will inform you on which level of the car park and bay you can find your car. Both car parks are connected to Terminal 3 through the transportation hub. We also provide information on Minibus Hire, Driving Directions from Malaga Airport, and How to Get your DVLA Code
If you have hired a car from one of these off site companies they will provide you with a shuttle bus to take you to their offices. Check arrangements at time of booking.
The majority of the offsite companies are located in Avenida Garcia Morato which is the main connecting road leading up to and exiting the airport. Agents with offices located on Avenida Garcia Morato are Auriga Crown, Autolink, Cargest, Centauro, First, Global Car Hire, Marbesol, Malagacar Hire, Nixa, Pepecar, and Top rent-a-car. Centauro and Global Car Hire are slightly further away in the Villa Rosa Industrial Estate which is situated just the other side of the N-340 national road.
Another four offsite offices are located just over the roundabout after the BP garage on the right hand side in Edificio Checkpoint which is right next to the train station for Malaga Airport. These are Autolink, Marbesol, Tony’s rent-Top Rent a Car and Yellow Car.
As you approach Malaga Airport, drive a little slower to avoid any mistakes. The lanes to the right will take you up to the departures area. You need to take the lanes to the left and follow the signs for Car Hire / Alquilar.
There are corresponding desks for each car hire company in the car park where you can drop off the keys so you do not have to return the keys to the original office in the terminal. The car parks are on floors 0 and -1 of the P2 car park (for picking up vehicles) and on floors -1 and -2 of P1 car park (for their return).
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