Car Hire in Malaga Airport

Car Hire Malaga Airport

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, Jerez, Cordoba, Granada, Malaga 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.

Tips When Booking A Car

  • Book flights before car hire so you know the times of pick up and collection taking into consideration collecting bags and dropping the car off 2 hours before departure.
  • Book your car asap for the best price.
  • Add your flight number to the car booking so they know when to expect you.
  • Air-conditioning is a MUST especially June to September.
  • Book any extras like child seats or restraints which are a legal requirement in Spain especially during the summer months when supplies can run out.  (This may be a separate payment with the company direct).
  • Don´t book the smallest,  you do not want your suitcases on show.
  • Remember everyones driving license who wishes to be a name driver.
  • Name drivers are an extra cost, so be sure it´s worth adding them.
  • Think about taking the zero liability insurance.
  • Read the small print on the voucher.

Tips When Collecting Your Car

  • Avoid the queues at the desks (especially during the summer months).  Leave the non-driver to collect the cases and ask them to meet you at the Car Hire Desk.
  • Any problems whatsoever call the number on your Car Hire Voucher
  • If you are pushed for upgrades, think do you really need it? If they say it´s free – triple check that it´s free.
  • Take your time to check the car for any scratches or damage.
  • Before setting off, become familiar with the car and if driving at night, make sure your lights are on.
  • Take care when collecting your car, don’t get distracted by people or leave your bags anywhere.
  • When dropping car off, make sure you leave it in the correct space or you could be fined.
  • A really good article on Malaga Car Hire by The Guardian

Car Hire Companies Inside Malaga Airport

avis car hire at malaga airport


Malaga Airport
T2 Lower Ground Floor
T3 Ground Floor

Telephone: 0034 902 180 854

europcar at malaga airport


Malaga Airport
T2 Lower Ground Floor
T3 Ground Floor

Telephone: 902 503 010

goldcar car hire at malaga airport


Malaga Airport
T2 Lower Ground Floor
T3 Ground Floor

Telephone: 0034 902 119 726

hertz car hire at malaga airport


Malaga Airport
T2 Lower Ground Floor
T3 Ground Floor

Telephone: 0034 902 402 405

record car hire at malaga airport


Malaga Airport
T2 Lower Ground Floor
T3 Ground Floor

Telephone: 0034 902 123 002

Finding Car Hire Desks Inside Malaga Airport

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

Malaga Car Hire Companies Situated Offsite

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-carCentauro 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.

auriga crown at malaga airport

Auriga Crown

Avenida García Morato, 30
29004 Malaga

Telephone: +34 952 175 095



Avenida García Morato, 50
Edificio Checkpoint. Planta 1. Puerta 3.
29004 Malaga

Telephone: +34 952 560 204
Fax: +34 952 565 701

car gest


Avenida García Morato, 32
29004 Malaga

Telephone: +34 952 173 520
Fax: +34 952 177 044



Calle de Pascal, 30
Poligono Industrial Villa Rosa
29004 Malaga

Telephone: +34 902 104 103

first car group


Avenida García Morato, 13
29004 Malaga

Telephone: +34 952 245 080
Fax: +34 952 245 688

global car hire

Global Car Hire

Carretera Guadalmar
Poligono Industrial Villa Rosa
29004 Malaga

Telephone: +34 952 105 110



Avenida García Morato, 50
Edificio Checkpoint
29004 Malaga

Telephone: +34 952 234 916
Fax: +34 952 234 915

malaga car

Malaga Car

Avenida García Morato, 34
29004 Malaga

Telephone: +34 952 176 225

niza cars

Niza Cars

Avenida García Morato, 44
29004 Malaga

Telephone: +34 952 236 179
Fax: +34 952 236 184


Pepe Car

Avenida García Morato, 44
29004 Malaga

Telephone: +34 807 414 243

tonys rent a car

Tonys Rent A Car

Avenida García Morato, 50
Edificio Checkpoint 1-3
29004 Malaga

Telephone: +34 952 236 689
Fax: +34 952 236 490

top rentacar

Top Rent A Car

Avenida García Morato, 28
29004 Malaga

Telephone: +34 952 105 528
Fax: +34 952 238 641

yellow car hire

Yellow Car

Avenida García Morato, 50
Edificio Checkpoint
29004 Malaga

Telephone: +34 952 494 000
Fax: +34 952 493 970

Drop-Off Points Car Hire Malaga

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).

If you have any questions you can come a join our Facebook Page Malaga Airport EU and also be part of The Costa Del Sol Travel Forum where you can chat with others about travel, living, holidaying on the Costa Del Sol.