Please note that there is no longer the Free Drop Off Zone at Malaga Airport. As you approach Departures upstairs you now have to take a ticket and park in the Express Car Park where you will have the first 15 minutes free. If you wish to park in Parking 1 you need to follow the signs for Parking downstairs. You can no longer access this car park from upstairs Departures.
You have a huge choice of parking at Malaga Airport. Choosing which car park to use totally depends on you, your circumstances and budget. There are car parks situated directly at Malaga Airport, which are very convenient, but they do cost. Then there are a huge amount of Off-Site Car Parks which are great for long term parking.
You can no longer drop off at Malaga for free unless you have special authorisation (including disabled badge holder). If you have authorisation or have a disabled parking badge, stay on the right and show it to security. You will then be let through and able to park directly outside the terminal.
As you drive towards the Airport (upstairs departures) you will need to take a ticket. You will then be pushed to park in the Express Car Park. This car park is free for the first 15 minutes for dropping off. The first hour is 6.68€ and every hour thereafter will be 6.38€. 58€ for the whole day. So when parking at the airport be sure to leave your car in the correct car park or it´s going to cost a fortune. If you are under the 15 minutes you can drive out. If you are one minute over or more then you must validate your ticket at the ticket machines.
This car park can only be access from downstairs (Arrivals). This covered car park is a very convenient car park for the airport terminals, but once again, not cheap. You can travel directly into the terminal via the travelators and the 2nd floor is the best floor for the terminal.
You can see all the prices here, approx 0.89€ for the first minute, 0.02€ per min 2 to 30 minutes and 0.05 per minute over 31 minutes or 19€ a day up to 4 days then 16.50€ a day thereafter. You can book this Malaga car park in advance.
There are lots of long term parking companies to choose from. Most have their own shuttle buses and will drop you off and then pick you up at the end of the tunnel which is accessible by turning right when you leave the arrivals hall. Generally you give them a call once you have picked up your baggage and by the time you get to the end of the tunnel they will be there within a couple of minutes.
You will see some cheap prices but often these depend on the duration, how long you book in advance and the cars will probably be left outside in the boiling sun or rain. Do choose a reputable company and not just one in the middle of nowhere because its cheap.
We personally use Picasso Parking Malaga. This car park is far from being just an ordinary Long Term Car Park. Firstly it is absolutely spotless, you cannot believe cars are going in and out all day. There is a cafe/restaurant for a quick, cheap bite to eat and they also have many discount cards for activities along the Coast.
Not only that, they also have a full car cleaning service, servicing department where you can have your wheels, oil and breaks checked and they can even do an ITV check, whilst you are away. Your car is kept undercover with 24 hour security.
Dropping off and collection was very efficient and the shuttle vehicle spotless, with a smartly dress, polite driver. What more could you ask for? When picking up your car, just give them a call once you have picked up your cases and they will meet you in the tunnel. They also have Roof Top Parking (outside) which works out very similar price to the Airport´s Long Term Parking P3. But for the convenience of this quick shuttle as when you need, we highly recommend this service.
Picasso Parking Telephone Number is 0034 656 674 919
The signs for this will be “Larga Distance”. This is accessible via a shuttle bus every 10-15 minutes, with a journey time of around 5 – 10 minutes. These times also depend on customer demand, so you could be waiting a while if you just miss the shuttle. We have done a few comparisons for 1 week in October 2016, between this Airport Car Park and Picasso Parking. Like for like there was just 2€ difference. For the time you may have to wait, we recommend Parking at Picasso but please do your own quotes. If travelling with kids and numerous suitcases, there isn´t much shade or cover whilst waiting for the Shuttle Bus, so do take this into consideration too. There 17 spaces for people with reduced mobility. Prices will vary on the number of days stay. You can get a quote online at www.reservaparking.com.
TIPS: There are lots of Off Site Long Term Parking and many will advertise some really cheap prices. However, these prices are for a minimum of X amount of days stay. So be sure not to go for somewhere which seems really cheap only to find that actually its the same price as one of the Car Parks closer to the Airport. Many of these Car Parks will also take you to Malaga Port. Also, do remove any valuable items from the car, wherever you leave it.
The car park for car hire companies 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 returning them). As you drive into the airport, it is clearly signposted where to go, just drive slowly so you don’t miss your line. Always check when picking up your car exactly where you should drop it off.
VIP parking offers the convenience of leaving your car with someone who will be waiting for you to arrive to take the vehicle away and park it safely. On your return you can pick it up in the arrivals area . You can also order other services, such as car washing, checks, MOT, etc. Prices vary a lot depending on the number of days stay but for example 1 week in October is 89€. VIP Parking Malaga
This is situated near the general aviation terminal P7 and is ideal if you travelling on a private flight. Right next to this Terminal is the Airport Museum which is well worth a visit if you have time. Prices vary but have a daily charge of around 19€ per day up to 4 days and then around 16.50€ thereafter. To book or for more information call 0034 913 211 000.
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