Terminal 3 at Malaga Airport

Information on Terminal 3 Malaga Airport

Terminal 3 (T3) is the newest terminal which opened a few years ago and houses the underground railway station and the second runway. It is much brighter and far more welcoming than the old T2 made mainly of steel and glass which gives it a very open and airy feel.

If you have hold baggage or need a boarding pass you should check in upstairs at T2 in the departures hall, but you are then directed along a corridor which connects to T3 where you will clear passport control and security.  So if you are travelling with only hand luggage and have your boarding pass go straight to T3 and get to the departures lounge from there.  It will save you a lot of walking.

The transportation hub links T3 bus station, pedestrian access to P1 and P2 and the train station. Lifts and electronic walkways provide access to the transportation hub’s arrivals and departures levels. From Arrivals, you enter a large square (atrium) over the bus station and arrivals floor.

Málaga Airport Terminal 3 hall before check-in - credit: Tupungato / Shutterstock.com
Airport hall before check-in – credit: Tupungato / Shutterstock.com


Wherever you land you will be 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) and arrivals hall as this is also the way out of the terminal and where the bus stops and taxi ranks are.

You can check live flight arrivals here.


Check-in desks are in two Zones and are for Schengen traffic. At the entrance to the departures level are desks 301 to 362 and to the right desks 363 and 386. All the security checkpoints for passengers are located in this terminal. Once you have cleared security you will have to go through the large duty-free shop to access the passenger lounge and boarding gates. This is because works are currently being carried out to build a new luxury shopping area full of designer outlets which is due to be finished in the autumn.

You can check live flight departures here.

Car Parking

There are four parking areas: the general public car park: P1 public car park: P7 the express parking area for short stays and P3 in the aeronautics area for long stays and tall vehicles (in the aeronautics area). The VIP service has 5 parking places in the departures area of T3 and six in the arrivals area.

You can find out more about the car parking charges here.


Buses stop outside the arrivals forecourt on the roadway. You will see a bus shelter there with seating and full timetables where you can wait,(Line C19 Aeropuerto-Málaga and express line Aeropuerto-Marbella).

We provide information about bus routes and timetables


There is a taxi rank outside arrivals on the roadway. We have provided details of the two different tariffs depending on your time of travel plus information on taxi fares to the most popular destinations.

Málaga Airport Terminal 3 train station – Credit: Markus Mainka / Shutterstock.com
Airport train station – Credit: Markus Mainka / Shutterstock.com


The suburban train to Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola in one direction and Malaga City in the other operates from the railway station.

Passenger Services

There are two currency exchange offices. One is located in Departures (Dock D), and the other in the Arrivals baggage reclaim hall.  The VIP lounge is located in the Departures zone, one floor above the shopping area. The tour operators are located in the arrivals lobby.

You can find out more about Passenger Services here.

Disabled Access

Passengers with reduced mobility may request assistance from the information desks and meeting points in all T3 zones. These points are easy to spot as they are bright yellow and signed “sin barreras”.

If there is not a member of staff at the desk, assistance like the provision of wheelchairs or buggy rides to the plane may be requested by pressing the button on the panel.

Lost Property & Luggage

The lost property office is on the first floor. Tel: +34 952 048 837 or email: objetosperdidosagp@aena.es

Lost luggage or objects left on the aircraft should be reported at the airlines’ lost luggage offices in the baggage reclaim zone.


There are a number of cafés and restaurants including  Burger King, Café y Té, Gambrinus, Dani Garcia Deli Bar,  O’Learys and more.


The large shopping area offers a good selection of shops including Yourfashionstore which offers fashion outlets Desigual, Pepe Jeans, Hugo Boss, Hackett, Armani Jeans, Longchamp and Ralph Lauren Polo Jeans all under one roof

Other retail outlets include the usual Aldeasa duty-free shops plus fashion and accessories brands including  Adolfo Domínguez, Gap, Desigual, Victoria Secrets and lots more.  You can read more on our Shopping Pages.