Malaga Airport Private Transfers

How to Book a Malaga Airport Private Transfer

This guide explains everything you need to know about booking a Malaga Airport Private Transfer, including prices, timings, comparisons with taxis, and more.

Firstly, here’s a quick look at guide prices per person, based on four people sharing a private transfer from Malaga Airport:

  • Malaga Airport Private Transfer to Fuengirola €15.41 pp
  • Malaga Airport Private Transfer to Marbella €23.24 pp
  • Malaga Airport Private Transfer to Estepona €29.12 pp

Scroll down to see prices for more destinations on the Costa del Sol and Malaga province. Please note that these prices are approximate and based on four people sharing.

Malaga Airport Private Transfers

Malaga Private Transfers

Say the words “Private Transfer” and many people think it will be really expensive. Well, quite often, it’s not the case. You get excellent personal service and reassurance that you are not paying over the top.

A few other reasons to book a Private Transfer

  • Pay in advance so no need to worry about having €uros when you land
  • Prebook baby/child seats
  • No queuing or waiting around in the heat losing valuable holiday time
  • Be met in arrivals by your driver and taken directly to your destination

Baby / Child Safety

If you’re travelling with young children or toddlers and don’t want to bring car seats, we recommend a private transfer because you can add them to your booking. Even though the law in Spain is the same as in the UK regarding child seats or restraints in private vehicles, Spanish taxis do not have to carry child seats.   We highly recommend using car seats on the roads here in Spain. The other option is to hire a car and book a car seat.

Shared Transfers

If you’re travelling alone and arriving late at night when the Public Transport no longer runs, then we would highly recommend a Shared Transfer (depending on where you’re staying). Just go to the “Book Now” above, add your destination and dates, then select Shared/Shuttle Service Transfer.

There will be a designated meeting point at Malaga Airport. Should you be going to a Private Residence, the Shuttle will take you to the nearest Hotel. Remember, shared transfers won’t be the quickest as they will be dropping other people off. Please note this may not be available at every destination.

Shared Transfer VS Public Transport

The local trains only go as far as Fuengirola in the south, and to Malaga City (and from there by connecting train to Alora) in the north/inland. All trains stop around 11.30pm to midnight. The Airport Buses go directly to various destinations including Marbella, Estepona, Algeciras and La Linea, however, they too stop between 10pm to midnight. So depending on when your flight arrives, you may find that a shared transfer is a better and safer option.

Málaga airport shared transfers

Cost Comparisons of Malaga Airport Private Transfers versus Taxis

Taxi Prices

The taxi fares we quote in the table below are approximate, covering up to 4 passengers. There will be extra charges for the time of day, day of the week, number of passengers, plus also for luggage/equipment. Taxis now have meters, so it’s clear to see the price.

Please note that for taxis, there is a 5,50€ supplement for going to or coming from the airport, and the minimum airport service fee is 15-20€ (the price varies depending on if it’s a weekday, weekend, public holiday, day or night). If you’re not going far, say to Malaga City, then you can take the Express A bus or the train to Maria Zambrano station. Taxis are situated on the right as you leave the Arrivals hall.

Malaga Airport Private Transfer Prices

The private transfer prices in the table below are quoted per person, based on 4 passengers. The private transfer services compare to taxis in the following ways:

  • Private Transfer prices are per person based on 4 people sharing
  • Rates are the best economy  price private transfer at the time of writing
  • Prices exclude any luggage or car seats
  • Prices are for a one-way journey in April
  • Prices will vary month to month * correct at time of writing
DestinationDistanceTaxiPrivate Transfer (per person)


based on 4 people sharing

Benalmadena Costa14km€22-€25€9.38
Benalmadena Pueblo20km€29-€34€11.47
Cala de Mijas35km€47-€55€17.35
Puerto Banus67km€85-€99€23.82
San Pedro70km€88-€104€26.18

*There are busses from Malaga Airport to Nerja, Marbella, Estepona and Algeciras, which might be a better/cheaper option as long as you’re travelling before midnight when the busses tend to stop.

Airport transfers tips

Ask for a quotationGet an agreed quote before you book your service. This will prevent misunderstanding and extra costs such as waiting charges, parking,  night tariffs, toll roads etc.

Book Online – Book in advance to secure availability and the best price. Print or copy the details of the transfer and the confirmation number in case there are problems.

Provide important information – provide essential information such as nº of passengers, flight information, drop off and pick up addresses (sharing a Google Maps location link is a neat trick) contact numbers and any special instructions.

Double-check and confirm the dates – With different time zones or flights, delays/mistakes can occur. It´s always best to double-check and confirm times and dates.

Use a meet and greet service – With a meet and greet service, the driver usually waits for you at the exit of the terminal. This will remove a lot of stress, and they will also help you with luggage.

Keep your phone on – Turning your phone on at arrival will allow the transfer company to get in touch with you without problems.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions – If you have doubts or need to know something about the area, speak to the driver. The drivers are usually very knowledgeable about the area.

Give feedback – Always rate the service. This will help reputable companies improve their service and help other travellers choose the right transfer company.

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