When visiting or holidaying in the Costa Del Sol, you will most likely, be flying into Malaga airport as it is very conveniently located about 10kms from Malaga town and a short drive down the coast to many of the most popular resorts. The airport itself is one of the oldest in Spain and every day tourist and travelers and holiday makers from Ireland, the UK, France, the Netherlands and Germany fly into Malaga airport, using it as their gateway to fun in the sun on the Costa del Sol. The airport also handles many internal flights linking up with Madrid, Barcelona and the island of Mallorca. The airport is incredibly busy in summer and can be a little chaotic, so it is always a good idea to have your onward transport organized in advance, or at least know how you are going to get to wherever you need to go.
More About Malaga Airport
Airport Car Hire
Car hire from Malaga airport is a great idea because you can pick up your car and take the road along the coast to your hotel or destination and soak up the views while avoiding the waiting times for airport shuttles or the cost of taxis. There is a good choice of car hire provider in Malaga airport and Car Booker compares all their prices and car hire discounts, deals and offers, then we select the best deals and you can pick the car that suits you best for your trip. We save our customers an average of 30% on car hire booking in Malaga airport on car hire brands such as Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Sixt, Enterprise, Goldcar and Record. So for big car hire discounts, search and save now on Car Booker.
Getting there & Away
High or low season, Malaga airport can feel a little chaotic, especially when you are tired and just want to be at your accommodation and relaxing already. There are a few ways of getting from the airport including bus, train, taxi and shuttle. There is an Airport train however if you are looking at getting to a town further away than Fuengirola then you are out of luck as this is as far as it goes. Taxis charge an airport surplus fee and then charge per kilometer and also beware that they often also charge for larger pieces of luggage. Buses and shuttles travel from Malaga airport to Malaga city and then along the coast to many of the towns and resorts. These are really busy during the summer and more than likely you will have a long wait. By far the best way to travel around the Costa del Sol is with a hire car.
Malaga city is the biggest city close by, only about 10 minutes from the airport, while there are museums, restaurants and a port there, many visitors choose to stay further down the coast and visit Malaga city on a day trip. The Costa del Sol has something for everyone, it is a haven for sun worshippers, fun seekers, golfers, watersport fans and families looking to take a little time out and relax. The most popular resorts and their travel times from the airport are listed here: Torremolinos (10 min), Benalmadena (15 min) Fuengirola (20 min), Calahonda (25 min), Marbella (30 min), Puerto Banus (40 min) and Estepona (60 min). There are a number of nice day trips further inland which would be lovely to see, head into the Axaruqia region to see the most beautiful villages in all of Spain or head east of Malaga city to Nerja, home to the Nerja Caves.