Malaga International Airport is one of the main airports in Spain, handling around 13 million flyers a year. This Spanish hub receives flights from all over Europe and even from New York in summer. The airport is situated just 10kms from the city and close to resorts on the Costa del Sol, so car hire in Malaga Airport is popular.
There are three terminals, with the newer Terminal 3 having the best facilities. It has currency exchange and ATMs (as do terminals 1 and 2), along with a huge food hall, chain restaurants, and well-known shops for duty-free. Wi-Fi is available through Moviestar which is charged by the hour. However, if you use the VIP lounges they have PC’s with free internet access.
Car Hire Malaga Airport
The airport is well connected with the city by road and many visitors choose to rent a car while here. There are over 20 car hire suppliers at Malaga airport so there are some good deals to be had. We partner with major car companies here, such as Europcar, Hertz, Avis and National. Unlike a lot of other suppliers these have rental desks in the terminal. As this is a very popular location for car hire, the best way to ensure you get the car you want at the best price is to try and book as far in advance as possible. By booking early you can also ensure you have extras like child seats or sat nav reserved as suppliers can run out of these.
While having a car is a must to explore the coast, it is not recommended for getting around Malaga city itself, where streets are tight and congested. Elsewhere, road conditions are good, with the notoriously busy Costa del Sol coastal road having been supplemented by a modern highway.
Things To See and Do
Malaga airport gives you great access to all resorts and attractions on the Costa del Sol. Running 100 miles along the Mediterranean coast it is famous for its sunshine, beaches and beautiful towns. There is something here for everyone. From visiting Alcazaba, an Arabic Fortress, or Picasso’s Museum in Malaga to taking on the rides at Tivoli World, one of many theme parks in the area. With the backdrop of beautiful mountain scenery and eye-popping views along the way Granada and Gibraltar can both be reached in less than 2 hours.
Best Time to Visit
You don’t need to plan the time of your visit to this region of Spain too carefully, as the weather is always nice, with the average annual temperature 23°C. While most tourists savour the July to August summer holidays, visiting anytime between April and September is nice, with averages in the upper 20s (°C). You can always drive to the mountains for respite from the heat in the summer.