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Guide to Malaga Airport: 9 most-frequently-asked questions you should know the answer to before traveling

Malaga Airport or Costa del Sol Airport is the most important airport in the Autonomous Region of Andalusia. It’s the fourth biggest airport in Spain (after Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia) 

IATA code: AGP (Aeropuerto Gran Picasso)

At Solaga, we host hundreds of people from all over the world every week and most of them arrive in Malaga by plane. For that reason, we have put together the most-frequently-asked questions our guests usually have about Malaga Airport. 

In this article, you will find all the information you need to know if you’re coming to Malaga Airport or if you are planning to travel to Malaga soon. 

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1. WHERE IS MALAGA AIRPORT LOCATED?

It is located 8 km (5 miles) southwest of Malaga, specifically at Av. del Comandante García Morato, s/n, 29004, Málaga.

The airport is connected with the city of Malaga by motorway but there are another ways to arrive to the city that we’ll show you later. 

The city center is at a distance of 8 km and Torremolinos is at 5 km. 

Malaga Airport on a map

You can check the exact location of Malaga Airport on this map here

2. HOW TO GET TO AND FROM MALAGA AIRPORT?

There are different ways to get to Costa del Sol Airport. It’s very easy to get there as you can use different types of transport, both public or private.

🚌 BUS

You can get a bus to Malaga Airport from different locations all over Costa del Sol. There are a few lines and the most important ones are:

  • Express line: this bus line connects AGP Airport to Malaga city center in just 15 minutes. Price: 4€ (only cash accepted)
  • Intercity buses: they go to Marbella, Estepona, Nerja, Malaga and Alhaurín de la Torre.
  • Long distances bus lines: Algeciras, Motril, Granada, or Seville.

If you want to know more about schedules and fares, click here.

🚡TRAIN

C1 train connects Malaga Airport to Malaga city center and other locations around Costa del Sol.

Its price can vary depending on the station you want to get off (from 1,60€ to 3,60€)

If you want to know more about schedules and fares, click here.

🚕 TAXI/CAR/TRANSFER

As mentioned before, the airport is located about 8km from Malaga city. It’s connected to the section of the Mediterranean Highway A- 7 / E -15 MA-21 and MA-21 road (old N -340). You can use a taxi, car or private transfer if you want to use the highway.

3. HOW MANY TERMINALS ARE THERE?

The Airport currently has three terminals for regular passengers. In addition, it has a General Aviation Terminal (GA), which is used by passengers of private flights and leisure flights. Also, it counts with a Cargo Terminal.

The airport disposes of three access ways to the boarding gates (called ‘Diques’ or ‘Muelles’)

Down below we show you which services you can find in every terminal.

🔸TERMINAL T3

It has 4 floors (Level -1, Level 0, Level 1 and Level 2).

Terminal T3 / Level -1:

  • Bus Station
  • Transport hub building.

Terminal T3/ Level 0:

  • Arrivals
  • Baggages carousel
  • Lost luggage
  • Restaurants area
  • Medical Centre
  • Money exchange and cash dispensers (ATM)
  • Tour operators
  • Tourist information

Terminal T3/ Level 1:

  • Departures hall
  • Check-in counters
  • Pharmacy
  • Civil Guard
  • Restaurants area

Terminal T3/ Level 2:

  • Vip lounge
  • Restaurants area

🔸TERMINAL T2

Terminal T2/ Level -1:

  • Car rental agencies

Terminal T2/ Level 0:

  • Baggage claim
  • Lost luggage
  • Money exchange

Terminal T2/ Level 1:

  • Departures hall
  • Check-in counters
  • Restaurants and shopping area
  • Post office

🔸TERMINAL T1

Terminal T1 is currently closed.

4. WHERE TO HIRE A CAR AT MALAGA AIRPORT?

The airport counts with a wide range of companies that are specialized in renting cars. There are around 20 car hire companies at Malaga, and 8 of them are located inside the airport. They are located at Terminal T2 and T3 on the ground floor.

CAR HIRE MALAGA AIRPORT AGENCIES:

  1. AVIS
  2. EUROPCAR
  3. GOLDCAR
  4. HERTZ
  5. RECORDGO

5. AND, WHAT ABOUT MALAGA AIRPORT TRANSFERS?

Another great way to both arrive at and leave from the airport is using a private transfer service. It assures you will arrive at your destination without any inconveniences and on time.

There are plenty of transfer companies in the airport too. You can find them at this link.

Also, at Solaga Holiday Homes, we offer private transfer services for our guests. If you want to know more about it, you can contact us, we’ll be glad to provide more information. The driver will be waiting for you a the arrivals terminal with a sign with your name on it and take you to the apartment or wherever you wish to go.

6. WHERE ARE THE RESTAURANTS AND SHOPPING AREA?

As in any international airport, you can find a wide range of possibilities of food and beverage and shopping areas. Most of them are located at Terminal 2 and 3.

Restaurants and Fast FoodTerminal 2 and 3 (Floor 1 – departures)
Bars and CafeteriasTerminal 2 and 3 (Floor 1 and 2 – departures)
Duty Free ShopsTerminal 2 and 3 (Floor 0 – arrivals / Floor 1 – departures)
Fashion and accesoriesTerminal 3 (Floor 1 – departures)
PharmacyTerminal 1 (Floor 2)
Leisure and entertainmentTerminal 3 (Floor 1 – departures)
Press, books and magazinesTerminal 3 (Floor 0 – arrivals / Floor 1 – departures)
Souvenirs and giftsTerminal 3 (Floor 1 – departures)
Tobacco (Estanco)Terminal 2 (Floor 2 – departures)

7. WHERE IS THE PARKING?

Costa del Sol Airport has six parking areas where you can park your car for long or short term.

The parking areas have different characteristics each one: there is a VIP zone, a low-cost area…

We recommend you book your place in prior as you can get some additional discounts.

Depending on the area, prices will vary. You can check the parking prices here.

8. HOW FAR IS MALAGA AIRPORT FROM MARBELLA?

This is a very common question some of our guests ask us. This is why we have put together a list so you have an idea how long it will take you to reach your destination from Malaga Airport (by car).

9. WHERE TO FIND INFORMATION ABOUT MALAGA AIRPORT ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES?

Last, but not least, you can check the arrival and departure information of all the flights on its website.

Also, here is the airport contact information in case you need further details:

 📞 Phone numbers: (+34) 91 321 10 00
 📩 Email: infoagp@e-externas.aena.es


PLANNING TO COME TO MALAGA?

After all this traveling information, I’m sure you already get itchy feet and thinking about visiting Malaga soon. Well, if this is your case, I will invite you to check our holiday rental apartments. They are conveniently located in the heart of historic centre of Malaga where you can visit the city on foot or enjoy the magical sunlight from one of our beautiful terraces. What are you waiting for?

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