Malaga airport is the main international airport in Andalucia and one of the most important airports in Spain. It received more than 18 million of passengers in 2017, a 11.7% more than the previous year.
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The distance from Malaga city is only six kilometres and you can reach the main cities of Costa del Sol in less than one hour drive. Use this map of Malaga airport to get around the area without hussle.
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The new terminal T3 at Malaga airport was inaugurated in March 2010 and is located next to the old T2, with both terminals directly connected. Since the inauguration of the new terminal all European flights arrive and depart from it. The old T2 is relegated to those passengers who have destinations outside the European Union and some low cost carriers. The main airlines are working now at the T3, in addition, travellers passing through the new terminal can enjoy a wide selection of shops, cafes and restaurants to spend time before their flights.
On September 10th, 2010 came into operation the new commuter train station at Malaga airport. Although the station is situated in the underground, it was conceived with the same design as the new terminal: spacious and flooded with natural light, glass and chrome are the main elements, providing natural light and fresh air. The suburban train station is entirely oriented to the new T3. It is part of the transportation hub at the Airport Plaza and thus the access to the T3 is easy and fast.
Furthermore, there are two new access roads from the highways, as well as a second runway for the high season.
Here is a video of Malaga airport terminal 3 taken from the new runway.
Malaga Airport is located about 6km west of Malaga city, just off the main coast road (N-340) and the new toll road AP-7, which runs to Estepona. If you are leaving the airport by car, keep in mind that the left lane of N-340 leads to Malaga, Granada, Nerja and the eastern Costa del Sol; whereas the right lane leads to Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Marbella, Estepona and other cities in western Costa del Sol.
If you need a taxi at Malaga airport be aware of illegal taxi companies operating at the terminal. We recommend you to pre-book a transfer to know the final cost before traveling. Besides, one of our English speaking drivers will be waiting for you inside the terminal to help you with your luggage, no matter if your flight is delayed. That's why we always recommend booking private transfers in advance.
There is a suburban train service from Malaga airport to Malaga city and Fuengirola. Remember that Fuengirola station is the last one, so if you want to reach Marbella from Malaga airport by train you will have to take a bus from Fuengirola to Marbella or a shuttle bus from Malaga airport to Marbella, which only takes 45 minutes.
Malaga Airport to Malaga City
The first train from Malaga airport leaves at 06.44 am, 7.19 am, 7.54 am and then every 20 minutes at 14, 34 and 54 minutes past the full hour. The journey time from Malaga airport to Malaga Maria Zambrano train station is 8 minutes.
Last train leaving at 10.54 pm, 11.24 pm, 11.54 pm, 00.24 am and 00.54 am.
Malaga City to Malaga Airport
The first train from Malaga city to the airport leaves at 5.23 am, 5.58 am and 6.33 am; from then trains are running every 20 minutes at 13, 33 and 53 minutes past the full hour. The journey time from Malaga Maria Zambrano train station to the airport is 8 minutes.
Last train leaving at 10.03 pm, 10.33 pm, 11.03 pm and 11.33 pm.
Malaga Airport to Fuengirola
The first train to Fuengirola leaves from Malaga airport at 5.32 am, 6.07 am, 6.42 am and then every 20 minutes at 02, 22 and 42 minutes past the full hour. The journey time from Malaga airport to Fuengirola is 34 minutes.
Last train leaving at 10.42 pm, 11.12 pm and 11.42 pm.
Fuengirola to Malaga Airport
The first train to Malaga airport from Fuengirola leaves at 6.10 am, 6.45 am and 7.20 am. From then, trains are running every 20 minutes at the full hour and 20 and 40 minutes past the full hour. The journey time from Fuengirola to Malaga airport is 34 minutes.
Last train leaving at 10.20 pm, 10.50 pm, 11.20 pm, 11.50 pm and 00.20 am.
Get more information about the suburban train service in Malaga, including prices, timetables and lines.
The bus stop is located just outside the arrivals hall. From there you can take a bus to the following locations in Malaga:
City bus 19 to Malaga train station, every 23 to 30 minutes.
- To Torremolinos and Benalmadena, every hour, on weekends and Bank holidays, every two hours.
- To Marbella Bus station, every 45 minutes in summer and every 2 hours in winter.
- To Estepona, daily at 7 am, 10 am, 11.20 am, 1.15 pm, 5.20 pm and 9 pm.
Buses to other cities:
- To Algeciras, daily at 11.20 am and 5.20 pm.
- To Seville, daily at 4.45 pm.
- To Granada, daily at 11.30 am and 6.30 pm.
Visit our bus page for more information about timetables, routes and contact details.
|Gambrinus||T3||Ground Floor (Public Area)|
|La Moraga Airport||T3||First Floor (Public Area)|
|Whopper Bar||T3||First Floor (Public Area)|
|Burger King||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Dehesa Santa Maria||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Pizza Hut||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Sea Food||T3||Second Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Vips||T3||Ground Floor (Public Area)|
|Café & Té||T3||First Floor (Public Area)|
|Starbucks||T3||First Floor (Public Area)|
|Delimarché||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Häagen-Dazs||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Soho Coffee||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Starbucks-Upper Crust||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Caffé Ritazza||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Four Arrows||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|O'Learys||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Upper Crust||T2||First Floor (Public Area)|
|Arrivals Shop||T3||Ground Floor (Passenger Area)|
|The Express Shop||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|The Shop||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|The Express Shop||T2||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Travel Mate||T3||First Floor (Public Area)|
|Cottet Sol||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Lacoste||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Adolfo Dominguez||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Adidas||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Desire||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Ferrari||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Your Fashion Store||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Raquel Troyano Jewels||T3||Second Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Newspapers||T3||Ground Floor (Public Area)|
|Newspapers||T3||First Floor (Public Area)|
|Librería Luces||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Mix Point||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Interpretess||T2||Ground Floor (Public Area)|
|Libros y Prensa||T2||Second Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Libros y Prensa||T1||First Floor (Public Area)|
|Museum Shop||T3||First Floor (Public Area)|
|United Labels Store||T3||First Floor (Public Area)|
|Delicatessen - Sibarium||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|The Sweet Market||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|National Geographic Shop||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Superskunk||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Toro Andaluz||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Crystal Media Shop||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
|Pharmacy||T3||First Floor (Public Area)|
|Drugstore (vending machine)||T3||First Floor (Passenger Area)|
Contact information on companies working at the airport:
Rent a helicopter
Telephone: +34 952 238 431.
Fax: +34 952 176 379.
Location: Terminal 3, floor 0.
Telephone: +34 952 231 620.
Location: Terminal 1, floor 0.
General Aviation Services
Telephone: +34 952 048 994.
Location: Terminal 1, floor 1.
Helicópteros del Sureste
Helicopters from Malaga to Ceuta.
Telephone: +34 952 048 700.
Location: Telephone 2, floor 1.
VIP Hall Terminal 3
Telphone: 0034 952 048 854.
Location: Terminal 3, floor 2, passenger area.
Lost & Found Terminal 3
Telphone: +34 952 048 837 / +34 952 048 851
Location: Terminal 3, floor 1, check-in area.
Location: Terminal 3, floor 0, arrivals area
Monday to Friday: 9 am - 3 pm.
Wednesday and Friday: 5 pm - 8 pm.
Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm.
Telephone: +34 952 048 176
Nowadays there are plenty of flights to Malaga from the UK. If you are planning to travel to Malaga, here is a list containing the most popular flights to Malaga from the UK and their respective airlines, including departures from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Belfast and Scotland.
Domestic flights provided at Malaga airport cover most of the main cities in Spain, usually carried by popular airlines such as Iberia, Vueling or Air Europa. Several airlines offer non-direct flights from Malaga to other Spanish airports with a stopover in Madrid. Anyway, Malaga airport is increasing year after year the amount of direct flights offered, both domestic and international, including top destinations such as London, Praga, Paris, Rome, Istanbul, Berlin and even New York!
|Aer Lingus||T3||+34 902 502 737|
|Aeroflot||T2||+34 952 974 535|
|Air Berlin||T3||+34 902 333 335|
|Air Europa||T3||+34 902 401 501|
|Air Explore||T3||+421 2 5556 8736|
|Air Nostrum||T3||+34 901 111 500|
|Air Transat||T3||+34 900 977 609|
|Alitalia||T3||+34 902 100 323|
|Arkia Israeli Airlines||T3||+972-3-6902210|
|Blue Air||T3||+34 902 570 852|
|British Airways||T3||+34 902 111 333|
|Brussels Airlines||T3||+34 807 220 003|
|Bulgaria Air||T3||+359 2 402 04 00|
|Easyjet||T2||+34 902 599 900|
|Easyjet Switzerland||T2||+34 902 599 900|
|El Al- Israel Airlines||T3||+34 915 412 005|
|Enter Air||T3||+48 22 355 15 70|
|Estonian Air||T3||+372 6401 160|
|Europe Airpost||T3||+34 952 048 699|
|Finnair||T3||+34 901 888 126|
|Flybe||T3||+44 (0) 1392 268529|
|Germanwings||T3||+34 902 888 076|
|Iberia||T3||+34 901 111 500|
|Jet2.com||T3||+34 902 881 269|
|LOT-Polskie Linie Lotnicze||T3||+34 901 116 710|
|Lufthansa||T3||+34 902 883 882|
|Luxair||T3||+352 2456 4242|
|Melilla Airlines||T3||+34 951 194 949|
|Monarch Airlines||T3||+34 800 099 260|
|Niki Luftfahrt||T3||+34 902 320 737|
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||T3||+34 902 848 080|
|Royal Air Maroc||T3||+34 902 210 010|
|Ryanair||T2||+44 871 246 0011|
|SAS Scandinavian Airlines||T3||+34 902 405 033|
|SmartWings||T3||+420 255 700 827|
|Swiss International Air Lines||T3||+34 901 116 712|
|TAP Portugal||T3||+34 901 116 718|
|Thomson Airways||T3||+34 914 141 481|
|Transaero||T3||+34 932 200 556|
|Transavia.com||T3||+34 902 010 105|
|Travel Service||T3||+420 255 700 827|
|Turkish Airlines||T3||+34 952 974 611|
|Volotea||T3||+34 902 737 717|
|Vueling||T3||+34 807 200 100|
|Wizzair||T3||+34 807 444 041|
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