A Little Background
Visionaries observe the present with their eyes, but in their minds they see the future clearly and accessible. This is how engineer Pierre Latécoère saw it. The one who that day, March 9, 1919, while landing in the immense field “El rompedizo” Manor was; he only could visualize the airdrome his air company needed for his newly created airline between Toulouse and Casablanca. Of course with a stopover in Spain.
Today, 100 years after that historic landing, Malaga airport has evolved significantly: it is far from being the old airdrome where all the passenger services were displayed at the air base premises. Nowadays, after having gone through different names, it is officially called Malaga-Costa del Sol airport since 2011, by an official order.
The newest terminal is called Terminal T3, which was inaugurated in March 2010. From there depart all flights to the EU. Its high and transparent construction and architecture never ceases to impress. This building combines high technology and the most modern services with a wide variety of shops of all kinds with the best commercial brands and wide corridors and nice lounges, in order to make the wait as pleasant as possible.
That same year the new airport train station and a second landing strip were opened.
- Pick-Up: 0 EUR
- Return: 0 EUR
- Early Pick-Up: 22 EUR
- Late Return: 22 EUR
- Mondays: 08:00 - 22:00
- Tuesdays: 08:00 - 22:00
- Wednesdays: 08:00 - 22:00
- Thursdays: 08:00 - 22:00
- Fridays: 08:00 - 22:00
- Saturdays: 08:00 - 22:00
- Sundays: 08:00 - 22:00
Capacity to serve millions of passengers
It has the Ruiz Picasso terminal, designed by architect Ricardo Bofill.
With terminals t1 t2 and the newest one, T3, this airport has the capacity to support 16 million passengers traffic a year, which moved inside and outside our borders.
The airport of Málaga-Costa del Sol has consolidated this part of Spain as a leader in tourism, thanks to the fact that about 2 million tourists and entrepreneurs enjoy the near towns and villages, as the airport is strategically close to the most visited cities in the world.
Your destination Safe
If you want to get to your hotel quickly, we have the best and most prepared fleet of cars for rental, with just a few steps in the website and to have your car waiting for you without delay.
Whether you are heading east from Malaga: Maro, Nerja, Torrox, El Rincón de la Victoria, Granada. And if you are going west: Torremolinos, Mijas, Alhaurin de la Torre, Fuengirola or Marbella, the trip is better if you already have a reservation and a car ready for you.
And we take you to each of them with the security of both operational and human service, as well as the cleaning which is so necessary in these times.
Shopping center inside the airport
You will find large shopping centers within the airport, as well as shops where you can find from perfumes to food and groceries, and everything is properly identified, to make the access easier.
Whether you are waiting for a transfer or you are going to a nearby town, since you are at Malaga airport, it does not hurt to get to know the wide variety of shopping centers inside the terminal.
Remember, you will find anything you need in a number of stores inside the shopping center.
Some shops are only accessible to passengers. These shops are in Terminal T3. These shops are only accessible to those in possession of a flight ticket who have passed the security check. You will find yourself in a large shopping center with all kinds of shops and services.
Duty Free Shops, Restaurants, Fast Food, Drinks, Beer and Wine, Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories, Toys and Children’s Clothing, Electronic Products.
Press, magazines and gifts.
Car rental at Malaga-Costa del Sol airport
Having a car available when you arrive at Malaga airport is as simple as logging into the website and making a reservation.
The delivery and pick up schedule is always the same as you choose, there is a fee for delivery or pick up outside business hours from 5 euros to 16 euros depending on the time of your arrival. We work 24 hours a day so you don’t have to worry about the pickup or delivery time.
You can confidently pay the car rental amount from our website, other payments such as insurance and other extras can be paid at our counter. You can check our prices and the amounts of the extra payments on our website.
We will pick you up at the airport
Upon arrival at the airport, you will notify us when you want to be picked up, you can have a coffee and even go shopping into the mall. We will pick you up and deliver your car only when you decide to do so, with the highest security and sanitation measures required by recent airport regulations.
Our services include flight tracking, and if you arrive late the staff on duty will be on hand to pick you up on arrival.
- Delivery or Pick Up of vehicles:
in our offices during working hours from 08:h00 To 22:h00
- Delivery / Pick Up after hours:
(it can be reserved under petition, additional fees could be applied).
- Delivery / Pick Up from local lodging:
(it can be reserved under petition, additional fees could be applied).
Hotels near Malaga-Costa del Sol airport
Hilton Garden Hotel inn 3 km. from the Airport
Hotel Vincci Malaga 5 km from Malaga airport.
Hotel Zen Airport – Torremolinos (Málaga) 4km
Hotel Holiday Inn Express Málaga Airport, the nearest.
Hotel Málaga Nostrum, which is very close to the airport and the industrial area.
Malaga airport services: What you need to know (or FAQs)
Can I get a drink while I walk around the mall?
If you want a tapa or a drink while you wait: If you are looking for restaurants or bars there are several with excellent service in terminal 1.
Where can I shop inside the terminal?
If you need a souvenir or you are looking for branded goods you can find shopping centers in terminal 2 and in terminal 3.
What do I do if I lose my luggage?
There is no baggage handler inside the airport. But if it happens to you, there is a counter for luggage and lost objects, and they will gladly help you.
How do they serve the disabled?
In all terminals there is parking reserved for the disabled, the airlines help the disabled. They can also help them if they need to get to the train station. You can contact the staff and they will assist you.
Is there a first aid center inside the airport?
Málaga airport has a health centre, pharmacy and many travel agency receptions.
Is there other entertainment at the airport?
Malaga airport has a National Aviation Museum, where you can see the evolution of Spanish aviation. Outside you can see an original Beechcraft B-18. The interior of the museum only has scale models. In addition, there are engines and equipment from the beginning of aviation to the present.
How do I get to Malaga airport?
If you come from the eastern part of the Costa del Sol: Malaga centre, Torrox, Nerja or if you come from the western part: Torremolinos, Mijas, Torremolinos, Marbella etc. The fastest and most direct way to reach the airport is by the A7 motorway, for both directions, take exit number 3 (airport MA-23).
The airport also has a suburban train station, bus station and taxis.