Málaga Airport is the forth busiest airport in Spain, with the biggest three airports being Madrid, Barcelona and Mallorca Airport. The airport of Málaga is an important international entering point for tourist visiting Costa del Sol, as the airport is located not far from the city of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia. More specifically, the airport is located 8 miles / 13 km 22 minutes’ drive from the Málaga city centre and the distances in Málaga are easily reached with a car hire service.
The airport features 3 terminal buildings, additionally a General Aviation Terminal and a Cargo Terminal are also found.
There is a car hire area on the -1 level. Once you collect your luggage follow the Rent a Car directions where you will find the car hire agencies (Sixt, Rhodium, Interrent, GoldCar, FireFly). A car hire at Malaga Airport is also possible with a "Meet&Greet service", a service where an agent from the car hire agency will pick you up and take you to the car hire counter, located off the airport grounds.
Drive beyond Malaga Airport
A car hire at Malaga Airport is the perfect way to start your journey as Málaga is a great spot for day trips. From Málaga you have a perfect access to Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba, Cadiz, Ceuta, Melilla, Huelva, Jaen and many more popular destinations. To Granada, the ancient medieval city in the Andalusian south, you have approx. 80 miles / 125 km distance, which is roughly a 1 h and 30 min drive from the city of Málaga. Granada is the place to visit if you are impressed by the ancient history, Arabic palaces and culture. Do not forget to explore the Alhambra palace and fortress complex, as its architecture is a true masterpiece. You can even cross the Strait of Gibraltar and visit Tangier, a port in Morocco.
Available services Malaga Airport
Málaga Airport is a modern 3-terminal-airport, with predominantly tourist services. The staff is friendly so do not hesitate to ask for help or any additional information.
Several VIP services are available at Málaga Airport: A Fast Lane for exclusive passengers of specific airline companies, a VIP track service for an exclusive parking and luggage service. A number of meeting rooms are provided by the airport where you can hold a meeting or enjoy in a private and relaxed space.
Travelling with toddlers can be relaxed and fun adventure for your children if you provide the sufficient distraction for the little ones. Make use of the Children’s Play Area with a nursing room located in the Boarding area.
Málaga Airport provides with a free WiFi service. There are defibrillators available at the Malaga Airport, positioned in all airport floors (check for the defibrillators positions at Malaga Airport). A Medical Service can be found on the ground floor of Terminal 3, and people with reduced mobility can request for an assistance on the Málaga website.
History of Malaga Airport
Málaga Airport is one of the oldest airports in Spain and its location remained the same from the beginnings of the air traffic in Malaga, which started in 1919. In 1960, the extension plans brought to life a passenger terminal building, followed by a second new one in 1972 and in 1991, Terminal 2 was built where almost all services started to operate. A general aviation terminal was opened in the old terminal building, and a large hangar was built 1995. The airport obtained a new control tower in 2002 and a new Terminal 3 building in 2010.
Petrol stations near Malaga Airport
Some car hire policies require to refuel your tank before drop-off and at Malaga Airport, finding a petrol station shouldn’t be a problem. There is a BP gas station right in front of the airport building and several gas stations at the exit from the Av. De Velazquez road.
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