Malaga airport, also known as Costa del Sol (IATA: AGP, ICAO: LEMG) is the main entry gate for visitors and residents in Malaga.
The airport is located only 8 km to the west of Malaga city, and is Spain’s fourth busiest. It handles an annual average of 20 million passengers, the vast majority from the European Union (EU) with London Gatwick and Heathrow, Manchester and Luton airports at the head.
Malaga airport transport
Malaga airport is well connected both by road and train; you can choose the best means of transport to suit your needs. Depending on how much luggage you are bringing, how many people you are travelling with or where your accommodation is located, you may want to use one means of transport or the other; we’ll help you decide.
There is a train station at the airport that can take you to Malaga or to Fuengirola. If your accommodation is close to a train stop or station, this may be an option to consider. However, you should take into consideration the date of your arrival; in high season or during certain events the train tends to be full.
Otherwise the airport trains are a comfortable transport means; however today is not as cheap as it used to be.
If you want to use public transport and the train doesn’t get you where you need to go, the bus may be the best option. There are buses from the airport to many destinations; there is also a link to Malaga bus station, which will take you to any destination in the province.
If you want to take a bus, we recommend that you check the timetable, especially if you are going to a white village or to another province.
Car hire at Malaga Airport
As for the tourism in Malaga, there are many travellers who use the public transport. This is a good way to get around if you just want to tour around the center of Malaga; however, most visitors choose to stay in the towns situated throughout the province of Malaga, for the quality of the beaches, like those around Fuengirola and Mijas, or by the wide range of shops and luxury hotels that the area of Marbella offers.
For these visitors the most economical and recommended alternative is Malaga car hire. Even if this is not your case, there are places in Malaga that you must see, like the caves of Nerja, or the Night Life in Los Alamos or Puerto Marina.
If you don’t have a driving licence or you don’t want to travel far, a Malaga airport transfer may be the best option. It is certainly a comfortable option, the transfer has bilingual drivers who will pick you up at the arrivals terminal and take you to your destination in the vehicle of your choice.
You can pay online or on arrival; arrange the arrival and departures dates, times and location. Remember to book well in advance in high season, as it is a very requested service.
Phone: +34 913 211 000
Address: Avenida García Morato (Pol. Ind. Aeropuerto) S/N
Visit Aena for official information about Malaga airport: www.aena.es