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Malaga Airport Information

Malaga Airport

Malaga Airport (AGP)

The airport of the south Spanish city of Malaga is eight kilometers southwest of the city. It is one of the oldest Spanish airports. In 1919 Spanish aviation pioneers were in search of a suitable area for an airport. They went to a piece of land that is known as El Rompedizo, that was also the name of the airport for some time. The name was later changed to García Morato and in 1965 it officially became Malaga Airport.

In 2005 more than 12.5 million passengers flew via Malaga Airport, most people come from Great Britain. The busiest connections are with London-Gatwick, Manchester, London-Luton and Dublin. After that is Brussels and Amsterdam. In the high season Malaga Airport is very busy and the waiting times for checking-in can be very long.

Beginning in 2006 many activities began to offer better facilities for the growing amount of passengers going to the sunny destinations of the Costa del Sol. They are working on a new terminal and there are plans for a second runway.
Local transport

Train

Malaga Airport has a train station with direct connections to Malaga, Torremolinos and Fuengirola. There are plans to make the rail connection go further west so that Marbella will also be accessible by train, but the plans will not be realized until 2012 at the earliest.

The train station is outside the Departures Hall and is accessible via the pedestrian bridge (five to ten minutes walking). There are only machines for buying tickets. Do not go on the train without a ticket because the fine is ten times the normal price. For people who are not able to walk very well, the station is difficult to access.

Car and bus

Malaga and Marbella are also accessible from the road N-340. Cheap shuttle buses for tourists leave from Terminal 1. In the high season (summer) the bus leaves to Malaga every half hour and every 45 minutes to Marbella.

The airport is also accessible from the main roadway E-15 that runs along the coast. Malaga Airport is clearly indicated on the route signs.
Car rental – Malaga Airport

There is no shortage of car rental companies, there are about 20, therefore, you have a choice from cheap to expensive. You can find the rental counters in the “basement” of Terminal 2, a floor lower than the Arrivals Hall. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
Taxi – Malaga Aiport Car Rental

Here is an indication of the taxi rates (by day) to known places along the Costa del Sol: Torremolinos costs €9.00, Malaga €12.00, Fuengirola €23.00, Marbella €47.00. The prices are higher in the evenings and nights. The taxi rates are indicated on large brown signs.

Airport Parking

Parking garages P-T1 (long -term parking) and P-T2 (short-term parking) are by the terminals, but they are not very large. Therefore, there is a new parking site, P3, which is a little further away, there is a free shuttle bus from there to the terminals. P3 is next to the future Terminal 3, that is being built at the moment. Five hundred meters from the airport, there is the HolidayCar Hire parking space with guards and surveillance, there is also a free shuttle service to the airport.
Services

Hotels

There are no hotels at the airport. There is a counter for booking hotels in Terminal 2. For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates. For further information, refer to our own page about hotels in Malaga.
Shops and restaurants

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