Malaga airport is located 8km southwest of the city centre. The airport is the fourth busiest in Spain with 60 check-in desks and an annual capacity of 12 million passengers. It is a modern well kept airport with excellent facilities.
The airport is essentially tourist focused. It has flights to seventeen different Spanish cities, as well as flights to sixty European capitals including destinations to America, Asia and Africa, and because of the tourist industry along the coastline, the airport has made constant improvements of the facilities for passengers.
By car: The airport is next to the main A7 coast road that links to the AP7 Autopista del Sol motorway for Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Marbella and Gibraltar to the west and Malaga, Nerja, Granada the East.
By Bus: There are two bus routes. one to the city centre that runs every 30 minutes between 6.30 am and 11.30pm. The trip costs 1€ and takes 20 minutes. The other goes to Marbella bus station.
By taxi: The taxi rank is outside the arrivals hall.
By train: There are two train routes connecting Malaga city centre and Fuengirola to the airport. The train stop is opposite terminal 2 accessible by a footbridge.
Airport to/from Malaga is every 30 minutes, trains to the airport run between 5.40am and 10.30pm and from the airport they run between 7am and midnight.
Airport to/from Fuengirola also run every 30 minutes, trains to the airport run between 6.30am and 23.30 pm and trains to Fuengirola run between 5.54am and 10.45pm.
Post office, bank( Unicaja), bureau de change, 9 bars/restaurants, cafeterias, 3 VIP lounges, duty free shop, newsagent, pharmacy, gift Sshops, help desks, taxi rank, baby/parent room, children's play area, disabled facilities, chapel and business facilities.
The recent expansion of the shopping area has turned the airport into a large shopping and entertainment centre in which 20 shops of all kinds can be found (food, toys, fashion, accessories, sports, decoration, music, optician, perfumery and cosmetics, etc.),
The ¨Didier Daurat¨ Hall is where you will find temporary exhibitions by Andalusian artists.
The National Museum of Airports and Air Transport, located in the original terminal of the Malaga airport, houses over 1,500 pieces from around Spain related to the history of aviation. 9am- 1pm (Monday to Thursday); 5pm – 8pm (Tuesday); 10am – 2pm (Saturdays).
Car parking: There are 1,600 short term parking spaces, 600 long term parking spaces.
Car hire: There are 10 car hire companies with desks at the airport, Atesa (952 048 506), Avis (952 048 486), Centauro (952 177 450), Coral Rent a Car (952 237 804), Crown (952 176 486), Europa Rent a Car (952 176 527), Europcar (952 048 518), Helle Hollis (952 245 544), Hertz (952 233 086) and Record Rent a Car (902 123 002).