Málaga airport guide

  • Malaga Airport

In this post we show some interesting data about Malaga Airport. You can see from telephone numbers to directions on how to reach it for several methods.


Málaga Airport, officially called Málaga Costa del Sol Airport since 2011, is a Spanish aerodrome located in the district of Churriana, in the West of the city.

Málaga airport occupies the 4th position for the traffic volume between Spanish airports, and the 3rd one between Iberian airports. It is considered the neuralgic centre of the whole activity inside Andalucía.

The French Pierre Latécoère had the target of creating a trade airline, joining France with her overseas colonies and stopping in Spain. Finally, on September the 1st in 1919, the first trading airline Toulouse-Casablanca, taking Málaga aviation field as a link.

In 1936, Málaga airport becomes the military base, and the crewmen air navy school.

Ten years later, civil servants return to the air base, and the air traffic, national as well as international, is set up.

In 1960, an important renewal takes place, enlarging the airport track, building a new taxiway, parallel to the main one, and a new terminal was erected in the geometrical centre of the aviation field. Málaga Airport, well-known because of its IATA code as AGP (Málaga Picasso) is composed by three terminals, which are interconnected. In common conditions, just the checkpoint is located in the third terminal, and all the passengers must pass through it. Nevertheless, the checkpoints in the first and second terminals are kept in the case they are required because of congestion.

Stadistical data 2014:

Passengers 13.749.134 +6,4%
Operations 108.263 +5,8%
Goods 2.497.575 -6,3%


Terminal 1

The first terminal is currently closed to the public in order to save energy and exploitation costs. It is waiting for its reopening if the increase of passengers requires it.




The second terminal, known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso terminal, was designed Terminal 2by Ricardo Bofill, and inaugurated on November the 1st in 1991.

In 1995, and in the ampliation provoked by T2, a new car parking was built, and in 2002, a new control tower.



The third terminal (T3) was designed by the architect Bruce S. Fairbanks, and inaugurated on March the 15th on 2010; it was builtnext to the north facade Pablo Ruiz Picasso terminal, making easier the pass of passengers from one terminal to the other from the inside the building, and getting a one-of-a kind conception of the terminal. Aeropuerto de Malaga - Terminal 3

Inside Airport: 

Police: +34 952 231 620
General aviation services: +34 952 048 700
Museum: +34 952 048 176
Lost and found objects: +34 952 048 931
Airport: 952 048 804
Renfe: 902 240 202

National phones: 

General emergency: 112
Medical emergency: 061
Red Cross: 902 222 292
Toxicology  general institution: 915 62 04 20
Firefighters: 080
National Police: 091
Civil Guard: 062
Violencia de género: 016/900 116 016
Gender violence: 900 19 10 10
Women information: 900 15 21 52
General traffic management: 900 123 505
Weather information: 807 170 365
Post Service: 900 506 070
Attention to the citizen: 060
Civil protection: 1006
Local information: 010



Málaga Airport has several media transports which make easier the arrival or departure from the airport itself for the passengers. Those services are:

  • Taxi
  • Train
  • Bus
  • Self Vehicle.
  • Car rental.

For lost and found in the taxis, you must go to the town city, from 09:30 to 13:00 or phone 952327200


The train line going to the airport is through the commuter train C1 Fuengirola- Málaga, RENFE. The train station is located few meters away from the passengers gate of terminal 3.

Estación de cercanías This line connects Málaga Airport to María Zambrano, in the city center. In María Zambrano Station, the passenger will also find the high speed train stations (AVE), which connect Málaga-Sevilla, the middle and long distance commuter train C2. In addition, the train station is just next to the bus station.
From Málaga airport, line C1 Málaga-Fuengirola connects western Costa del Sol; it has 11 schedule stops in between Torremolinos, Benalmádena and Fuengirola.

Schedule C1 Málaga-Fuengirola

Fuengirola, Los Boliches, Torreblanca, Carvajal, Torremuelle, Benalmádena-Arroyo de la Miel, El Pinillo, Montemar-Alto, Torremolinos, La Colina, Los Alamos, Plaza Mayor, San Julián, Aeropuerto, Guadalhorce, Victoria Kent (link línea C2), Málaga María Zambrano (link High Velocity (AVE) , long and short distance) y Málaga center-Alameda.
The frequency is each half an hour. No night opening hours service. The price of the ticket varies, depending upon the place you get it (just 1 trip):

ZONE 1 / 2 3 4 5
PRICE 1.80€ 2.05€ 2.70€ 3.60€


EMT Lineas

EMT Lines

Málaga Airport urban and interurban line services, with middle and long route. The bus stop is just in front of the arrival hall, in terminal 3.
Empresa Malagueña de Transportes line.
Ticket price: 3€
Its frequency is from 25 to 30 minutes, non-stop at night.

More info at  http://www.emtmalaga.es/

Interurban lines:

  • M-128: Benalmádena-Torremolinos-Aeropuerto (Consorcio de transporte metropolitano)
  • M-135: Málaga-Santa Amalia (Alhaurín de la Torre) (Consorcio de transporte metropolitano)
  • Aeropuerto de Málaga Marbella (Avanza bus).
  • Aeropuerto de Málaga-Estepona (Avanzabus).

You can find more information about routes, rates and other services at:

Avanzabus: http://www.avanzabus.com/web/asi-viaja-cualquiera.html

ALSA: https://www.alsa.es/

Long Distance:

  • Malaga Airport-Algeciras (Avanzabus).
  • Malaga Airport-Sevilla (ALSA).
  • Malaga Airport-Granada (ALSA).
  • Malaga Airport-Motril (ALSA).

You can find more information about routes, rates and other services at:

Avanzabus: http://www.avanzabus.com/web/asi-viaja-cualquiera.html

ALSA: https://www.alsa.es/


Transfers from Málaga Costa del Sol Airport to an hotel, apartment, or any other place chosen by the passenger for his/her stay in Málaga.

There are different kinds, highlighting the shared bus one (this services collects passengers from its origin to the destination), the private transfer (more intimate, direct transfer), private minibus (intimate transfer for groups or families) or private bus (single big group).

Self Car:

Málaga Airport is 7 kilometers away the city center. It connects through MA-20 road or west ring-road ( Del Mediterráneo A-7 motorway/E15 in Málaga), and MA-21, as now the old N-340 is known.

The geographical coordinates of the airports are:

36º 40’ 32’’ North 4º 29’ 52’’ West

Lattitude 36.675º, Lenght -4.497º

How to get to the airport from the more common places:

  • From center of Málaga:

Turn to right towards Hilera street,From the city center:
Beginning in the Alameda Principal, pass through Tetuan tunnel, Take the first exit towards Nazareno del Paso street,

Go on, on the right, towards el Pasillo del Matadero,

In the crossroad, go on towards Cuarteles street, linking to Héroes de Sostoa street and then to Velázquez Avenue until reaching MA-21, direction Torremolinos.

Take the exit N-348 Aeropuerto, San Julián.

Third exist in the first roundabout, direction Aeropuerto.

  • From Torremolinos / Benalmadena/Fuengirola (Coast road:

Salida Aeropuerto desde Torremolinos - N340

Go to the south in Clemente Días Ruiz Avenue towards Valencia street.
In the roundabout, take the fourth exit and go on along Alcalde Clemente Díaz Ruiz Avenue (pass all the roundabouts).

In the third roundabout, take the second exit direction to Málaga/Torremolinos.

Incorporate to the A-7

Keep on the right to go on along MA-20, follow the sings of AP7/Torremolinos/MA-21/Málaga Oeste/Airport

Take exit number 3 towards MA-23/airport

In the roundabout, take the first exit (pass the roundabout)

Go on along Comandante Garcia Morato street. Your destination will be on your right.

  • From Occidental Coast (Velez Malaga, Nerja, Granada) :

Salida Autovía hacia Aeropuerto

Go to the North towards Pescia avenue/ N-340.
In the roundabout, take the second exit and go on along Pescia Avenue/ n-340.
In the roundabout, take the second exit again.
Turn slightly to right towards Alcalde Antonio Villasclaras avenue/ M-5105.

Go on towards Alcalde Antonio Villasclara Avenue/ MA-5105, going through two roundabouts.
In the roundabout, take the third exit direction MA-5150.
In the roundabout, take the second exit E-15/A7 direction Málaga.
Incorporate into E-15/ A-7.
Take the second exit to A-7, Algeciras/ Málaga (oeste)/ Airport/ harbor.

Go along MA-20.

Take the exit to San Julian/Guadalmar.

Keep on the left and go on towards exit 3 in the bifurcation.

In the roundabout, take the first exit.

Pass the roundabout

Go on along Comandante García Morato Street.

Your destination will be on the Right.

  • From Oriental Coast (Marbella, Estepona, Cadiz, Fuengirola):

Salida Autovía hacia Aeropuerto

Go to the North-east in Nabeul Avenue towards Arte street.
Go on along Padre Salvador street, and go on to the left towards Doctor Maíz Viñals street. Turn slightly to left to Doctor Maíz Viñals street.
In the roundabout, take the third exit to Arias de Velasco Avenue. In the roundabout, take the first exit. In the roundabout, take the second exit E-15/AP-7/A-7 direction Málaga. Incorporate into E-15/A-7/AP-7.

Keep on the right and go on along MA-20, go on the signs to AP-7/Torremolinos/MA-21/ Málaga Oeste/ Aeropuerto.

Take the third exit to MA-23/Aeropuerto.

In the roundabout, take the first exit (pass the roundabout)

Go on along Comandante García Morato street (the destination will be on the right.

Car Hire Malaga Airport:

Inside the terminals there are several rent a car companies. There are also companies aoutside the airport. Owing that they are not inside the airport, these companies can offer more economic prices, such as Alocars Car Hire; in addition. It is a round trip service, so when the customer returns his car in the office, he is taken to the airport. You can book on-line though this link: Car Hire Malaga Airport.

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