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Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport is an international airport in the sixth largest city in Spain. It's located 8 km southwest away from the center of the city. The air traveller flow in 2018 was 19 million passengers. It is the base for Air Europa, Norwegian, Scandinavian Airlines, Ryanair, and Vueling.


Av. del Comandante García Morato, s/n, 29004, Málaga, Spain

Arrivals (flight irregularity)

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Departures (flight irregularity)

Flight # Airline To Expected Arrival Actual Arrival

Minimum Connection Time in Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport

The Minimum Connection Time (MCT) required in a specific airport is important to know if the route has a connecting flight. It's recommended to always check this before booking flights. The MCT is also important if the air traveller is claiming for compensation for a missed connection. You can see the minimum time required for connections in Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport below.

  • Between domestic flights: 45 min.
  • Between domestic and international flights: 45 min.
  • Between international flights: 45 min.

Malaga Airport terminals

Terminals are the sectors or separate buildings in airports through which air passengers can move between ground transport and the places for boarding or disembarking from the airplane. It is crucial to know which terminal you are leaving from or transferring through, due to the fact that terminals in larger airports could be a long distance from each other and passengers might require additional time to get to the necessary one. Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport has 3 Terminals.

Terminal 1 – closed to the public

Terminal 2 – Aeroflot, Norwegian Air International, Ryanair, Turkish Airlines and others

Terminal 3 – Alitalia, Easyjet,, Wizz Air and others

Malaga Airport transport

It might be challenging when travelling to a destination for the first time to find the most comfortable way to get to the centre of the city. Public transportation is not always available immediately at the terminals and taxis at the airport may be costly. Our recommendation is to check all transport possibilities prior to the flight to make sure you choose the most suitable for your trip.

For updated information and connections of public transport click here.

Malaga Airport train

  • Line C1
    Direction: Málaga centre
    Travel time (approx.): 12 min. to the city centre

Malaga Airport buses

  • A Express Airport (Line 75)
    Direction: Paseo del Parque
    Travel time (approx.): 15 min. to the city centre
    Operating hours: 24 hrs, daily
  • Marbella-Airport line
    Direction: Marbella
    More information: here
  • Estepona-Airport line
    Direction: Estepona
    More information: here

Malaga Airport taxi

  • Pick up point: outside the Arrivals area (Terminal 3)
    Travel time (approx.): 15 min. to the city centre
    Approximate price: 20 EUR

Where to have a rest in Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport

You might have a prolonged layover between flights, for instance if you have a delayed flight or your next flight departs the following day. In such cases, it is essential to note the potential places where you can pass time and have a decent break between flights.

Malaga Airport lounge

Airport lounges provide travellers the benefit of waiting for their flight in a comfortable setting and provide services such as food and drinks, WIFI, areas to rest in and showers.

  • SALA VIP T3 Lounge
    Location: Terminal 3, after security, near Gate D
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM, daily
    Price: 33.90 EUR

Malaga Airport hotels

Sometimes if the lounges are not relaxing enough for sleep, or your flight takes off the next day, you may find it necessary to stay for a night in a hotel close to the airport. A number of airports have hotels in the airport, while in others you might need to leave the airport area to reach the closest hotel. We have provided a selection of hotel options in the event you decide to stay overnight before your flight.

  • Holiday Inn Express Malaga Airport Hotel
    Price: from 67 EUR per night
    Address: Avenida de Velazquez 294, Autovia Ma, 21, Salida 3B, 29004, Málaga, Spain
    Contact: +34 952 248 500
    Website: click
  • ibis Budget Malaga Aeropuerto Avenida Velazquez Hotel
    Price: from 56 EUR per night
    Address: Area Comercial Valdicio, Calle Horacio Quiroga, 33, 29004 Málaga, Spain
    Contact: +34 952 105 155
    Website: click
  • TRYP Málaga Guadalmar Hotel
    Price: from 77 EUR per night
    Address: Calle Moby Dick, 2, 29004 Málaga, Spain
    Contact: +34 912 764 747
    Website: click

Malaga Airport restaurants

The last thing you want when you’re travelling is to feel hungry or thirsty. We have a several options for your needs, whether you're looking for an early breakfast, a sit-down dinner during a lengthy layover, or a snack to take on board with you.

Click here for a complete list of places to eat in Malaga Airport.

  • Costa Coffee
    Description: coffee, warm and cold drinks, desserts, sandwiches and salads
    Location: Departures, Level 1
    Opening hours: 05:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • Starbucks
    Description: coffee, drinks, desserts, sandwiches, snacks
    Location: Departures, Level 1
    Opening hours: 24 hrs., daily
  • Eat.
    Description: healthy fast food
    Location: Departures, Level 1
    Opening hours: 05:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • Burger King
    Description: fast food restaurant
    Location: Departures, Levels 1 and 2
    Opening hours: Level 1, public area: 11:30 AM - 05:00 PM, daily; Level 2: 05:00 AM - 12:00 AM, daily
  • La Boutique
    Description: Mediterranean Italian meals and desserts
    Location: Departures, Level 2
    Opening hours: 09:00 AM - 09:30 PM, daily

Malaga Airport shopping

If you are the type of traveller who typically leaves your holiday souvenir shopping to the very last minute, or merely need to kill some time before flying, then it’s worthwhile visiting the airport shops. Our guide below can help you to find the top shopping locations for what you need.

Click here for a complete description of shops.

  • Express and Malaga
    Description: Duty Free
    Location: several locations in each terminal
  • Relay
    Description: magazines, newspapers, journals, snacks, and refreshments
    Location: Arrivals, Level 0 and Departures, Level 1
    Opening hours: Arrivals: 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM, daily; Departures: Mon-Fri: 07:00 AM - 09:30 PM, Sat-Sun: 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Victoria's Secret
    Description: lingerie and beauty products
    Location: Departures, Level 1
    Opening hours: 07:30 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • Natura
    Description: clothing, accessories, music, gifts, and books
    Location: Departures, Level 1
    Opening hours: 07:30 AM - 10:00 PM, daily

Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport car hire

Sometimes driving is the best way to explore a destination, or perhaps you need a car for your trip. This list of car hire companies will enable you to choose the best alternative for your trip.

  • Hertz
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM, daily
    Contact: +34 902 998 706
  • Sixt
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 01:00 AM, daily
    Contact: +34 871 180 192
  • Europcar
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM, daily
    Contact: +34 911 505 000
  • Avis
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM, daily
    Contact: +34 902 109 384
  • Budget
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM, daily
    Contact: +34 902 109 384

Other services in Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport

Here are some other useful amenities in the airport that you could need to visit while on your journey.

  • Lost & Found
    Location: Check-in area, Level 1
    Opening hours: 24 hrs., daily
    Contact: email:
  • Farmacia (Pharmacy)
    Location: Departures, Level 1, public area
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM, Sat-Sun and public holidays: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    Contact: +34 952 048 553
  • Tourist Information
    Location: Arrivals, Level 0
    Contact: email:
  • Children's play areas

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