Malaga Airport (AGP) Information
(Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain)
None of Andalucia's airports offer as many international flights or welcome as many passengers as Malaga Airport, the oldest Spanish air hub to remain in its original location. In just over a decade, this annual passenger traffic has more than doubled, from six million in 1995 to nearly 13 million today.
Malaga Airport comes with flights connecting more than 60 different countries, while the busiest routes serve the United Kingdom and other European Union nations. Many passengers arrive here not only to visit Malaga and southern Spain's popular Costa del Sol region, but also to pay a visit to the relatively nearby British enclave of Gibraltar. This air facility is far larger and handles more flights than Gibraltar Airport.
In addition to its three main passenger terminals, Malaga Airport features a cargo terminal and a general aviation terminal for private jets. The three passenger terminals are all conveniently situated next to each other, but only number 3 handles departing flights.
Malaga Airport (AGP)
Address: Avenida Garcia Morato / Avenida de Velazquez (MA-21), Malaga, 29004, Spain
Tel: +34 952 204 84 84
Malaga Airport lies just 8 km / 5 miles south-west of its namesake city and an even closer 5 km / 3 miles north of Torremolinos
, being situated next to Churriana, Guadalmar and Los Alamos. Close by, the popular town of Alhaurin de la Torre resides just under 10 km / 6 miles to the west.
Malaga Airport (AGP) Guide
- The world's first National Geographic shop in Terminal 3
- Terminal 3 boasts Europe's biggest food hall, which includes a Burger King, a Pizza Hut and a Starbucks
- Information counters in the Terminal 2 Departures hall, as well as in the Arrivals halls of Terminals 1 and 2
- ATMs in Terminal 3 - Euronet located either on the ground floor in the Baggage reclaims hall or on the first floor check-in, and Unicaja (Red6000) on the first floor in the boarding and checking-in areas
- A dozen local and international car hire companies at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, including Autos Lido and Avis
- Currency exchanges - located on Terminal 2's ground floor baggage reclaims hall, and on the ground floor of Terminal 3 in the baggage reclaims hall and the arrivals hall. There is also a facility in Terminal 3's first floor boarding area.
- Three VIP lounges with fax and telephone services
- Small meetings can be hosted at the Costa del Sol VIP lounge
Cars and Taxis
Malaga Airport is well positioned near the E15 (European Route E15), one of the Costa del Sol's major thoroughfares. The E15 follows the Mediterranean coast between Murcia and Gibraltar, while the A45 is the main motorway to Cordoba. The MA21 (Avenida de Velazquez) connects with both the E15 and the city centre. Of note, taxis are available outside the Arrivals areas of the terminals.
Passengers can reach the underground bus station from the Arrivals area of Terminal 3 or via the designated transportation hub. Another bus stop stands outside the cargo terminal. Each half hour, buses travel between the airport and the city centre, while another bus departs for Marbella every 45 minutes. Special shuttle buses for foreign tourists leave the International Arrivals areas twice per hour.
Cercanias Málaga commuter trains have made regular stops at Malaga Airport's underground railway station since its 2010 opening. Every 20 minutes, trains depart from this railway station, which is best accessed from the Terminal 3 Arrivals area. Onward destinations include Fuengirola and central Malaga, as well as Marbella