Malaga Airport (AGP) Information
(Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain)
One of Spain's leading tourism gateways, Malaga Airport has been operating since 1919 and is within reasonable reach of Marbella. This makes it one of the oldest transport structures still standing in its original position in Spain. This facility is the central portal into Spain's Costa del Sol region - a haven for sun-seeking tourists. Almost 13 million visitors now pass through the halls of the airport each year, and this number is continuously rising, with many travellers heading straight to Marbella.
There are three terminals at this facility. Terminal 1 is mostly used for its check-in services, while Terminal 2 serves all non-Schengen flights. Remaining flights are handled out of Terminal 3. There is also a General Aviation terminal located onsite.
Many low-cost airlines fly to and from the airport. Ryanair is the busiest, but others include easyJet, Wizz Air, Monarch Air, Jetairfly and Jet2. Several national carriers connect Malaga
to destinations across Europe. The largest national airlines flying to this airport include Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa and Air France.
Malaga Airport (AGP)
Address: Avenida Garcia Morato / Avenida de Velazquez (MA-21), Malaga, 29004, Spain
Tel: +34 952 204 84 84
Marbella's downtown area is only 48 km / 30 miles to the south-west of Malaga Airport. In addition to Marbella, there are several other major settlements served by the facility. The Malaga township is just 8 km / 5 miles from the airport, while Torremolinos
is a mere 5 km / 3 miles away.
Malaga Airport (AGP) Guide
- Meeting rooms at the General Aviation Terminal and mezzanine level of Terminal 2
- Duty free and regular shopping services, such as Adidas, the Express Shop and Lacoste
- Plenty of eating options, including the Whopper Bar and Vips Restaurant
- Some of the car rental desks available at the facility include Autos Lido, Avis, Goldcar, Hertz, National Atesa, Sixt and Record Go
- Travel agency in Terminal 2
- Terminal 3 has two currency exchange bureaux
- A long-stay car park, several short-stay areas and more than one express parking facility
- Easy access for disabled passengers, including lift access and wheelchair-friendly halls
Malaga Airport is situated to the north-east of Marbella, which sits on the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. Drivers will be able to reach the airport effortlessly from Marbella. Take the AP-7 north until it transforms into the A-7 at Torrema. Follow this route until the A-7 splits into two sections, and take the road to the right (the Autopista del Mediterraneo). The terminals can then be accessed via the MA-21 access road.
As you drive from Malaga Airport into Marbella, you will pass by towns and resorts such as Las Chapas, Elviria, Torre Ladrones, Sitio de Calahonda, La Cala de Mijas, El Faro, Don Alberto, Fuengirola, Carvajal, La Carihuela, Torremolinos and Playamar.
The terminal contains several bus stations for passengers. Terminal 3's Arrivals floor boasts a bus station that connects the terminal to several major cities around the Malaga region. A bus journey into Marbella will take in the region of 45 minutes. The Portillo Avanza bus service offers quick links to the city from the airport.
The train lines from the airport mostly travel into downtown Malaga. At this stage, there are no train links to Marbella, although there are firm plans to extend the southern-bound route and connect Marbella city centre.
Terminal 3 is home to the largest taxi rank. There are generally two tariffs used by taxi drivers operating here. Journeys are cheaper between the hours of 06:00 and 22:00 on weekdays - rates outside these times and at weekends are higher.