Málaga Airport (AGP) – airport information and services

If you are visiting Costa del Sol in the south of Spain, you will land at the international airport in Málaga. Here you can learn all about the popular airport and its amenities.


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Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, more commonly known as just Málaga Airport, is the fourth busiest airport in Spain. The airport is located just eight kilometers southwest of the city of Málaga, and is actually one of the oldest airports in the country. With hundreds of direct connections to other European airports, this Costa del Sol-airport is well visited by tourists from all parts of the continent. There are also some additional non-stop flights to airports outside of Europe.

Find your way at AGP – terminals and gates

Málaga Airport is equipped with three passenger terminals – T1, T2 and T3. T1 is currently not in use, while T2 and T3 handle all passenger traffic.

  • Terminal 2 (T2): Known as the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Terminal, it features a blend of traditional Andalusian designs with modern facilities. It houses most of the non-Schengen flights and some Schengen operations.

  • Terminal 3 (T3): This is a newer addition, significantly enhancing the airport's capacity and services. It primarily handles Schengen flights and offers a wide array of shops, eateries and lounges.

Baggage handling when connecting at AGP

Málaga Airport utilizes an efficient automated baggage handling system designed to manage the high volume of passengers. The handling of your luggage depends on for example your ticket type. For travelers flying on a single ticket, the baggage is checked through to the final destination. Those with multiple tickets or traveling on different airlines might need to claim and recheck their baggage depending on the carriers' agreements.

How does the security routine work?

The security routine at Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) is designed to handle both Schengen and non-Schengen flights, with specific protocols tailored to meet the regulatory requirements for each zone.

Security routine for all flights

All passengers, regardless of their destination, must undergo a series of security checks at the airport. Every passenger is required to pass through a metal detector, and all carry-on items must go through an X-ray machine. Additional screenings, including pat-downs and secondary luggage checks can occur randomly or if a passenger triggers an alarm during the initial screening.

Additional measures for non-Schengen flights

Passengers traveling on non-Schengen flights undergo further security and documentation checks due to the differing immigration controls. Travelers must go through passport control where their travel documents and visas (if required) are checked. Depending on the origin or destination, passengers may also be subject to customs inspections to prevent illegal goods from crossing borders.

Dining options at Málaga Airport

Whether you are looking for a quick bite or a sit-down meal, there are different options to choose from. In the following list you find some popular dining options that are all located in Terminal 3.

  • Starbucks: This well-known coffee chain provides a comfortable spot for passengers to grab their favorite coffee, pastries and light meals before their flight.

  • Dehesa Santa María: Specializes in traditional Spanish tapas and Iberian meats, offering passengers a taste of local flavors in a quick-service format.

  • Burger King: Burger King offers familiar fast-food options such as burgers, fries and beverages.

  • Eat.: Here you can find a variety of freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and wraps.

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Málaga Airport consists of two terminals and is the main gateway to Costa del Sol in Spain.

Take it easy before your flight – visit the lounge

The Sala VIP Lounge at Málaga Airport offers a peaceful and exclusive area for passengers to relax before their flight. The lounge is accessible to passengers who hold priority passes, business class tickets, or those who wish to pay a one-time entry fee.

Hotels near Málaga Airport

Several hotels are conveniently located near the airport for travelers who wish to spend a night or two in the area. Here we present a few available options, and by following the link below the list you can find even more alternatives.

  • Holiday Inn Express Málaga Airport: A budget-friendly option with comfortable rooms and complimentary breakfast, located just a few minutes from the terminal.

  • Hilton Garden Inn Málaga: Offers upscale accommodations and is situated approximately five kilometers from the airport.

  • Hotel Málaga Picasso: Found a couple of kilometers from the airport, near Guadalmar Beach, is this three star hotel with rooms accessing a swimming pool.

Transportation to and from the airport

The airport in Málaga is well connected to the city and to the surrounding tourist destinations along Costa del Sol. There are several different options to choose from when it comes to transportation, depending on your preferences.

  • Train: The Cercanías Málaga line (C1) connects the airport with Málaga city center and other major coastal destinations. The journey to Málaga Centro-Alameda takes about 12 minutes and costs approximately €2.

  • Buses: Several bus lines operate from the airport, both express lines and interurban routes. The cost for the bus usually lands somewhere between €3 and €6.

  • Taxi: Taxis are available at designated taxi stands outside the terminals. The fare to Málaga city center typically ranges from €20 to €25, depending on traffic conditions and time of day.

  • Ride-sharing: Services such as Uber and Cabify operate at the airport, offering competitive fares that might vary slightly from taxis depending on demand and specific destination within the region. Prices are generally comparable to taxi fares.

  • Car rental: A variety of car rental agencies are located at the airport, offering daily rental options starting from around €25 per day, depending on the season and the type of vehicle. See all car rental agencies at Málaga Airport here.

Málaga Airport facts
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Airlines at Málaga Airport airport

From AGP, you can choose from 49 different airlines to 156 different destinations

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Málaga Airport car rental

If you are in need of a rental car, there are several options at AGP.

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Airport transfer and taxi

Taking a car transfer from Málaga Airport to Málaga María Zambrano Train Station takes 16 minutes.

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Málaga Airport airport hotels

If you are in need of a good night sleep, before or after you flight, we can help you decide where to stay. Within a distance of 3km we found hotels like Holiday Inn Express Málaga Airport, an IHG Hotel , Campanile Málaga Airport and Parador de Málaga Golf

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The airport in Málaga is an operating base for several low-cost airlines, one of them being Ryanair.

Hub information – AGP

Málaga Airport serves as a critical hub for international tourists visiting the southern parts of Spain. It is a key base for low-cost carriers such as Ryanair and EasyJet, as well as full-service airlines including Iberia and Lufthansa, providing both seasonal and year-round services.

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Things to do in Malaga

Whether you're just passing through or staying in Malaga, you'll find plenty of fun activities to do after landing at Málaga Airport.

  • Malaga Evening Wine and Tapas Tour
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  • The Best of Malaga in 2 Hours on a Segway
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