Explore historic Spain with a Malaga airport rental
The port city of Malaga is located on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain, and best explored by rental car. It is the birthplace of Picasso and has everything from art and museums to interesting architecture and ancient ruins.
While in Malaga be sure to visit Alcazaba, Spain's best preserved fortress. Dating back to the 11th century, this important landmark is one of Malaga's most popular attractions. Go on a Sunday after 2pm and enter for free.
For a day trip, head to the historic city of Granada, a little over 100km to the northwest of Malaga and Nerja, which is less than 60km from the city.
It is best to book Spain car rental in advance, especially during peak seasons. For a cheap Malaga car hire, this is from July to September.
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Malaga Airport is located 8km from the city centre and is the main airport for the Costa del Sol region. It is the fourth busiest airport after Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. In the arrivals hall, you can find tourist information, money exchange and ATMs.
The car rental offices are also located in the arrivals hall of terminal 3. Vehicle pickup is on floors 0 and -1 of the P2 car park.
Driving in Malaga
Driving in Malaga is a lot more relaxed than in bigger Spanish cities such as Madrid or Barcelona. Get ready to enjoy spectacular scenery as you go from point A to B.
Getting to the airport from Malaga
Malaga airport is located roughly 8 km from the city, with the drive taking approximately 15 to 20 minutes. The quickest route is to take the MA-20 and follow the well-posted signs to get to the centre of town.
Driving tips for Malaga
Driving in a foreign country comes with its challenges. Be sure to familiarise yourself with some of the most important road rules before getting in the driver’s seat of your hired car.
• Drive on the right hand side of the road.
• Obey all local road rules to avoid expensive fines.
• Wearing seatbelts is compulsory for all passengers.
• Blood alcohol limit is 0.05%.
• Carry all necessary documents, including passport and driver's licence.
The Malaga Airport has 2 carparks (P1 and P2) with nearly 4000 covered spaces, only 3 minutes from the terminal.
Parking in Malaga
Although often hard to find, on street paid parking in the city is available and is indicated by painted blue lines. Simply pay for your ticket at the machine and display it on your windshield. Be aware, these parking bays have a 2-hour time limit. There are also plenty of paid public car parks throughout Malaga.