Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport — also known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport — is located in the Churriana district of the city of Malaga at only eight kilometres from the city centre.
It forms part of AENA (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea), a state-owned company. It is the most important airport in Andalusia, the fourth busiest in terms of traffic in Spain and ranked 22 among the European Union’s airports.
Malaga Airport has been completely refurbished and has a modern terminal (T3) used by more than 18 million passengers a year which handles both domestic and international flights. More than 60 airlines operate at the airport to all kinds of destinations.
Malaga Airport terminals
Costa del Sol Airport has five terminals: T1, T2, T3, the General Aviation Terminal and the Cargo Terminal. T1, however, is not currently being used for commercial flights. If you catch a flight from this airport, you’ll therefore do so from Terminals 2 or 3 (T2 or T3).
Terminal 2 at Malaga Airport
Terminal 2 at Malaga’s Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport is the oldest terminal, though a refurbishment plan to be carried out on it was approved in 2018.
Terminal 3 at Malaga Airport
Terminal 3 at Malaga Airport, on the other hand, was inaugurated in 2010 and measures 250,000 square metres.
Services at Malaga Airport
Malaga Airport is equipped with all kinds of services needed to ensure you start or end your trip in the best possible way. You’ll find more than 50 shops and a large number of restaurants and cafeterias in it.
The number of cafeterias, restaurants and shops to choose from rises dramatically once you pass through to the boarding area at the airport. There is a great variety and you can choose from tasting a simple tapa to having a complete meal at the restaurant run by the renowned Malaga chef Dani García.
If you like shopping while waiting for your flight, you’ll also have a large variety of shops to choose from. You can purchase all sorts of souvenirs from the province of Malaga at the Museum Shop if you haven’t had the time to do so during your trip. You also find many fashion, cosmetics, perfumery, food stores and other kinds of shops.
Other airport services
AENA places at your disposal other services which equip Malaga Airport with an exemplary level of service, such as:
- Free unlimited Wi-Fi service
- Medical care
- Foreign exchange counters
- Lost and found office
- Baggage wrapping services
And many other basic services, such as assistance for people with reduced mobility or children’s play areas.
Malaga Airport places four meeting rooms at the disposal of business travellers, along with VIP services such as car parks or paths to shorten waiting times.
Malaga Airport contact and information
- Address: Avenida Comandante García Morato, s/n, 29004 Malaga.
- Telephone numbers: (+34) 913 21 10 00 / 902 40 47 04
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
AENA information and customer service
- (+34) 91 321 10 00 / 902 404 704
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Complaints: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost and found office (at the airport facilities)
- Terminal T3, 1st floor, Check-In Area
- (+34) 952 048 837 / (+34) 952 048 851
- E-mail: email@example.com
Property lost on aeroplanes
- Aviapartner: (+34) 952 974 107
- Easy Jet (Menzies): (+34) 952 974 324
- Groundforce: (+34) 952 048 378
- Iberia: (+34) 952 136 292
- Norwegian Air: (+34) 952 974 324
- Ryanair: (+34) 602 406 349
How to get to and leave Malaga Airport
There are several means of transport to move around and explore the area from Malaga Airport. The main ones are set out below.
To Malaga Airport by train
Malaga Airport is connected to the city centre by the Renfe suburban train service known as Cercanías. If you want to go right to the city centre, you can get off at the Alameda stop or the María Zambrano railway station, from where other Renfe and high-speed (AVE) trains depart.
This trip takes 12 minutes and the ticket will cost you €1.70. Trains operate from 6:20 am to 11:30 pm from the Airport and from 5:42 am to 10:42 pm from the city centre
To Malaga Airport by bus
The A Exprés bus line links the airport to the centre of Malaga in just 15 minutes. The ticket costs €3 and the line operates from 6:25 am to 11:30 pm from the airport and from 7:00 am to midnight from the centre. Buses depart approximately every 30 minutes.
There are also interurban bus services to towns like Marbella or Estepona from Malaga Airport.
To Malaga Airport by taxi
The taxi stand at Malaga Airport is located next to the arrivals area. The price of a journey to or from the city varies according to the time and the distance travelled. A trip to the city centre costs approximately €20.
To Malaga Airport by car
Malaga Airport is easily accessible by car. The best way is to take the A7 expressway in the direction of Algeciras and take exit 235, which links up to the MA-21, the highway which takes you to the Costa del Sol Airport. If you’re coming from areas like Marbella or Estepona, take the same expressway, but in the direction of Malaga.
If you want to have a pleasant stay and total freedom to make your own plans in the most comfortable way, hiring a car in Malaga is unquestionably your best option. You can thus visit more places in less time and do so more economically.
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