Main city of the Costa del Sol and home to one of Spain’s busiest airports, Malaga is too often dismissed simply as a transport hub.
But the birthplace of Picasso has one of the loveliest Old Towns in Andalusia, stand-out Mediterranean beaches, and is the only city outside France with a Pompidou Centre.
Arriving at Malaga–Costa del Sol Airport
Malaga is home to Spain’s fourth largest international airport, officially known as Malaga–Costa del Sol Airport (AGP). It’s also connected to the east and west Costa del Sol by the A7 coastal motorway, which runs from Algeciras to Almeria.
Malaga Airport has two terminals, welcomes over 15 million passengers annually, and handles direct flights to more than 100 destinations in 25 countries. As you'd expect from any airport this size, it offers quick and convenient connections to the city centre.
An express bus service runs between the airport and city every 20 minutes from 0700 until 0000, seven days a week. The journey time is 25 minutes.
Trains from Malaga Airport to the city centre are a speedier option, taking 11 minutes. They run every 20 minutes from early morning until midnight, seven days a week.
If you’re not in the mood for navigating public transport after your flight, you can always jump into one of the metered taxis available outside the main terminal.