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Car Hire at Malaga Airport

This information is correct as of May 2015

Whether you want to party all night in Torremolinos, drink rum in the mountains of Grenada or admire Picasso’s works in Malaga, you can find the best car hire at Malaga Airport with Skyscanner.

Where to hire a car at Malaga Airport

There are ten car hire companies with desks at Malaga Airport: Malagacar, Sixt and Auriga Cown are located in the terminal building while Centauro, Rent a Car Transauto, Caramba, First Car, Fetajo and Alba Cars are located in the area surrounding the airport, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.

Petrol stations near Malaga Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

When returning your hire car to Malaga Airport, you can fill it with petrol at the 24 hour petrol station conveniently located at the entrance to the airport. As you approach the airport from the main highway, you will pass the San Miguel Brewery on your left. Just over the roundabout there is a BP Petrol station on your right. You can exit the petrol station and turn right into the car park to drop off your hire ar.

Driving around Malaga Airport

Malaga Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads and the local area. The elevated access road from the airport leads directly to the MA-20 which is the new number for the section of the A7 motorway that goes right to Malaga city and to the south. It also connects to the E15 which links the north of the country.

Getting to your destination

We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Malaga Airport.


This major Costa del Sol resort has clean beaches, luxury hotels and a buzzing nightlife of chic bars and late night clubs. A mix of traditional Andalusian fishing village and a cosmopolitan city make this resort super family friendly with amazing food and a lively promenade.

Torremolinos is only 15 minutes by car from Malaga Airport. Leave the airport on the Calle Comandante García M and follow the signs to Malaga, onto the elevated dual carriage road. Drive to the end of this road and take the left fork on to the M-20 motorway heading towards Cadiz. Then take either the first or second junction to drop down onto the old coast road to Torremolinos an the many hotels located along the coast.


Grenada is heady with the aroma of nutmeg. Its whitewashed houses ribbon around a blue bay. Soft brilliant-white beaches lined with palm trees, lush rainforests, national parks, waterfalls, plantations and rum distilleries cry out to be explored.

Grenada is located an hour and half by car from Malaga Airport. Simply take the MA-20 from Malaga Airport and follow it onto the MA-21. Follow signs from Grenada onto the A-45. Merge onto the A-92 then take exit 230 towards Grenada.


Modern and historic Malaga is a Picasso painting of colour and flavour, from the old town, with its gothic cathedral and cobbled streets, to the museums and galleries, lush gardens and heavenly tapas. Check out our guide on things to do in Malaga to learn more.

Malaga is just 20 minutes by car from Malaga Airport. Leave the airport on the Calle Comandante García M and follow the signs to Malaga up the ramp on to the elevated dual carriage link road. Drive to the end of the road then take the left fork on to the M-20 motorway heading towards Cadiz. Parking in Malaga is on street and in public car parks. On street parking is charged from Mon-Fri from 9am to 2pm and again from 6pm to 8pm. Saturday charging hours are 9am to 2pm. The maximum duration for parking is 2 hours and costs €1* for the first hour or €1.60* for 2 hours. Public car parks do not have a time limit and start form €1.20* per hour. Some hotels in Malaga have car parking; usually this costs extra.

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