How to reach Málaga Airport from Ireland?
Málaga Airport, officially Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport, is the fourth busiest airport in Spain after Madrid–Barajas, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. It is an important airport for Spanish tourism as it is the main international airport serving the Costa del Sol.
Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Knock, Kerry and Shannon airports all have non-stop flights to Málaga. The flight takes 3 hours and covering a distance of 1868 km.
The airlines that fly the most frequently between Ireland and Málaga are Aer Lingus, British Airways and Ryanair on this route. Ryanair and Aer Lingus flights, the two main airlines both arrive and depart from Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 respectively.
Málaga Airport is situated 11 km south west of Malaga, 5 km north of Torremolinos and it is well connected with Costa del Sol.
Traveling around Costa del Sol, Málaga
Málaga province boasts an extensive and diverse transport network that provides services all along the Costa del Sol, making it easy to travel around.
Getting to and from Málaga Airport
It is very easy to travel to the centre of Málaga from the airport. Taxis, bus and commuter train services are readily available. The commuter train is one of the most recommended forms of transport, as it is only about a 10-minute journey from the airport to the centre of Málaga. It is also a similar journey time from the airport to Torremolinos, Benalmadena and Fuengirola.
Bus from Málaga Airport
A number of bus routes connect Malaga Airport with the rest of the Costa Del Sol. The main route is the Line A Express which goes from Malaga Airport to Malaga City Centre. Depending on traffic, the journey takes between 15 and 25 minutes. Tickets cost €3, and you can purchase your tickets on the bus. Buses run every 20-25 minutes between 7am and midnight.
Any of the towns in Málaga province can be reached by bus from the capital. Buses depart from Málaga Bus Station next to the train station and Muelle Heredia Bus Station.
Train from Málaga Airport
Commuter trains are another fast and comfortable option for moving around the Costa del Sol. rains leave Málaga Airport every 20 minutes, heading to Málaga and Fuengirola. Those travelling to Torremolinos or Benalmádena should take the train in the direction of Fuengirola. Tickets are available from machines on the platform. The train ride from the airport to the city centre takes 11 minutes and costs €1.80.
In addition, there is the Málaga-Álora line, which connects the capital with the Guadalhorce Valley and stops in the towns of Cártama and Pizarra.
If you want to go that little bit further and visit other cities in Andalucía, the Costa del Sol has a strategic location. For example, in just one hour you can be in Granada, and in a little over two hours you can reach Seville or Cordoba.
Taxi from Málaga Airport
Taxis are available from outside of Malaga Airport. Taxis are metered, but it’s worth noticing that additional charges such as an airport pickup fee can apply.
Car Hire from Málaga Airport
Renting a car or vehicle is another highly recommended option for travel around the Costa del Sol. You will have the added advantage of flexibility and the freedom to move around at your own pace without having to worry local transport.
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.
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.
Málaga Airport’s address for your Sat Nav is; Malaga Airport, Avenida Comandante García Morato, s/n, 29004 Málaga, Spain
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