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Málaga Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Malaga Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

At 2am the security woke me up anyway to check my air ticket and guide me to the general landside hall, where two homeless people were already sleeping.  The security lady wasn’t rude to me, but she gestured her colleagues she thinks I’m a bit crazy. – tinkole

AGP Airport Overview

Malaga Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of a SleepingInAirports contributor / September 2019)

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport.

What to Expect

The busy Málaga Airport (code: AGP) currently operates two terminals: Terminal 2, which has undergone recent renovations, and Terminal 3, which was opened in 2010. You’ll find a variety of eateries, cafes, and shops, including three eateries that are open 24 hours in Terminal 3. Free WiFi helps pass the time. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Malaga Airport

Travellers who spend the night here will have to stay landside, even if you’re already airside. Reviews indicate that Terminal 3 is more comfortable for resting, particularly behind the Burger King, around the baggage claim, or near the ground-floor bathrooms where benches and power outlets are located. Terminal 2 is busier and has no benches or chairs, so you’ll likely need a sleeping bag or blanket for the floor. Temperatures fluctuate from hot to cold, so dress in layers. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

airport hotelsAirport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Málaga Airport:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Holiday Inn Express Málaga Airport –  No airport shuttle. Five minutes by bus from the terminal. Bus A, departs from the airport and stops 100 meters in front of the hotel. Present your bus ticket at the hotel’s front desk for reimbursement.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Málaga Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

airport loungeAirport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Sala VIP Lounge – Location: Terminal 3, Airside, Upper Level. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Malaga Airport Lounges

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Málaga Airport. Connect to the “AIRPORT FREE WIFI AENA” network.

airport infoMore Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by Euronet, are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Terminal 3 – Floor 0: Arrival hall, two in Baggage reclaim hall. Floor 1: Check-in area 301-362, Boarding area C and D.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available at numerous locations.

Chapel – A multi denominational chapel is available. Location: Terminal 3, Landside, P0, Arrivals Hall. Hours: Upon request, seek assistance from airport staff.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available airside to passengers departing from Terminals 2 or 3. In addition, a wide range of merchandise is available for sale from shops throughout the airport.

Family Services – Mothers wanting to take care of their infants in private can use the nursing room, which comes equipped with comfortable seating and a wash area. Location: Terminal 2, Airside, Departure area.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules during flight operation hours. None are currently open 24 hours.

Information Desk – Information desks are located throughout T3 in these locations: Check-In area, landside, Floor 1 (open 24 hours) • Arrivals Hall, Floor 0 • Baggage Reclaim Hall, airside, Floor 0 • Boarding Area, airside, Floor 1.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – There is a left luggage office, which in addition to luggage storage, also sells travel products, provides printing services, and more. Location: T3, Landside, Check-in area. Rates: Unknown. Hours: 8:00AM – 8:00PM.

Luggage Wrapping – Services are provided in 3 locations. Rates: unknown. Hours: vary with the location by Check-in Desks 301-362 being open the longest from 4:00AM – 10:30PM.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available at the Medical Centre. Location: T3, Arrivals / Floor 0. Hours: unknown. A special needs lounge is also available for passengers who might require privacy for charging batteries for mechanical prostheses or other medical conditions. Location: Floor 1, boarding area.

Mobile Charging –  Chargers are available in the work zones. See work zone section below.

Pharmacy – There are 2 pharmacies. Locations: Terminal 3, Landside, Departures Area, Floor 1 • Terminal 3, Airside, Departures Area, Floor 1.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Travel Agencies – Tour operators and travel agencies are available.

Work Zones – Dedicated work areas come equipped with desks and power outlets for charging devices. Locations: T3, Airside, Floor 2, Boarding area x 2 locations. Meeting rooms are also available for rent. Location: Arrivals.

airport hoursAirport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

airlinesAirlines

Málaga airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Aer Lingus • Aerial Transit Company • Aero4M• Air Arabia • Air Baltic • Air Europa • Air France • Air Nostrum • Air Transat • Aurigany Asir • Austrian Airlines • BA CityFlyer • Blue Air • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • Condor • Corendon • Delta Air Lines • EasyJet • Enter Air • Etihad Airways • Eurowings • Finnair • Fly Play • Flyr • Gulf Air • Hélity • Iberia • Jet2.com • KLM • Kuwait Airways • LOT • Lufthansa • Luxair • Neos • Norwegian • Qatar Airways • Royal Air Maroc • Ryanair • Saudia • SAS • SmartWings • Swiss • TAP Portugal • Transavia • TUIfly • Turkish Airlines • United Airlines • Volotea • Vueling • Wizz Air.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

AGP airport is well connected to the bus system, offering passengers the following options (with stops outside of T3 Arrivals):

  • Airport Express Route Line 75 running between the airport and city center in just 15 minutes.
  • Intercity buses connecting you to Marbella, Estepona and Nerja are also available from the airport.

For fares, routes and schedules, visit the public transportation page of the Malaga Airport website.

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies can be found between baggage claim carousels 28 and 31: Avis/Budget • Europcar/Interrent • Goldcar • Hertz/Firefly • OK rent a Car • Record Go • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxi

Metered taxis are readily available from the taxi rank located outside the Terminal T3 Arrivals area. For estimated fares, visit the Malaga Airport website.

Train

The airport is connected to the train system offering you service to the city centre of Málaga (12 minute ride) and Torremolinos (10 minute ride).

Last updated: 2022-10-28

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.