The strategic location of Málaga-Costa del Sol airport makes it the ideal gateway into this part of southern Spain for holiday lovers and business travellers alike, serving not only the city and region of the same name but also other areas of Andalusia such as Torremolinos and Benalmádena, and with the main landmarks and beaches of Málaga within easy reach. As a matter of fact, routes that connect it to more than 150 domestic and international destinations are handled from its three terminals every day, most of them operated by Vueling, Ryanair, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines and Air Europa. However, there are many other airlines currently offering flights to Málaga, among which we count Transavia, Aer Lingus, British Airways, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc and TuiFly.
There are several public transportation methods available in order for you to go from the airport to Málaga city centre, namely the express bus line 75 and other direct services towards Marbella, Estepona and Ronda, as well as trains departing from terminal 3 to the city, Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Benalmádena. Even so, due to the enviable situation of the passenger terminals, many travellers opt for finding accommodation close to them, thus being able to commute to the beach, to the main sites of interest and back to the airport without much trouble.
Before planning your trip, we advise you to take a look at our recommended hotels near Málaga airport in Spain below.
Málaga Nostrum Airport
Five minutes from the airport terminals and the beach by car, this accommodation provides guests with free parking spaces and easy access to central Málaga. Besides, travellers on a short business trip or layover will appreciate the opportunity to swim in the pool or rent a bike to get around. The suites, standard rooms and premium units of this 3-star hotel near Málaga airport in Spain feature complimentary WiFi internet, air conditioning, satellite TV channels, a work desk and a private bathroom with toiletries. Breakfast can be ordered to the room service, but also enjoyed at the onsite restaurant, which specialises in both International and Mediterranean cuisine, including dishes that are suitable for vegan guests and gluten-free diets.
Campanile Málaga Airport hotel
This 3-star accommodation close to Málaga airport is conveniently located a short drive from the passenger terminals and ten minutes by car from the centre. Guests can walk to the beach and visit the Picasso Museum, which lies less than two kilometres away. If you rent a car for the duration of your stay, know that you will be entitled to a free parking spot inside the facilities of the hotel, otherwise you can use the shuttle bus service to and from the airport even if you are carrying several bags. The rooms at the Campanile boast lots of natural lighting, flat-screen TV and comfortable beds, and the buffet restaurant welcomes guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Should you need to meet up with potential clients or organise any sort of celebration, its wheelchair-accessible premises comprise business and meeting spaces that can be arranged for your events and presentations.
Holiday Inn Express Málaga Airport
This option is the one that is closest to the terminal buildings, roughly one kilometre away. It is also especially indicated for travellers interested in shopping and golf, with courses and malls within easy reach from the hotel. With the aim of catering to the needs of business travellers, free parking spaces are provided, as well as other services such as complimentary WiFi, currency exchange, business centre, laundry, safes and meeting rooms. The fully-equipped, cosy rooms of this Holiday Inn hotel near Málaga airport may accommodate solo travellers or groups and a hearty continental breakfast is included in the nightly rate per guest. Other advantage of staying here is its proximity to some of the best beaches in Costa del Sol, the Old Town and the Picasso Museum, just a short bus or train commute away.
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