Car Hire at Malaga Airport
Find your perfect hire car at Málaga AirportServicing the Costa del Sol, Málaga Airport is the gateway to the rolling landscapes, white-washed towns and sparkling seas of Andalucía. The busiest in the region, it handles almost 20 million passengers a year with flights from Europe and beyond.
Our Málaga Airport car hire service can be found on the ground floor of both Terminals 2 and 3, and our team offer a fast and efficient check-in and return drop-off.
For those wishing to return their hire car outside of opening hours, please let us know in advance and we’ll tell you what you will need to do.
For visitors staying nearby in central Málaga, you can arrange to pick up a car at Málaga train station.
Address & Contact DetailsAeropuerto De Malaga, Malaga, 29004. Tel: +34902109384
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Popular car hire locations in Málaga
Where to from Málaga Airport?Málaga is the eponymous capital city of Málaga Province in the region of Andalucía. Nicknamed the Costa del Sol due to its shimmering Mediterranean waters and year-round sunshine, this slice of southern Spain offers everything from towering mountains to pretty plazas and laid-back tapas bars.
Málaga city was founded by the Phoenicians almost 3,000 years ago, and with so much history, the city is full of wonderful architecture, beautiful churches and award-winning museums spanning the millennia right up to modern times—including the Picasso Foundation and the Centre Pompidou Málaga.
But escape the city and the region really comes into its own. There’s something to appeal to all tastes, from the glamour of Marbella to the old-world charm and sophistication of Granada and its magnificent Alhambra Palace. The landscape rises from golden, sun-baked beaches to the rocky outcrops of the Sierra de las Nieves National Park, some 1,000m above sea level. In between, there are charming pueblos blancos (white villages), beautiful boutique haciendas, bodegas making delicious ronda wines and some of Spain’s best jamón producers.
Most people, however, come for the beaches. Many stick to the resort-fringed seashores, but when you hire a car at Málaga airport you can discover the secret coves and quiet expanses of sand favoured by in-the-know locals.
For those enticed by the great outdoors, the National Parks dotted around Andalucía offer spectacular scenery and challenging hikes. While those more interested in food can feast at charming chiringuitos (little seafront eateries) on fish and seafood plucked straight from local waters. Refined tastes will also find fulfilment at one of the 16 Michelin-starred restaurants spread across the region.
More than 3,000 fiestas occur within Andalucía every year, ranging from village fairs that celebrate the harvesting of sun-ripened olives and grapes in the autumn, to the blooming beauty of Spain’s best flower show at the beginning of May, the highly-anticipated Patios de Córdoba.
While summer is the busiest season in Malaga, spring and autumn are also wonderful times to visit, as the crowds disappear but the warmth remains. Winter can get surprisingly cold, especially when higher up in more remote, mountainous areas.
In order to get the most out of your visit, make sure you hire a car at Malaga Airport with Avis to explore everything the region has to offer.
Driving rules in SpainWhich side of the road?
In Spain, please drive on the right side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may not be used at all whilst driving
- Do not use headphones when driving (except hearing aids)
- Dipped headlights must be used in poor daylight visibility
- Always use indicators, you will be fined for not using indicators when needed
- Cyclists have right of way, at all times
All speed signs will be in km/h.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 50 km/h (31 mph)
- Rural areas: 90 km/h (55 mph)
- Motorways: 120km/h (74mph)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 12 and less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
- Children aged under 12 are not allowed to sit in the front seat
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.