A little more explanation about what happens at the airport; we know Malaga well but others may have needed help. The Niza cars rep was... at the exit door and told us where to go to get a shuttle bus, but this information prior to departure would have been helpful.
Auto Europe is an international car hire company providing services in more than 135 countries. Auto Europe has partnerships with both local and international suppliers so that we are able to offer our customers competitive low prices. We have a wide selection of cars to choose from so that you are sure to find something that meets all of your needs for a car hire in Malaga.
Malaga is the sixth most populous city in Spain and is located in the autonomous community of Andalusia, on the Mediterranean coast. It is the largest, southernmost city in Europe, and lies on the "Costa del Sol", which means "coast of the sun". The high temperatures in the summer are bearable due to the wind blowing from the Mediterranean Sea. It is known to be one of the warmest cities in Europe, with temperatures averaging around 17 degrees Celsius during the day and seven degrees Celsius at night. The summer season runs from April through November.
Malaga Airport is the main international airport serving the Costa
del Sol and is the fourth busiest airport in Spain after
Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona, and Palma de Mallorca. The airport has three terminals and operates connections to over 60 countries.
Official Name: Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) Address: Av Comandante Garcia Morato, S/N, 29004 Malaga, Spain Website: Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport Telephone:+34 952 04 84 84
Public Transport Málaga-María Zambrano Railway Station is the main station in Malaga, and is located in the south west of the city centre. The AVE high-speed rail serves the station, connecting the city with 17 major Spanish cities through a network called AVE-experience operated by the company Renfe.
The Malaga Bus Station is located right next to Málaga-María Zambrano Railway Station, making it easier for you to connect between rail and bus transport. Here you will find buses that provide services to various cities all over Spain, such as Marbella and Cordoba.
Muelle De Heredia Bus Station: Buses operating from this station connect Malaga with nearby surrounding towns.
Hotels in Malaga
Malaga offers a wide range of hotels to meet your holiday needs. Here are some suggestions. You can also check out other great hotel offers from Auto Europe for low rates on accommodation.
Salles Hotel Malaga Centro- Calle Marmoles, 6, 29007 Malaga, Spain. Phone: +34 952 07 02 16. City views of the old town.
Monte Malaga- Paseo Maritimo Antonio Machado, 10, Malaga Centro, Malaga, Spain. Phone: +34 952 04 60 00. Located 300 meters from the beach.
Eurostars Astoria- Avenida Comandante Benitez 5, Malaga Centro, 29001 Malaga, Spain. Phone: +34951 01 43 00. Located in the city centre.
Things to know when driving your car rental
Traffic and Parking
Driving in Spain is popular among tourists. It is one of the best ways to get around and see much of what this amazing country has to offer. You can easily see many cities in Spain by car. You can, for instance, take the popular route along the A-92 from Malaga to Seville, or you can choose to sightsee the coast with a route starting from Malaga to Barcelona. Along the way, we recommend a stop in Alicante, as it is a beautiful city to visit.
Here are some driving tips for Spain:
The Spanish drive on the right side of the road.
Spanish drivers are typically aggressive on the roadway.
Use the left hand lane only for driving fast or for overtaking another car.
Otherwise you should always use the middle or right-hand lane.
18 years old is the minimum legal age for driving in Spain. Please note that most car hire suppliers require a minimum age of 21 in order to hire a car. Furthermore, drivers under the age of 25 can be subject to a "young driver fee", to be charged by the supplier at the time of pick up. You can find more information listed on our website under "Product Information", as well as on your voucher.
Mobile phone use while driving is illegal.
Seatbelt use is mandatory for the driver and all passengers in the vehicle.
A toll road is called an "autopista de peaje". If you see the word "peaje", it usually means that it is a toll road.
Parking is limited in the city centre, and you generally cannot find free parking. Underground parking garages are available.
For more detailed driving information in Spain, check out our driving guides.