Malaga Airport - Driving to and from Malaga Airport

Drop off point at Malaga Airport. © andalucia.com
Drop off point at Malaga Airport.

The new airport elevated access roads (MA-23) opened in 2014 which lead directly to the MA-20 which is the new number for the section of the A7 motorway that goes past Malaga city. It is hoped that in 2016 or 2017 the new inland access link roads from the E-15 or A7 will be open.

From the airport

From Málaga Airport Westwards to Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Mijas, Marbella and Estepona:

  • Leave the airport car hire pickup or main car parking and follow the signs to Málaga up the ramp on to the elevated dual carriage MA-23 link road which runs at the back of the car hire depots. 
  • If you were parked in the Express Car Park by the arrivals drop off area, you will already be at the higher level. Drive along this link road and turn right at the roundabout along the evelvated dual carriage MA-23 link road ink road which runs at the back of the car hire depots.
  • Take the right fork on to the M-20 motorway heading towards "Cadiz"
  • For Torremolinos and Benalmádena, take first exit to cut through past Plaza Mayor shopping centre to join the old coast road (MA-21) to your destination. 
  • For Fuengirola, follow the motorway past Benalmádena and stay in the right lane when you reach the toll road (autopista de peaje).
  • For Marbella, instead of going to Fuengirola, take the Autopista de Peaje (AP-7) straight through to Marbella.
  • For Estepona, keep driving through Marbella. Follow the signs to Estepona. After the “Nagüeles” exit, stay to the left if you want to take the toll road.

From Málaga Airport Eastwards to Málaga, Granada, Sevilla, Cordoba, Almería:

  • Leave the airport car hire pickup or main car parking and follow the signs to Málaga up the ramp on to the elevated dual carriage MA-23 link road which runs at the back of the car hire depots. 
  • If you were parked in the Express Car Park by the arrivals drop off area, you will already be at the higher level. Drive along this link road and turn right at the roundabout along the evelvated dual carriage MA-23 link road ink road which runs at the back of the car hire depots.
  • Keep on the link road as it crosses over the coast road and it will spiral round and down to join to the M-20 motorway heading towards “Málaga”.
  • Watch for the two main exit to Málaga city either the Avenida de Velazquez to the port area or the Avenida de Andalucia to the Alhameda and city centre.
  • Continue round Málaga city the MA-20 merges with the A-7  a little further on you reach a fork junction where you can choose either left lanes to follow the coast towards Almería, which will take you to the Nerja amd Eastern Costa del Sol and the Axarquía, or right lanes to head inland to Granada, Seville or Córdoba.

Driving to Málaga Airport

  • Get on the A-7 motorway and follow the signs towards Málaga.
  • If you are coming from the east, stay in the right hand lane as you pass by Málaga. Follow the signs to the airport.
  • If you are coming from the west on the A7, 10km before the airport take the right lanes at the fork onto the MA-20.  After passing the old turning route down the spiral to join the N-340, keep going and follow the "Aeropuerto" yellow airport sign onto the MA-23 new link road that brings you directly into the arrival drop off area. Follow signs for longer term parking or Car Hire drop off at the lower level. 

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