The duration of flights from Stansted to Malaga is around three hours, and due to the popularity and low cost of the route there should be no need to consider a connecting flight. Evening and early morning flights are most prevalent, while it’s always a good idea to book early to avoid disappointment when it comes to your preferred departure time.
The wider Costa del Sol area is served by Malaga Airport, which lies under seven miles southwest of Malaga itself, while Torremolinos is three miles to the south. The temperate Andalusian climate sees the months of March to November average a minimum of 15°C, while things really heat up during the summer to help make the area hugely attractive for visitors.
There is a transportation hub found outside the airport’s Terminal 3, while near the exit of the buildings arrivals hall you will find a public information and ticket sale point, where tickets can be purchased for both road and rail services.
The bus station is found directly underneath the airport, with buses to Malaga’s centre departing every half hour from 6.30am to 11.30pm. Other areas of the Costa del Sol can also be reached by bus from the airport, including Marbella, Ronda and Estepona. Meanwhile there is a train line that links the city centre of Malaga to Fuengirola, and this can be caught from the airport every 20 minutes.
Private transfers are popular among travellers for their convenience, as are car rentals. Firms such as Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt operate from with the airport’s arrivals halls, while further companies can be found on Avenida Garcia Morato which runs parallel to the airport, reachable via a courtesy bus.