Fly Manchester to Malaga in three hours with a direct flight, with a good spread of outward and return times throughout the day to select from. It may work out most favourable in terms of pricing to include a connection on one or both legs of the journey, with Madrid, Brussels and Zurich likely to be the airports providing the stopover.
Malaga International Airport services the wider Costa del Sol area, and is located less than seven miles southwest of Malaga itself, and three miles north of Torremolinos. The Andalusia area is a hugely popular destination during the summer months due to the warm weather, although the average temperature only drops as far as 11°C in January, with March right through to November averaging a minimum of 15ºC.
There is a public information and ticket sale point located near the exit of the Terminal 3 arrivals hall, and a transportation hub outside the terminal, offering access to both road and rail services. Trains depart the airport every 20 minutes on a line that runs between Malaga’s city centre and Fuengirola, while the airport’s bus station is located underground. Buses to Malaga depart every half hour between 6.30am and 11.30pm, and there are bus services that link Malaga to other areas of the Costa del Sol such as Marbella, Estepona and Ronda.
It may be more convenient to arrange a private transfer, or organise a car hire, with companies such as Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt offering rentals from locations within terminal buildings. There are a number of firms that are located on Avenida Garcia Morato which runs parallel to the airport, and require a courtesy bus to reach.