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Malaga Airport Departures

Malaga is a popular tourist destination which can lead to a crowded airport, find your way through the busy departures and to the right terminal with our Malaga Airport Departures guide.

Departures at Malaga Airport - FAQs

Are there different terminals at Malaga airport?

Yes, Malaga Airport has 3 different terminals serving different airlines.

What is the Schengen Area?

The Schengen Area covers a 4 million square kilometre area where the countries operate free travel without the usual border checks. The countries covered by the Schengen area are:

The Schengen States

  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • The Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Does Malaga Airport have a smoking area?

You are not allowed to smoke, vape or use any heated tobacco products at Malaga Airport once you have passed through security, however there are several outside smoking areas available.


Malaga Airport Departures Overview

Most popular airlines flying from Malaga Airport.

Airline Name Airline Code Terminal
Ryanair FR 2
easyJet U2 2
British Airways BA 3
Lufthansa LH 3
Iberia IB 3

Malaga Airport Departures Terminal 1

Terminal 1 at Malaga Airport previously operated flights to most non-EU international destinations, but now mostly serves as an overflow for Terminals 2 and 3.

Malaga Airport Departures Terminal 2

Terminal 2 is mainly used for Ryanair and easyJet and is directly connected to Terminal 3.

Malaga Airport Departures Terminal 3

The newest and largest terminal, Terminal 3 has been divided into 3 'docks' to deal with departures:

  • Dock B - Non-EU and Non-Schengen flights
  • Dock C - EU Non-Schengen flights
  • Dock D - Schengen Area flights

Malaga Airport Terminal Travel Information

Malaga Airport is served by trains, buses and taxis to make getting there from the city centre nice and easy. The airport is on the C1 rail line which runs from downtown and various locations along the Costa del Sol.

The transport hub outside the terminals operates buses to the city, surrounding areas and long-distance buses if you have a bit further to travel.

Taxis are available at taxi ranks located in Terminal 3 arrivals.


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