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Car Rental in Malaga

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Malaga, Spain
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Malaga Train Station Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
$6.67 / per day
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Malaga Train Station Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
$7.25 / per day
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Malaga Airport Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$9.33 / per day
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Malaga Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$9.46 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Malaga Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$9.57 / per day
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Malaga Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Rent A Car
$9.65 / per day
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Malaga Train Station Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
$10.01 / per day
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Malaga Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$10.36 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 19:04 on 2020-05-29. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Country code
34
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$23.65 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.1

Why rent a car in Malaga?

Malaga is a great city for renting a car. Full of history, surrounded by beautiful beaches, and with many other interesting destinations nearby, it’s a great place to explore for days.

Malaga Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Malaga

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Malaga and drop off in another city include:

  • From Malaga to Seville - 496 offers from 8.50 USD per day
  • From Malaga to Madrid - 275 offers from 9.29 USD per day
  • From Malaga to Barcelona - 441 offers from 9.29 USD per day
  • From Malaga to Alicante - 126 offers from 9.29 USD per day
  • From Malaga to Valencia - 347 offers from 9.29 USD per day

Top ways to enter Malaga

  • Malaga Airport: Fourth busiest in Spain (and first in Andalucia), Malaga Airport serves flights to and from destinations not only in Europe, but also North Africa and the Middle East.
  • Granada Airport: About one-and-a-half hour’s drive northeast, Granada Airport is popular with low-cost carriers like Vueling and easyJet, and has connections to other Spanish cities, as well as Germany, Italy, France, and the United Kingdom.
  • Gibraltar La Linea Airport: Located about 135 km (84 mi) southeast of Malaga, Gibraltar Airport hosts flights to and from the United Kingdom and nearby Morocco.

 

Useful city facts

  • The main language spoken in Malaga in Spanish of Andalusian variety. English is also widely understood, and there are many expats along the wider Costa del Sol region who also speak French, German, Dutch, and other languages.
  • Malaga is made up of 11 districts that are further divided into barrios. Keep in mind that not all of the districts are located right on the coast.
  • Malaga’s climate is subtropical and gets about 300 sunny days per year. Even in winter, the average temperatures are between 13 to 20 °C (55 to 68 °F) during the day. The summers are very hot, so keeping hydrated at all times is important.

Top destinations and activities

  • The beaches. For most travelers, Malaga is all about the Mediterranean. The Malagueta Beach is the most famous one and located in the city, but nearby beaches like Burriana, Mijas Costa, and beaches in next-door Marbella can be just as fun and are easy to reach by a rental car.
  • The Picasso Museum. The famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso was a native of Malaga, and the Picasso Museum, also known as the Birthplace Museum, has many of his artworks on exhibition, as well as works by other world-famous artists like Francis Bacon, Marc Chagall, and many others.
  • Alcazaba. The castle, first built by moors in the 11th century, overlooks the city and is one of the most best-preserved and impressive sites in Spain. The next-door Roman Theater tells the story of an even older chapter in Malaga’s history.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Speed limits - 50km/h (31mph) in built-up areas, 90km/h (56mph) on most standard roads, 100km/h (62mph) on standard roads that are either one-way roads, roads with more than two lanes for at least one direction of traffic and roads with shoulders more than 1.5m wide, and 120km/h (74mph) on motorways (called autovías in Spain).
  • The car documentation and insurance always has to be inside a vehicle.
  • The driver and all passengers are required to wear seatbelts.
  • Children up to the age of 12 and measuring less than 135cm travelling on the front seat of a car must be seated in a child restraint system adapted to their size and weight.
  • Unnecessary use of audible warning devices (horns) is prohibited.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers.
  • The emergency number is 112.

 

Toll roads

Most of the roads in Spain are toll-free. Toll roads are called ‘carretera de peaje’. On maps and road signs, all toll roads have to include a letter P after the road type. The payment method may vary depending on the road, but most will accept cash. Regardless of the region, the average estimated price is €9.5 ($11.25) per 100km by car. See the official website for prices and more information.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Granada. With Alhambra and other Islamic-era architectural monuments and sites preserved better than anywhere else, Granada is a timeless place with a very special atmosphere.
  • Gibraltar. Technically part of the United Kingdom and just 6.7 square kilometers large, Gibraltar is a great place to visit. Climbing the Europa Point will let you see Africa across the Mediterranean while entering the Gibraltar rock will reveal a labyrinthine network of caves and tunnels.  On your way to Gibraltar or coming back to Malaga you can also visit beautiful natural parks like Sierra de las Nieves or Los Alcornocales. 
  • El Chorro. Just 50 minutes drive from Malaga, El Chorro gorge and the nearby village of the same name is a fun place to explore. The truly adventurous ones will try to walk over the hanging walkway that’s known as Caminito del Rey (the King's Pathway).

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Spain is the Ford Fiesta, but travelers tend to also choose the Fiat 500 and the Ford Focus a lot. The most popular car types are economy, compact and mini.

Further destinations

  • Portugal and Algarve. Andalusia’s next door neighbor Algarve is just four hour drive from Malaga and offers wild beaches, friendly towns, and distinct culture in equal measure.
  • The rest of Andalusia. From fabled cities like Seville and Cordoba to small villages and fascinating countryside, Andalusia is a region that you can explore as long as the rest of the Spain.
  • Morocco. While you cannot pick up a rental car in Malaga and take it to Morocco, you can drop it of in Tarifa or Algeciras, take a ferry across the Gibraltar Strait and pick up a new one in Moroccan city Tangier, the fascinating entry point of Africa.

Car Rental Prices in Malaga

  • Convertibles - from $51 per day
  • Station wagons - from $31 per day
  • Large cars - from $47 per day
  • Medium cars - from $31 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $60 per day
  • Premium cars - from $110 per day
  • Small cars - from $25 per day
  • SUVs - from $90 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are many things you can do to get a good car rental deal in Malaga:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Malaga is the cheapest in June when renting a car is about 41% cheaper than the yearly average and about 54% than renting a vehicle in July.

 

Top 20 Cities near Malaga

  1. Madrid Car Rentals from $7.32 per day
    431.2 km / 267.9 miles away
  2. Barcelona Car Rentals from $4.13 per day
    766.0 km / 475.9 miles away
  3. Alicante Car Rentals from $7.75 per day
    391.1 km / 243.0 miles away
  4. Valencia Car Rentals from $6.11 per day
    470.6 km / 292.4 miles away
  5. Seville Car Rentals from $6.17 per day
    148.8 km / 92.4 miles away
  6. Bilbao Car Rentals from $5.41 per day
    749.1 km / 465.5 miles away
  7. Granada Car Rentals from $13.36 per day
    85.9 km / 53.4 miles away
  8. 862.1 km / 535.7 miles away
  9. A Coruña Car Rentals from $14.28 per day
    807.3 km / 501.7 miles away
  10. 768.2 km / 477.4 miles away
  11. Santander Car Rentals from $14.04 per day
    753.0 km / 467.9 miles away
  12. Asturias Car Rentals from $10.78 per day
    777.0 km / 482.8 miles away
  13. Murcia Car Rentals from $4.45 per day
    323.5 km / 201.0 miles away
  14. Vigo Car Rentals from $12.92 per day
    712.1 km / 442.5 miles away
  15. Almeria Car Rentals from $7.73 per day
    190.4 km / 118.3 miles away
  16. Jerez Car Rentals from $11.47 per day
    139.4 km / 86.6 miles away
  17. Valladolid Car Rentals from $25.95 per day
    560.3 km / 348.1 miles away
  18. Zaragoza Car Rentals from $10.83 per day
    634.5 km / 394.3 miles away
  19. Reus Car Rentals from $7.95 per day
    698.0 km / 433.7 miles away
  20. Pamplona Car Rentals from $27.50 per day
    720.2 km / 447.5 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Malaga

  1. Downtown Car Rentals from $11.90 per day
  2. 3.3 km / 2.1 miles away
  3. Malaga Port Car Rentals from $45.30 per day
    4.4 km / 2.8 miles away
  4. Malaga Airport Car Rentals from $9.33 per day
    4.8 km / 3.0 miles away
  5. Downtown Car Rentals from $9.33 per day
    11.0 km / 6.8 miles away
  6. Downtown Car Rentals from $22.98 per day
    44.3 km / 27.5 miles away
  7. Granada Airport Car Rentals from $13.36 per day
    81.2 km / 50.5 miles away
  8. 92.8 km / 57.6 miles away
  9. 100.1 km / 62.2 miles away
  10. Downtown Car Rentals from $18.92 per day
    100.1 km / 62.2 miles away
  11. 108.6 km / 67.5 miles away
  12. 133.1 km / 82.7 miles away
  13. Jerez Airport Car Rentals from $11.47 per day
    141.9 km / 88.2 miles away
  14. 148.8 km / 92.4 miles away
  15. 153.6 km / 95.4 miles away
  16. 163.5 km / 101.6 miles away
  17. Downtown Car Rentals from $4.39 per day
    164.1 km / 102.0 miles away
  18. 187.3 km / 116.4 miles away
  19. 228.5 km / 142.0 miles away
  20. 257.5 km / 160.0 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Malaga?

Car rental prices in Malaga vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Malaga
$48.98
January
$25.47
February
$31.94
March
$19.66
April
$31.22
May
$18.85
June
$41.21
July
$28.34
August
$35.00
September
$32.49
October
$38.51
November
$37.25
December
The best month to rent a car in Malaga is June (when prices for an Economy class start from $18.85). This is 42% cheaper than the yearly average and 62% cheaper than renting in January (when rental prices start at $48.98 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Malaga?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in October, travelers rent a car for an average of 13 days in September, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Malaga
8
January
8
February
6
March
6
April
8
May
7
June
6
July
8
August
5
September
13
October
7
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Malaga?

While travelers visit Malaga year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is September.
Popularity of Car Rental in Malaga by Monthly Searches
104%
January
363%
February
382%
March
43%
April
58%
May
36%
June
47%
July
45%
August
5%
September
11%
October
27%
November
78%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Delpaso Seat Ibiza 5 1 Small cars
Delpaso Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Record-go Skoda Fabia 5 2 Small cars
Delpaso Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Delpaso Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs
Delpaso Nissan Juke 5 2 Large cars
Delpaso Fiat 500 L 5 1 Medium cars
Delpaso VW Touran 5+2 4 1 People Carriers/Vans
Delpaso Ford Focus 5 3 Medium cars
Interrent VW Polo 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
VW Touran 5+2
October 2, 2019
we highly enjoyed malage and the surrounding areas, fuengirola, benalmadena, we also found a amazing zoo in guadiaro
Ireland
Fiat 500 L
September 30, 2019
Malaga is a grim built up place that is blessed by the fact it has some restful and relaxing places nearby. Traffic is really bad and drivers in the area quite intolerant. El Rincon is a kinder and calmer and much friendlier option with lovely beaches and restaurants. Frigiliana is just up the hills behind Nerja and is a paradise unless you’re a beach person. Mijas is lovely and push a little further towards Seville and Granada for heritage worth seeking. Beyond Malaga is the Spain I know from every other area
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
September 25, 2019
A car definitely gives you more options to explore. As we were staying in the hills in was a necessity
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
September 12, 2019
explore inland not just the popular coastal resorts
United Kingdom
Mercedes Benz A Class
September 11, 2019
Easy place to fly into and out of
United Kingdom
Ford Focus STW
September 5, 2019
Malaga is a beautiful undiscovered city, not just an airport destination.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
September 4, 2019
Once out of the airport and busy motorway, roads become much quieter making the driving easier and less stressful. The further inland the quieter it gets.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500 L
August 4, 2019
Beautiful area visited in and around Nerja
United Kingdom
Fiat 500 L
June 25, 2019
We went to Estepona a lovely very Spanish resort. Loads to see and do.
United Kingdom
VW Caddy
April 23, 2019
Lots of good roads in the Malaga area to visit lots of other city's with ease.Geanada Córdoba.
United Kingdom
VW Caddy
April 23, 2019
renting a car in malaga gives you the freedom of the whole south coast of spain and all the breath-taking high sierras. not to be missed.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
April 22, 2019
Car rental is the easiest way to explore the area, but the road signs are pretty terrible and require a geographic knowledge of the region. Having a car without built in GPS was hard.
United Kingdom
Nissan Juke
March 4, 2019
Buy full insurance and always park in public car parks to avoid problems
Ireland
VW Caddy
February 16, 2019
Hire a car and make a visit to the mountain town of Ronda
Israel
Ford Focus
February 6, 2019
Go for a day trip to beautiful caminito del rey (1hr north). Also spend some scenic relaxed morning in Frigiliana (1hr east).
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
January 21, 2019
Actually very big place/city lots to do and see.
United Kingdom
Ford Mondeo Aut.
January 11, 2019
Loved Malaga best of all other Andalucian cities & towns we visited this time (Cordoba, Granada, Marbella, Mijas, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola): it is so welcoming, warm, friendly, beautiful, historical, versatile, various & convenient to live & get about as everything is located just by the harbour or hardly any walking distance from there.
United Kingdom
Renault Kangoo
January 9, 2019
Get out and about, the surrounding area is great with friendly locals . In the villages you can eat and drink very cheaply, Monda recommended
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
January 3, 2019
Excellent costumer service and overall quality in service..thank you Delpaso.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
November 6, 2018
Lovely place would certainly recommend and will return soon
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
October 30, 2018
Loads of beautiful coastline and marinas along the Costa del Sol and a car gives you the opportunity to explore these
United Kingdom
VW Touran 5+2
September 11, 2018
Beautiful place all around
Sweden
Fiat 500 Cabrio
September 10, 2018
Easy to go to different places along the coast, definitely recommend going to Marbella and Gibraltar.
United Kingdom
Audi Q7
August 2, 2018
Good road systems for travelling. Delpaso gave us a tom tom free of charge for our trip. Nice gesture.
United States of America (USA)
Citroen C4 Cactus
July 16, 2018
Malaga airport is not very easy, but it is practical. Car rental place is a mess, and the floors were very dirty. The city of Malaga however is an amazing city together with all of Andalusia (Marbella, Porto banos, Estepona etc.)
United Kingdom
Peugeot Partner
June 12, 2018
We go to Malaga area every year . So much to see and do it’s hard to describe them all Mijas pablo, Malaga, Gibraltar Marbella are all worth a visit plus all the fab coastal areas so to get around the car is a must

Top 19 Suppliers in Malaga in 2020

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.3
+34871180192
Terminal 2 & 3 Llegadas, 29004, Malaga
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1
+34952231858 / +34952048504
Av. del Comandante García Morato, 22, Málaga
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9
+34952231858
Malaga Aeropuerto 507, Aeropuerto Costa Del Sol, Malaga
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.8
+34902105055
Malaga Airport Terminal 2, 29004 Malaga
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+34911505000
Malaga Airport Terminal 2, 29004 Malaga
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+34902109384
Aeropuerto De Malaga
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+34902109384
Aeropuerto De Malaga
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.4
+34952177450 / +34650913045 / +34966360360
Calle Pascal, 42, 29004 Málaga
Record-go
Record-go
Excellent 8.2
+34600906281 / +34600916000
Avenida del Comandante Garcia Morato s/n, 29004
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Excellent 8.1
+448435081118
Ctra. Guadalmar, 17, 29004 Malaga
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.7
+34918341400
Garcia, Calle Comandante Aeropuerto Pablo Picasso, 29004 Málaga
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
911501183
Avda Garcia Morato S/N Aeropuerto Pablo Picasso
Delpaso
Delpaso
Very good 7.3
+34952172034 / +34673249000
Av. de Velázquez, 290, 29004 Málaga
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+34918341400
Garcia, Calle Comandante Aeropuerto Pablo Picasso, 29004 Málaga
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.2
+34952623297
Ctra Guadalmar
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.1
+34918340262
Garcia, Calle Comandante Aeropuerto Pablo Picasso, 29004 Malaga
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7
+34952237804 / +34609548711
Avenida Comandante Garcia Morato n 48, 29004, Malaga
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Click&Rent
Click&Rent
Very good 7
+34971730696
Av. del Comandante García Morato, 24, 26 29004 Málaga
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 6
+34965233173 / +34911501183 / +34965233425 / +34918341400
Airport terminal Aeropuerto de Malaga Av del Comandante García Morato, 29004 , Málaga, Spain
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00

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