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Car Hire in Malaga

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Malaga Airport
Mini
Toyota Aygo or comparable
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Delpaso
£ 1.01 per day
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Malaga Airport
Economy
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Delpaso
£ 1.01 per day
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Malaga Airport
Economy
Seat Ibiza or comparable
Seat Ibiza
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Delpaso
£ 1.28 per day
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Malaga Airport
Compact
Fiat 500 L or comparable
Fiat 500 L
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Delpaso
£ 1.38 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Malaga Airport
Compact
Ford Focus STW or comparable
Ford Focus STW
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Delpaso
£ 3.59 / per day
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Malaga Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
£ 4.15 / per day
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Malaga Airport
Intermediate
Nissan Juke or comparable
Nissan Juke
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Delpaso
£ 4.23 / per day
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Malaga Airport
Mini
Toyota Aygo or comparable
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Delpaso
£ 4.51 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 08:28 on 2021-09-25.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Dialing code
34
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why hire a car in Malaga?

Malaga is a great city for hiring 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

One-way Car Hire in Malaga

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

  • From Malaga to Seville - 496 offers from £ 6.55 per day
  • From Malaga to Madrid - 275 offers from £ 7.17 per day
  • From Malaga to Barcelona - 441 offers from £ 7.17 per day
  • From Malaga to Valencia - 347 offers from £ 7.17 per day
  • From Malaga to Alicante - 126 offers from £ 7.17 per day

Top ways to enter Malaga

  • Malaga Airport: The 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Malaga Cathedral. Malaga is home to many beautiful Catholic churches, but Basílica de la Encarnación is arguably the standout among them. The cathedral took about 250 years to finish and therefore encompasses elements of Gothic, Baroque, Neoclassicism, and other styles, but that only makes it more impressive. It is located near Alcazaba, as well as the Castle of Gibralfaro, another architectural landmark.

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).
  • Acinipo. The beautiful and tranquil nature of Andalusia means that many Spaniards and other Europeans choose to retire in the area, but this tradition has surprisingly ancient roots. Even more than 2,000 years ago, the area of Malaga was popular with retiring Roman soldiers returning from battles in far-off lands. It was probably them who built the now-abandoned city of Acinipo with its baths and impressive Roman theater which has now been turned into a heritage site. Located some 100 km (62 miles) west of Malaga, the ruins are well worth a visit to have a glimpse into another time. Very rich in archaeology, artifacts, and related museums, Andalusia is also home to many Phoenician, Celtic, Moorish sites. 

Most popular hire types and cars

The most hired 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

For more about traveling around Spain with a hired car, check out our complete guide.

  • Algarve. Andalusia’s next door neighbor, the Portuguese region of Algarve is just four hour drive from Malaga and offers wild beaches, friendly towns, and distinct culture in equal measure. Do ask your car provider in advance if they permit you crossing the border.
  • Cordoba. Although its inland location means that it is perhaps not as famous as Malaga or Seville, the city of Cordoba is one of the jewels of this part of Spain. As historic as Granada, it is home to landmarks like the Roman Bridge, the well-preserved Jewish Quarter, and the Alive Museum of Al-Andalus, as well as a special atmosphere that is only aided by the relatively smaller number of visitors. Cordoba is also right next door to the beautiful Sierra de Hornachuelos Nature Park. The trip from Malaga takes less than two hours.
  • Morocco. While you cannot pick up a car in Malaga and take it to Morocco, you can drop it of in Spain, take a ferry across the Gibraltar Strait and hire a new one in the Moroccan city of Tangier, the fascinating entry point of Africa.

Car Hire Prices in Malaga

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 57 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 27 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 39 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 26 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - starting at £ 49 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 102 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 22 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 62 per day

How can I save money on my hire car?

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

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

Top 15 Cities near Malaga

  1. Barcelona starting at £ 12.81 per day
    778.3 km / 483.6 miles away
  2. Madrid starting at £ 4.74 per day
    431.2 km / 267.9 miles away
  3. Alicante starting at £ 2.11 per day
    391.1 km / 243.0 miles away
  4. Seville starting at £ 2.94 per day
    148.8 km / 92.4 miles away
  5. Valencia starting at £ 10.65 per day
    475.1 km / 295.2 miles away
  6. Bilbao starting at £ 9.16 per day
    744.4 km / 462.5 miles away
  7. Santiago de Compostela starting at £ 6.86 per day
    768.2 km / 477.4 miles away
  8. Granada starting at £ 5.92 per day
    85.9 km / 53.4 miles away
  9. Girona starting at £ 8.92 per day
    852.7 km / 529.8 miles away
  10. Jerez starting at £ 10.00 per day
    139.4 km / 86.6 miles away
  11. Santander starting at £ 17.97 per day
    756.6 km / 470.1 miles away
  12. A Coruña starting at £ 15.50 per day
    813.5 km / 505.5 miles away
  13. Almeria starting at £ 15.53 per day
    190.4 km / 118.3 miles away
  14. Vigo starting at £ 15.51 per day
    712.1 km / 442.5 miles away
  15. Reus starting at £ 8.92 per day
    698.0 km / 433.7 miles away

Top 9 Destinations around Malaga

  1. Malaga Airport starting at £ 1.01 per day
    7.3 km / 4.5 miles away
  2. Granada Airport starting at £ 5.92 per day
    78.7 km / 48.9 miles away
  3. Granada Railway Station starting at £ 12.68 per day
    90.0 km / 55.9 miles away
  4. Gibraltar La Linea Airport starting at £ 8.73 per day
    102.8 km / 63.9 miles away
  5. Jerez La Parra Airport starting at £ 10.00 per day
    145.2 km / 90.2 miles away
  6. Seville Airport starting at £ 2.94 per day
    151.6 km / 94.2 miles away
  7. Almeria Airport starting at £ 15.53 per day
    184.0 km / 114.3 miles away
  8. Murcia Corvera Airport starting at £ 5.69 per day
    316.3 km / 196.6 miles away
  9. Alicante Airport starting at £ 2.11 per day
    383.9 km / 238.5 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Malaga?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Malagafluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Malaga
£ 37.78
January
£ 19.65
February
£ 24.63
March
£ 15.16
April
£ 24.07
May
£ 14.53
June
£ 31.78
July
£ 21.86
August
£ 26.99
September
£ 25.06
October
£ 29.73
November
£ 27.78
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Malaga is June with prices starting at £ 14.53 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is January with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 37.78. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 25. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Malaga?

Hirers picking up a car in Malaga keep them for an average of 13 days during in October, while those picking up their cars in September keep them for an average of 5.
Average Hire 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
5
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Malaga?

While travellers visit Malaga year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is March, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Hire in Malaga by Monthly Searches
62%
January
458%
February
542%
March
2%
April
3%
May
2%
June
3%
July
2%
August
19%
September
20%
October
44%
November
43%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Delpaso Seat Ibiza 5 1 Small cars
Record-go Skoda Fabia 5 2 Small cars
Delpaso Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Record-go Fiat 500 2 2 Small cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Interrent VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Delpaso Nissan Juke 5 2 Large cars
Goldcar VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Delpaso Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Click&Rent Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars

Top 22 Hire Companies in Malaga in 2021

SIXT
SIXT
Remarkable 9.3
+34871180192
Terminal 2 & 3 Llegadas, 29004, Malaga
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+34952231858
AV COMANDANTE GARCÍA MORATO, 22
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.1
+34952231858 / +34952048504
Av. del Comandante García Morato, 22, Málaga
Enterprise
Enterprise
Remarkable 9
+34952231858
Malaga Aeropuerto 507, Aeropuerto Costa Del Sol, Malaga
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.8
+34902105055
Malaga Airport Terminal 2, 29004 Malaga
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.6
+34911505000
Malaga Airport Terminal 2, 29004 Malaga
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 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
Outstanding 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
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
952231858
Enterprise-Rent-A-Car
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
Nizacars Rent A Car
Nizacars Rent A Car
Outstanding 8.5
+34952236179 / +34952236184
Av. del Comandante García Morato, 40, 29004 Málaga
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Amigo Autos
Amigo Autos
Outstanding 8.5
+34902931465
Crtra Guadalmar 7 ,29004 Málaga
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Outstanding 8.5
+34952237804
Avenida Comandante Garcia Morato numero 48
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Centauro
Centauro
Outstanding 8.4
+34952177450 / +34650913045 / +34966360360
Calle Pascal, 42, 29004 Málaga
Record-go
Record-go
Outstanding 8.2
+34600906281 / +34600916000
Avenida del Comandante Garcia Morato s/n, 29004
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Outstanding 8.1
+448435081118
Av. del Comandante García Morato, 29004, Málaga
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.7
911501183
Avda Garcia Morato S/N Aeropuerto Pablo Picasso
Delpaso
Delpaso
Great 7.3
+34952172034 / +34673249000
Av. de Velázquez, 290, 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
Great 7.2
+34902360636
Crtra Guadalmar, 17, 29004
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.1
+34918340262
Garcia, Calle Comandante Aeropuerto Pablo Picasso, 29004 Malaga
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7
+34918341400
Garcia, Calle Comandante Aeropuerto Pablo Picasso, 29004 Málaga
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Surprice
Surprice
Great 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
Great 7
+34971730696
Av. del Comandante García Morato, 24, 26 29004 Málaga
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
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