When is the best time to book cheap flights to Malaga?
To find cheap flights to Malaga, it’s best to book at least six weeks ahead. But if you’re planning to travel during peak season – Easter, July and August – you should aim to book at least six months in advance to get the best deal. Being flexible on dates can also save you money – for example, mid-week flights tend to be cheaper than those leaving on a Friday or Saturday.
When is the cheapest time to visit Malaga?
Flights to Malaga are usually cheapest in January, when the weather is much cooler. But you can find cheap flights in the warm months of April, May, September and October. There’ll be fewer tourists in these shoulder months, meaning quieter beaches and cheaper hotels. Malaga – and the surrounding region of Andalucia – is a very popular summer holiday destination, so flights are at their most expensive in July and August.
When is Malaga weather best?
Malaga’s Mediterranean climate means it’s warmer than the UK throughout the year. August is the hottest month, with the mercury regularly hitting 31°C, and July isn’t far behind. If you want to soak up some rays on the Costa del Sol without paying for an expensive flight, consider going in June or September when temperatures remain in the high-twenties. Malaga is coldest in January and December but, with highs of 17°C, it’s still warmer than the UK – so it’s worth considering a winter break if you want a good deal on flights.
Which airlines fly to Malaga?
Loads of different airlines fly from the UK to Malaga. You can compare prices of direct flights with easyJet, Flybe, Jet2, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, British Airways and more. Flights are available from airports across the UK, including Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Belfast and all London airports.
How long is the flight to Malaga?
It depends which airport you fly from, but a direct flight from the UK to Malaga takes between three and four hours.
How many airports does Malaga have?
Malaga has one airport: Malaga Airport – Costa del Sol (AGP). Also sometimes referred to as Pablo Picasso Airport, this is the gateway to Spain’s sunniest coast and the fourth-busiest airport in the country. There are technically three terminals but Terminal 1 is closed. When you fly from the UK, you’ll land in Terminal 3.
How do I get from Malaga Airport into Malaga?
Malaga Airport is just eight kilometres outside the city, and you can get there by bus, train or taxi. Taxi is the easiest option – the 15-minute journey to central Malaga will cost around €20. If you’re staying further away, it’s worth finding out whether your hotel offers airport transfers, as this may work out cheaper.
If you’re staying in Malaga itself, though, the train is the cheapest option – a ticket costs around €2 and the journey takes 12 minutes. Alternatively, you could catch the bus for €3. You’ll reach the city centre in about 20 minutes.
What are the top things to do in Malaga?
Malaga is primarily used as a stepping stone for the beaches of the Costa del Sol, but the city itself has plenty to see. For starters, there’s the architecture. You can inspect the grand Gibralfaro castle, admire the Moorish designs at the Alcazaba, and visit the beautiful La Manquita cathedral. The Picasso Museum is another must-see. Spain’s famous painter was born in Malaga, and the museum’s 200 exhibits take you on a chronological journey through his life and work.
Close to Malaga, you’ll find the popular beach resorts of Marbella and Torremolinos, where you can relax on powdery sands, take your pick from a range of restaurants, and hop between lively bars.
Do I need a visa to fly to Malaga?
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to any country in the EU – you can stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. You just need to make sure that your passport has at least six months validity left, on the day you travel.