Parking, Transfers and Trouble at Malaga Airport This Summer

Air passengers could expect to face lengthy queues and long delays this summer the government has warned in the planned strikes by Spanish and English baggage handlers.

UK Departure Airports

Majority of the Spanish airports have restricted vehicular access to the terminal buildings, making drop off and pick up by private taxis, friends and family more difficult.

Most airports in Spain have special designated drop-off and pick-up zones in an area of one of their car parks and, although there are minimum free parking limits, it can lengthen the time it takes to reach the terminal building. Minibus services can avoid this issue by having an official permit and license which is granted by the local government at Traffico department

Baggage Handlers, Taxis at Malaga Airport, Spain

At Malaga Airport private vehicles picking up passengers are required to park in the short stay car park (car park 3) for which there is a charge parking charges start from fifteen minutes.spainairports

Iberia, Spains national airline has joined British Airways to echo the same sentiments and advised passengers to take public transport wherever possible, however, if the thought of carrying heavy luggage and herding young children on and off the bus or train doesnt appeal, or the thought of long queues to find a parking space fills you with dread, there is a real alternative meet and greet parking.


Meet and greet parking, or valet parking as it is often called, has been unaffected by the recent security measures and makes perfect sense when trying to avoid the queues this summer in Malaga and other summer destinations.denuncia-trafico-guardia-civil-multa

With this type of parking, the stress of getting to the airport and parking is removed – you drive to the valet parking drop-off zone where an English speaking minibus driver (check out is waiting to take your car to their secure car park. Your driver will have a trolley waiting for you, so its just a case of unloading your baggage and handing over the keys.

You are then free to walk straight into the terminal no lengthy delays trying to find a space or waiting for access to the drop-off zone in your private hire taxi or friends car.

On your return, your car will be waiting in the designated valet parking area of the terminal all you need to do is walk out of the terminal and your car will be waiting for you, warmed up and ready to drive away.guardia-civil

Malaga Travel Guide are insiders on the Costa del Sol and frequent travelers along Spains Costa del Sol.  As regular users of Malaga Airport (AGP) and insiders in Andalucia they have experienced the meet and greet parking of businesses here in Spain and recommend it.

For more information on the best places to visit this summer in Benalmadena, La Cala de Mijas, Marbella and beyond check out Annas blog –

Anna one of the main writers advises, air passengers to book flights to Malaga Airport to fix the best prices and if traveling in a group use the meet and greet parking minibus service again book as early as possible this summer to avoid disappointment.