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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Malaga Airport Car Rental
Mini
FIAT 500 or similar
FIAT 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • No
  • Man.
Ok Rent A Car
$6.46 / per day
Malaga Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Ok Rent A Car
$7.16 / per day
Malaga Airport Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Ok Rent A Car
$8.80 / per day
Malaga Airport Car Rental
Economy Elite
Nissan Juke or similar
Nissan Juke
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Ok Rent A Car
$8.99 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Malaga Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$10.55 / per day
Malaga Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Ok Rent A Car
$10.61 / per day
Malaga Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$10.64 / per day
Malaga Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Delpaso
$10.67 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on 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
$48.35 / 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%

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

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.

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

Barcelona Car Rentals from $17.65 per day
766.0 km / 475.9 miles away
Madrid Car Rentals from $15.30 per day
431.2 km / 267.9 miles away
Alicante Car Rentals from $10.18 per day
391.1 km / 243.0 miles away
Seville Car Rentals from $16.92 per day
148.8 km / 92.4 miles away
Valencia Car Rentals from $12.31 per day
470.6 km / 292.4 miles away
Bilbao Car Rentals from $26.61 per day
749.1 km / 465.5 miles away
Girona Car Rentals from $19.32 per day
852.7 km / 529.8 miles away
768.2 km / 477.4 miles away
Granada Car Rentals from $26.31 per day
85.9 km / 53.4 miles away
Santander Car Rentals from $26.88 per day
753.0 km / 467.9 miles away
Jerez Car Rentals from $13.00 per day
139.4 km / 86.6 miles away
A Coruña Car Rentals from $22.31 per day
807.3 km / 501.7 miles away
Almeria Car Rentals from $48.33 per day
190.4 km / 118.3 miles away
Vigo Car Rentals from $39.12 per day
712.1 km / 442.5 miles away
Asturias Car Rentals from $18.68 per day
777.0 km / 482.8 miles away
Reus Car Rentals from $33.72 per day
698.0 km / 433.7 miles away
Valladolid Car Rentals from $35.56 per day
560.3 km / 348.1 miles away
Zaragoza Car Rentals from $23.02 per day
634.5 km / 394.3 miles away
95.5 km / 59.3 miles away
Cadiz Car Rentals from $35.15 per day
160.5 km / 99.7 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Malaga

Malaga, Downtown Car Rentals from $30.51 per day
Malaga Port Car Rentals from $44.81 per day
Malaga Airport Car Rentals from $6.46 per day
7.3 km / 4.5 miles away
Granada Airport Car Rentals from $26.31 per day
78.7 km / 48.9 miles away
90.0 km / 55.9 miles away
102.8 km / 63.9 miles away
131.6 km / 81.8 miles away
Jerez Airport Car Rentals from $13.00 per day
145.2 km / 90.2 miles away
Seville Airport Car Rentals from $16.92 per day
151.6 km / 94.2 miles away
156.4 km / 97.2 miles away
166.9 km / 103.7 miles away
Almeria Airport Car Rentals from $48.33 per day
184.0 km / 114.3 miles away
231.7 km / 144.0 miles away
256.8 km / 159.6 miles away
Murcia Airport Car Rentals from $11.33 per day
316.3 km / 196.6 miles away
322.0 km / 200.1 miles away
Alicante Airport Car Rentals from $10.18 per day
383.9 km / 238.5 miles away
391.7 km / 243.4 miles away
423.2 km / 263.0 miles away

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
$49.44
January
$25.71
February
$32.23
March
$19.84
April
$31.56
May
$19.02
June
$41.59
July
$28.60
August
$36.72
September
$36.05
October
$38.82
November
$38.82
December
The best month to rent a car in Malaga is June (when prices for an Economy class start from $19.02). This is 43% cheaper than the yearly average and 62% cheaper than renting in January (when rental prices start at $49.44 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 September, travelers rent a car for an average of 18 days in March, the average rental period is 6 days.
Average Rental Length in Malaga
8
January
8
February
6
March
6
April
7
May
7
June
6
July
8
August
18
September
7
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 July, and the least popular is November.
Malaga Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
100%
January
95%
February
100%
March
124%
April
124%
May
105%
June
135%
July
131%
August
74%
September
76%
October
66%
November
69%
December

Our Customers Reviews

April 23, 2019
Lots of good roads in the Malaga area to visit lots of other city's with ease.Geanada Córdoba.
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.
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.
March 4, 2019
Buy full insurance and always park in public car parks to avoid problems
February 16, 2019
Hire a car and make a visit to the mountain town of Ronda
January 21, 2019
Actually very big place/city lots to do and see.
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.
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
October 30, 2018
Loads of beautiful coastline and marinas along the Costa del Sol and a car gives you the opportunity to explore these
September 11, 2018
Beautiful place all around
September 10, 2018
Easy to go to different places along the coast, definitely recommend going to Marbella and Gibraltar.
September 3, 2018
Pretty easy to drive and navigate around the areas from airport as far as Gibraltar without fuss.
August 2, 2018
Good road systems for travelling. Delpaso gave us a tom tom free of charge for our trip. Nice gesture.
July 17, 2018
Driving in Spain is easy. Roads are pretty safe and signs fairly easy to read.
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.)
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 18 Suppliers for Malaga in 2019

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.3
0034 871 180 192
Terminal 2 & 3 Llegadas, 29004, Malaga
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1
+34952231858/+34952048504
Av. del Comandante García Morato, 22, Málaga
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9
0034952231858
Malaga Aeropuerto 507, Aeropuerto Costa Del Sol, Malaga
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.8
0034 902 105 055
Malaga Airport Terminal 2, 29004 Malaga
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
0034 911 505 000
Malaga Airport Terminal 2, 29004 Malaga
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0034 902 109 384
Aeropuerto De Malaga
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.4
0034 952 177 450 / 0034 650 913 045 / 0034 966 360 360
Calle Pascal, 42, 29004 Málaga
Record-go
Record-go
Excellent 8.2
0034 670 020 851
Avenida del Comandante Garcia Morato s/n, 29004
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Excellent 8.1
0044 08 435 081 118
Ctra. Guadalmar, 17, 29004 Malaga
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.7
0034 965 233 173 / 0034 911 501 183 / 0034 965 233 425
Garcia, Calle Comandante Aeropuerto Pablo Picasso, 29004 Málaga
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
911501183
Avda Garcia Morato S/N Aeropuerto Pablo Picasso
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
0034 965 233 173 / 0034 911 501 183 / 0034 965 233 425
Garcia, Calle Comandante Aeropuerto Pablo Picasso, 29004 Málaga
Delpaso
Delpaso
Very good 7.3
0034 952 172 034 / 0034 673 249 000
Av. de Velázquez, 290, 29004 Málaga
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.2
0034952623297
Ctra Guadalmar
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.1
0034 911 501 183
Garcia, Calle Comandante Aeropuerto Pablo Picasso, 29004 Malaga
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7
0034 965 233 173 / 0034 911 501 183 / 0034 965 233 425
Garcia, Calle Comandante Aeropuerto Pablo Picasso, 29004 Málaga
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7
0034 953 237 804 / 0034 609 548 711
Avenida Comandante Garcia Morato n 48, 29004, Malaga
Click&Rent
Click&Rent
Very good 7
0034 971 730 696
Av. del Comandante García Morato, 24, 26 29004 Málaga

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