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Malaga car hire tips

  • Where to pick up your car

    There are over 10 car hire locations in Malaga, and the most popular place to rent a car is Malaga Airport.

  • Top car rental brands

    The most popular car rental brands in Malaga are Firefly, Goldcar, Record, Interrent and Centauro.

  • Local currency

    Euro (EUR)

  • Average temperatures

    Warmest month: July (25°C)
    Coldest month: January (13°C)

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Hire a car in Malaga

The city of Malaga has had an exciting revival and if you’ve never visited, it may surprise you.

Malaga’s once run-down port has had a makeover: today it’s a place to enjoy a stroll and watch the swanky cruise liners and yachts rolling in. The airport is a highly popular place to hire a car, and with so many enjoyable locations within driving distance, it’s not hard to see why. To top this off, it is also the best value destination to hire a car in Europe. Book with easyCar, and you can choose from the top suppliers in Malaga to find yourself the best deal.

Why book your Malaga car hire with easyCar?

easyCar was established nearly 20 years ago as part of Sir Stelios' easyGroup, so when it comes to car hire, we know what we are doing. However, we believe that customers who have booked a car in Malaga using our website are perhaps best equipped to tell you why to go with easyCar. So, let's hear it from them.

Helpful advice

Malaga Airport car hire information

Pickup Location Average cost per day of car hire in Malaga
Airport £13.80
Downtown £22.60

I want to hire a car at Malaga Airport, where do I collect it?
There are over 20 suppliers to choose from if you pick up from Malaga Airport. Some of the desks are in the terminal, including the biggest brands such as Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar and Interrent, others are a shuttle bus away.

When do I book my car hire?
It's up to you, but supply does run short in peak season and Malaga is a really popular place to hire a car. Remember, book your flights first!

Why are some suppliers so cheap?
Often, the budget suppliers make their money through added extras (these are not mandatory, but often may appear so at the rental desk). The cheapest suppliers will also hold a large deposit on your credit card, to help encourage customers to buy deposit reduction or excess waivers. If a price seems too good to be true, check the small print carefully as these policies may not be as flexible as you think.

Which car is right for me?

Car Type Average cost per day of car hire in Malaga
Mini £8.50
Economy £9.70
Compact £13.40
Intermediate £22.80

What is the most popular category?
The most popular choice of car category in Malaga is ‘Economy’. This is the second smallest car category (‘Mini’ being the smallest), and is perfect if you don’t plan on spending hours on end in the car. The make and model of car will vary, but if you think along the lines of a Ford Fiesta, Seat Ibiza or Peugeot 308 then this should give you a good idea of size.

‘Economy’ cars are easy to park, with good fuel economy. Generally speaking, these cars will comfortably carry three adults and one large suitcase, but families should consider going up a category to the ‘Compact’ cars to allow for a bit more space.

What if I change my mind and need a bigger car?
If your plans change, worry not as at easyCar we offer free amendments on booking up to 48 hours before your rental. Just log in to your account or give us a call.

Facts and stats about car hire in Malaga

Average prices

Cheapest month / most expensive month Average cost per day of car hire in Malaga
January £5.30
July £16.50

Popular rentals

Frequently Asked Question Answer
What is the most popular rental length in Malaga? Eight to nine days.
What is the most popular month to rent a car in Malaga? August, when a hire car costs on average £14.40 per day.

Driving laws

Legal drink driving
Minimum renter
0.5mg of alcohol per ml of blood Some companies, such as Sixt, will allow you to hire a car in Spain at the age of 18.

Speed limits

Type of
Speed limit
Autopista 120km/h
Autovia 100km/h
Single carriageways 90km/h
Built up areas 50km/h

Driving tips for car rental in Malaga

Don’t let the summer vibes get the better of you
Driving with one arm outside of the window is a fineable offence, and you could be stopped for driving in flip flops or barefoot! Finally, wearing sunglasses in a tunnel is banned.

Stick to the rules
Law enforcement on the roads in Spain is taken seriously. The drink driving limit is strict, and police are known for doing random checks. Another thing to bare in mind is that local driving can be agressive. Try to stick to slower lanes unless you plan to overtake, so you don't get in people's way.

The A7 or the AP7?
Both these roads run along the Costa del Sol, however AP stands for Autopista and these are toll roads. It's totally up to you which one you use, but the toll roads usually get you there faster.

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Most popular rental suppliers in Malaga

  • Goldcar

    Opening hours: 7:00am - 11:00pm

  • Firefly

    Opening hours: 7:00am - 2:00am

  • Record

    Opening hours: 7:00am - 11:00pm

  • Interrent

    Opening hours: 7:00am - 11:00pm

  • Centauro

    Opening hours: 7:00am - 11:00pm

  • Dollar

    Opening hours: 7:00am - 12:00am

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