Airport Near Fuengirola: Where Do You Need to Fly?

Airport Near Fuengirola: Where Do You Need to Fly?

Fuengirola airport? Are you wondering where to fly in when you’re travelling to Fuengirola?

Southern Spain has quite a few airports available, and in this article, you will find out what is the nearest airport to Fuengirola, and also how to get from the airport to your hotel or accommodation easily and conveniently.

Let’s dive right in!

Nearest Airport to Fuengirola

The nearest airport to Fuengirola is Malaga Costa del Sol International airport (AGP). It’s only 25 km (15.5 miles) from the city, so within easy reach by taxi, train or local bus.

The location of the airport is marked on the map below.

Malaga Costa del Sol International Airport

Malaga airport is a modern international airport connecting the city with destinations in Europe but also domestic flights within Spain and all of the Spanish islands. Up to 80% of the airport traffic is from international flights. It is the fourth busiest airport in the country, after Madrid, Barcelona and Mallorca.

At the arrivals, you will find easy access to a big taxi rank, a frequent train service towards Fuengirola and Malaga, and easy connections to and from Malaga city.

The airport has lots of cafes, restaurants, duty-free shops and all the facilities you would expect from a modern airport.

Malaga airport is the main travel hub for airlines like Easyjet, Ryanair, Vueling and Norwegian Airlines.

Considering how busy and popular this airport is, it is by no means a huge airport. When more arrivals are scheduled around the same time, the area around the boarding gates can get very crowded.

If you’re travelling back to the airport, especially in the summer months, give yourself some extra time to go through the security and get to your gate as the airport gets very busy.

Fuengirola old town
Fuengirola old town

How Far is Fuengirola from Malaga Airport?

The distance between Malaga airport and Torremolinos is about 25 km (15.5 miles).

How Much is a Taxi from Malaga Airport to Fuengirola?

There is a taxi rank right outside of the airport arrivals. Once you leave the main building, turn to your right and walk to the end of the building. In there you will see lots of taxis parked outside.

If you’re arriving very late or early in the morning, there should be still taxis available as they wait there for the plane’s arrival.

Taxi from the airport (the one from the arrivals) will cost around 25 to 30 euros, based on 1 to 4 people sharing the car. The journey is around 20 minutes, so it’s very close.

How to Get from Malaga Airport to Fuengirola?

There are a few easy options available – I have added everything you need to know in the detailed transport guides linked below.

READ MORE: Malaga Airport to Fuengirola (covering all transport options)

Fuengirola in August
Coastal promenade in Fuengirola

Is there a Train from Malaga Airport to Fuengirola?

Yes, there is a direct train from Malaga airport to Fuengirola.

The train connection between Malaga airport and Fuengirola is serviced by the C-1 commuter train from Fuengirola, one that I’m very familiar with. I’ve been using the train for a few years now, having lived in Fuengirola and making regular trips towards Malaga.

When you get out of the main airport building at arrival, head straight down the road following the signs for the train stop. The train station is at the far back, behind the parking lot.

You will take the escalators down and you get right to the platform, make sure you’re taking the train in the direction of Fuengirola, not Malaga.

There are ticket machines by the entrance, select a day ticket and find Fuengirola in the list. The tickets should cost just a few euros per person. You can pay by card or cash.

The machine will give you a printed ticket with a QR code that you scan at the gates. Some stations do not have gates, so don’t be surprised by that (Torreblanca for example).

The trains run every 20 minutes or so, and the journey takes 40 minutes.

In Fuengirola, the train stops at the following stations:

  • Carvajal
  • Torreblanca
  • Los Boliches
  • Fuengirola main train station

Please be careful where you check the timetables for these train connections as they are almost always not accurate. The best way is to check the renfe website and their timetable here.

Fuengirola: Recommended Day Trips & Experiences

  • Caminito del Rey Day Trip with Guide – explore the world-famous pathway of the king, and admire the stunning views from the gorge El Chorro. Includes pick up in Fuengirola, entrance to Caminito del Rey and helmets.
  • Day Trip to Gibraltar with pick up from Fuengirola with a minibus, with free time in Gibraltar for shopping and an optional tour of the nature reserve.
  • Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Tour – a more structured day trip with a full tour of the nature reserve, showing you all the highlights, with free time for shopping. Pick up from Fuengirola.
  • Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas Day Trip – see the famous Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda, with one of the oldest bullrings in the country, and admire the homes and restaurants built into caves in Setenil. Pick-up in Fuengirola – includes a walking tour of Ronda and a complimentary glass of wine in Ronda.
  • Day Trip to Granada with Alhambra Tour – see one of the architectural wonders of Spain, the Moorish Palace complex of Alhambra, with free time to explore Granada. Includes pick-up from Fuengirola, tickets to Alhambra and a guide.

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Lucia has been living on Costa del Sol since 2020, and through her love of photography and travel, she has been documenting the best places to see in Southern Spain and uncovering hidden gems only known to locals. All the articles on Viva La Vita are written based on personal experience and local expertise.

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