Here’s our guide to returning a car hire to Malaga Airport. Keep on reading to find out which suppliers have an on-airport location, how to find the right car park and where the nearest petrol station is. On our blog, you can also find our guide to collecting a Malaga Airport car hire.
Returning a car hire to Malaga Airport: Who’s here?
Suppliers who have an on-airport location include the following:
- Record Go
In case you’re wondering, we’ve put affiliated brands together as they share a desk at Malaga Airport. If you’re returning your rental to one of these suppliers, then you can follow the relevant signs to ‘Car Rental Return’ at the airport. Car hires are located in both the P1 and P2 car parks at the airport.
All other car hire
There are also a number of car hire suppliers with offices a few minutes drive from the airport. You should check the instructions on your booking voucher for the returns process. Most require you to return the car hire directly to their office and provide a courtesy shuttle service to take customers to the airport. Suppliers nearby and have a shuttle service include: Autoclick, Centauro, Del Paso, Enterprise–Alamo and Niza.
Make sure you leave a little extra time for this. It doesn’t take a lot more time but does obviously add an extra stop to your journey so leaving an extra 20 minutes or so won’t hurt!
Driving to Malaga Airport
Malaga Airport is located around 10kms southwest of Malaga. It’s also easy to access from the A-7 motorway and N-340 road that spans Spain’s Mediterranean coast.
From the A-7 motorway
Follow signs to Malaga (oeste), which will take you onto the MA-20. As you approach Malaga on the A-7, you’ll also notice signs for ‘aeropuerto‘. From the MA-20, take exit 3 for the MA-23 and ‘aeropuerto’. At the roundabout, go straight ahead for the airport and car rental… But if you still need to fill the tank with petrol, see further down for information about the nearest petrol station to Malaga Airport.
If you’re heading straight to the car park, move into the left lane for ‘Car Rental Return‘. Stay in the left lane and follow it around as it curves left. The entrance to the car park will come up on your right.
From the N-340 road
Take exit 2 for ‘aeropuerto‘. At the roundabout, continue straight ahead for the airport. When you can, move into the middle lane for ‘Car Rental Return‘. After the road splits, you should be on the left lane. There are overhead signs telling you where you need to be too! Stay in this lane and follow it around as it curves to the left. The car park entrance you need will come up on your right.
Inside the car park
Once in the car park, look out for signs to the supplier you need to return your rental too. This AENA map of car hire locations at Malaga Airport shows which suppliers are in which car park (P1 or P2) and which floor. But this can change so make sure you follow the signs inside the car park.
Nearest petrol station to Malaga Airport
There is a petrol station on the N-340 approach to the airport. And it’s only 500 metres away! If you’re taking the N-340 route to the airport, it will come up on your right.
If you’re taking the A-7/MA-20 to the airport, after moving onto the MA-23 for the airport, take the third exit at the roundabout. You’ll see a petrol station symbol at the relevant exit on the roundabout sign. This will take you onto the N-340 road to the airport. The petrol station will come up on your right.
Dropping off the keys
After parking the car, don’t forget to do the usual checks. Each supplier has a cabin in the car park so a member of staff should be available to check the car and sign it off. If someone isn’t able to do this, it’s also worth taking pictures all around the car so you have proof of how you left it.
From the car park, follow signs to the terminal. There are various walkways connecting the car park to the airport. If you want to go straight to the departures level in the terminal, head to the first level of the car park and use the walkway to the terminal there.
The airport has two terminals: T2 and T3. Both have check-in desks. So if you need to check-in, check which terminal you need in one of the departure screens. Otherwise, just head straight to T3 as that’s where Security Control is for the Departures Lounge and Gates.
Check the screens which you’ll find at entrance/exit to the car park and throughout the transport hub walkways for where you need to check in.
Security Control and entrance to gate areas B, C and D are in Terminal 3