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Málaga Car Hire

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Rental locations 87
Airport locations 43

Málaga car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
enterprise
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (12,811 reviews)
3 locations in Málaga
Enterprise
Locations in Málaga
Avda. Comandante Garcia Morato
+34 952 231 858
C/marea Baja, 11
+34 952 332 849
Centro Comercial Vialia
+34 952 356 550
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Rated no. 2
Budget
budget
7.4 Good (4,192 reviews)
2 locations in Málaga
Budget
Locations in Málaga
Budget Aeropuerto De Malaga
+34 902 109 384
Renfe Centro Comercial Vialia
+34 902 090 282
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Rated no. 3
Dollar
dollar
7.3 Good (6,379 reviews)
3 locations in Málaga
Dollar
Locations in Málaga
Ap Costa Del Sol
+34 952 233 086
C/mendivil Parking 2
+34 952 355 040
Terminal De Cruceros
+34 952 355 040
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Rated no. 4
Thrifty
thrifty
7.1 Good (2,734 reviews)
3 locations in Málaga
Thrifty
Locations in Málaga
Ap Costa Del Sol
+34 952 233 086
C/mendivil Parking 2
+34 952 355 040
Terminal De Cruceros
+34 952 355 040
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Rated no. 5
Goldcar Rental SP
goldcar
5.7 Okay (422 reviews)
2 locations in Málaga
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Málaga
Aeropuerto de Málaga
+34 902 119 726
Estación de AVE
+34 902 119 726
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Rated no. 6
NIZACARS
nizacars
9.6 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Málaga
NIZACARS
Locations in Málaga
Avda Garcia Morato 44
Rated no. 8
Firefly
firefly
9.2 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Málaga
Firefly
Locations in Málaga
Malaga Ap Parking
+34 952 244 942
  • 5.7
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 4.3
  • 4.3
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9.2 Excellent
10 Nov 2017
No issues hear
Pros: Price was good but you need to purchase their insurance or they hassle you. Still only 25 euros a day
Cons: Very slow to pick up car only one cashier working
Rated no. 9
OK RENT A CAR
okrentacar
9.2 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Málaga
OK RENT A CAR
Locations in Málaga
Crtra Guadalmar 7
Malaga Airport - After collecting the luggage please exit the terminal
+34 902 360 636
  • 10.0
  • 8.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 8.0
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9.2 Excellent
1 Jul 2018
Quality service and good value for money
Pros: Efficient, friendly staff offering new, well priced vehicles.
Cons: Off-site location is a little tricky to find for the rental return.
Rated no. 10
Hertz
7.6 Good (5 reviews)
3 locations in Málaga
Hertz
Locations in Málaga
Ap Costa Del Sol
+34 902 998 706
C/ Mendivil Parking 2
+34 952 355 040
Terminal De Cruceros
+34 952 355 040
  • 6.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 6.8
  • 7.6
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10.0 Excellent
1 Jun 2017
Great service, friendly staff
Cons: It was very difficult to find a pick up and drop off place at both airports. I was extremely frustrated!
10.0 Excellent
5 Jun 2018
Excellent service
Pros: Ivan was very kind
10.0 Excellent
2 Jul 2018
Cons: Kayak computed incorrect tax on our invoice. We had to pay another €20 at return. Other than that one thing, everything was perfect. Oh, and one other thing, the directions to return the car need to be a lot more of a step by step type of thing. It simply says return at airport. Uh, yeah. Go to airport. Ok. Then what? Where? This needs to say exactly where one is going. Easy. Small. Needs added. Again, great experience.
2.0 Mediocre
6 Jun 2017
Unorganized
Pros: The service rep in Malaga was very nice and very helpful
Cons: Poor functioning car. Low tire pressure. Multiple notices about service which was due. Had to fill one tire 4 times during trip Malaga noted car as no damage. Madrid counted all minor scratches and door nicks and tried to charge me for them. They were aggressive and unfriendly. We were told the car was red and in a certain space number. The car was gray and in a different number and I wonder if they mixed up keys I rent cars frequently and from Hertz and this whole situation and car will steer me away from Hertz and Avis forever.
6.0 Good
6 Oct 2017
Cons: Misleading fuel option from the pickup agent. I ended up returning the car with a full tank of gas just to learn I somehow agreed to pay for an entire additional full tank of gas. I expect more from hertz.
Rated no. 11
Alamo
alamo
7.6 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Málaga
Alamo
Locations in Málaga
Enterprise Rent A Car
+34 952 356 550
Enterprise-rent-a-car
+34 952 231 858
  • 7.0
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 7.0
  • 8.0
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5.2 Okay
28 Jul 2018
Confusing fast shuttle to airport
Pros: Shuttle to airport was prompt. Free cold water available.
Cons: Very confusing to find. No signs directing you to where it is, even the GPS couldn’t find it. Once we did finally find it, there were no signs indicating where to go or what to do.
10.0 Excellent
17 Apr 2019
Pros: Everything was perfect
Rated no. 12
Avis
7.2 Good (8 reviews)
2 locations in Málaga
Avis
Locations in Málaga
Aeropuerto De Malaga
+34 902 109 384
Renfe Centro Comercial Vialia
+34 902 090 282
  • 6.8
  • 8.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 5.8
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5.6 Okay
5 Jul 2017
Pros: Nice car
Cons: The Insurance was outrageous; I did not have that same cost in Italy; I was extremely disappointed and asked for less expensive cost; he upgraded the original car to help but cost was prohibitive
9.2 Excellent
31 Aug 2018
Pros: Efficient pick up; car was fine for what we needed it for
Cons: The extra expenses such as airport and drop off location. A bizarre drop off since the attendant wasn’t there. Key left with hotel attendant. I git Confirmation but wish it was a bit easier to figure out since I had to catch a bus.
2.0 Mediocre
6 Nov 2018
Pros: Nothing
Cons: I already paid 45$ for the insurance(by your website) and when I arrived at the office we were told to pay more than 50€ PER DAY ! And we had to wait in the office for more than an hour (and there was no point from booking the car online cuz we already waited an hour!) we eventually rented a car from another company. We would like to refund our money.
9.2 Excellent
16 Jan 2019
Pros: drop off was quick after parking
Cons: drop off a little confusing, where to park
8.0 Excellent
1 Apr 2019
Cons: Drop off was confusing. Lady at the counter said that someone in the parking lot will finish my contract up. Gentleman in the parking lot said that's not necessary and that I flcan leave, but he did it anyways. I ended up taking manual in lower class over booked automatic and did not get any refund.
5.6 Okay
8 Apr 2019
Cons: I reserved a bmw. Somehow a Toyota Arus is in the same class. Avis also told me the insurnance I bought through your site was no good. This brings great anxiety through the whole trip when you don’t know whether you are covered or not.
8.0 Excellent
16 Jun 2019
Pros: Location was right at the airport and made for easy check in and check out
Cons: I was attempting to be specific on types of car I would receive and even attempted to speak to Avis ahead of time. I wanted specifically a BMW or Audi and that is what my reservation stated. When I arrived, they said they did not have BMW/Audi unless I wanted to upgrade my reservation
10.0 Excellent
22 Sep 2019
Pros: Car was clean and in great condition
Cons: GPS provided and charged to us did not work in most places outside of metropolitan areas
Rated no. 13
Record Go
recordgo
6.8 Good (10 reviews)
1 location in Málaga
Record Go
Locations in Málaga
Malaga Airport Terminal 2 Floor 2
+34 670 020 827, +34 902 123 002
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Rated no. 14
Europcar
6.3 Good (6 reviews)
2 locations in Málaga
Europcar
Locations in Málaga
Avd. Garcia Morato S.n.
+34 911 505 000
Explanada De La Estacion
+34 911 505 000
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
  • 7.2
  • 7.0
  • 7.4
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10.0 Excellent
3 Jan 2017
Great experience!
Pros: The car was clean and ready at the pick up time. It was exactly as described. The customer service was great as well.
Cons: Nothing.
8.8 Excellent
18 May 2017
Need better directions on how to find pick up.
Pros: Car clean, very friendly and helpful staff
Cons: Direction to pick up point not good
6.0 Good
22 Aug 2017
So expensive
Cons: I paid 200 euros and booked a car. When I got there with all the additions and blabla ended up paying 400 euros!!!! It's just too much and it happens every time
5.2 Okay
5 Feb 2017
Cons: I followed your suggestion bought an insurance to cover my rental vehicle at Eurocar rental. The policy number is PL11319420303 of Allianz Global Assistance. But at the rental company, a lady rep. said I have no insurance and almost force me to buy their own insurance. I told her I have an insurance when I booked and paid my contract. She still says I need one , otherwise I will get trouble. Finally, she charged me higher security deposit for did not buy Eurocar own insurance. It is every bad business action to the customers.
2.0 Mediocre
16 Oct 2017
Bait and switch
Cons: First, the counter person was insistent that I had to take the vehicle that they were offering, which was nowhere near what I had requested. They lied to us, saying that they did not have another vehicle, until I told them to cancel the reservation, and went and stood on the Avis line. Then, all of a sudden, another vehicle popped up, miraculously. They still charged the same price, as if a luxury vehicle, and over charged for the insurance. I do not feel that we should have even been charged for the vehicle which I turned in less than 24 hours after getting it. Very bad experience, very poor customer service, not the way to start any vacation.
5.6 Okay
3 Jan 2018
Car pick up in Malaga Airoort
Pros: The car was very nice and new.
Cons: Woman showing us to car was awful! I rented the car and did contract at airport, but she would only speak to my husband. Very odd, to only speak to males. I ask to take her name to speak to manager and she took off her name tag and wouldn’t show it to me. I told her I’d take her photo then and she tried to grab my camera. Bizarre! Be careful women! Also did not have car size reserved and had to pay more to upgrade.
Rated no. 16
INTERRENT
4.4 Okay (5 reviews)
1 location in Málaga
INTERRENT
Locations in Málaga
Avda Garcia Morato
+34 911 501 183
  • 4.0
  • 6.9
  • 6.0
  • 3.4
  • 4.0
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4.4 Okay
25 Apr 2016
Cons: Listed price was just a few pounds. It was not made clear that there was a 30 euro "service charge" for filling the car with petrol - payable even if you returned car full. Total rip off by your site and the company
2.0 Mediocre
20 Jul 2016
Fuel admin fee????
Cons: I cannot believe I was charged €30 for a "fuel admin fee" despite returning the car full of petrol! Awful.
4.0 Okay
5 Aug 2016
Very long wait to collect the car
Pros: Car was as described, drop off was very easy and well sign posted, you can collect the car with a full tank of fuel. Competitive price.
Cons: There is an extra fuel charge, even if you bring back the car full. Two and a half hour wait at the airport in a very big queue to collect the car. Staff did not explain that the car was parked in the Europecar area which meant it took us a long time to find. Car smelt a bit strange but other than that was clean.
7.2 Good
8 May 2017
Wait to pickup car to long
Pros: Return ok
Cons: Pickup desk slow
4.4 Okay
5 Jun 2019
Was charged €200+ at collection, man on desk very rude
Pros: The car itself
Cons: Huge extra hidden charges despite buying my own cover for EXCESS Guy on the desk very rude and dismissive, just kept saying I shouldn't hire through 3rd party
Rated no. 17
Economy Rent a Car
economy
2.8 Mediocre (2 reviews)
2 locations in Málaga
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Málaga
Malaga Airport
+34 952 237 804
Maria Zambrano Malaga Train Station
+34 952 237 804
  • 2.0
  • 6.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
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2.0 Mediocre
21 May 2018
I was surprised that there are still bait and switches happening
Pros: It’s hard to give any positives. Perhaps the quick transfer back to the airport.
Cons: I reserved a Mercedes SLC (premium convertible or similar car) from economy car rental. When I arrived in Malaga, Spain, I soon discovered that Economy Car Rental didn’t have a kiosk there. They aren’t actually a car rental company, they’re more of a broker. There were no instructions for what to do. So I googled and found a number that eventually put me in touch with a local at “Auto Lido” which was more used car dealership than car rental. When I arrived at Auto Lido, they tried to put me in a Honda Civic. They didn’t have any convertibles available. The swarthy little man who took care of us informed me that he could do a better price if I canceled my Kayak reservation and rented from him directly. None of the prices they showed me were consistent with the Kayak pricing. It was only after I asked to be shuttled back to the airport that they “found” a convertible for me at a discounted price. However, it was a 2011 Puegeot Convertible with about 70,000 miles on it. I only took it because I had prepaid the insurance, they discounted the price and no other rental place had convertibles available. We had made plans to take long drives through the country and along the coast in a convertible. My advice would be to avoid Economy Car Rental.
3.6 Mediocre
31 Dec 2018
Worst Ever Experience in car rental, stay away from Economy rent a car
Pros: Nothing
Cons: I booked full insurance online for 72$, yet the guy at the pickup in Malaga said this is not valid and wanted to charge me again for this. I showed him all papers to proof the insurance but he insisted. He also said that he will charge me for 100 Euro as my booking is full tank to empty tank while in the booking it was only 40 Euro. He said they will pay for someone to go and fill it on top of the fuel cost so it adds to 100 Euro. In total instead of paying 112 Euro for my booking, I paid 250 euro and that was after 2 hours of delay, frustration, fights, calls, ...... my worst ever experience in car rental. Never ever again to book with them.
Rated no. 18
Ace
2.7 Mediocre (6 reviews)
2 locations in Málaga
Ace
Locations in Málaga
Avenida Comandante García Mora
+34 918 341 400
Expanada de la Estacion 6 Bajo
+34 918 341 400
  • 2.3
  • 3.3
  • 3.3
  • 2.0
  • 2.3
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2.0 Mediocre
7 Oct 2017
Complete scam
Pros: That I hadn't actually put money down-that it was only a hold. That way I could walk away and find another rental car option.
Cons: These were the main problems: 1) ACE is not ACE: That Ace was separately named GoldCar with no link anywhere showing that they were connected-I called their phone with no answer over and over. The signs at the airport for over 10 different rental companies-did not state that ACE was a part of Goldcar- in fact, nothing indicated that they were it. After spending 30 minutes asking different rental car companies who ACE was partnered with, I finally found out it was Goldcar. 2) BREAKING POLICY: They charged beyond what the booking fee was with a strange fuel policy charging me 140Euros (for a fiat) which was not on my booking. When I showed them my booking they still said "sorry, we are not ace so you'll use our policy instead." This was not what I signed up for. 3) DUBIOUS ADDED COSTS: They wanted a deposit of over 1,000Euros as security for the car, or a 60Euro insurance fee. This was far beyond what my full coverage 72Euro booking was supposed to be. I left in the end. KAYAK should definitely not work with such companies or advertise them as an option.
2.0 Mediocre
10 Oct 2018
Terrible Experience
Cons: No one ever answered our call to pick us up at the airport. We were forced to find another company. I have traveled for 31 years and never had this type of problem.
3.6 Mediocre
18 Oct 2018
Worst pick up
Pros: Any good was overwhelmed by the bad, annoying and vacation-stealing problems. See below.
Cons: Did not like taking a number to talk with an agent, but that was the start. 45 minutes later we went to get our car which was parked in a dark garage so we could not effectively inspect for damage. Rude worker responded “Habla espanol” when we asked where the exit was. Three miles into journey the car began to buck and miss when accelerating. Called company and after 1 hour they picked it up leaving me stranded without transportation. Three hours and four calls later a taxi picked me up to take me back to the airport for a replacement car. Almost 2 hours later, after line standing, I got a car that worked, but like it’s predecessor, was parked in a dark garage so again damage inspection was not feasible and later scratches were found that were there before we picked it up. This exchange took most of 1 day out of vacation. Not a happy camper.
2.0 Mediocre
16 Oct 2017
Ace who?
Cons: Arrived in Malaga to not find Ace. Not could I not find them but no one had even heard about them. Ended up renting a car from another company.
3.6 Mediocre
4 Nov 2017
Disaster from the start
Cons: When I rented the car with ACE - there was NO mention that ACE is actually Gold Car in Malaga. When I tried to ask for help, no one knew what I was talking about and had never heard of ACE. I kept showing the confirmation, which clearly had the ACE logo, name and confirmation number. Not anywhere on my reservation did it state that Gold Car was a code partner. This debacle took over an hour to solve after I had to call the office (after waiting on hold for 45 minutes). Finally found the Gold Car pick up desk and was told I had to buy additional insurance, even though I bought insurance through Allianz once I rented the car, which cost an unexpected 150 Euros. The customer service woman at the desk was so unfriendly and clearly hates her job and made for an already frustrating experience completely unbearable. It was very difficult to find the car in the labyrinth of cars in the parking garage. no one was down there to assist. Once I finally found the car, I was shocked to see that it was a manual and not an automatic. Luckily, I know how to drive a stick but I kept thinking that if this were any of my friends, they'd be screwed since they don't know how to drive one. Again, there was no mention of this on the reservation or gave me an option to choose manual over automatic when i booked the car. My ability to drive a stick was my only saving grace in this whole unfortunate, unpleasant experience. I will never rent a car under these conditions again.
2.8 Mediocre
23 Oct 2016
Surprise Charges and bad service
Pros: Car was clean, comfortable and was able to take us to our desired destinations.
Cons: Complete false advertising. i rented for unlimited mileage and was restricted to only 1000km for my travels. It was at least 100km to most of my destinations to my recent journey in Southern Spain. Ace Rental was not even the company i was to rent with and had to find out that it was actually Gold Car who had very poor customer service at the counter. The guy was a jerk and charged me an extra 60 Euros and would not telll me what for. I hated the service provided here.
Sunnycars
sunnycars
10 locations in Málaga
Sunnycars
Locations in Málaga
Avda Garcia Morato
Avenida General Duque de Aveiro 4
C.C.Vialia María Zambrano
Calle Marea Baja 11
Calle Plaza Conde del Guadalhorce
Calle Salitre 21
Carretera Guadalmar 4 y 6
Estacion Tren
Explanada de la Estacion
near Airport - Avda. García Morato, nº 14-16
Rhodium
rhodium
3 locations in Málaga
Rhodium
Locations in Málaga
Calle Explanada de la estación 6, bajo
Malaga Airport
+34 965 23 31 73
Malaga Avda Commandante Garcia Morato 28
Sixt
sixtrentacar
3 locations in Málaga
Sixt
Locations in Málaga
C/ Mendivil 12
+34 871 180 192
Ctra. Nacional 340, km 289,5
+34 871 180 192
Terminal 2 & 3 Llegadas
+34 871 180 192
Solo Rent a Car
solorentacar
3 locations in Málaga
Solo Rent a Car
Locations in Málaga
Calle Joaquín Rodrigo, 3
Malaga Airport
+34 951 279 142
Malaga Railway Station
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
surpricecarrental
3 locations in Málaga
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
Locations in Málaga
Avenida Comandante Garcia Morato no 48
+34 953 237 804
Calle Heroe de Sostoa no 8
+34 953 327 804
Muelle Cánovas
+34 953 327 804
Autos Lido
autoslido
2 locations in Málaga
Autos Lido
Locations in Málaga
Malaga Airport
Malaga Railway Station
Centauro
centauro
2 locations in Málaga
Centauro
Locations in Málaga
10, Calle Mendivil
Malaga Airport. Avda. García Morato, nº 14-16
+34 952 177 450
CROWN CAR HIRE
crowncarhire
2 locations in Málaga
CROWN CAR HIRE
Locations in Málaga
C Mendivil 12
Malaga Aeropuerto Desk In Terminal
FLIZZR
flizzr
2 locations in Málaga
FLIZZR
Locations in Málaga
C/ Mendivil 12
+34 902 491 616
Malaga Airport
+34 902 491 616
keddy by Europcar
keddy
2 locations in Málaga
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Málaga
Esplanada De La Estacion
+34 902 105 055
Malaga Airport
34 0 902105055
National
national
2 locations in Málaga
National
Locations in Málaga
Enterprise Rent A Car
+34 952 356 550
Enterprise-rent-a-car
+34 952 231 858
Nomadcar
nomadcar
2 locations in Málaga
Nomadcar
Locations in Málaga
Estacion Maria Zambrano
+34 931 807 375
Malaga Airport
+34 931 807 375
Solo Luxury Car Hire
sololuxurycarhire
2 locations in Málaga
Solo Luxury Car Hire
Locations in Málaga
Malaga Airport
Malaga Railway Station
Suncar Rent a Car
suncar
2 locations in Málaga
Suncar Rent a Car
Locations in Málaga
Malaga Airport
Malaga Railway Station
Advantage
advantage
1 location in Málaga
Advantage
Locations in Málaga
Malaga Pablo Picasso Airport Europcar
+34 902 105 055
Amigos Car Rental
amigoscarrental
1 location in Málaga
Amigos Car Rental
Locations in Málaga
Crtra Guadalmar 7
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Málaga
AutoEurope
Locations in Málaga
Avis Fp Desk In Terminal
CLICK RENT
clickrent
1 location in Málaga
CLICK RENT
Locations in Málaga
Malaga Airport Av del Comandante García Morato 24 26
+34 971 730 696
Cooltra
cooltra
1 location in Málaga
Cooltra
Locations in Málaga
C/ Carreteria Nº82
+34 672 792 200
King Rent a Car
kingrentacar
1 location in Málaga
King Rent a Car
Locations in Málaga
Calle Mendívil, 7
MAGGIORE
maggiore
1 location in Málaga
MAGGIORE
Locations in Málaga
Malaga Airport
+34 902 109 384
Marbenjo
marbenjo
1 location in Málaga
Marbenjo
Locations in Málaga
Malaga Airport
Marbesol Rent a Car
marbesol
1 location in Málaga
Marbesol Rent a Car
Locations in Málaga
Malaga Airport
+34 952 234 916
Ofran Holiday Autos
ofran
1 location in Málaga
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Málaga
Malaga Apt
PEPECAR
pepecar
1 location in Málaga
PEPECAR
Locations in Málaga
EXPLANADA DE LA ESTACION No 6 BAJO LOCAL 12 13 ED TERMINAL
Wiber
wiber
1 location in Málaga
Wiber
Locations in Málaga
Malaga Airport
+34 952 004 356
36 travellers who rented a car in Málaga gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.8

Car hire locations in Málaga

Good to know

Most popular car type Full-size

When to book a hire car in Málaga

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches
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Top tips for renting a car in Málaga

  • As a tourist in Malaga, renting a car is the best way to discover the Costa del Sol in comfort. As well as offering total independence on your visit, it is also a cheap way to travel. Rather than booking a taxi or taking other time-consuming public transport, a car gives you the chance to visit the whole Andalucía region, including the neighboring traditional villages and cities, like Granada and Seville, which are only a few hours drive away.
  • Looking to rent a car on your vacation to Malaga? As the main airport in the Costa Del Sol, Málaga Airport offers plenty of car hire options on site. When you land, you will find the car hire desks located in the Basement in Terminal 2 and on the Ground Floor of Terminal 3.
  • When you visit Malaga, you will notice that there are lots of roundabouts where drivers already on the roundabout have the right of way. You must also remember that passing on the right is illegal. The roads in and around Malaga are well-maintained and signposted; however, you must take great care on the coastal N340 road, which has a few dangerous spots. The main A7 Motorway stretches along the Costa del Sol and leads to Algeciras, or you can take the faster route on the AP-7 toll road.
  • Similar to other cities around Spain, there are four rush hour periods to watch out for during the day. In the morning you can expect traffic between 8:00 and 9:30, during lunchtime from 12:30 to 2:30 pm, in the early evening between 3:30 and 5:00 pm, and at night from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. During the peak months of June to August, many of the main roads, especially the N340, suffer from large traffic jams.
  • Book your rental car in Málaga at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Málaga are around 50% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Málaga

What is the most popular rental car in Málaga?

Full-size (Class Full-size van or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Málaga.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Málaga?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Firefly ($8/day), Record Go ($8/day) and Centauro ($8/day).

What is the best rental car company in Málaga?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Málaga are Enterprise (8.5, 12811 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2255 reviews), and Sixt (7.5, 1068 reviews).

What is the cheapest car hire location in Málaga?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Firefly Malaga Ap Parking 29004 (8 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find car rentals near me in Málaga?

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How much does a Full-size car rental cost in Málaga?

A Full-size car rental in Málaga costs $51 per day, on average.

How much does a Premium car rental cost in Málaga?

A Premium car rental in Málaga costs $90 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Malaga?

If you want to discover the sights of Malaga and the rest of the Andalucía region, you need to rent a comfortable car that’s suitable for the inner city, motorway, and coastal driving. Whether you want to soak up the summer sun in a convertible or are staying in the heart of Malaga, a smaller car is advisable to travel around the narrower, older streets. However, if you want to take the rural roads to nearby villages, an SUV would be better suited to your journey.

What's the speed limit in Malaga?

When you drive around the center of Malaga, you will need to keep to the speed limit of 31 mph. If you take the motorway, or autopista, the limit is 74 mph, whereas on a dual carriageway, or autovia, the speed limit is 62 mph. The speed limit on Malaga’s main roads, or carreteras, is 55 mph, whilst signposts will show the speed limits on secondary and rural roads. It’s important to drive carefully in Malaga as there are several speeding radars across the city.

How are gas prices in Malaga?

Compared to the rest of Spain, petrol prices in Malaga are relatively low. The average price for a gallon of petrol is $5.48 in Malaga. The best place to fill up is in supermarket petrol stations, which are much cheaper than those found next to the motorways. When you fill up, you must remember that petrol will be purchased in liters, not gallons.

Where are the best places to park in Malaga?

Even though free parking in the center of Malaga is limited, there are several places in and around the city where you can pay to park your hire car. You will be able to park in blue zones, where you will pay at a ticket machine, or you can opt for the municipal underground parking lot, where you can expect to pay between €25.00 and €30.00 a day (approximately $28.00-$34.00 USD). Plaza de Marina is the perfect place to park as it’s a large parking lot located in the historic center, under Malaga’s main shopping street.