Looking for a Malaga car rental? Read our guide on where to find the best places to hire a car on the Costa del Sol.
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There are several ways to rent a car when visiting the Costa del Sol:
1. Hire your car at Malaga airport
2. Hire your car from an agent just outside of Malaga airport
3. Rent a car in your destination city on the Costa del Sol.
If you need your car right away then the easiest thing to do is to choose a car rental company that is located witin the airport terminal. There are several agencies that offer car "pick ups" from the airport parking lot. You may pay a bit extra for this service, but if getting to your destination as quickly as possible is your goal, then this option is for you.
After picking up your baggage follow the signs to the car rental agencies and register at their office. Car rental companies located within the terminals have their cars parked in the airport parking lot. You simply walk to the parking area to pick up your car and you are on your way. There are nine different car rental companies located within the airport in the arrival halls of terminals 2 and 3.
If you can spare a few minutes then you may save a little bit more on price by hiring a car from an agency that is located just outside of the airport terminal. Usually these services offer a courtesy bus pick up just as you exit the airport and get you to their offices within a few minutes. There are dozens of Malaga car rental agencies offering this service, so we will only list some of the more popular ones:
Helle Hollis Check out our reader reviews
Rent Malaga Car
Car Hire Malaga
Tony's Rent a Car
If you don't need your car right away, then you can get to your destination by other means of transport and rent a car at a later time. In Marbella, there are many car rental companies offering local "pick ups" and "drop offs". Some of the more popular agencies offering this service are:
Marbella Car Hire
Marbella Luxury Car Hire
Car Costa del Sol
We have had guests visit us in Marbella who have been pleased with the services at Helle Hollis. Helle Hollis Malaga car hire is not located within the airport. Clients leave the first doors on the right once they collect their baggage and leave the airport building at Terminal 3. Once outside, they turn right in front of the taxis and follow the pavement to the Terminal 2 building. Enter into the tunnel (construction area) and find the courtesy bus stop at approximately 100 meters down. See what our readers have to say about Helle Hollis
When returning your car, you will most likely need to fill up the tank beforehand. There is a BP gas station right after you get off the exit for the airport from the A-7. It is on the right hand side right before you go into the actual airport.
Check out our page on Malaga airport to find all the details on how to arrive in Marbella, directions to Marbella, San Pedro and Estepona, what the options are for transport to Marbella and much more.
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