Flights from Manchester to Malaga
If you’re looking for or you’ve booked cheap flights to Malaga from Manchester, you may be busy searching for inflatable pool flamingos and new shades, but take a moment first to get to grips with some of the information that might make your holiday that bit better, and your Manchester to Malaga flights even more simple…
Manchester Airport lies about 14km southwest of the centre of Manchester city, and it’s one of the busiest airports in the UK, with around 28,000,000 passengers passing through the airport annually. Flights from Manchester to Malaga are one of the top ten busiest routes from the airport. Manchester airport is well connected and is easy to get to – regular train, bus and coach services will bring you right into the airport terminals from Manchester and other key destinations throughout the UK.
Ryanair primarily operates from Terminal 3, so when you arrive at the airport for your Manchester to Malaga cheap flights it’s likely that’s where you need to go, but always check your boarding pass!
Once you’ve checked in:
Once you’ve checked in and passed through security for your flights to Malaga from Manchester, you’ll find there is plenty to keep you occupied, fed and refreshed while you wait to board. The airport has a number of great restaurants where you can grab a bite, and if you’re in a rush you can even download the airport app and order your food in advance, collecting when it’s ready.
The airport provides free Wi-Fi so you can surf the web and stay connected while you await your cheap flights from Manchester to Malaga.
What to expect on arrival in Malaga:
Malaga Airport is the gateway to the Costa del Sol, and as such it’s a very busy airport, with its passenger numbers rising year on year. Manchester to Malaga flights make up its second busiest route (after London - Malaga).
There is good train service from the airport, with the C1 line connecting holidaymakers not just with Malaga city, but with the popular holiday resort towns of Torremolinos, Fuengirola, and Benalmadena. Car hire is a very popular choice for people who want to explore the Costa del Sol at their leisure, and you’ll find all the desks in the Terminal 2 Basement and in Terminal 3 on the ground floor.
Once you’ve left the airport, the Costa del Sol is really your oyster. If you have the time, it’s worth seeing Malaga city itself a little bit before you head to the golden sands and sunny strands of the resort towns. Malaga city is full of history and life, with an incredible foodie scene.
But of course, you’re in the Costa del Sol so it’s likely you want the sun. And the sea and sand. And cocktails, seafood, bars and parties. There are so many resorts available along the coast that you really have the pick of the crop in terms of where you choose to stay. Just take a look on Ryanair Rooms and find the perfect hotel for you along the coast.
Five fun facts about Malaga:
- People from Malaga give themselves the nickname ‘Boquerones’ which means Anchovies, after the port city’s largest catch
- Malaga has produced some celebrities to be proud of, including Antonio Banderas who famously played the voice of Puss in Boots
- The planet’s three most dangerous sharks are thought to swim through the seas off the Costa del Sol – but don’t worry; they’re far out, and just passing through!
- Malaga has an average of 300 days of sunshine each year, in case you’re wondering why its people are so happy…
- The father of Cubism, none other than Pablo Picasso, was also born here.
Fly Manchester to Malaga: Practical Information
The Manchester to Malaga flight is not a particularly long one; you can get yourself from the grey UK to sun and sand on the Costa del Sol in around 3 short hours.
The currency in Spain is the Euro, so if you’re traveling from Manchester you may need to exchange cash, use travellers cheques or withdraw Euros when you get there.
Getting around Malaga city is easy enough with public transport, in addition to the city being very walkable (provided it’s not too hot!). If you’re staying in one of the busy tourist resorts and don’t plan on venturing too far, you’ll easily get by using bus and the odd taxi. If you want to explore the area though, car hire is the only way to do it, and remember you can book your car online with Ryanair Car Hire when booking your cheap Manchester to Malaga flights.
Finally, don’t forget to stock up on plenty of sun cream... you’ll probably need it.