Sunny Spain is a very popular destination for tourists coming from all over Europe. The seaside town of Málaga is especially loved by travellers, for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear water, and lovely city centre.
Málaga is also a popular destination for people from Ireland, with an average of 43 flights per week!
This article will go through all you need to know about your flight from Ireland to Málaga, including flight times and prices, the best seasons to travel, and getting from Málaga airport to the city centre.
We hope this article helps you organise a lovely trip to Málaga!
General information about flights from Ireland to Málaga
Where do you have to fly from in Ireland?
Coming from Ireland, you will have to go to Dublin airport (DUB).
Which airport do you land in when coming to Málaga?
You will land in Málaga airport (AGP) when flying from Ireland. The airport is 5.2 miles from the city centre.
How long is the flight from Ireland to Málaga?
On average, the flight from Dublin to Málaga takes 2 hours 55 minutes.
Are flights from Ireland to Málaga non-stop?
Yes, you won’t have to make any changes from Ireland to Málaga.
What’s the time difference between Ireland and Spain?
There’s not much time difference between the two countries. Spain is one hour ahead of Ireland.
Booking flights from Ireland to Málaga in advance
If you’re looking to get cheaper tickets from Ireland to Málaga, you should book at least one month in advance.
Some booking sites show that you can save up to 27% on plane tickets if you book one month in advance.
On average, it’s even cheaper to book even more in advance. You will generally get the cheapest tickets from Ireland to Málaga if you book three months in advance.
What are the cheapest flights from Ireland to Málaga?
The cheapest flights from Ireland to Málaga are in January. During this time, the weather is cooler in Málaga. Málaga will still be sunny, but temperatures are around 10-15℃ on average.
Even if you book at the last minute, you can get tickets from Ireland to Málaga that cost 58-67€ per person in January.
Generally, morning flights are more expensive than evening departures.
What are the peak seasons in Málaga?
The most popular time to go to Málaga from Ireland is during Spring, from March to May.
In the spring months, temperatures are around 20-25℃.
Tickets are the most expensive during these months, and can cost anywhere from 170 € to 250 € per person. These prices are for advance bookings and are likely to go up if you book at the last minute.
If you are looking for hotter weather, you can go to Málaga from Ireland during the Summer. From June to September, Málaga gets consistent hot weather, with an average of 30℃ for those four months.
Preparing your flight from Ireland to Málaga
Documents you need to bring with you
You will need to have a valid passport for each passenger. If your passport is out of date, you can apply for a renewal here. It will take 10-15 days on average to renew your passport if you do it online. If you do it by post, it can take up to 8 weeks.
For a breakdown of passport renewal fees, read here.
There are no covid-related restrictions when travelling from Ireland to Spain. This means that you will not have to show proof of vaccination or a negative covid test result.
You may have heard about the Spanish Health Control Form. Don’t worry, it’s no longer necessary to fill it out when arriving in Spain.
Lastly, you will need to have your boarding passes with you. You can check in online a couple of days before the flight. If you did not buy your tickets online, you will need to check in at the airport. Make sure you give yourself extra time if you need to check in at the airport.
Arriving at Dublin airport
Like for most flights, you should arrive at the airport at least two hours in advance. This is so you have the time to go through check-in and security. You have to make sure you get to your gate before boarding closes.
There is the option at Dublin Airport, however, to fast track security. By paying a small fee (6-8€), you can get through security in less than 10 minutes.
Hiring a car in Málaga in advance
There are many car hire services in Málaga airport. Although there are over 20 companies offering the service, only 8 are within the airport. If you want the most convenient car hire option, make sure the company is within the airport.
You can book car rentals through Trazler. We will show you the cheapest available options for cars.
Arriving at Málaga airport
If you don’t want to hire a car service, there are other options to get from the airport to the city centre.
Taking the train from the airport to the city centre
There is a local train service at Málaga airport called cercanías. The train takes you to the city centre in 11 minutes and costs 1€80 per person.
There are signs in the airport that will take you to the train station. The station you will have to get off at is by the Alameda Principal, which is opposite CAC Malaga, an art museum.
Trains run every 20 minutes, from 6:44 am to 00:54 am.
Taking the bus from the airport to the city centre
You can take the A bus from the airport to the city centre. It goes by several stops. Like for the train, there are signs that will take you to the bus stop, which is on the main esplanade.
Depending on traffic, the bus takes 15 to 30 minutes. It is more expensive than the train, costing 4€ per passenger.
Buses run every 20 to 25 minutes, from 7 am to midnight.
Taking the taxi from the airport to the city centre
Several taxi companies can take you from the airport to the city centre. Taxis will take at least 15 minutes, depending on traffic and on where you are headed to in Málaga.
Taxis are the most expensive travel option, costing anywhere from 17 € to 22 € depending on the time of day. You may also be charged extra for luggage.
Though more expensive than the other travel options, taxis will take you exactly where you need to go, so you can avoid the hassle of lugging your baggage around with you.
Now you know everything about travelling from Ireland to Málaga. Once again, we recommend that you book your tickets in advance to Málaga in order to get the lowest possible prices.
You can book your flights through Trazler, as well as accommodation and car rentals. At Trazler, we focus on providing a hassle-free booking experience with our clear and easy-to-use website. We also show you the best possible prices, so that you can have a stress-free and inexpensive holiday!
We wish you all the best for your trip to Málaga!