Flights from Cardiff to Malaga

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Cardiff to Malaga

  • Cardiff to Malaga is 1,019 miles
  • The average flight time from Cardiff to Malaga is 2h 30min
  • The most popular airline flying from Cardiff to Malaga last month was Vueling Airlines
  • 3 airlines fly direct from Cardiff to Malaga
  • £92 was the cheapest return price from Cardiff to Malaga last month
  • There are 7 flights a week from Cardiff to Malaga

Flights from Cardiff to Malaga

This information is correct as of November 2015

Airlines that fly from Cardiff to Malaga

Thomson Airways and Vueling both offer direct flights from Cardiff to Malaga. It's the fifth most popular international route from the airport, so we recommend booking early.

Terminal Information – Departing

Cardiff Airport has one terminal. There are three places to grab a bite to eat or drink. Caffi Cwtch is located before security, so you can enjoy a drink with anyone who has come to see you off. Once you get through security you can pop into Caffe Ritazza for a coffee and a cake or enjoy a pre-holiday drink and meal at Echo Bar. Enjoy tax-free shopping at Nuance Tax and Duty Free Shop, Fat Face, Superdry and Oakley: perfect for grabbing some last-minute holiday clothes. The airport also has an executive lounge, with unlimited Wi-Fi and complimentary refreshments. Entry prices start at £17.50* per adult.

Terminal Information – Arriving

All international flights are directed through Terminal 3 for passport control and baggage collection. This large terminal has plenty of public transport on offer outside. There's a train station within walking distance, offering a 12 minutes transfer time to the city centre. Tickets cost €1.40* (about £1). You can also take Bus A: tickets costs €3* (about £2.20) and the journey time is slightly slower. There's a taxi rank outside. If you're staying outside of the city it's a good idea to rent a car, as public transport can be quite sporadic. Car hire desks can be found inside Terminal 3. Compare car hire at Malaga Airport.

Practical Information

You need a valid passport to fly from Cardiff to Malaga. For international flights we recommend arriving two hours before scheduled departure. This will give you plenty of time to check in your luggage, navigate the queues at security, and relax for a bit in the departure lounge.

What to expect in Malaga

Malaga is one hour ahead of Cardiff and the currency is the Euro (€). Most people speak a bit of English, especially in the resorts, but it's a good idea to learn a few simple Spanish phrases before you fly. The Costa Del Sol is one of Europe's cheapest holiday destinations. You can enjoy a three-course meal for two for £22* and a pint of beer for just over £1*. The weather is pleasant and sunny all year round, with an average temperature of 25°C in the summer and 13°C during the winter. Summer (June-August) is the high-season. Flights, car hire and hotels book up quickly during the school holidays so we recommend booking as far in advance as possible to get the best prices.

*Prices subject to change

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