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Air Travel

Delta Airlines runs direct flights from JFK (New York) to Málaga June through August and via Charles de Gaulle (Paris) for the rest of the year. All other flights from the United States connect in Madrid. British Airways flies once daily from London (City, Gatwick, and Heathrow) to Málaga, and numerous British budget airlines, such as easyJet and Monarch, also link the two cities. There are direct flights to Málaga from most other major European cities on Iberia or other airlines. Iberia has two flights daily from Madrid (flying time is 1 hour 20 minutes), four flights a day from Barcelona (1½ hours), and regular flights from other Spanish cities.

Málaga's Costa del Sol airport is 10 km (6 miles) west of town and is one of Spain’s most modern. Trains from the airport into town run every 20 minutes (6:44 am–12:24 am, journey time 12 minutes, €1.75) and from the airport to Fuengirola every 20 minutes (6:06 am–11:42 pm, journey time 34 minutes, €2.65), stopping at several resorts en route, including Torremolinos and Benalmádena.

From the airport there's also bus service to Málaga every half hour from 7 am to midnight (€3). At least 10 daily buses (more from July–September) run between the airport and Marbella (journey time 45 minutes, €8). Taxi fares from the airport to Málaga, Torremolinos, and other resorts are posted inside the terminal: from the airport to Marbella is about €65, to Torremolinos €15, and to Fuengirola €35. Many of the better hotels and all tour companies will arrange for pickup at the airport.