Marbella is an excellent starting point for exploring many European cities due to its international airport well connected to nearby Malaga and its proximity to other major European centres. Here are some popular European cities you can visit with direct access from Malaga:
From Malaga to Madrid is a short journey by national flight or train. Explore Spain’s vibrant capital, known for its museums, historic neighborhoods and lively atmosphere.
The train carriers for the trip from Málaga Zambrana to Madrid Puerta de Atocha are:
The train journey takes between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the type of train booked.
Direct flights lasting approximately one hour for this route are operated by:
Another domestic option is to head to Barcelona, a city famous for its unique architecture, beaches, and vibrant culture.
You can fly this route in less than an hour directly with Vueling Airlines or Ryanair.
London, United Kingdom
London is easily accessible from Malaga with numerous daily flights. Explore iconic landmarks such as the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and the British Museum.
Direct flights can be found from Malaga to London’s many airports with:
- British Airways
- fresh air
Fly directly from Malaga to Paris and enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the French capital. Visit the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and stroll along the Seine River – maybe even enjoy a trip to Disneyland Paris!
Flight providers for this route include:
- Ryanair (to Paris Beauvais)
Direct flights connect Malaga to Rome, where you can immerse yourself in ancient history, art and delicious Italian cuisine.
Ryanair and Vueling Airways operate direct flight routes from Malaga to Rome.
Lisbon is a relatively short flight from Malaga and offers a mix of historic neighbourhoods, stunning viewpoints and delicious pastries.
The main flight provider for this route is FlyTap. Portugal is also relatively easy to reach by car from Marbella.
Fly to Amsterdam and explore its picturesque canals, world-class museums like the Rijksmuseum, and historic neighborhoods.
There are daily flights from Malaga to Amsterdam with Transavia and Easyjet.
Vienna is known for its classical music heritage, historic architecture and cultural institutions such as the Vienna State Opera.
Austrian Airlines, Wizz and Ryanair operate direct flights between Malaga and Vienna.
Istanbul is an intriguing destination where Europe meets Asia. Explore its rich history, architecture and vibrant markets.
Daily direct flights to Istanbul from Malaga are operated by Turkish Airlines.
Dublin is a short flight away and offers a mix of historic sites, lively pubs and friendly people.
Malaga to Dublin is a popular route with multiple daily flights from both Ryanair and AerLingus.
Visit Copenhagen for its innovative design, cycling culture and charming canals.
Norwegian Air operates several daily direct flights between Malaga and Copenhagen. The flight duration for this trip is just over three hours.
Explore the Swedish capital, known for its stunning archipelago, museums and historic Gamla Stan (old town).
Although no low-cost airline operates this route, there are daily direct flights between Malaga and Stockholm with SAS and Norwegian Air. The trip lasts approximately 4h20m.
When planning your European adventure from Malaga, consider factors such as travel time, budget, and your interests to choose the cities that best suit your preferences. Also, please check visa requirements, travel restrictions, and local COVID-19 guidelines as they may vary depending on your destination.