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Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from Birmingham to Malaga

Favourite airline: Ryanair
Most travellers looking for flights on the route from Birmingham to Malaga decide to book with Ryanair.
Ryanair
7 %
Jet2.com
5 %
TUI Airways
2 %
Tip: book directly before departure
A good time to book a cheap flight on this route is directly on the day of departure.
0 days before departure
Direct flights are cheaper
Compared to direct flights, flights with a stopover on this route are on average 17 % more expensive.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
02h 55min
16h 25min
33h 25min
£114
£138
£168
The favourite connection is non-stop
15 % of all bookings on the route Birmingham to Malaga are for non-stop flights.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
02h 55min, from £114
15 %
1 stopover Amsterdam Schiphol
05h 30min, from £190
15 %
1 stopover Dublin
05h 55min, from £163
12 %

Useful information about the flight from Birmingham to Malaga

Malaga - flights to the Costa del Sol

Malaga, a Mediterranean city, is situated on Spain's Costa del Sol. With a historical centre boasting a Gothic cathedral, traditional buildings and narrow streets. Recent investment has modernised Malaga's port and industrial areas, bringing a cultural presence to the city, along with some of Spain's best Tapas bars.  

Costa del Sol flights - best time for Malaga

The best time to travel is typically from April to October. July and August can be overly hot, with many beaches being overcrowded as a result. The weather during December and January can also be slightly unpredictable.  Easter is characteristic to Malaga, with visual Holy Week processions in the streets creating a unique environment; it is a celebration of colour, vibrancy and majesty. Other festivals include the Procession of the Three Holy Kings on 6th January and the Feria de Malaga in August.

Before you travel

Aside from exloring the city centre, a great way to see Malaga and its surroundings is by hire car. However, it is favourable to book in advance and parking spaces can also be fairly difficult to find in the centre. Although southern Spain remains a popular tourist enclave, with English spoken by many, a degree of Spanish will certainly be most helpful and appreciated. Prices in Malaga are about 50% cheaper than in London, thus making most restaurants affordable. When looking to eat, an affordable 3 course Menu del Dia is offered at midday in many restaurants for approximately EUR 6. The lunch hour is generally followed by a siesta from 2pm to 5pm. Many shops close during this period. Bear in mind that Spain resides in a timezone that is an hour ahead of the UK.

Facts about Malaga

Upon arrival in Malaga, there are a number of options to travel to the centre. For around EUR3, an airport bus shuttles passengers to the city centre. There are also airport buses running to nearby Marbella, Torremolinos and Benalmadena. Alternatively, a train to the centre is typically EUR1.75. A 15-minute taxi journey would cost approximately EUR20.

Hotels tend to cost around EUR50 per person/night, with budget hostels costing upwards of EUR10. Walking is by far the best way to see Malaga, with major sites easily accessible. Bus tickets are affordable, at EUR1.30 a trip. Multi-trip cards, available at Estancos, help save money. On the other hand, taxis are much more expensive. If you are driving, don't drink alcohol as the laws are stricter in Spain than in the UK: 0.05% (0,25 mg/l).  

Flight information Birmingham - Malaga
Flight details Birmingham - Malaga
  • Flight duration: min. 02:50 / max. 03:00
  • Distance: 1770 km
  • Flights per week: 7
  • Return flight duration: min. 03:00 / max. 03:05