Flights from Edinburgh to Malaga

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

Favourite airline: e.g. Air France, British Airways
Flight tickets on the route Edinburgh – Malaga are most frequently booked with Air France.
Air France
17 %
British Airways
17 %
15 %
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
Cheapest weekday: Thursday
Flight prices fluctuate during the week. Flights are cheapest on   Thursday by 31 %.
Direct flights are more expensive
Flights with a stopover are on average £269.00 cheaper than direct flights.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
03h 30min
12h 15min
14h 10min
Favourite connection: via Paris - Charles de Gaulle
On this flight route, flights with a stopover in Paris - Charles de Gaulle are the most popular.
1 stopover Paris - Charles de Gaulle
16h 40min, from £166
22 %
1 stopover Amsterdam Schiphol
09h 05min, from £205
20 %
1 stopover London Heathrow
21h 45min, from £273
13 %

Useful information about the flight from Edinburgh to Malaga

Malaga flights: top destination for leisure and culture

Malaga, the birthplace of Picasso, is a cosmopolitan city with much to offer visitors. There are narrow streets to explore, a rejuvenated dockside area, thousands of years of history and world-class art.  

When to visit for holiday fun and festivals

Malaga is a destination that can be enjoyed all year round, although in July and August it can be extremely hot. The religious calendar plays a large part in local city life, especially at Easter and Christmas. Easter Holy Week is celebrated with large processions, while children eagerly anticipate the fun of Three Kings on the 6th January. This is traditionally when Spanish children receive their Christmas gifts. Sweets are thrown into the crowd during the lively procession of the Three Holy Kings. The second half of August sees the city come alive with the Feria de Malaga. Many locals celebrate in traditional costume and elegant flamenco dresses are worn. For nine days people party in the streets and at the huge feria ground. Every evening finishes with firework displays.

Important things to know before you arrive at Malaga airport

Visitors wishing to hire rental cars to explore the Andalucian countryside and coastline are advised to book well in advance. There are underground car parks in the city, but parking spaces can be hard to find and the narrow streets tricky to navigate. A few phrases of Spanish will come in useful, although in the tourist areas many people speak some English. Eating out is reasonable with cheap midday meals, called 'Menu del Dia', available from around 6EUR in many restaurants. Restaurant and grocery prices are generally around 50% cheaper than in London. Spain still enjoys a siesta from 2pm until 5pm, when many smaller shops shut. Spain follows Central European Summer Time and CET, which means clocks are set an hour ahead of UK.

Local transport, accommodation and driving

Malaga Airport has good transport links into the city, which take about 15 minutes. The bus costs around 3 euros, the train is about 1.75 euros, while a taxi will cost approximately 20 euros. Buses run from the airport to other Costa del Sol destinations, such as Marbella (around 6 euros), or Torremolinos and Benalmadena (approximately 4 euros).

Hotel accommodation starts from around 50 euros per person per night, while budget hostels can be found from 10 euros a night.

Drivers should be aware that the drink-driving laws are much stricter in Spain than in the UK and are enforced. The legal limit is just 0.05% (0.25mg/l).

Flight information: Edinburgh - Malaga

Outbound and return from £108.44
Flight duration min. 03:25
Return flight duration min. 03:30
Distance 2147 km
Flights per week 3
Departure airport Edinburgh (EDI)
Arrival airport Malaga (AGP)
Destination country Spain
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