Flights from London Gatwick to Malaga

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Favourite airline: Wizz Air UK
33 % of flights on the route London Gatwick – Malaga are booked with Wizz Air UK.
Wizz Air UK
33 %
easyJet
21 %
TAP Portugal
14 %
Cheapest weekday: e.g. Tuesday
Flight prices fluctuate during the week. Flights are cheapest on   Monday and Tuesday by 41 %.
Direct flights are cheaper
Compared to direct flights, flights with a stopover on this route are on average 72 % more expensive.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
02h 55min
06h 25min
11h 45min
£34
£120
£143
The favourite connection is non-stop
66 % of all bookings on the route London Gatwick to Malaga are for non-stop flights.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
02h 55min, from £34
66 %
1 stopover Madrid Barajas
05h 15min, from £132
13 %
2 stopovers Porto Lisbon
11h 45min, from £143
10 %

Useful information about the flight from London Gatwick to Malaga

Malaga: history and culture on the Costa del Sol

Malaga was first colonised by the Phoenicians in 1000 BC. It was also ruled by the Romans and when governed by the Moors, it became a renowned Moorish city. The Christians later took over leadership.  

Malaga airport is the first stop for many visitors from the UK who are heading to the tourist resorts along the Costa del Sol. 

When is a good time for a holiday on the Costa del Sol? 

The weather on the Costa del Sol is best from April to October, although it can get quite hot in July and August when beaches tend to be full of life. December and January months are best avoided as the weather can be changeable. If your visit coincides with Easter, you'll catch the Holy Week Processions and early in the New Year, 6th January, the Procession of the Three Holy Kings takes place. During the last half of August, the city is set alight for 6 days, with firework displays and parties for the Feria de Malaga.  

How to prepare for your trip to the Costa del Sol

If hiring a car, book in advance and bear in mind that parking spaces are limited in central Malaga. Driving and drinking laws are stricter in Spain than UK, with a blood alcohol limit of 0.25 ml/l so avoid the temptation to drink and drive. Many locals speak English, but it's still a good idea to learn basic Spanish phrases. The Menu del Dia, or midday meal, is cheap in many restaurants with prices starting at around 6 euros. Siesta time begins around 2pm when many shops shut for three hours. Prices in restaurants and groceries stores are generally much cheaper than those in the UK. Malaga's time zone is set at CET and CEST in summer.  

How do you get from Malaga to your final destination?

  • You can catch a bus from the airport to central Malaga for around 3 euros.
  • A train will cost about 1.75 euros.The trains run from the airport to Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Benalmadena. 
  • An airport bus is also available, which travels to regions along the Costa del Sol. The cost to Marbella is approximately 6 euros and 4 euros to Torremolinos and Benalmadena. 
  • Taxis cost about 20 euros, the journey takes approximately 15 minutes.

You'll find hotels starting from around 50 euros, and hostels from about 10 euros per person (in dorms). You can get to most of the major tourist sites comfortably on foot. Buses are another option and single tickets cost around 1.30 euros. Save yourself money by purchasing a rechargeable card that allows multiple journeys. Taxis can be very costly, and fares are even higher on Saturdays and during holidays with rates also increasing after 10 pm.

Flight information: London Gatwick - Malaga

Outbound and return from £110.06
Flight duration min. 02:45 / max. 02:55
Return flight duration min. 02:40/ max. 02:55
Distance 1647 km
Flights per week 56
Departure airport Airport London Gatwick (LGW)
Arrival airport Airport Malaga (AGP)
Destination country Flights to Spain