Flights from London Gatwick to Malaga

Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from London Gatwick to Malaga

Favourite airline: Wizz Air UK
65 % of flights booked on the route from London Gatwick to Malaga are booked with Wizz Air UK, easyJet and TAP Portugal.
Wizz Air UK
32 %
easyJet
20 %
TAP Portugal
13 %
Tip: book 2 months before departure
Save up to 31 % by booking flights 2 months before departure.
61 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: e.g. Tuesday
Compared to other weekdays, flights are cheapest on Monday and Tuesday.
Direct flights are cheaper
Direct flights on this route are £51.00 cheaper on average than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
02h 55min
09h 20min
11h 45min
£34
£85
£143
The favourite connection is non-stop
Flights from London Gatwick to Malaga are most frequently booked as a direct flight.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
02h 55min, from £34
65 %
1 stopover Madrid Barajas
05h 15min, from £132
14 %
2 stopovers Porto Lisbon
11h 45min, from £143
9 %

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 £33.96
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 London Gatwick (LGW)
Arrival airport Malaga (AGP)
Destination country Spain
Alternative flights to Malaga
Popular destinations for onward travel