Airfare to Malaga, Spain
The last ‘big city’ before a traveler reaches Morocco, Malaga is a sun-worshippers paradise, but plentiful beaches and numerous days to spend in the sun. The nearby Arabic influence is reflected in the Castillo de Gibralfaro and Alcazaba. Travelers to Picasso’s birthplace should see the appropriately named Picasso Museum.
Airfare to Malaga will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Madrid, Spain. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills Europe airlines. easyJet, Vueling Airlines and bmibaby fly to Malaga. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Spanair and Iberia Airlines are the national airlines. However, Lufthansa, ThompsonFly and other airlines also stop in Malaga.
The most expensive air tickets to Malaga are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into Madrid, Spain and traveling overland to Malaga via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Malaga, check out BootsnAll’s Malaga Travel Guide.