How to get from London to Málaga

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You can get from London to Málaga by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Málaga on 29 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from London to Málaga

distanceDistance1041 miles (1679 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £7 • 2 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Take a flight to travel 1041 miles (1679 km) from London to Málaga. Ryanair is the main travel provider operating this trip. Travellers can even take a direct flight from London to Málaga.

How to Travel from London to Malaga?

When planning a trip from London to Malaga, you could be tempted to take the longer route via numerous trains but the fastest and most convenient way to travel would be to take a flight. With close to 300 days of summer and its plethora of sunny, sandy beaches, Malaga and its many resorts are a popular destination for people from all over England, many travelling from London.

British travellers have been heading to Malaga for years for short term getaways, more recently though, many are taking up residence in the city and the rest of the country. Flights leaving London and heading to Malaga depart from several airports in London including London Stansted, Southend, Gatwick, and Luton among others daily. You'll find numerous flights operating this route that start as early as 5:45 a.m. with the last flight departing around 7:45 p.m. every day.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get From London to Malaga?

If you're looking for the most cost-effective way to get from London to Malaga, taking a direct flight from London Stansted Airport seems to be the best option. Ryanair is a popular airline company operating out of airports like London Luton, Stansted, and Southend. Ryanair typically offers some of the cheapest flights from London to Malaga. Flights from London Gatwick are often operated by easyJet, and other airlines such as KLM, British Airways, Air Europa, and Air France operate from several of the airports in London.

When booking your ticket, try to book as far in advance as you can a tickets get more expensive the closer to the day of departure. Also, consider being flexible with your date of departure. Airlines often have different deals on specific days, you'll also often find flights on Monday or Tuesday are cheaper than weekend tickets.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from London to Malaga?

If you're looking for the quickest way to get to Malaga from London, flights are also your best option. Travelling via train or bus between these two destinations requires numerous changes along the way and generally isn't provided.

You'll often be able to take a train or bus from London to Paris, but there is a lack of trains from Paris into Spain and none that will take you to Malaga. The distance between these two destinations is around 1041 miles (1679 km) and you'll find flights offered by Ryanair that fly directly from airports in London to Malaga in around 2h 45min for a fraction of the cost you'd expect. You'll find many flights departing from several London airports provided by Ryanair, easyJet, British Airways, and Iberia. These flights start around 5:45 a.m., with a couple of flights per hour until the last flight at around 7:45 p.m.

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Flights from London to Malaga

Regardless of where in the city you are, you'll find several flights from London to Malaga operating from an airport near you. If you're flying out of London Gatwick Airport, most of your flights will be operated by easyJet and typically have a travel time of around 2h 50min. Air Europa also offer flights from London Gatwick but these usually have a single layover in Madrid along the way and generally take around 5h 15min.

When departing from London Heathrow International Airport, your flights will likely be operated by British Airways or Iberia, which is also often operated by British Airways. These flights take around 2h 55min. Ryanair currently offers some of the cheapest flights from London to Malaga leaving from London Luton Airport, London Stansted, and London Southend Airport. British Airways, KLM, and Iberia offer some of the most expensive flight tickets, typically departing from London Heathrow International.

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Flying from London to Malaga with Ryanair and easyJet

Ryanair typically offers some of the fastest and cheapest flights from London to Malaga. Ryanair is one of the most affordable airline companies and operates flights in 30 different countries and services more than 180 airports. You'll find their largest hubs at London Stansted and Dublin Airport. Due to their point to point flight strategy, Ryanair doesn't provide connecting flights, only direct flights between destinations. Due to them being one of the cheapest airlines operating in Europe, Ryanair flights come with strict luggage policies in an effort to keep the flight costs as low as possible. This could impact you if you're travelling with a lot of luggage, keep this in mind when booking your flights.

When flying from London Gatwick Airport, easyJet is likely to be the operator you travel with. easyJet closely follows Ryanair as one of the largest low-cost carriers operating in Europe. Up until 1997, you could only book an easyJet ticket over the phone, now they're one of the leading companies for online travel booking. easyJet now operates in 32 countries with more than 600 domestic and international routes. In 2016 alone, easyJet transported more than 73 million travellers to their destinations. Consider booking your flights to Malaga through easyJet departing from London Gatwick to get one of the best deals available.

To Malaga by flight—travel tips

Regardless of how you choose to get from London to Malaga, you can be sure your journey won't have been wasted. Malaga is a popular destination for travellers across the world and offers a wide variety of things to do and places to see, with something for everyone. Most visitors come to Malaga first and foremost for their beaches.

Take the time to explore beaches like Playa de la Malagueta, Playa de la Carihuela, Playa de los Álamos, or Playa del Bajondillo. If you're interested in the Islamic heritage of the area, consider taking time to visit Málaga’s Alcazaba, a Moorish fortress and palace that's an important monument to the era of Islam. As someone interested in historical pieces of the city, you'll find The Theatre just down the hill from Alcazaba. This theatre was in use for close to 300 years back in the 200s before it was completely forgotten about until it was rediscovered in 1951.

If you're up for a lengthy walk, head up the tree-lined paths along the hilltop near Castillo de Gibralfaro to visit the lookout, Mirador de Gibralfaro. Offering panoramic views of the city, this is a popular tourist spot for many visitors, especially during sunrise or sunset.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Málaga

Travel to Málaga easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Málaga.

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Málaga, Spain is: Partially open.

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter Spain?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Málaga from London?

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Málaga, Spain?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Spain has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 26/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip from London to Málaga.

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from Spain is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Málaga, Spain?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Málaga?

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 26/05/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Málaga here.

You can travel between London and Málaga by flight.

The fastest way to travel from London to Málaga is by flight, which requires on average 2 h 40 min   of travel time.

The London to Málaga distance is approximately 1041 miles (1679 km).

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Málaga:

  • Most travellers board their plane from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Malaga Airport.

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with from London to Málaga:

  • You can travel to Málaga from London by flight with Ryanair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £7 with Ryanair from London to Málaga.

Yes, there is a direct route available from London to Málaga:

  • You can book a direct flight with British Airways.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Málaga as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Málaga from London.

Omio customers who travel from London to Málaga often also extend their holiday to go to Madrid, Sevilla or Barcelona. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Málaga and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before travelling from London to Málaga, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is £7 one way on average.

But we recommend booking London to Málaga tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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