Question: Can I return a rental car to Malaga train station at 8:30 in the morning and then catch the 9am flight from Malaga airport? Thanks! Megan.
Answer: Hi Megan, I’m sorry to say that you wouldn’t make it in time. If the car hire office at the station opens at 8.30am at best you would only be on the train to the airport at 08.45 and then although it’s only an eight minute journey to the airport you will still need to go through security and get to your departure gate.
But the good news is that all the companies renting cars at Malaga train station are represented at Malaga airport so you should be able to collect your car from the train station and then return the car to the airport for a minimal extra charge. If your flight takes off at 09.00, your gate will close 25 minutes beforehand so you will need to give the car back at around 07.00.
Have you thought about giving the car back the day before and enjoying an evening in Malaga city? There’s a lot happening in the city and the communication with the airport is excellent, trains and buses starting from 06.00 in the morning. You would save a day’s car rental and be able to start your return flight relaxed and unstressed. There is also the Hotel Express right next to the airport.