Car hire in Málaga
The perfect hire car in MálagaFrom the airport to the railway station, we’ve got you covered in Málaga. Whether you fancy a sprightly compact, homely hatch, executive saloon, luxury saloon or spacious people carrier, we have the perfect car for you.
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Plan your trip to MálagaThe perfect base on the Costa del Sol, explore Málaga and beyond in an Avis rental car.
Start in the city’s restored historic city centre. Lose yourself amongst the narrow pedestrian streets surrounding the Gothic Cathedral, and enjoy the traditional and modern bars, and the eclectic mix of small boutiques and shops. Next head up to the Moorish Gibralfaro castle, that looms high above the city. Wander around its ramparts and lookout towers and spy Málaga’s bullring far below.
Málaga’s 11th-century Alcazaba palace- fortress is well worth a visit. The entrance is next to the Roman amphitheatre. Follow the path through the lush and fragrant gardens, through arches and courtyards and past bubbling fountains, and don’t miss the small archaeological museum.
The city is emerging as a cultural centre and is home to some of the best museums in Spain. Art enthusiasts should head for the Pablo Picasso museum; the newly opened Centre Pompidou Málaga (an offshoot of the Paris Pompidou Centre) and the Museo Ruso de Málaga, which is dedicated to Russian art from the 16th to 20th centuries.
Golfers will find their fix at one of Málaga province’s 66 golf courses, and sun worshippers can relax on one of the city beaches. There are 15 to choose from within Málaga’s city limits.
Hungry? Málaga offers many dining options in its innovative restaurants, tapas bars and stylish hotels, with many featuring rooftop bars and stunning views of the city and coastline beyond.
Make the most of your trip to Málaga in your Avis hire car.
Road trips from MálagaA short drive from Málaga are the seaside resorts of Marbella and Estepona, where you can enjoy beautiful beaches and surfing spots.
Head off in your Avis hire car to explore Southern Spain. Andalusia's most famous cities: Granada, Córdoba and Seville are all within easy reach.
Venture up to the foothills of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountain range, which peaks just past Granada. It’s a 90-minute ride from Málaga to Granada, and the main attraction is the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra palace. Take a detour to the delightful village of Alhama de Granada, on the edge of a gorge, and relax at its myriad of outdoor terraces and tapas bars.
The medieval gem of Córdoba is about 2-hours’ drive inland from Málaga. The Mezquita, the Great Mosque of Córdoba is described as one of the world’s greatest Islamic buildings and dominates the town. Explore the narrow streets of the old Judería (Jewish quarter) and Muslim quarter beyond the great mosque, and if you’re visiting between April and June try to catch one of the town’s colourful fiestas.
Just 2 hours’ drive from Málaga, the Andalusian capital city of Seville's awaits. In the city centre you’ll find the impressive Cathedral and Giralda, and the Alcázar Palace. Museo del Baile Flamenco in the city’s old quarter is the place to see an authentic flamenco show.
Road rules in SpainWhich side of the road?
In Spain, please drive on the right side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may not be used at all whilst driving
- Do not use headphones when driving (except hearing aids)
- Dipped headlights must be used in poor daylight visibility
- Always use indicators, you will be fined for not using indicators when needed
- Cyclists have right of way, at all times
All speed signs will be in km/h.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 50 km/h (31 mph)
- Rural areas: 90 km/h (55 mph)
- Motorways: 120km/h (74mph)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 12 and less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
- Children aged under 12 are not allowed to sit in the front seat
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.