You can get from Malaga Airport to Nerja by taxi or minibus transfer, renting a car or by bus. The choice depending upon such factors as time constraints, budget etc.
Taxi transfer is by far the easiest and most comfortable way of traveling from Malaga Airport to Nerja. You get a private car or minibus, just for you and your party.
You will be met inside the airport where your driver will be holding a sign with your name. He will help you with your luggage to thee nearby vehicle.
The journey time is approximately 50 minutes with almost all of the trip on the coastal motorway.
A transfer is best if you want a “relaxing” holiday.
A taxi transfer is a good idea as parking can be a real problem in Nerja and a rental car can be a burden. Parking is priced at around €2 per hour in most car parks. If you are not sightseeing and traveling to other places by car, and want to stay in and around Nerja, a transfer is probably better for you.
Who do we recommend?
We often get good feedback from our readers about Nerja Taxis. At the time of writing they have the highest rating on TripAdvisor of any local transfer company (check out their TripAdvisor reviews here).
Pre-book an airport transfer with Nerja Taxis and have a driver waiting for you inside the airport with a superior vehicle and pay less than a standard Malaga Airport TaxiNerja Taxis charge around £53 for a private taxi transfer for up to four passengers from Malaga airport to Nerja (as of January 2016).
You can pre-book online at www.nerjataxis.net or by calling +34 951 254 208 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why choose a Nerja transfer company?
If you are planning a simple taxi transfer it is highly advisable to pre-book in advance with a Nerja company as it is quite a bit cheaper than the Malaga airport taxi rank cabs. They also know Nerja very well, even the hard to find villas.
If you get a standard taxi at Malaga airport, the official rate for this journey is currently €95,78 on Saturdays, Sundays and Festival Days and after 10:00pm and €80,98 at all other times, although it’s not uncommon to be charged more.
Nerja Taxis provide a superior service with high end vehicles for a lot less than the cost of a standard white Malaga airport taxi. And they operate a fleet of Mercedes minibuses for larger parties of up to 20.
Getting to Nerja by bus involves first getting from Málaga airport to Málaga bus station. Although it may well involve a total journey time of around 2 hours, the buses are comfy and air-conditioned.
Getting from Malaga Airport to Malaga Bus Station:
The A Express bus (Line 75) leaves from outside the T3 arrivals area and follows the route:
Malaga-Airport: Paseo del Parque (Plaza del General Torrijos)-Alameda Principal-Avenida Andalucía-Héroe de Sostoa –Héroe de Sostoa (María Zambrano railway station)-, Avenida de Velázquez (level with Puerta Blanca). The buses are every 20 to 30 minutes from 06:25 until 23:30 (to the airport) or 07:00 until 24:00 (from the airport). The journey time is 20 to 30 minutes.
Alternatively, you can take the train from the airport to the centre of Málaga.
Train from Málaga Airport to Málaga City:
September 10th 2010 saw the construction of a new subterranean train station at the airport, thirty metres from the terminal, meaning an end to long treks with heavy bags. It is a very quick, convenient and easy way to get to Málaga bus station or the centre of Málaga city. The suburban train station forms part of the Terminal T3 building.
First train from the airport to Maria Zambrano railway station is 07.03 and then every 30 minutes until 00:03.
First train from Maria Zambrano railway station to the airport is 05:33 then every 30 minutes until 22:53.
At Málaga Bus Station, purchase a ticket from the Alsa Bus Company office. The Nerja bus usually goes from bay 38.
MÁLAGA – NERJA
07:00 08:15* 09:15 10:30 11:00*** 11:45 12:30*** 13:00 14:15 15:15 16:30*** 17:30*** 18:45 19:30*** 20:15 20:45*** 21:30 23:00
The journey time is approximately 1 hour 25 minutes on a ‘normal’ bus and about 1 hour on a direct bus. The current cost is €4.31 one way.
* Not on Sundays and Public Holidays
** Not Saturday, Sunday or Public Holidays
*** Direct. Only stops in Torrox, Torre del Mar and Muelle de Heredia
If you rent a car at Malaga airport its is very easy to get on the motorway to Nerja. Head out of the airport (there is only one way out) and you will join the M23. Keep on this road until you join the M20 in direction: Motril. From here it’s the A7/E15 until you reach Nerja. Take exit 292 for Nerja, Costa, Frigiliana. Driving time +/- 50 minutes depending upon traffic. You can rent a car at Nerja Car Hire.
Malaga Airport Transfers – Pre-book low-cost taxi and minibus transfers to Nerja.
Alsa – Full bus company timetables, routes, travelling times and fares.
Train Timetables & Fares – National and International