Getting to Nerja – Transfers, Car Rental & Bus

Nerja is on the seashore approximately 55 kilometres from Malaga and 65 km from Malaga airport on the N-340 coastal highway. It is the eastern tip of Malaga's Costa del Sol.

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

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 terminal at arrivals, where your driver will be holding a sign with your name printed on. He will help you with your luggage to get to his vehicle, just outside the terminal doors.

A taxi transfer is a good idea as parking is a problem in Nerja almost all year round and a rental car can be a burden at times. Parking is priced at over 2 euros per hour in most car parks.

If you are planning a simple taxi transfer it is highly advisable to pre-book in advance as it is quite a bit cheaper than the Malaga airport taxi rank cabs and you will usually get a much better standard vehicle.

Pre-book an airport transfer and have a driver waiting for you inside the airport with a luxury vehicle and pay less than a standard Malaga airport taxi

Nerja Taxis charge about £50 for a car and up to 4 passengers from the airport to Nerja (as of January 2016). You can pre-book online or by calling +34 693 900 900 or emailing bookings@nerjataxis.net.

We regularly get feedback from our readers praising the professionalism of Nerja Taxis. At the time of writing they had 654 five-star reviews online with 99% of users recommending them (check their reviews here). They provide a high-class service for same price as a standard taxi and also have a fleet of Mercedes minibuses for parties of up to 20 passengers. The official website address is http://www.nerjataxis.net.

If you queue up for a taxi at Malaga airport without pre-booking, 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.

The journey time is approximately 50 minutes with almost all of the trip on the coastal motorway.

Bus

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

Car Hire

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.

Useful Websites

Malaga Airport Transfers – Pre-book low-cost taxi and minibus transfers to Nerja.

Alsa – Full bus company timetables, routes, travelling times and fares.

Local Train Timetables & Fares

Train Timetables & Fares – National and International

  1. Sverre Solstrand says:

    Have used Nerja Taxis. When we arrived at Malaga, our flight was 2 hours late, but the driver was waiting. When going back from Nerja, the driver was early, and so were we, so everything was perfect. The driver was very polite, well dressed, and was driving very smooth and comfortable.
    The car was almost new, very clean, and had good space. Altogether, we are very satisfied, and will use the service again if needed. Sverre Solstrand

  2. I have just gone on the Alsa website to check times of buses from Malaga to Nerja on 5 March 2016 to discover that from 25 Feb onwards the timetables state that there are only buses from 17.00h onwards. This seems very strange. Is this true? Or is the website wrong? Despite there being a link to email Alsa on their webpage, this is not possible as it only takes you to a FAQ page. Can anyone help with this?

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