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 arrive by hire car, airport taxi transfer or bus.

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

Comparison of Major Online Transfer Companies From Malaga Airport to Nerja as of 2018

Nerja Taxis Transfer


Taxi transfer is by far the easiest and most comfortable way of travelling 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 the nearby vehicle.

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

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 travelling to other places by car, and want to stay in and around Nerja, a transfer is probably better for you. Also, you can enjoy the stunning views rather than driving!

Why Pre-Book a Transfer?

If you are planning a simple taxi transfer to Nerja it is highly advisable to pre-book in advance with a Nerja based company as it is quite a bit cheaper than getting a taxi at the Malaga Airport taxi rank. They also know Nerja very well, even the hard to find villas.

If you get a standard taxi at Malaga Airport taxi rank, the official rate for this journey is currently €95,78 on Saturdays, Sundays and Festival Days and after 10:00 pm and €80,98 at all other times, although it’s not uncommon to be charged more. Nerja Taxis are quite a bit cheaper and usually offer much better vehicles.

Who provides the best service?

We often get good feedback from our readers about Nerja Taxis. At the time of writing, they have the highest rating on TripAdvisor and Google of any local transfer company (check out TripAdvisor reviews of Nerja Transfers here).

Pre-book an airport transfer 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 2017).

You can pre-book online at or by calling +34 951 254 208 or emailing


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.

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. You can rent a car at Nerja Car Hire.

Useful Websites – 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

Reviews and prices of Malaga Airport Transfer companies

If you are visiting France’s Cote de Azur you may want to look at cannes taxi transfers here on TripAdvisor.


  1. Sonja Nielsen says:

    Anyone, who knows, if it is possible to bring a dog by bus from Malaga AirPort to Nerja ? The dog will be transferred in a flight box ?

  2. Hi! I’m planning to go to the Feria in Nerja October 2017, and wonder how often, how long journey and, how much train from Malaga is?


  3. I am travelling from Malaga airport to Nerja in November 2017….is there a direct bus outside airport?

  4. We will be arriving at Malaga airport at about 8:00am on Good Friday morning and we’re considering getting the bus from the airport to Malaga and then from Malaga to Nerja – unless we can locate a bus that goes direct. I’m just wondering how feasible this is as it’s Good Friday which is a public holiday in Spain – I think. Your thoughts, please.

  5. cheryl tebbutt says:

    GOSH THANK YOU. the bus sounds great and all the info on this site is very helpful

  6. Peter Ellis says:

    Hello, my wife and I will be travelling from Malaga to Nerja in February. We are on a budget and plan to take the bus. We will have 2 suitcases and 2 backpacks. Can anyone advise regarding luggage storage space on the bus. Does luggage go in a space underneath the bus or is it necessary to carry it onto the bus?

    Is there any alternative affordable transfer facility for this route other than taxis?

    Many thanks in anticipation

  7. Stephen says:

    We regularly come to Nerja on holiday and because it’s a small resort you can easily get around on foot, especially if you’re only staying for a week and don’t plan to visit other places. The buses can be frustrating especially with luggage, and car rental is not really necessary (with parking very difficult and expensive in Nerja now as well), so would recommend a private transfer or taxi from the airport…makes life so much easier! And it’s an hour maximum journey each way.

  8. Penttig says:

    I am going to Nerja the 2:nd of december and wonder if it is possible to go by bus or train directly from the airport?

  9. Nick Redmond says:

    This summer was the third time we have used Nerja Taxis and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone travelling to Nerja. They are exceptionally efficient from the time of your booking all the way through. You immediately receive confirmation of your booking, then a few days before your travel date they send you a reminder by email & text & also the same happens on your return journey which we find really helpful. Last year we needed to change our departure pickup time & I emailed them a couple days before & they immediately responded by a new confirmation email. The drivers are always very polite & professional, the vehicles are modern, clean & air conditioned. We will be using them again on next visit to Nerja.

    Visited September 2016

  10. I have tried to go on Alsa website. Trying to put in Malaga Bus Station toNerja, it is telling me that is a wrong destination. Can anyone tell me if a bus still operates from the bus station to Nerja please.

    • Just put in Malaga to Nerja it will automatically come up. I’ve just done it myself. They leave from the bus station and the Puerto(port). Frequent service every 3/4 hour to 1 hour. Takes about 1 hr 30 mins

  11. Nerja direct bus doesn’t exist as far as I can tell. I tried to find it last year but was told it no longer runs.

  12. Nicole Boyd says:

    Has anyone ever got the alsa bus direct from malaga airport to Nerja? There appears to be 1 available at 11.45am each day?

  13. John Stokes says:

    We used and were extremely satisfied with the airport transfers. Both drivers were on time, were extremely courteous and helpful and the vehicles were immaculate.

    David was waiting for us when we arrived. He was extremely friendly and gave us loads of local knowledge. He sent me a WhatsApp message with a list of restaurants and bars in Nerja which the locals use. Each place had a link to google maps which was perfect as I was able to map from our hotel directly to the restaurant. We went to a few of his recommended places and the food, prices, atmosphere etc were brilliant. We would never have gone to these places on our own. I thought this was a brilliant idea and recommend you give this to all your customers if they are interested.

    Both taxis were the same make I think. They were big, clean, six seater mercedes even though there were only two of us. I booked a private transfer with another transfer company in the past and when we were met at the airport, we had to wait for more customers. We had paid extra for a private transfer so that we could get to our destination immediately. When I complained, I was told it was a 6 seater and they were travelling to the same resort so we just had to wait. Needless to say, I haven’t used that company again. I was impressed that you used such lovely vehicles for a 2 person transfer. Both drivers were extremely good drivers also.

    I can’t remember the name of the driver who brought us back to Malaga airport but he was just as nice and friendly as David. I know that his father is Irish so we had lots of conversations about travelling in Ireland etc. He also gave us good advice for other places to visit if we come back here again. He arrived at our hotel early which was great and came into reception to look for us. We have always had to wait for our transfers in the past. They never arrive at the specified time.

    I was also impressed that I got an email and a text before both pickups reminding me of the times etc. I have dealt with other pickup companies where you have to ring a number 24 hours in advance and if you don’t you won’t be picked up. Overall, I got a very good impression of Nerja Taxis and will definitely use again when we are back in the South of Spain.

  14. Peter Stephenson says:

    I have nothing but good to say about Nerja Taxis (run by Solhop). First of all I am highly impressed by the fact that they send you confirmations both via e-mail and on the phone. Drivers where extremely helpful, very nice and right on time. When we arrived at Malaga airport the driver was already waiting for us with a very clear sign (easy to find) and before the departure from Nerja the driver sent me an SMS stating that he was already at the hotel a good 30 min in advance. The vehicles were also very comfortable. Everything was to the full satisfaction and I will definitely use them again. P Stephenson

  15. 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

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