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

Nerja Taxis 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 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 or by calling +34 951 254 208 or emailing

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.

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

  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?

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Thank you. We managed to get the bus at terminal 3 , to the bus station and then purchased a ticket to Nerja. Very simple and smooth operation.
    Thank you to all

  10. 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?

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. cheryl tebbutt says:

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

  14. Peter Ellis says:

    Getting to Nerja by bus is indeed easy peasy – we did it last week.

    We arrived at Malaga train station ( Maria Zambrano ) by train from Seville and walked less than 100m to the bus station. We bought bus tickets ( less than €5 each) and boarded the bus at stand 38. We put our cases and backpacks in the luggage “locker” underneath the bus . We caught the bus late morning and the journey to Nerja took around 90 minutes although it will doubtless take longer at rush hour . A taxi from Nerja bus station to our lodgings near Burriana Beach cost just under €9.

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