6 Ways How to Get from Malaga Airport to Nerja [2024]

6 Ways How to Get from Malaga Airport to Nerja [2024]

Are you travelling from Malaga airport to Nerja and wondering what are the easiest transport options?

In that case, you are in the right place! This article was written by a local expat familiar with both locations, so you’re only getting the best local insights and first-hand information.

This article contains all the transport details you need to know to make your journey from Malaga airport to Nerja easy, comfortable and convenient. Most important, it will save you a lot of time and money.

Are you ready to dive in?

Distance from Malaga Airport to Nerja

The distance between Malaga airport and Nerja is approximately 70 kilometres (43.5 miles).

Location of Nerja

Nerja is located on Costa del Sol in Andalusia (Spain). It borders with Torrox and La Herradura. The exact location is marked on the map below.

Malaga Airport to Nerja: Transport Options

MALAGA AIRPORT TO NERJA TRANSPORT GUIDE

1. Airport Transfer from Malaga Airport to Nerja

Using airport transfer is one of the most convenient ways to commute from the airport, especially if you’re arriving late at night or in the very early morning hours.

I recommend using AirportTransfers.com, they provide a friendly and professional service, with a range of different cars available, so you will find the right option whether you’re travelling with a family or alone.

You can use the form below to get a quick quote for your trip.

Malaga airpot to Nerja - sunrise at the Balcony of Europe
Sunrise at Balcony of Europe in Nerja
MALAGA AIRPORT TO NERJA TRANSPORT GUIDE

2. Malaga Airport to Nerja with a Rented Car

Travelling by car is probably one of the easiest transport options as you can rent a car and pick it up directly from the airport.

I recommend using Discover Cars, they are an award-winning price comparison platform that will give you the best prices on your car rentals, with pick-up directly from Malaga airport. I have added a quote form below.

The drive from Malaga airport to Nerja is a pretty easy one, following the coastal highway number A-7. The highway goes around the centre of Malaga so you will avoid any heavy traffic and then follows along the coast through Torre del Mal and Torrox directly to Nerja.

The journey is approximately 72 kilometres long and will take around 50 minutes to 1 hour to travel, depending on the traffic.

MALAGA AIRPORT TO NERJA TRANSPORT GUIDE

3. Train From Malaga Airport to Nerja

There is no train network running beyond Malaga on the coastline. The trains from the airport run to Malaga Maria Zambrano from where you can take a connection by bus directly to Nerja.

MALAGA AIRPORT TO NERJA TRANSPORT GUIDE

4. Malaga Airport to Nerja by Bus

Direct Bus from Malaga Airport to Nerja

There is only one direct bus connection from the airport to Nerja, which goes once a day at 2.30pm. The tickets can be bought in advance on Omio website .

The bus starts at Malaga airport and then stops at Malaga bus station, Puerto Malaga, Torre del Mar and Nerja.

From the airport, you need to get the bus from the main bus pickup point which is called Terminal de Carga V, marked on the map below. There are also signs for the bus stop around the airport arrivals.

Bus from the Airport to Malaga City

If you would like to have more bus connection options, you will have to get to the main bus station in Malaga.

You can get there using the speedy frequent C-1 commuter train which runs every 20 minutes and get off at Malaga Maria Zambrano.

The bus station is just across the road from the train station. The access to the train station is just a short walk away from the arrivals terminal hall. The journey by train will take under 10 minutes.

The other option is using local buses from the airport to the main bus station in Malaga. The bus number M-135 runs a frequent service between the airport and the main station.

The journey takes 30 minutes and there are 4 stops along the way. You can view the full timetable here. There is no need to buy tickets in advance as its a local commuter bus.

Buses to Nerja from Malaga Bus Station

From the main bus station, you have many more options for travelling to Nerja by bus. There are roughly 10 connections per day, the first bus leaving at 6.30am and the last one at 11pm.

To check the times and prices, just type in your destinations and date for travel on the Omio website, where you should also buy your ticket in advance.

To get your bus tickets, check the timetable and prices, fill in the form below!

The bus journey varies between 45 minutes and up to 2 hours, depending on the connection you take. On average, most buses have a journey time of 1.5 hours.

Malaga airpot to Nerja - beach near Balcony of Europe in Nerja
Beach life in Nerja
MALAGA AIRPORT TO NERJA TRANSPORT GUIDE

5. Taxi from Malaga Airport to Nerja

If you would prefer to take a taxi straight from the airport to Nerja, that’s certainly a convenient option, but not the cheapest one.

There is a big taxi rank available right outside the arrivals hall – you need to turn to the right once you exit the building and follow along until you see the taxis parked there.

Usually, there are just normal size cars, and maybe one big car parked there. The taxis are available even in the late or early morning hours as they wait for the arrival of the plane, so you shouldn’t have any problem catching a taxi as you arrive.

According to some online quotes and estimates, the taxi journey from Malaga airport to Nerja will cost in the region of 70 to 100 euros, depending on the final destination and what time of the day you travel.

The taxi rates after 10pm up to 6am are more expensive than the normal tariff.

You can use the form below to get a quick quote from Kiwi Taxi:

MALAGA AIRPORT TO NERJA TRANSPORT GUIDE

6. Private Transfer from Malaga Airport to Nerja

If you’re looking for more cost-effective alternative to the local taxi, I recommend Get Transfer, which I have personal experience with.

This service is the perfect choice for long-distance journeys – I have used them on two occasions for longer last-minute trips and they always give you the best price.

Get Transfer works as a price comparison service, you will add your trip details and they will populate transport options from local companies, giving you the best price available.

Get a quick quote by clicking the link below.

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What To Do When You Get to Nerja?

Frequent Questions about Malaga Airport to Nerja Route

How far is Malaga airport to Nerja?

The distance is approximately 70 to 75 kilometres, depending on where in Nerja you are travelling to.

How to get from Malaga airport to Nerja?

The easiest route is by driving, the journey takes just under an hour. Other options include bus, but you will have to get to the main station in Malaga to get more bus options. There are no trains running to Nerja.

Can you get a bus from Malaga airport to Nerja?

There is a direct bus connection between Malaga airport and Nerja, but unfortunately, it only goes once a day at 2.30pm. More bus connections (roughly 10 a day) are available from the main bus station in Malaga.

How much is a taxi from Malaga airport to Nerja?

The taxi from the rank will cost in the region of 70 to 100 euros, depending on where you are travelling and what time of day you are travelling. Late nights after 10pm and weekends are more expensive.

Can you get a train from Malaga airport to Nerja?

No, there is no train network along the coastline after Malaga.

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Lucia has been living on Costa del Sol since 2020, and through her love of photography and travel, she has been documenting the best places to see in Southern Spain and uncovering hidden gems only known to locals. All the articles on Viva La Vita are written based on personal experience and local expertise.

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