How to get from Madrid to Nerja

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from Madrid to Nerja

You can get from Madrid to Nerja by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Madrid to Nerja on 29 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00Madrid, Estación Sur6h45 14:45Nerja
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08:00Madrid, Estación Sur6h45 14:45Nerja
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15:30Madrid, Estación Sur6h45 22:15Nerja
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11:30Madrid, Estación Sur7h30 19:00Nerja
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07:15Madrid7h30 14:45Nerja
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Travel Information between Madrid and Nerja

distanceDistance252 miles (407 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£22 - £46
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £22 • 6 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £35 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Nostrum, Alsa or Renfe AVE

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 252 miles (407 km) between Madrid and Nerja. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £22. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Air Nostrum, Alsa or Renfe AVE among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Madrid to Nerja.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Nerja

Travel to Nerja easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Nerja.

There are 3 ways that you can travel between Madrid and Nerja. You can take a flight, coach or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Nerja, which costs on average £22.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Nerja:

A coach journey is usually £12 less than a journey to Nerja by plane, which costs on average £35 for the same trip.

A coach is generally £23 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £46 from Madrid to Nerja.

The fastest way to get to Nerja from Madrid is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Nerja that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 6 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 26 min   on average.

The Madrid to Nerja distance is approximately 252 miles (407 km).

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Madrid to Nerja:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Nerja, Estación de Autobuses.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Madrid to Nerja:

  • You can take a flight from Madrid to Nerja with Air Nostrum. Cheap tickets can be found for £35 with Air Nostrum from Madrid to Nerja.
  • You can travel from Madrid to Nerja by coach with Alsa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £22 with Alsa from Madrid to Nerja.
  • You can go to Nerja from Madrid by train with Renfe AVE. You'll see cheap train tickets for £46 with Renfe AVE from Madrid to Nerja on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Madrid to Nerja with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct flight with Air Nostrum, Iberia Express or Air Europa.
  • You'll find direct coaches with Alsa.
  • You can take a direct train with Renfe AVE.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Nerja as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Madrid to Nerja.

Many of our customers travelling from Madrid to Nerja don't make Nerja their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Málaga, Granada or Sevilla, either of which you could add to your Madrid and Nerja trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Nerja to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip to Nerja from Madrid, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost £35 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets cost on average £22 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £46 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Madrid to Nerja online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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