How to get from Málaga to Nerja

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from Málaga to Nerja

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

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To get from Málaga to Nerja on 11 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:00Málaga0h45 19:45Nerja
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19:00Málaga0h45 19:45Nerja
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17:30Málaga0h50 18:20Nerja
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18:35Málaga1h20 19:55Nerja
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17:50Málaga1h15 19:05Nerja
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Travel Information from Málaga to Nerja

distanceDistance29 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £95
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £4 • 45 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £4 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Balearia

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 29 miles between Málaga and Nerja. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Alsa or Balearia among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Málaga to Nerja.

How to Travel from Malaga to Nerja?

Thinking about making the journey from Malaga to Nerja for some Andalucian coastal sunshine? If so, getting there is easy. Travellers don't have too many options to worry about when planning their route, as only Alsa buses make the trip between the two cities. Fortunately, journey times are short, starting at 45 minutes, and there are two to three buses per hour throughout the day, totalling over 40 daily options. Moreover, buses run from a few locations in Malaga to a couple of spots in or near Nerja, providing extra flexibility for travellers.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Malaga to Nerja?

The cheapest way to travel to Nerja from Malaga is to catch the bus. Most buses depart from Malaga's Estacion de Autobuses (near Maria Zambrano Station) or the Port of Malaga in the eastern part of the city. However, a few buses per week run from the University and Fabrica de Cemento beach, while it's also possible to take services with a stop from Malaga Airport. At the other end, services run to central Nerja and Cuevas, just to the east of the city. All buses are operated by Alsa, and journey times range from 45 minutes to one hour and 50 minutes, with no changes needed. Prices should be constant, whether travellers choose off-peak or peak travel times.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Malaga to Nerja?

Buses are the quickest way to reach Nerja from almost any part of Malaga. Journeys from the Estacion de Autobuses take around one hour in most cases, while buses from the port will often be five to ten minutes faster, as the stop is slightly closer to Nerja. No bus services will require a change on the way to their destination, and all run direct to the heart of Nerja. Services could arrive at Nerja Bus Station (close to the town centre), or Cuevas (to the east of the city).

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Travel from Malaga to Nerja by Bus

Buses are the only public transport option to consider when heading to Nerja from Malaga, and they are also an excellent way to make the journey. Alsa is the sole operator on the route, and all buses fall under the company's Standard fare class. Buses run direct from Malaga's Estacion de Autobuses, the Port of Malaga, the University, and Fabrica de Cemento, and depart two to three times per hour. Services run seven days a week from early morning until late evening. Journeys take between 45 minutes and one hour and 50 minutes, and all run direct, so no changes are needed. All run into either Nerja's Estacion de Autobuses or Cuevas. The bus station is more central and is around ten minutes' walk from the centre. Cuevas is ideal for those headed to beaches to the east of Nerja or the famous caves of Nerja, one of the city's premier tourist attractions. However, expect buses to Cuevas to add ten to 15 minutes to journey times.

Travel Tips: Travel from Málaga 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 Málaga to Nerja.

There are 4 ways to travel to Nerja from Málaga including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Málaga to Nerja. Tickets for a coach cost on average £4.

This is compared to other travel options to Nerja:

A coach journey is usually £91 less than a journey to Nerja by ferry, which costs on average £95 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Nerja from Málaga is by coach with an average travel time of 45 min.

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

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The Málaga to Nerja distance is approximately 29 miles.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Málaga to Nerja:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Málaga, Puerto Málaga and arrive in Nerja, Estación de Autobuses.

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

  • You can travel to Nerja from Málaga by coach with Alsa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £4 with Alsa from Málaga to Nerja.
  • You can take a ferry from Málaga to Nerja with Balearia. Cheap tickets can be found for £95 with Balearia from Málaga to Nerja.

Yes, there are direct routes from Málaga to Nerja with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches to take to Nerja with Alsa.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Nerja tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this trip.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Málaga to Nerja often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Granada, Madrid or Sevilla. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Málaga and Nerja itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Nerja and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Málaga to Nerja, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £4 one way on average.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is on average £95 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Málaga to Nerja tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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