To get from Malaga airport to Nerja you have to drive towards Malaga, for this you will have to cross the bridge that is leaving the airport using the MA-20 road. The journey time is about 53 minutes depending on traffic.
Follow the road towards Granada, another option is to intersect the centre of Malaga and drive along the panoramic route that borders the eastern coast of the province. In this case you will enjoy beautiful views but the journey will take almost two hours and a half.
Continue along the MA-20 road to Granada until you take the A-7 motorway and follow direction Motril, Almeria and Rincon de la Victoria.
Follow the Motorway A-7 until you reach the exit of Nerja and Frigiliana. At the end of this exit you will find a roundabout with a sign to welcome you to Nerja, municipality on the left.
There is no direct line from Malaga airport to Nerja, so we recommend takinge a train or bus to Malaga and connect there with a bus to Nerja. (Map showing the location of the bus station)
The trip to Nerja starts at the bus station in Malaga and there are two possibilities, a semi-direct route to Nerja with a stop at Torre del Mar or one that makes stops in the Port of Malaga (from where you can also take it), El Palo, Torre del Mar, Caleta de Velez and Torrox among other stops to finally reach Nerja.
Departures start at 7:00 am from Malaga station and at 7:05 am from the Port of Malaga. The last departure is at 11:00 pm from the station and at 11:05 pm from the Port of Malaga.
The approximate frequency is one bus every hour and the fare is 4.51Euro
The journey takes 1 hour and 40 minutes.
If you need more information about buses from the airport you can visit our guide.
Unfortunately, there is currently no train from Malaga to Nerja, the only option would be to take a train to Maria Zambrano Station and from there walk 5 minutes to the bus station.
For more information about commuter trains from Malaga airport you can visit our guide.
If you like to enjoy the landscape or want to visit other areas of the province of Malaga, renting a car in Malaga is an option to consider. Nerja is a destination that is quite separate from the city centre so having your own vehicle will certainly be a wise choice.
If, on the other hand, you prefer the comfort of travelling without worrying about anything else than arriving at your destination and taking you back to the airport from your place of residence in Nerja, transfers from Malaga airport are the best choice. For a fixed price you will be taken to the exact point you choose from Nerja and picked up to return the exact time of your departure.
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