You can get from Malaga Airport to Nerja by taxi or minibus transfer, renting a car or by bus. The choice depending on such factors as time constraints, budget etc.
Taxi transfer is by far the easiest and most comfortable way of travelling from Malaga Airport to Nerja. You get a private car or minibus, just for you and your party. A reputable company will meet you inside the official waiting area for taxi transfer drivers in arrivals at T3 of Malaga Airport. The journey time is approximately 50 minutes with almost all of the trip on the coastal motorway with superb views.A taxi transfer is a good idea as parking can be a problem in Nerja. A rental car can often be a bit of a burden. Parking is priced at around €2 per hour in most car parks. If you are not sightseeing and travelling to other places by car, and want to stay in and around Nerja, a transfer is probably better for you. As an added benefit you can enjoy the stunning views rather than having to focus on the wheel!
TIP - If you are planning on getting a taxi to Nerja it is highly advisable to pre-book in advance with a Nerja based company as it is quite a bit cheaper than getting a taxi at the Malaga Airport taxi rank. Nerja drivers know the local area very well, even the hard to find villas. If you get a standard taxi at Malaga Airport taxi rank, the official rate for this journey is currently €95,78 on Saturdays, Sundays and Festival Days and after 10:00 pm and €80,98 at all other times, although it’s not uncommon to be charged more. Some of our users have complained of being charged a lot more than normal rates by unscrupulous Malaga based taxis. On the other hand, Nerja Tourism Taxis are quite a bit cheaper and generally offer better quality, Mercedes, vehicles.
Who provides the best-priced service?
We often get good feedback from our readers about Nerja Tourism Taxis. They are highly rated on TripAdvisor forums with the highest rating of any local transfer company. They charge around £55 (€66) for a private taxi transfer for up to four passengers from Malaga airport to Nerja (as of January 2018). You can pre-book online at https://www.nerjatourism.com/en/nerja/getting-to-nerja or by calling their English speaking staff on +44 020 3129 3424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 tacan 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.MÁLAGA - NERJA 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 23:00The 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