Málaga to Nerja bus

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Cheap bus tickets and times from Málaga to Nerja

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Fastest Journey

45 m


1 h 23 m

Buses per day



48 km

Cheap bus tickets from Málaga to Nerja start from $3 with an average ticket price of $3.

The fastest bus from Málaga to Nerja takes 45m in comparison to an average duration of 1h 23m and covers a distance of 48 km.

56 buses leave Málaga for Nerja every day with 56 travelling directly.

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Overview: Bus from Málaga to Nerja

distanceDistance29 miles (47 km)
durationAverage bus duration15 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$6 (€5)
frequencyBus frequency16 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 14 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersAlsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Avanza

Buses from Málaga to Nerja cover the 29 miles (47 km) long route taking on average 15 min with our travel partners like Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Avanza. Normally, there are 16 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $6 (€5), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $2 (€1). Travelers depart most frequently from Malaga, Estación de Autobuses and arrive in Nerja, N-340 (Autobus linea Frigiliana-Nerja).

Bus providers: Alsa, BlaBlaCar and Infobus from Málaga to Nerja

Alsa, BlaBlaCar and Infobus buses will get you to Nerja from Málaga from $6 (€5). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

Alsa is the main bus company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on bus journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

Málaga to Nerja bus information with Alsa:

  • Average Duration: 50 min
  • Cheapest Price: $6
  • Alsa frequency: 15 a day

Buses from Malaga to Nerja

Taking the bus is a great way to make the trip from Malaga to Nerja, one of the most popular destinations on the Andalusian coast. Alsa runs a daily service between the two cities, with as many as 6 buses per hour throughout the week, and daily totals of well over 50 options. Journey times are short, ranging from 45 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes.

Which bus companies travel from Malaga to Nerja?

Only Alsa provides direct bus connections to Nerja from Malaga. The Spanish company runs buses from the city center, Malaga's port, and the city's international airport, making transfers to Nerja simple.

How long is the bus from Malaga to Nerja?

Buses generally reach Nerja from Malaga fairly quickly. The fastest services will get there in as little as 45 minutes, while the longest journeys take 1 hour 50 minutes (usually from the airport).

How many buses are there from Malaga to Nerja?

Travelers heading from Malaga to Nerja won't lack options. At least 6 buses leave Malaga every hour from 7:00 a.m. onwards, and there are over 50 direct services every day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Malaga to Nerja?

Departure Bus Station: Buses could leave for Nerja from Malaga's Estacion de Autobuses, Aeropuerto Malaga, or Puerto Malaga (the sea port). The main bus station is the most central departure point, and can be found on Paseo de Los Tilos, around 200 meters from Maria Zambrano railway station. Buses from Aeropuerto Malaga are ideal for arrivals by air, as well as those coming from south of the city. The Alsa stop at Puerto Malaga is situated next to the sea on Av. de Manual Agustin Herida and will suit arrivals on cruises or ferries.

Arrival Bus Station: Buses from Malaga will arrive at Nerja's Estacion de Autobuses (also called Cuevas on some listings). The main bus station can be found on Calle Antonio Jimenez, north of the city center, and around 1 mile away from the seafront. Taxis to hotels in the center of town should take 5-10 minutes, and it's a 20 minute walk to the beach. Transfer buses from the bus station can also transport visitors to Nerja Caves, or onward destinations like Almunecar or Maro.

FAQs: Bus from Málaga to Nerja

FAQs: Take the bus from Málaga to Nerja with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Málaga to Nerja.
Cheap bus tickets from Málaga to Nerja can start from as little as $2 (€1) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Málaga to Nerja is $6 (€5); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The bus time between Málaga and Nerja is on average 15 min   for the 29 mile (47 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Málaga to Nerja by bus can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Málaga to Nerja leaves at 8: 45 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Málaga to Nerja leaves at 10: 45 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Málaga to Nerja without having to change trains with Alsa. There are 14 direct buses from Málaga to Nerja each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Málaga to Nerja bus to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Avanza. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services to Nerja from Málaga to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from Málaga, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Malaga, Estación de Autobuses, Málaga, Av. Del Comandante García Morato (Aeropuerto - Llegadas T3) and Malaga. When arriving in Nerja, you can end your route in bus stations like Nerja, N-340 (Autobus linea Frigiliana-Nerja), Nerja, Cueva de Nerja and Nerja, Estación de Autobuses.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Malaga, Estación de Autobuses, which is located around 2.1 miles (3.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Nerja, N-340 (Autobus linea Frigiliana-Nerja), located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Nerja from Málaga is worth doing with a journey time of 15 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Málaga to Nerja by bus is February.
Yes, you can take a bus to Nerja from Málaga.

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