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Overview: Bus from Nerja to Málaga

distanceDistance29 miles (47 km)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersAlsa

Buses from Nerja to Málaga cover the 29 miles (47 km) long journey with our travel partners like Alsa. There are direct bus services available.

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Alsa from Nerja to Málaga

Alsa will get you between Nerja and Málaga at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times, prices 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.

    Alsa has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Alsa tickets from Nerja to Málaga and when traveling by bus:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Normal conditions apply

    Buses from Nerja to Malaga

    Reaching Malaga from Nerja is easy, with plenty of buses running along the Andalusian coastline every single day. Any day of the week, passengers can choose from four buses every hour. Departures begin as early as 6:30 a.m. and there should be over 50 total options. Journey times aren't long, either, varying from one hour to one hour 40 minutes.

    Which bus companies travel from Nerja to Malaga?

    Alsa is the only company that operates buses from Nerja to Malaga. Spain's largest bus company runs daily direct services to Malaga's main bus station, the city's port, and the international airport.

    How long is the bus from Nerja to Malaga?

    Taking the bus from Nerja to Malaga will usually be fairly quick. Journeys should take between one hour and one hour 40 minutes to reach stops in the Malaga area. No changes are needed at any point.

    How many buses are there from Nerja to Malaga?

    Over 50 buses leave Nerja for Malaga every day, with 4-5 buses leaving every hour during peak periods. Buses leave as early as 6:30 a.m. and run until late, and schedules run all year-round.

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

    Departure Bus Station: Buses to Malaga from Nerja will depart from Nerja's Estacion de Autobuses. The main bus station in town can be found a few hundred meters inland from the beach and the historic port, and taxis from coastal hotels are the best way to get there. Transfer times will depend on where travelers are coming from, but should be between 10-20 minutes. Those coming from Motril or Almunecar to the east can also connect with buses to Malaga via the bus station.

    Arrival Bus Station: Buses from Nerja could arrive at three locations in Malaga. Most services terminate at the Estacion de Autobuses, which is next door to Maria Zambrano Train Station in the city center. From there, passengers can transfer to the city's light rail system at El Perchel to reach other parts of town. Some buses also arrive at Puerto Malaga (the city's port). This stop is handy for boat connections, but also for those heading to eastern Malaga. Finally, some buses run to Malaga Airport, and these buses will suit both travelers connecting with flights, and those destined for Costa del Sol resorts to the west.

    Travel Tips

    Bus to Málaga from Nerja
    Take the bus to Málaga 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 Nerja to Málaga.
    How far is Málaga from Nerja by bus?
    The bus distance from Nerja to Málaga is around 29 miles (47 km).
    What bus companies go from Nerja to Málaga?
    For the best Nerja to Málaga bus to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Alsa. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services between Nerja and Málaga to compare what amenities they may offer.