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Alsa Nerja – Málaga

Find the best buses from Nerja to Málaga with Omio's travel partners Alsa from $5 (€4). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.


You’ll be sure to find the best bus between Nerja and Málaga with Alsa, the main bus company in Spain offering a multitude of bus routes domestically and internationally. As an official travel partner of Alsa, Omio can show you Alsa’s bus schedules and bus tickets from Nerja to Málaga and help you find the cheapest, fastest or earliest route. The distance between Nerja and Málaga by bus is around 29 miles (47 km) and the most affordable Alsa ticket for this trip costs as little as $5 (€4).

Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes if you’re looking to save money on your bus ride. 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 between Nerja and Málaga and when traveling by bus:

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

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

Buses from Nerja to Málaga
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.
What is the price of the cheapest bus from Nerja to Málaga?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus between Nerja and Málaga for the next 7 days starting from $5 (€4)  one way.
What is the price of a bus ticket to Málaga from Nerja?
The Nerja to Málaga bus ticket price is on average $5 (€4)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.
How far is Nerja to Málaga by bus?
The bus distance from Nerja to Málaga is around 29 miles (47 km).
How many hours is the bus time to Málaga from Nerja?
The bus time between Nerja and Málaga is on average 1 h  for the 29 miles (47 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Nerja to Málaga by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which bus companies can get me from Nerja to Málaga?
For the trip from Nerja to Málaga you can take a bus with Alsa. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services to Málaga from Nerja on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
When is the earliest bus from Nerja to Málaga? When is the last bus from Nerja to Málaga?
The first Nerja to Málaga bus departs at 5: 15 AM   and the last bus from Nerja to Málaga leaves at 6: 55 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Nerja to Málaga on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I purchase a bus ticket from Nerja to Málaga to get the best deals?
The price of a one way bus ticket from Nerja to Málaga is on average $5 (€4) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus providers offering this route. In general, you can find bus tickets to Málaga from Nerja available a few months in advance.

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