If you’re arriving at Malaga airport on a package holiday then your Nerja airport transfer will, no doubt, be included in the price you’ve already paid. However, many people book accommodation independently and make their own way to Nerja.
Buses to Nerja: Public transport to Nerja from the airport is a real hassle, especially if you have young children and/or are carrying luggage. You need to take a bus or train into Malaga city from the airport then go to Malaga bus station. There are buses to Nerja approximately every hour throughout the day. The train only runs west from Malaga so no service exists. You can check bus timetables on the Alsa Bus Website.
Taxis & Private Transfers: Taxis are always available as you walk outside the arrivals area and the 45 minute drive is likely to to be quite expensive. A nicer alternative is to pre-book a Malaga to Nerja transfer and have a driver waiting for you in the arrivals lounge. Costs tend to be similar to taxis but the service is pre-paid with no worries about what the final price is going to be on arrival in Nerja.
Rent a Car at Malaga Airport
An even better option is to rent a car at Malaga airport as a week’s rental is often cheaper than a single taxi journey from the airport to Nerja. After you’ve collected your luggage just follow the signs that take you down a floor BEFORE you go through the doors into the arrivals lounge. Here you deal with the rental formalities then you’ll be on your way in no time.
Not only does renting a car at the airport provide you with return airport transfers, it also proves very convenient for getting in and out of Nerja town centre if you’re staying on the outskirts. In addition there are some lovely excursions from Nerja including the short hop to the Nerja Caves or up the hill to Frigiliana.