Getting to your Nerja Holiday Rental

In this Practical Guide, we hope to give you some advice on the different modes of transport to get to your holiday rental in Nerja. We hope this will help you plan your trip and have a stress free arrival to start your holiday in Nerja.

Málaga Airport

Its likely that you will be flying into Málaga airport (AGP) and then making your way into Nerja. Málaga airport provides you with a number of different routes to get into Nerja. You can travel by bus, taxi or you can rent a car.

Getting the bus from Málaga Airport

If you are looking to travel economically then getting around by bus is definitely your best bet. The bus from Málaga airport costs around €7 per person and takes roughly an hour and a half to two hours.

You will need to get the bus from Málaga´s Central Maria Zambrano station, which requires a transit from the airport. You can get to Maria Zambrano (Málaga city´s main train station – with links to Barcelona, Madrid, etc.) via the tram or via the bus stop in the airport. Getting the tram to Maria Zambrano is easy and costs only a couple of euros. You just need to take the North line from the train station opposite the terminal building, heading towards Málaga Centro. The train takes 9 minutes to Maria Zambrano and arrives every 20-30 minutes. To take the bus, you need to get on the Linea A Express which is in the direction of Málaga city centre but stops at the station where you can get your bus. The bus from the airport to Maria Zambrano takes around 20 minutes and leaves every 20-30 minutes. Once you are at Maria Zambrano, you will need to purchase a ticket for the ALSA bus to Nerja. This bus can take around 1-1.5 hours and drops you off in the centre of Nerja.

A hassle-free taxi from the airport to Nerja

Alternatively, if you are travelling with kids or a large group, you might be better off getting a taxi or a taxi transfer to Nerja. You can find the taxi rank directly outside to the right of the arrivals terminal at Málaga airport. The taxis from here can cost between 100-120 euros if not pre-booked.

For a cheaper option, check-in with us ahead of time and book an airport transfer. Our partner transfer company can book you a minibus for anytime of the day and will cost you around €70 one-way. It’s a much more economical trip, especially if you have a lot of luggage, prams, or sports equipment. What’s more, our partner transfer company will know your property and drop you off right outside your holiday home.

Renting a car at Málaga Airport

For complete freedom, you may be considering renting a car whilst on your holiday. This is a great option and can often work out very cost effective if you book with the right company. The main car hire companies that can be found located within the airport are Avis & Budget, Six, Europcar, Record & Go, Goldcar, Hertz & Firefly. There are also a number of other car rental companies located off site, which may be even cheaper than those within the terminal. It is essential that you book your car hire in advance of your arrival directly with one of these companies. Once you land and collect your luggage, you will either be able to locate your car rental company’s desk in the terminal building, or if you have chosen an offsite company, they will arrange a shuttle bus to take you to their office. Remember, if you are going to rent a car while you visit Nerja, make sure to bring your driving license and check if there are any further legal requirements depending on the country you are travelling from.

We hope this guide to getting to Nerja has helped you better plan your arrival. If you arrive before check-in and need to store your luggage or collect your keys, please feel free to contact us here at Teamstar and we will be glad to help with this, and with any further queries you may have regarding your airport transfer. Just give us a call (+34) 951 127 235 or email us at