Getting Around Nerja

Beachlife Nerja © Michelle Chaplow
You may never want to leave the beach, but if you do, a guide to getting around in Nerja

As with any popular holiday destination, transport in and out of Nerja is abundant, and easy. On this page you will find information on the best ways to see Nerja, and its surrounding areas.


Walking is possibly the best way to see the sites of Nerja, and of course it is free! Walking allows you to take whichever route you want with as many stops as you please, allowing you to view only the things you really want to see and spend as long as you wish doing so. Especially the Old Town, as streets are narrow and sloping so you cannot pass with cars, and maneuvering a bicycle can be difficult. Walking also means allows you to stop off at as many bars and cafés as you like along the way!

Horse and Carriage

Another popular and traditional way to travel around Nerja is by horse and carriage. This is a unique and relaxing way to travel around the town.You can find horse and cariagesin the Plaza de Los Cangregos; they can take you on a tour of the town. A trip costs 30 Euros (but prices can vary). They are a lovely eco-friendly way to travel (the horses are well cared for) and are a romantic way to spend an evening if you are having a romantic gettaway. As a bonus that they can take you where cars cannot.


There are many taxi ranks scattered throughout Nerja, and if you are not near to one of these, you can hail a passing taxi from the road, they are happy to stop and pick you up. However in the old town cabs pass less frequently so you can call one on 952 520 537. Travelling in Taxi's can be expensive, but if you're going a short distance it can save time and energy. Be aware though that in Spain, Saturdays are charged at the same rate as holiday taxi fares, so they will cost you more. Taxi fares also increase after 22:00 on week days and 21:00 Friday - Sunday.

If you are taking a taxi to the airport then it is better to book in advance, or arrange to travel with an airport transfer company, to get the best prices.

Car hire

More visitors rent cars in Spain than any other European country and a hefty percentage of these are in Andaluci­a. Car rental in Spain is the cheapest in Europe due to the strong competition andin Marbella car rental is no exception. With Malaga as the unofficial capital of the Costa del Sol it is relatively easy to hire a car there - this is recommended if you are flying to Málaga Airport. The main places to hire cars from if you are staying in Nerja is Málaga Airport, they offer a wider variety of choice and prices from a variety of companies, you can find the cheapest ones by searching on our car hire pages.

However there are car hire offices located in Nerja itself, so there is also the opportunity to hire a car whilst in Nerja, in case you wish to take some trips around the rest of Malaga province, or Andalucia.


© Michelle Chaplow Local bus services take you to the caves
Local bus services take you to the caves


Nerja has local bus services to connect you to surrounding area:

Alsa bus company have about 40 services a day to both Malaga City bus stations; The 'Muelle de Heredia Malaga Port Bus Station' and the 'Main Paseo de los Tilos Malaga bus station'. More details here. So buses are direct to Malaga others call at Torrox, El Marche, Lagos, Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa, La Caleta, Torre del Mar and El Palo. Cost is 5.20€ single.

Alsa bus company also have frequent services eastwards to Maro, La Herradura and Almunecar and Salobreña. Longer distant services run to Mortil, Adra, El Ejido, Almería.

Alsa bus company also has about five services to Granada calling at Maro, La Herradura and Almuñecar, Salobreña, Motril, Granada's Nevada shopping centre and Granada Bus Station. Cost 12.37€. There are also a couple of slower services stopping at villages on the climb up to Granada.

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Grupo Fajado bus company runs about nine bus a day. Timetable from Nerja to Frigiliana

Nerja Bus stop

The Bus Station is actually a layby and a small ticket kiosk by the side of the road. It is located on the N-340 at the North East end of town, close to Plaza Cantarero (known locally as Orange Square). It is about a ten to fifteen minute walk from the bus station to the centre of town.