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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Nerja by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malaga Ave
  2. Take the bus from Malaga to Nerja

$138 - $192

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Fly to Malaga, bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Malaga (AGP) BCN - AGP
  2. Take the bus from Malaga to Nerja

$50 - $236

5 alternative options

Bus  •  16 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Malaga
  2. Take the bus from Malaga to Nerja

$73 - $112

Bus via Granada  •  18 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Granada
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Nerja

$72 - $111

Drive  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Nerja 586.2 miles

$110 - $160

Fly to Granada, bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Granada (GRX) BCN - GRX
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Nerja

$69 - $240

Fly to Almeria, bus  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Almeria (LEI) BCN - LEI
  2. Take the bus from Almeria to Nerja

$91 - $354

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Nerja is to bus which costs 60€ - 100€ and takes 18 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Nerja is to fly and bus which costs 40€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Nerja. However, there are services departing from Barcelona/Sants and arriving at Nerja via Malaga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 55 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Nerja is 733 km. The road distance is 937.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Nerja without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h and costs 120€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 8 h to get from Barcelona to Nerja, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Nerja bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona/Sants station.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Barcelona to Nerja bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Nerja station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Nerja is 938 km. It takes approximately 9 h 4 min to drive from Barcelona to Nerja.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Nerja.
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  • Distance: 458.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Nerja, Spain?

You can take a bus from Barcelona to Nerja via Malaga in around 16 h 55 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Malaga to Nerja
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona/Sants to Malaga
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to Granada
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Nerja
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Almeria to Nerja
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
alsa.com

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Ryanair, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Malaga Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Nerja bus tickets online with ALSA and ALSA.

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There are 1701+ hotels available in Nerja. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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