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

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Train, bus  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Malaga Maria Zambrano Ave
  2. Take the bus from Malaga to Nerja

59€ - 107€

Cheapest option

Bus via Granada  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Granada N1158
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Nerja

31€ - 40€

5 alternative options

Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Nerja

40€ - 60€

Drive  •  5h 7m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Nerja 510 km

45€ - 75€

Fly to Malaga, bus  •  5h 36m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Malaga (AGP) MAD - AGP
  2. Take the bus from Malaga to Nerja

43€ - 132€

Fly to Granada, bus  •  7h 1m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Granada (GRX) MAD - GRX
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Nerja

56€ - 227€

Fly to Almeria, bus  •  7h 59m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Almeria (LEI) MAD - LEI
  2. Take the bus from Almeria to Nerja

71€ - 181€

Madrid → Nerja
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Nerja is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Nerja is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Nerja is 1.5 metres.

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The most affordable way to get from Madrid to Nerja is to bus via Granada, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 8h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Nerja is to train and bus which costs 55€ - 110€ and takes 4h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at Nerja. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h.

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The distance between Madrid and Nerja is 408 km. The road distance is 510 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Nerja without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h 48m and costs 55€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Madrid to Nerja, including transfers.

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Madrid to Nerja bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Nerja is 510 km. It takes approximately 5h 7m to drive from Madrid to Nerja.

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  • Distance: 407.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 48m

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

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Nerja once daily. Tickets cost 40€ - 60€ and the journey takes 7h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Flights from Madrid to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Flights from Madrid to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 160€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 110€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Malaga Maria Zambrano
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 100€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
50€ - 70€
Promo+
58€ - 63€
Flexible
75€ - 100€
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Nerja
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Nerja
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Almeria to Nerja
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Granada
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Malaga Airport.

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