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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Malaga Maria Zambrano Ave
  2. Take the bus from Malaga to Nerja L-514

58€ - 107€

Cheapest option

Bus via Málaga  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Méndez Álvaro to Málaga N1158 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Malaga to Nerja L-514

26€ - 54€

5 alternative options

Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Nerja

40€ - 60€

Drive  •  5h 9m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Nerja 510.7 km

55€ - 80€

Fly to Malaga, bus  •  5h 58m

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

43€ - 282€

Fly to Granada, bus  •  6h 56m

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

59€ - 257€

Fly to Almeria, bus  •  7h 13m

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

81€ - 246€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Nerja is to bus via Málaga which costs 26€ - 55€ and takes 7h 58m.

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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 23m.

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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 510.7 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 23m and costs 55€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m 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 10m.

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Nerja.
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  • Distance: 407.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 23m

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 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
Flights from Madrid to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 330€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
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 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Málaga to Nerja
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Schedules at
malaga.avanzagrupo.com
Bus from Almería to Nerja
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Schedules at
malaga.avanzagrupo.com
Interbus
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Madrid Méndez Álvaro to Málaga
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 45€
Schedules at
interbus.es
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, Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Nerja is 511 km. It takes approximately 5h 9m to drive from Madrid to Nerja.

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

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There are 2938+ hotels available in Nerja. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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