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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 34m

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

$82 - $115

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Bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Nerja

$35 - $60

5 alternative options

Bus Interbus  •  9h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Méndez Álvaro to Málaga
  2. Take the bus from Malaga to Nerja

$44 - $87

Drive  •  5h 8m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Nerja 319.1 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Malaga, bus  •  5h 9m

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

$55 - $272

Fly to Granada, bus  •  6h 48m

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

$89 - $326

Fly to Almeria, bus  •  7h 46m

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

$106 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Nerja is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 7h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Nerja is to train and bus which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 4h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Nerja. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 30m.

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The distance between Madrid and Nerja is 408 km. The road distance is 510.5 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 34m and costs 70€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 4h 34m to get from Madrid to Nerja, including transfers.

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Madrid to Nerja bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid 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 511 km. It takes approximately 5h 8m to drive from Madrid to Nerja.

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  • Distance: 254.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 34m

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

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Nerja twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 7h 30m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Tangier
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
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
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Nerja
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Nerja
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Almeria to Nerja
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Interbus
Phone
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
$24 - $55
Schedules at
interbus.es

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Vueling Airlines, Air Arabia Maroc, Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Malaga Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Nerja bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 1864+ hotels available in Nerja. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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