Traveler’s Information for those Visiting Nerja
If you are setting foot in Nerja for the first time, we have some information that will help you get around easily and have an excellent time while here.
Even though Nerja doesn’t have a bus station complete with all the facilities you would expect of a modern bus station, you can still board a bus at Avenida Pescia. Here you will find lay-bys on both sides of the road and not too far on the northern side you will spot the ticket office.
If you are coming from Malaga Airport, take the A Express Bus at terminal 3. It runs at intervals of 30 minutes and operates between the airport and Malaga bus station. The short journey takes about 15 minutes. From the bus station, you can then board a bus to Nerja. Buses from Malaga to Nerja operate between 07:00 and 23:00 while those from Nerja to Malaga operate between 06:30 – 21:45.
Cash machines & ATMs
Nerja has cash machines spread out in every corner. However, at Balcon de Europa and Plaza Ermita is where you will find the majority of them. At Burriana beach, you can find one towards the end of the street behind the beach. It lies on the eastern side just next to Nerjamar estate agency. Other places you’ll find cash machines include at Calle Malaga, which sits on the opposite side of town, at Calle Antonio Fernandis, and Calle Antonio Million. BBVA and Deutsche Bank seem to be the banks with the best rates for international visitors.
Tourist information office
When not sure about your destination or you just have a few questions you want answers to regarding Nerja, this is the place you can walk into and the staffs will be happy to help you. The office is located between Plaza de Espana and Balcon de Europa in the Principal Town Hall. Its entrance is directly opposite the church of El Salvador. The same venue also hosts the Costa del Sol Axarquia information office where any questions you have about the entire Costa del Sol area will be answered.
Initially, parking wasn’t a big deal in Nerja but the gradual increase in tourist numbers during summer months makes parking a problem. Chances of finding space at the two municipal car parks in town are extremely low. Fortunately, there are a number of huge car parks set up to ease the problem. On the western and northern extreme end of the town, there are three free car parks and an additional non-free area named Los Huertos where you can park as well but at a small fee.
Nerja has numerous places where you can catch its many taxis. This includes both the bus station as well as the area adjacent to La Ermita de la Senora Nuestra de Angustias. The taxis are available during the larger part of the day but in the evening, most usually park next to Plaza Tutti. If you are coming from the airport, there are a number of transport companies that also offer taxi services. Pre-booking one is always recommended as it’s cheaper and convenient.