One way of getting to Nerja or Torrox would be, renting a car. There are many companies around the airport of Malaga one of which is malagacar.com, who has a collection service from Malaga Airport. The advantages of this is that you donīt have to stand in long queues at the airport, when you land an employee meets you at the arrivals hall to bring you to your car. The contract is prepared and the car is waiting! You do have to book in advance on their website with a correct flight number so the staff knows when you will be arriving.
How can I book a car?
Calaceite works with its partner company MalagaCar , a respectable car rental company at Malaga airport. Here below you will find the current prices and a reservation system that adapts to your travel dates. After you click on Continue you can book the relevant car. The good thing about booking with MalagaCar is that you donīt have to give them your credit card details until you arrive and the insurance is in the price.
We advise you to book early during the top season (June-July-August) or you may find that there are no cars available.
All the car rental companies offer different groups of cars, mostly identified by letters, staring the Group "A" as the smallest and cheapest car.
If you are travelling as a couple, a Group "A" car is more the adequate. Examples of Class "A" cars are the Ford Ka, etc.
For 3 or 4 passengers it would be recommendable to rent a 5 door car, normally a group "C1" i.e.: Seat Ibiza, VW Polo, etc.
Then again for 5 passengers it would be advisable to rent a slightly larger car to accommodate for all the suitcases such as a Group "F" that offers cars like the: Ford Mondeo, Chevrolet Cruze, also very much sought after by business people travelling.
If you need more room for luggage or for your Golf bags there are other car groups that offer larger boots such as the E groups with cars like the Renault Scenic, Ford C-max, Seat Altea etc.
At Malaga Airport you can find companies that offer luxury cars and 7 seater and 9 seater cars. For more information have a look on the Malaga Car website where they offer very competitive prices and a large selection of new cars.
Some companies rent out the cars with insurance and some with a basic insurance, in any case, the best thing to do is to ask about the insurance before booking. Find out if the insurance is included in the price. Often you will be offered the possibility to take out an extra insurance to cover the loss of keys, tires and windows.
Normally you have one driver insured in the agreement, if you are travelling with more drivers you will have to show the drivers licenses of the additional drivers to have them included in the agreement. Companies like Malaga Car, have an additional driver included in the rental price but some companies charge you extra.
You also have the option to rent things like a GPS System, baby seats, booster seats, etc. These are extras that are advisable to book when you book your car online.
In general the companies that have offices in the Airport are more expensive than the companies with offices near Malaga Airport. The reason for this is that there is less competition in the airport and there are always clients arriving without a booking that are willing to book at whatever price. The companies close by have to compete with all the others around them and they lower their prices on the internet to attract clients that book in advance. The collect their clients with a shuttle bus at the time of their arrival and take them to their offices, nearly always around 2 minutes from the airport. Here you will receive your contract and car that are both ready prepared and waiting for you to avoid waiting and to ensure you that you can start your holiday as quickly as possible.
Visit our online travel guide with tourist information about the Torrox and Nerja areas.