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reliable and cheap taxi to nerja from Malaga Airport

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reliable and cheap taxi to nerja from Malaga Airport

Can anyone recommend a reliable and cheap transfer for 4 people from the airport to the parador area of Nerja at the end of July.Have shopped around on line and it seems 130 Euros is the cheapest!.

Erith, Kent
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1. Re: reliable and cheap taxi to nerja from Malaga Airport

You will find a lot of recommendations on here for Travel Republic. Have a look at them and you will probably find they are more reasonable than a taxi, although in high season their prices are likely to be a bit higher than they are now as it depends on how many people use them.

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2. Re: reliable and cheap taxi to nerja from Malaga Airport

If 130e is a return price then yes it's good. A taxi booked from Nerja is usually 69 or 70 euros each way.

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3. Re: reliable and cheap taxi to nerja from Malaga Airport

<the service is now showing as a shuttle bus (it said 'shuttle transfer' before, so, as predicted, it looks like the days of cheap taxis are gone and everyone shoved onto a bus). >

Not at all. The "shuttle" service could always have been a car or a bus - it just so happens that (for us) it has always been a car. An exceptionally nice car too ;)

It stands to reason that with the holiday season approaching more bookings = more people = more economical to use a larger vehicle to transport those extra people cost effectively?

They are, after all, a business? They have never implied that their shuttle service was a cheap taxi.

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Then that's their prerogative - no?

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5. Re: reliable and cheap taxi to nerja from Malaga Airport

TR are obviously in the shuttle business to make money so it makes sense to opt for a shuttle bus service. For those people who don't mind sharing it will be fine but I guess there may be some who won't want to share with lots of people with multiple drop offs that add to the time on the bus.

Personally, we always hire a car when on the coast as we do like to get around to places and sometimes hiring a car is cheaper than getting return transfers to and from the airport if you are more than and hour from the airport (mind you we do like getting the train to Malaga City from Fuengirola so don't use the car all the time).

I suppose in times of austerity the transfer companies need to consolidate their trips and if its cheaper to fill a shuttle bus than to use several cars over a period of time during the day, then that's what they need to do.

Hopefully there will be some good deals around but I think people may need to search more for them!

Edited: 22 April 2012, 16:35
Ian
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CJ agree that with costs getting to the level of 150 euro's for a family of 4, a car hire at the end of july comes out at the moment at 140 euro's for 7 days, assuming you can get full out/full back petrol for the 100km say 15 euro's, hiring car and just using it to get too and from the airport makes sense. Obviously it then can be used if required. Has to one of the easiest journeys from the airport nowadays since the A7/E15 motorway opened, virtually motorway all the way.

Will then help in touring the area, Granada only 71 km away again only 20 euro's of petrol to get there and back a lot cheaper than the cost of 4 on the bus

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7. Re: reliable and cheap taxi to nerja from Malaga Airport

"Cheap" and "reliable" are often mutually exclusive. If a service is cheap, there is usually a reason for that, and that may include unreliable.

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8. Re: reliable and cheap taxi to nerja from Malaga Airport

I agree the car hire looks cheap when looking at the cost of transfers but you do have to factor in the cost of parking which we were quoted 10 euros a day.

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9. Re: reliable and cheap taxi to nerja from Malaga Airport

There are plenty of places to park at no cost, appreciate these may not be on the door step of your hotel. Cant ever remember paying for parking in Nerja even on busy days like the 15th may. appreciate I know the place well.

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10. Re: reliable and cheap taxi to nerja from Malaga Airport

Do not be tempted by word of mouth ´taxi services´ offered in some bars. These are totally illegal and you would not be insured in the event of an accident.

Edited: 25 April 2012, 12:18