direct to Granada Airport
Check out cheap
international flights direct to Granada airport on this page.
There are now international flights to Granada from about 6 locations.
There are many more flights to Malaga so many people fly to Malaga and
then get a bus or hire a car. See info below
On arrival, it is best to get a taxi from the airport to the city
center (12 km), that costs about 25 euros. There is also a bus service
which takes you to the centre of Granada.
For domestic flights within Spain use the iberia web site click here
For cheap international flights click here
Malaga is the nearest
international airport to Granada and there are plenty of flights. It
takes about 90 minutes from Malaga to Granada by road. For cheap
international flights to Malaga click
Getting from Malaga by bus
First you get a bus or taxi from the airport to Malaga bus station.
There is a bus every hour from 7am until 9 pm (except 8pm). The price
is about 9 euros. It takes 1 and a half hours.
Granada bus station is just outside of town, so you will have to get a
taxi or a bus into the centre. To buy tickets online visit Continental-auto.
You can check times and prices and even choose your seats. The problem
with flying to Malaga is that if your plane is late it is difficult to
get to Granada after 9pm. In this case you will have to get a hotel in
Malaga or club together with 4 people and get a taxi, about 100 Euros
Getting from Malaga in a hire Car
Most companies have pick-up and drop-off points both at Granada airport
and in the centre of Granada. A good web page for car hire is amigo autos.
to Granada by Train
The train station is fairly
central and is in Avenida de Andaluces off Avenida de la
constitución. The phone number is 958 271272. Granada is not
on a high speed line. Granada train station is the only place in
Granada which has left luggage lockers.
The talgo takes about 5 and a half hours from Madrid. Seville is 4
hours by train. Most people choose the bus rather than the train when
coming from Malaga or Almeria. RENFE
has a good web site giving full information about trains in Spain in
to Granada by Bus
The main bus company in
Andalucía is Alsina Graells. You cannot buy tickets online
form their webpage. To do so visit Continental-auto.
You can check times and prices and even choose your seats. The bus
station is slightly out of town and you will need to get a taxi to get
to the centre.
Coming from Madrid you need to go to "Estación del sur". The
nearest tube station to "Estación del sur" is
“Méndez Alvaro”. The buses go about
every hour and if there is a busy day they put on more buses. Go to the
bus station and get on the next available bus. Try Enatcar window. It
takes about 5 hours from Madrid to Granada and costs around 13 euros.
See above in "getting from Malaga".
Getting taxis within Granada
If you phone for a taxi within Granada it rarely takes longer than 10
minutes for them to arrive. Just go to a taxi rank or phone +34 958
280654. There are taxi ranks in front of the bus and train stations,
and almost everywhere.
The Spanish road network
has improved a lot in the last 20 years and there are good roads to all
other Spanish cities. It takes about 5 hours from Madrid, 11 hours from
Barcelona, 90 minutes from Malaga.
There are some notes for car drivers, distances etc, on this
A good web page for car hire is amigo autos.
Here are some links to buy maps:
here if you live in Europe.
here if you live in the US.
from Granada to Sierra Nevada
Viajes Bonal, departs daily at 9.00h. from Palacio de Congresos
building, Granada. Return from Sierra Nevada daily at 17.00h.
Tele Taxi Granada, Tel. +34 958 280654 or Radio Taxi Granada Tel. +34
within Sierra Nevada
Chairlift is available to:
Parador 1, Parador 2. Taxis available from rank in centre of village.
Tel.+34 958 480185. A train trolley service also offers transportation
throughout the village.