Whenever possible we recommend using public transport or sharing cars.
Granada is well connected by road, rail and air allowing easy access to the city centre: by bus, taxi, car, coach, train and plane. Besides, the airport is only 20kms from Granada.
Getting from the airport
There will be a special bus service to take visitors from the airport to Granada. This bus will go to the Congress Centre (Palacio de Congresos) with other stops, including the city centre.
The ticketfare is only 3 euros. More information on the following link: https://www.alsa.es/en/our-destinations/airports
You can also travel to Granada by taxi. The fare for a taxi from Granada Airport to Granada city should cost between 25 and 35 euro. (If you go by taxi from Malaga Airport the fare will be approximately 180 euro.) Information about taxi companies and phones number is available at the following link: http://www.movilidadgranada.com/bus_index.php
Please note that we advise you to ask about the fare before getting into a taxi to avoid extra costs, especially if you are not Spanish.
Arriving by air
There are flights between Granada airport and other Spanish cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Valencia, but there are few international flights.
The nearest international airport is Malaga Airport. There are coaches from Malaga to Granada every one or two hours, and the journey takes around 1h30’-1h45’. We recommend the ALSA Supra coaches as they are faster, more comfortable and a snack is provided.
You can buy a ticket at www.aena.es. The ticket costs between 7 and 14 euros (buying onlinemay cost 2-3 euros more because of commission). The last bus to Granada is at 21:30 so if your flight arrives later than that then you will have to spend the night in a hotel in Malaga or take a taxi to Granada (the taxi fare would be approximately 170 euros or more).
Arriving by coach
Granada is well connected by bus with Madrid, all the major cities of Andalusia and most cities on the Mediterranean coast. There are also daily regional buses to the villages located near Granada. More information on city buses and intercity coaches.
Travelling from Madrid (South Bus Station) to Granada Bus Station takes 5 hours by coach with Alsa and the ticket costs between 12 and 20 euros. This trip is shorter than going by train and the ticket price is almost 4 times cheaper.
You can buy the tickets at the following link: https://www.alsa.es/en/our-destinations/airports
Arriving by train
The main connections are with Madrid, Barcelona and Seville. Furthermore, visitors have different combinations for travelling to Granada from any Spanish city.
Granada has no high-speed trains, but has long distance lines, including:
Madrid- Granada. There are 2 trains daily: one in the morning and one in the evening. The journey takes 4h30’and costs around 62 euros.
Barcelona - Granada: again 2 train daily: one in the morning and one in the evening. The journey takes almost 12 hours and costs between 30 and 80 euros.
Sevilla-Granada: 4 trains daily and the journey take3 hoursand costs between 5 and 30 euros.
It is possible to travel with the high-speed train (AVE) from Madrid as far as Antequera and then on by coach. The AVE does not go to Granada but the service offered is as follows: AVE from Madrid to Antequera where a coach will then take you on to Granada. Antequerais approximately an hour and a half away from Granada.
For your return, the same option is available: you may also take the bus to Antequera station and then travel by AVE.
More information at the following link: http://www.lovegranada.com/transport/granada-trains/
Arriving at the Bus Station
It is easy to get from the bus station to anywhere in Granada using the city bus service.
Buses N4, SN1, SN2 and SN5 connect the bus station with the city centre and takes approximately 25 minutes. Information about bus stops of these lines is indicated in the buses.
More information at the following link: http://www.movilidadgranada.com/bus_index.php
Arriving by car
Granada Airport: From the airport you can go to Granada directly driving along the A- 92 highway. Granada airport is 17 kilometres from the city and it takes around 10 to 15 minutes if you take the North exit and 5 minutes more if you take the South exit (A44 / E902 highway).
Almería-Granada: drive along the coast to Motril and take the N-323 road or drive towardsGuadixon the A-92 motorway and then take the N-324 road.
Cordoba-Granada: N-432, Espejo, Baena, Alcaudete and Alcalá la Real.
You can rent a car in Granada or at the airport.
Madrid-Granada: it is easy to get to Granada from Madrid by road. Take the A4/E5 highway and then drive to the A44 / E902 highway. It takes 4-5 hours by car. The Costa del Sol and Granada are connected by the A44 / E902 highway and it takes 50 minutes to Salobreña.
Arriving by taxi
You can also take a taxi at the taxi ranks located in both bus and train stations.
The taxi can take you to any part of Granada and should not cost more than about 10 euros, depending on the traffic.
Always check the taximeter to see how much it will cost. More information at the following link: