Travel & Accommodations

Traveling To Granada

The Airport of Granada is 14 minutes from the city center, and Málaga, the third busiest airport in Spain, is one hour from Granada. These airports serve with several daily low cost and regular flights from and to Madrid and Barcelona as well as all major national and international destinations.

Flying directly to Granada

The Granada airport is located 16 kilometers from Granada city (approximately 14 minutes). Granada Airport offers a wide variety of facilities, tourist information, assistance with luggage, coffee bar, car rentals, bus service to Granada, and taxis.

On arrival it is best to get a taxi from the airport so that you can get to your accommodation without walking through the streets with your luggage. Taxi stops are at the arrivals area of the airport.

At the arrivals area of the airport, there is a direct bus line from the airport to the city center. Bus stops are: Airport – Bus station - La Caleta - Avenida de la Constitución – Gran Vía – Palacio de Congresos.  The trip takes about 40 minutes.

Flying directly to Málaga

In order to reach Granada, we strongly recommend you to fly directly to Málaga. Málaga – Costal del sol Airport has more than 70 international destinations from all over the world in addition to its national connections. Málaga is the nearest international airport and is only 90 minutes from Granada by road.  Flying to Málaga is really the best option to easily reach Granada.

There are also four options to reach Granada from Málaga:

Getting from Málaga Airport by bus:

You can get a bus from the Málaga airport to Granada bus station. It leaves every day at 11:30 and at 18:30. It takes two and a half hours because it has several stops. To buy tickets online visit, www.alsa.es.

Getting from Málaga in a Hire car:

Most companies have pick-up and drop-off points both at the Granada airport and in the center of Granada.

Getting from Málaga Airport in a taxi:

Another good option to get to Granada is sharing a taxi. You can go to the taxi rank at the airport, talk to the taxi drivers, and you can try to get a better price. It takes around one and a half hours.

Getting to Granada by high speed train:

The train station is fairly central and is in Avenida de Andaluces off Avenida de la constitución.

Alvia trains take four and a half hours from Madrid Atocha Rail Station, three hours from Seville, one hour and 30 minutes from Antequera.

There are also ten high speed trains per day from Madrid to Malaga or Antequera, which lasts two hours and 30 minutes. Two high speed trains per day also are available from Barcelona to Malaga or Antequera, and takes around five hours and 30 minutes. Once in Antequera, you can reach Granada by train or bus. If you arrive at the Malaga train station, you have four options to reach Granada (see Flying directly to Malaga)

Getting to Granada by bus

There are many buses each day to and from the other large Spanish cities and international main cities. 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 or a bus to get to the center.

Getting to Granada From Madrid

If you are coming from Madrid you will 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, for example, before or after a fiesta, they put on more buses according to demand. The usual thing (if you haven't bought tickets in advance) is just to go to the bus station and get on the next available bus. You would be unlucky if you have to wait longer than two hours for a bus. It takes about five hours from Madrid to Granada.

Driving to Granada

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 five hours from Madrid, 11 hours from Barcelona, 90 minutes from Málaga.