Granada: Practical Guide


1. How to get to Granada


Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport

Granada has the Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén airport (yes, it is also the Jaén airport… almost 100 km from this city) located about 20 km from the city.

We can get there in three ways:

Transfer service:


On bus line 245. the price is €3 each way and the last stop is the city’s congress palace. The schedules are a real gibberish since they are adapted to the few flights that the airport has. You can check the schedules on the official website of the Granada Transport Consortium.


We can take a taxi at the arrivals gate of the airport and its price is between €30 and €35.

Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport

Since Granada airport is small and has hardly any international flights, another “secondary” airport to fly to Granada from is Málaga-Costa del Sol International Airport. This is located 135 km from Granada and has some direct buses from the airport to the city of Granada.

The bus leaves from outside the arrivals floor, the price is €12.21 and the journey takes approximately 2 hours, to the Granada bus station.

More information on the Alsa website.


The Granada train station is located very close to the city center. It was inaugurated in 1874 and has Medium and Long Distance services, as well as High Speed.

After the arrival of High Speed to Granada, Renfe offers direct AVE connections with Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Malaga and Cordoba.

For schedules, prices and purchase of tickets, consult the Renfe website.


We can get to Granada by bus from almost anywhere in Spain and from some European countries. The bus station is located in the northern district of the city, about 3 km from the city center.

To get from the bus station to the center we can take bus lines 5, 21 and 33 next to the station exit. The ticket price is €1.40.

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2. Transport

Granada is a very small city with a network of narrow and complicated streets for motorized mobility. All tourist spots can be visited on foot without problems.


The city has a relatively good bus service. The price of the ordinary ticket is €1.40.

We can also buy transport wallet cards at kiosks and tobacconists, with which the price per journey drops to €0.82. These cards are really convenient, because they can be recharged on the bus itself, paying the driver directly.

The lines that we will use the most are surely the 33 that runs through the entire center of the city and the C30 that goes from the center to the Alhambra.

More information on the official website of Transportes Rober.


The Granada metro has a single line that crosses the city. It is quite useless as it does not reach any tourist spot. Maybe we can use it to go from the bus or train station to our hotel. The price of the ordinary ticket is €1.35 and with the wallet card, the same as for buses, €0.82.

More information on the official website of the Metropolitan of Granada.

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