Getting There in GranadaEdit This
Granada airport is about 12km from the city center. It’s not an international airport, so if you want to fly here, you can transfer at either Madrid or Barcelona. Malaga also has an international airport, but from there Granada is best reached by bus. Recently, some low-cost-carriers have started flights to Granada from Western EU countries (London, Liverpool, Milano, Frankfurt...)
Flights between Grenada and Madrid take about 45 minutes, but you have to schedule in check time and waiting time too, if you’re not on a scheduled transfer. Try to get a connecting flight. There are not that many flights to Granada. Local operators are: Iberia (Plaza Isabel La Catolica 2), Air Europa (Calle de las Recogidas 2), Spanair, Ryanair, Vueling airlines... all of which have flights on a regular basis. Best use the web to check schedules and prices.
To get from the airport to town you can use a special bus service or a taxi.
Granada can be reached by train, though it's not along any international track. You have to use a local connection. It's about five and a half hours from Madrid. Best is to take the night train, for it saves you a long journey in the hot climate. The view of the desolate farming area of central Spain is impressive, but five ours is really a lot of it. From Barcelona or Valencia there’s one train daily.
The station is on walking distance (ca.1.5 km) from the center, on Avenida de Andaluces. If you're new here, maybe it’s best to take a cab.
The bus station is on the Carretera de Jaén about 3 km north west of the centre, just past the "Al Campo" supermarket. There are connections to most mayor cities in the area. Prices may vary from different companies and destinations. Best thing to do is just check what’s actually available on the day you want to leave. You may have to wait some hours, but there’s a large air-conditioned cafeteria to kill your time and also you can deposit your luggage in a locker. There’s a regularly connection to Seville and Cordoba about nine times a day, and fourteen times to Malaga.
Granada is easilly reached by car. There are several routes you can take. Car rental is not really cheap though.
December 28, 2005 change by giorgio
Personal tours from 1 or more days for singles or small groups up to 8 people. You can tailor-make your trip inland with a multilingual driver. Your driver picks you up at the pre-arranged time wherever you are staying in Andalucia. You decide where you want to go, what you would like to see and how much time you would like to spend.