Granada is well connected by road with all main Spanish cities, and by train with most national and international capital cities. Its airport is only 20 minutes drive to the Conference & Exhibition Centre (Parque de las Ciencias) and has daily flights to and from Madrid, Barcelona and London.
Flying directly to Granada
There are flights to Granada Airport from Madrid, Barcelona and London. To contact Granada Airport: Telf +34 958245223 – www.aena.es.
Granada airport is 12km from the city centre. On arrival the best way to reach the centre is taking a taxi. The taxi costs around 28 €.
There is as well a bus service which takes you to the centre of Granada. The bus times tie in with all the flights. The ticket costs around 3 € and you can buy it directly on the bus. The last bus stop is the Palacio de Congresos.
Flying to Málaga
Málaga is the nearest big international airport to Granada (just 130 km) and there are plenty of flights (more than 70 international destinations). It takes around 90 minutes to get from Málaga to Granada by road.
To contact Málaga Airport: Telf +34 913211000 – www.aena.es
Getting from Málaga by bus
There are six daily buses that connect Málaga airport to Granada bus station, with a brief stop at Málaga bus station. The ticket costs between 11 and 14 €.
If your flight arrives at a different time, you can take a bus or a taxi to Málaga bus station (Estación de Autobuses) and catch one of the buses to Granada that run approx. every hour from 7:00 until 22:00. The price is around 10 € and it takes 1 hour and a half. The bus that connects Málaga airport with Málaga bus station is Line A. The single fare is 2 € and you can buy the ticket on the bus. The journey takes about 20 minutes. The bus stop is on the arrivals forecourt of Terminal 3 and the buses run every 30 minutes from 7:00 to 24:00. Note that bus connections between Málaga a Granada stop at 22:00.
To buy bus tickets both from Málaga airport and from Málaga bus station to Granada online on www.alsa.es. You can check times and prices, and even choose your seats. A taxi from Málaga to Granada costs around 160 €.
FLYING TO MADRID
Madrid is 420 km. away from Granada. Barajas International Airport is placed in the surrounding area of Madrid, but there are good connections by bus, underground and taxi.
Getting from Madrid by bus
If you are arriving to Barajas Airport, you have to go to the bus station (Estación Sur, Mendez Alvaro). You can reach the station by underground (the bus station stop is Mendez Alvaro). There are buses available to Granada every hour approx. Among those, there are several V.I.P. (Premium) non stop buses giving a high quality service, comfort and faster trip. Again, you can see the timetables, check the prices (19-43 € one way), buy the tickets and even chose your seats on www.alsa.es.
Granada bus station is slightly out of town and you will need to get a taxi or a bus to get to the centre.
Getting from Madrid by train
The train station is located right in the center of Granada and the trip takes around 4 hours (60-100€ return ticket). You can visit: www.renfe.es to see train timetables and prices.
If you are arriving to Barajas Airport, you can reach the train station in Madrid (Atocha station) by commuter train. Information can be found in https://www.metromadrid.es/en/
Please, notice that due to works on the railroad tracks, the last part of the trip (Antequera-Granada, ~80min) is currently being served by bus (included in the train ticket).
Getting to Granada by car
It takes about 4 hours to drive to Granada from Madrid airport, 90 minutes from Málaga airport and 8 hours from Barcelona.
Most companies have pick-up and drop-off points both at Granada airport and in the centre of Granada. Average prices are around 36 € for the economic option, 52 € for the standard option and 116 € for the executive option.
However, you won’t need a car in Granada unless you are planing to travel around.