Flights to GRANADA airport
There are now direct flights from London Gatwick to Granada airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday with VUELING and IBERIA.
Cheaper flights are available to Malaga and because it is so easy to get from Malaga to Granada (see this page for more information), it is better to fly there and travel by bus (or train or taxi) to Granada.
The two companies which currently fly to Granada Airport from within Spain are VUELING (Granada-Barcelona) and IBERIA (Granada-Madrid).
2 websites for comparing flights and for finding the best combinations between two destinations is SKYSCANNER or Cheapoair
Granada airport info:
The airport is located about 17 km outside the city of Granada. The airport code is GRX. It takes about 30 minutes by road from the center of Granada. See this page for more information
In a transfer someone comes to the airport to pick you up and meets you when you come off the plane and then takes you to your accommodation. There are two methods we recommend. 1. For a five euro arrangement fee Sarah from Granadainfo will organise any taxi journey for you. An airport pickup would cost 25 euros to most places in the centre of Granada you can even get a 7 seater. You can be picked up by a regular official Granada taxi. Click here . - 2. We haven't tried it but this company offer Airport transfers to hotels with private chauffer 35 euros (max 3 people per car) Click here
There is a frequent airport bus service and the buses tie in with the arrivals. The bus costs 3 euros and there are several stops in the centre of Granada. The most central stop is the stop on the Gran Vía next to the Cathedral. If you are going to Plaza Nueva, it's a good idea to get off at this stop.
Click to see a map with the bus stops
Click for more information about stops and times
Click for a map of the centre of Granada
If you don't want to walk through the streets with your luggage you can get a taxi which costs approx 30 euros. There is supposedly a fixed taxi fare for taxis from the airport to the city centre (26-28€ for the centre of Granada, and 30-32€ for the Albaicín) so it's a good idea to ask how much it will cost before getting in the taxi. The taxi driver should not use the taximeter. This page has more advice about getting taxis from the airport. This taxi booking service charges 5 euros to book you a taxi to or from Granada airport for 30 euros.
Internal flights within Spain:
Cheap airlines such as vueling have driven the prices down so there are now many bargain flights to other Spanish cities such as Barcelona and Madrid. A good site to search for them is SKYSCANNER.
(Tip: When there is a flight from outside Spain with a connecting flight from Madrid/Barcelona to Granada they invariably don't coordinate the luggage properly and it has to be delivered to you the next day. So put some extra underwear and essentials in your hand luggage.)
Flights to MALAGA airport
Malaga airport is 125km from Granada. It takes 1hour 30 minutes to drive from Malaga to Granada. The best way to get to Granada is by public transport. There are now several direct buses from Malaga airport to Granada bus station each day. The journey takes 2 hours 15/30 minutes and a one-way ticket costs 11.43€/13.72€.
If you arrive at another time, it is faster to catch a bus from Málaga airport to Málaga bus station and then catch a bus to Granada.
There are buses to Málaga bus station every 30 minutes and the journey takes 30 minutes. It is neccessary to buy your ticket before boarding the bus from the ticket office directly outside the arrivals hall. The price of a single ticket is 3€.
There are buses to Granada every hour. The journey takes about 2 hours and costs 10.87€. It is difficult to get to Granada after 21:00. A taxi from Málaga to Granada costs around 140 euros.
MÁLAGA (AIRPORT) - GRANADA (BUS STATION): 08:30, 10:45, 11:00, 11:30, 16:00, 18:30 and 20:45
GRANADA (BUS STATION) - MÁLAGA (AIRPORT): 07:00, 08:00, 9:00, 10:15, 13:15 and 18:30
MÁLAGA (BUS STATION) - MÁLAGA (AIRPORT): 07:00 - 24:00 (EVERY 30 MINUTES)
MÁLAGA (AIRPORT) - MÁLAGA (BUS STATION): 06:25 - 23:30 (EVERY 30 MINUTES)
MÁLAGA (BUS STATION) - GRANADA (BUS STATION):
07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:15, 11:30, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 18:30, 19:00, 20:00, 21:15, 21:30
GRANADA (BUS STATION) - MÁLAGA (BUS STATION):
07:00, 08:00, 08:25, 09:00, 10:15, 11:00, 12:00, 13:15, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00
When you come out of arrivals, go straight on and you will come to the bus stop
Links: You can now book bus tickets online on this page: buy bus tickets online
Links: Here is a list of hire car companies - most companies have pick up and drop off points in the centre of Granada and Granada airport.
Cheap flights from UK to Malaga
Ryanair - Cheap flights from several UK airports
British Airways - Regular scheduled flights from major British airports
easyJet - flying from Bristol, east Midlands, Liverpool, Gatwick, Luton, Stanstead and Newcastle
Monarch - flying from Luton, Gatwick or Manchester and Birmingham
Jet2 - flying from Leeds and Bradford
flybe -flying from Malaga from Southampton and Exeter to Malaga
Cheap flights from Ireland to Malaga
Budget Travel - flying from Dublin, Shannon and Cork
Flyaway Tours - flying from Dublin, Shannon and Cork
Ryanair - flying from Dublin
Aer Lingus - Scheduled flights from Irish airports
IBERIA - flying from Dublin
British Airways - Scheduled flights from Dublin and Cork
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To see more basic information about Granada (Spain) click here.
If you want to find somewhere to stay in Granada click here.