Bus to/from train station
The city bus does not stop directly at the Granada train station. To get to the train station, catch a No. 4, 6, 9, or 11 bus on the Gran Via de Colon going west (away from the Plaza Isabel La Catolica towards the Jardines del Triunfo). Get off at the stop immediately after the one for the Jardines/Plaza del Triunfo and then cross the Avenida de la Constitucion and walk down Avenida de la Andalusi to the train station.
To get to the Plaza Nueva from the train station, walk straight ahead away from the train station up to Gran Via de Colon and catch a No. 4, 6, 7, 9, or 11 going toward the right (east) and get off at the stop for the Cathedral and continue walking to the east to Calle Reyes Catolicos (if you pass the Catholic Monarchs monument you've gone too far - see photo). Make a left and the Plaza Nueva will be about 200m up the street.
By Car: How far/how long...?
Granada is in Andalucia, south of Spain.
Driving distances to Granada from:
- Málaga: 127 kms.
- Sevilla: 252 kms.
- Madrid: 421 kms.
- Paris (France): 1688 kms.
- Roma/Rome (Italy): 2259 kms.
- Berlin (Germany): 2765 kms.
For more distances together with the time driving, check:
Around Granada. Bus
The best way to move to other places in Andalucia is the bus. Most of the cities and villages are linked by this transport. The Bus Station is a bit away from the city. Go by taxi or I think there are also buses thats take you there. It's cheap to travel by bus. Alsina Graells is the most important company there. The telephone (to consult timetables, prizes and other things: 958.151.020
Granada airport is about 17km west of the city. There is a bus service between the airport and the city centre which leaves approximately every 30 minutes. It stops at many places in the city including the train station and Gran Via de Colon, probably the most convenient stop. As of May 2006 it cost 3Euro for a single ticket.
Granada has a very small airport 12 kilometres far from the centre. It's a national airport so you'll only can go there from the most importants cities in Spain (Barcelona, Madrid..)
From the airport you can go to the city by bus (there are not many of them). If you want to consult the times the bus leaves (918.104.22.168) Tell the driver where you're getting off so he'll know and will tell you when you arrive. The prize is 3 euros.
From Granada to the airport buses leave from Gran Via (ask the driver a brochure with the timetables). In the airport you can rent a car.
Other way to get to Granada is by taxi.
Buses in Granada
there is no subway in granada, so if you need to get across town, the best way to do so is the bus. if i recall correctly, i think a bus ticket is about 1 euro. most of the time, i was able to walk to all of the places i needed to get. the system is very easy to figure out, just look at a map at a bus stop and figure out which number bus you need to get on. the only times i took the bus were to get to the bus station for out of town trips or to la cartuja monastery which is kind of on the edge of town. if you are located in central granada, you can get to most places on foot.
if you need to get to the granada airport, there is a 3 euro shuttle that will take you there. it picks you up kind of by plaza nueva, by the statue of la reina isabel. it's a cheap alternative to a taxi.
From Alicante to Granada
We hadn’t a navigator when travelled from Alicante to Granada, but the current Google navigator gives the following way which is the same we used when we were there.
Drive 350 km, 3 h 29 min
Get on A-70 from Av. Aguilera, Av. Orihuela and Ctra. Ocaña 5.2 km / 9 min.
Take A-7, E-15, A-92N, N-342 and A-92 to GR-3102 in Andalucía. Take exit 250 from A-92 336 km / 3 h 6 min.
Continue on GR-3102. Take Camino de Alfacar, Ctra. de Pulianas and Calle Gran Vía de Colón to Calle Cárcel Baja inGranada 8.6 km / 15 min.
You can watch my
3 min 39 sec about Video Alicante-Granada by bus part 1 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.
2 min 56 sec about Video Alicante-Granada part 2 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.
3 min 59 sec about Video Alicante-Granada by bus part 3 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.
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- Road Trip
From Madrid I drove my rental...
From Madrid I drove my rental car to Granada via the Autopista de Andalucia (N-IV). It's about a 5 hour trip one way. Past the cut-off to Cordoba and Sevilla the landscape changes from the rolling flat-lands of Castilla to the mountainous ranges of Andalucia.
Walking and public buses. Take the bus that drives around the old, narrow streets of the Old City. These streets are so narrow that there's room for only one vehicle.
Granada does provide an...
Granada does provide an airport though it it for national flights only. Best is to fly to Malaga and the take a car of some sort to Granada, which is between a 1 and 2 hour journey. Trains are also avaliable.
Walk, its not too big and the paving isn't too good for your car. Parking is scarce aswell. I guess a bike is good if you have the skillz, and motor scooters
Granada has no international...
Granada has no international airport. The nearest international airport to Granada is the Airport of Malaga.
To get from Malaga to Granada you have to get a bus from the airport to the bus station. Then, you get another bus to get to Granada.
Granada's airport is 12 km from the city centre.
Otherwise, if you are in Madrid you can go to Granada by getting the train from ATOCHA.
Aunque desplazarse por la...
Aunque desplazarse por la ciudad es un constante subir y bajar, lo mejor es caminar. El coche resulta muy poco práctico porque hay muchas calles angostas, es facil perderse y estacionar resulta imposible. Además, las distancias son cortas y para subir a la Alhambra se puede usar los 'minibuses' que salen de la Plaza Nueva cada diez minutos.
The most comfortable and...
The most comfortable and cheapest way to get Granada form Madrid is taking a bus. The name of a bus terminal located in Madrid is Estacion Sur(south station). From that terminal to Granada, it takes just 5 hours by bus and it costs only 2000Pts. The bus is really good and buses are connected well from Madrid to all of the cities in Spain!!
How to come in and out Granada
Another wonderful city of Spain, I have come by car ,train and bus over the years, but of course prefer the car.
You can come from all over Spain
from Sevilla , Malaga ,Murcia, and Almeria: A-92
from Malaga N-432, from Motril A-44, from Cordoba N-432, from Madrid A-44, Murcia on the N-342 / A-92N, from Padrollano (Sierra Nevada): A-3.
Several parkings in the city ,some of my favorites
El Triunfo, Avda. de la Constitución, s/n.
Tlf: 958 207 336
Parking Alhambra, Paseo de la Sabika.
Parking La Caleta
Plaza de la Caleta s/n
Tlf : 958 278 053
Parking Nuevo los Cármenes
Calle Torre de Comarex
Tlf :958 814 191
Parking Puerta Real
Acera del Darro, 30.
Tlf: 958 220 404
Parking San Agustín
Plaza de San Agustín
Tlf : 958 270 431
Parking San Lázaro
Plaza de San Lázaro, s/n
Tlf: 958 200 961
a map of the parkings is here
to know the traffic in Granada
Recommended areas to reach in Granada all of tourist interest , get the pdf file and printed
taxi companies are
958 280 654
- Radio Taxi G. S. L.
958 132 323 (24 hours)
958 400 199
For buses see Alsa, and the bus terminal at Ave Juan Pablo II s/n
Tlf: 902 422 242
Autocares Bonal, does the run
Granada - Sierra Nevada
urban buses are here with route planner in Spanish
there is a tourist bus,
trajects are Cathédral; Acera de Darro; Alhambra; Congress palace; Parque de las Ciencias; Museo Federico García Lorca;universidad ; Hospital Real; Monasterio de la Cartuja; Arena.
time of trip is about 1h15m, runs all year in various languages
you can buy tickets online at
the train here is RENFE as in Spain
train station at Avenue de Andaluces, s/n
Téléphone: 902 320 320
you can leave luggage on storage at these locations
ESTACION DE AUTOBUSES
Avda. Juan Pablo II s/n
Tfno: 958 151020
Gran Vía, 57
Tfno: 958 280423
Real de la Alhambra s/n
Tfno: 958 027971
the airport is at Chauchina about 15 kms from the city by the A92 expressway
Aeropuerto Federico García Lorca:
Téléphone: 958 245 200
you have the bus 30 or 32
is the bus map of the city
the bus Schedule
and then if short on time you can always get on the hop on hop off bus,not my favorite but here for info.
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