How to get to Granada

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Granada is located in south-eastern Spain, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains and a short distance from the Mediterranean Sea.

You can get to Granada by road (car or bus), train, air (airports in Granada, Malaga and Madrid), and sea (landing in the port in Motril).


Flying to Granada

Granada-Jaén GRX airport is 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) from the city centre.


Check how to move between Granada airport and Granada.

For passengers with reduced mobility, ask for assistance by telephone with, at least, 24h in advance T 902 42 22 42


Driving to Granada

The A-44 and A-4 highways link Granada and Madrid. The A-92 links Granada to Seville and Malaga. The A-92 also connects to the East of Spain, continuing the route along the A-7. The A-44 links Granada with Motril, on the Tropical Coast.

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Coming to Granada by bus

From Granada bus station you can travel anywhere in Spain and to Europe's main destinations.


How to get to the city centre from Granada bus station


Coming to Granada by train

Granada railway station is in the city centre. On Avenida Andaluces.

You can consult the timetables of trains to and from Granada on the Renfe website.


Coming to Granada by ship

You can also come to Granada via the port in Motril, which is only 70 kilometres from the city.


How to get to the Tourist Office

The Tourist Office is located inside the City Hall (Ayuntamiento de Granada) at Plaza del Carmen, right in the city centre.


Once you are in the city, if you would like to go walking to the Tourist Office ,we recommend to look for “Plaza del Carmen”.


If you want to move by car around the city, please consider that traffic is restricted in many parts of the city centre, where only residents are allowed to drive. It is recommended to leave the car outside the city centre, at the parking lot recommended by your accommodation  or in one of the parkings lots of the city. For more information, check the city’s Department of Mobility.


To get to the Tourist Office from the bus station, you can take the city bus number 33 to the city centre, and get off at the cathedral (“Catedral” bus stop). Once there, you shall get to Calle Reyes Católicos and head to Puerta Real. You will find Plaza del Carmen on the left side.


To get to the Tourist Office from the tram (Metropolitano), you can get off at the “Recogidas” station. Then, if you walk up to Calle Reyes Católicos, you will find Plaza del Carmen on the right side. The Tourist Office is around ten minutes away walking from the tram station.


Tips for your visit

  1. Organize your visit in advance.

  2. The availability of the tickets for some monuments like the Alhambra can change depending on the time of the year.

  3. The high seasons of the city take place:

  • From March to June

  • From September to December

  • On some local, regional or national holidays

  • On some weekends when there are holidays in other regions in Spain.

  1. If you book any tourist service, make sure that you do it through a reliable source.

  2. The temperature in the city can be extreme. Winters are cold and Summers are very hot. You can check the local weather stations to make your visit easier in this regard.

  3. Finally, we recommend you check out our decalogue “Viajero Responsable” during your stay here.


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