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Getting to the City Center from Federico García Lorca Airport

It is easy to get to the city center from Granada Airport, which is located 15 kilometers west of Granada city center, by using the city and airport buses. In addition, taxi and car rental services offer a more comfortable and fast transportation option.

Bus

There are many bus companies serving directly from Granada Airport to Granada city center. Around 10 airport buses operate in a day, providing transportation from the airport to the city center. You can reach Granada city center in about 45 minutes by paying 3 euros for these airport buses. You should keep in mind that the bus named Granada Airport Bus is not numbered.

Every bus on which you see “Granada – Airport” sign on goes directly to the city center. Stops of the Granada airport bus is as follows: Granada Airport, Santa Fe, Palos de la Frontera, Avenue of Andalucia, corner of Periodista Eugenio Selles Street, Europa Square, Granada Bus Station, Juan Pablo Avenue II, Avenue of Pintor Francisco Padilla, Avenue of Constitucion, Hotel Abba, Avenue, Hotel Condor, Gran Via de Colon, Catedral, Puerto Real (corner of Puente Street) and Plaza Rotary (near Palacio de Congresos).

Nearest bus stops to Granada city center are Cathedral and Plaza Nueva. The last bus from Granada Airport departs from at 23:50. Another bus company, Alsa Bus, also provides transportation from the airport to the city. You can use the Alsa Bus company to reach both Jaén, Spain's most important city, and Granada's city center comfortably.

Taxi

Taking a taxi is also a widely used method to get to city center from Granada Airport. Taxis are waiting their passengers at the exit of the terminal. You can reach Granada city center by paying a fare of 17-30 Euros.

Airport taxis and 90% of Granada city taxis are calculating the fare based on the travelled distance. Therefore, you should be careful about taxi drivers who charge more than 25-30 Euros for taking you to the city center. Even if your flight lands to the airport late at night, it is possible to go to the city easily thanks to taxis that serve 24/7.

Car Rental

It is extremely practical to rent a car from Granada airport, which hosts the branches of a large number of national and international companies such as Economy Car Hire, Sixt, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Dollar, Alamo, EasyCar, Thrifty, National Car Rental, Holiday Autos, Auriga Crown, Record Granada Airport Car, Auto Europa Granada Car, Marbesol, Niza, Goldcar. All you need to do is to book the car you will rent at least one day before arriving at the airport. Then you can pick up your car from the Granada airport on the A-92 motorway in direction to Seville and you can reach the city center in 30-35 minutes.

Last Updated: May 09, 2018
Getting to Federico García Lorca Airport from the City Center

You can use city buses as well as airport buses in order to reach Granada Airport, 15 kilometers from Granada city center. In addition, taxi and car rental companies serving to you 24/7, especially at main stations in the city and the center, might be a different option for your transportation needs.

Bus

Most of the airport buses going directly to Granada Airport from the city are departing from the Paseo del Violon (Junto Callejon del Angel) area. The company, named Alsa Bus, offers direct transportation from the city to the airport, even though it is not affiliated officially with the airport.

You can reach all information about the stops and schedules of the Alsa buses at www.alsa.es. If you want to use the Alsa buses you will have to pay 2.70 euros for one-way journey. If you can obtain your ticket from the machines, you can also get it from the driver.

The buses to the airport are not numbered; instead you should look for a sign saying “Granada – Airport”. These buses depart from the most central districts of the city and goes directly to Granada Airport in 45-50 minutes.

The stops of the buses serving in affiliation with this airport are as follows: Plaza de la Congresos, Acera del Darro (next to Hotel Carmen), Gran Via de Colón, building Santa Lucia, Gran Via de Colon (Americano building), Constitucion Avenue (Triunfo square), Andalucia Avenue (San Izidro Square), Granada Bus Station (Juan Pablo Avenue II, 33), Europa Square, Andalucia, (corner of Periodista Eugenio Selles Street), Santa Fe (Palos de la Frontera), and Granada Airport.

The closest bus stops to Granada city center are Cathedral and Plaza Nueva. The bus fare is 3 euros as of 2016. You are expected to pay this fare directly to the driver once you get on the bus. If you take one of the SN1 or SN2 buses from Granada city to the Granada bus station, it will be even easier to find the buses to the airport. Considering the traffic conditions, the bus from Granada bus station would take you to the airport in about 35 minutes.

Taxi

If you have a late flight, or you are in a hurry, Granada taxis are undoubtedly the fastest means of transportation you can use. If the hotel you are staying in is close to the city center, you may have to pay a fare of 17-30 Euros to go to the airport by taxi. Please make sure that the driver of the taxi which would take you to the airport from Granada city center in 35-40 minutes turns on the taximeter device.

Car Rental

It is very likely that you will come across a car rental company in every corner of Granada. Among these local and foreign car rental companies that are especially located in Granada bus and train stations and the central points of the city are Economy Car Hire, Sixt, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Dollar, Alamo, EasyCar, Thrifty, National Car Rental, Holiday Autos, Auriga Crown, Record Granada Airport Car, Auto Europa Granada Car, Marbesol, Niza, and Goldcar. After picking up your pre-booked rental car from city center, all you need to do is to reach Granada Airport. You can reach Granada Airport in just half an hour which is located in the direction of Seville on A-92 highway.

Airport Information

Also known as Federico García Lorca, Granada Airport is located in Granada, Spain. The airport, located 15 kilometers west of the city center, serves about one million passengers a year. Granada Airport has all the facilities that you can ask from an international airport.

The best way to have spent pleasant time at the airport is to visit the duty free and other shops where you can find countless products such as beverages, cosmetics, souvenirs, perfumes at reasonable prices. If you prefer snack alternatives, you can visit Cafeteria and Fresh, Self Service Bar.

You can also make benefit of other services at the terminal building including ATMs, change offices, bank, VIP lounges, free internet access, health center, information desks, travel agencies and car rental companies.

Last Updated: May 08, 2018
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