How To Reach Granada
Granada is a unique Spanish destination, characterized by the Sierra Nevada Mountain Ranges and Mediterranean coast bordering it on either side. The town of Granada offers visitors a more simplistic beauty than the larger metropolitan cities. It is equally easy to reach via air, road or rail. Flying into Granada Airport is ideal for international travellers, who can easily get a direct or connecting flight to the city. The well-connected network of highways, make travel by road the best and most popular way to reach the city locally. Rail also presents a viable option but the journey tends to take a bit longer. For inter-city exploration, taxis, local bus services and a renting bicycles are the best options available for Granada.
The closest airport to the city is the Federico Garcia Lorca-Jaen or Granada Airport, situated 15 km away. This is the best and most popular way for international visitors to get into the city. Being a slightly smaller airport, the number of daily flights to and from most of the significant Spanish cities as well as international destinations is limited. However, there are daily flights to and from Madrid. The Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport in Malaga is largest in size situated close to Granada, only 134 km away.
This is one of the most convenient ways to get to Granada, especially for visitors travelling locally through Spain. There are several budget and luxury bus options linking the city to majority of the significant neighbouring cities as well other European countries like Italy and Portugal. ALSA and Supra luxury bus services are some of the most popular options that visitors tend to opt for. Additionally, bus tickets are made available through both online and offline platforms.
Avenida de Andaluces is Granada’s central station, located in the heart of the city. Although busses are the preferred medium for local travel, travel via train is also extremely scenic and enjoyable. The station is well-connected to majority of the significant cities in and around Granada. From the station there are private and public, bus and taxi options for visitors to choose from.
Exploring the city locally is relatively easy and stress-free. There are a number of viable options for visitors to choose from. Walking is the most basic but nonetheless enjoyable way to explore the city. However, the hilly terrain means distances between locations can be quite long, but there are trekking and walking paths that can be planned in advance. Alternatively there is a hop-on hop-off train service, private and public taxis, busses, Segway’s and even bicycles that can rented out. All in all it’s a piece of cake to explore Granada.