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Travelling to Granada by Plane

By plane to Granada airport

The airport

Federico García Lorca (GRX) is the airport of Granada and Jaén. It is a small size airport with around 30 flights operated in a day (50 during the summer), and around 1 million passengers and 12000 operations performed in a year.
But it is linked with Madrid, Barcelona, Melilla and Palma de Mallorca in Spain and with Paris/Orly.
The number of routes ussually is increased during the summer season (from June to October), including new domestic and international destinations.
It is only 15km (9.3 miles) far from Granada's centre by road.

Telephone: 958 245 200 | 958 245 223 | 902 400 500
  • Bus Airport-Granada
Itinerary: Airport, Bus Station, La Caleta, Jardines del Triunfo, Gran Vía, Cathedral, Puerta Real, Palacio de Congresos.
Stops: In the arrivals area of the airport.
Information: Consult the timetables as well as stops at the web site of the company Autocares José González, that offers the service.
Price: 3 €
Telephone: 958 490 164
  • Taxi
Tele Taxi: 958 28 06 54
Radio Taxi: 958 13 23 23
Price: around 30 €
  • Car hire
Alquilauto: 958 13 57 50
Atesa: 958 24 52 40
Avis: 958 44 64 55
Europcar: 958 24 52 75
Hertz: 958 24 52 77
Crown Car Hire: 958 45 51 60
  • Airlines operating in Granada airport
IBERIA (Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona-El Prat, Melilla)
Telephone: 902 400 500 / 958 245 238
Fax: 958 245 235

AIR EUROPA (Palma de Mallorca)
Telephone: 902 401 501

VUELING (Barcelona-El Prat)

TRANSAVIA (Paris-Orly)
Telephone: 902 044 530

By plane to Malaga airport

The airport

Málaga-Costa del Sol is the nearest international airport to Granada and there are plenty of flights. It takes about 90 minutes to get from Málaga to Granada by road. Malaga Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Spain after Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. It offers flight connections to over 70 destinations worldwide with passenger numbers in 2011 close to 13 million with 107,397 flight operations. The majority of traffic through Malaga Costa del Sol Airport (or Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport as it is also known) comes from within the EU, although there are regular flights to such far flung locations as Moscow, Riyadh, Kuwait, New York and Montreal.
  • From Málaga airport to Granada

There is a new shuttle bus (Line A) that connects Málaga Airport with the Málaga bus station. The single fare is 2.00 € and you can buy the ticket on the bus. The journey takes about 20 minutes. The bus stop is on the arrivals forecourt of Terminal 3 and the buses run every 30 minutes from 7:00 to 24:00. You can also take the bus route 19 (every 30 minutes, from 7:00am to 24:00pm, ticket 1 €).

Malaga airport train station is right in front of terminal 3 at Malaga airport. You can get there a train to Malaga city main station that is connected to all over Spain. A train service is available from the airport to María Zambrano train station which is very close to the Málaga bus station (every 30 minutes, from 6:36am to 23:26 pm, ticket 1.55 €) .

There is a bus every hour from the Málaga bus station to Granada from 7:00am until 21:00pm. The price is 10 €. It takes about 1:45 h (128 kms). It is possible to buy bus tickets online on You can check times and prices and even choose your seats.

If you miss the last bus to Granada, you can catch the 21:30 bus (Málaga-Guadix) which stops in Granada at 23:00. Failing that, you will have to get a hotel in Málaga or get a taxi.

>>Read More about travelling to Granada by bus.

The workshop is hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Granada University, Spain.