Direct flights to Granada
Until just a few years ago Granada airport handled only domestic flights, and most foreign visitors to the South of Spain flew to Malaga. However, the airport has been expanding in recent years, and a number of airlines are now operating direct flights between Granada and other European cities.
Vueling Airlines operates direct, low-fare flights to and from Granada to Barcelona, Pama de Mallorca, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, London/Gatwick, Paris and cheap stop-over flights to other European cities. Air Nostrum operates flights to Madrid and Melilla. Air Europa operates flights to Palma de Mallorca.
Flying via Madrid
If you are flying from outside Spain to the Costa Tropical de Granada we would strongly advise you to fly directly to Granada if at all possible (or Malaga if no direct flights to Granada are available), and avoid connecting flights from Madrid. Madrid airport is notoriously bad at coordinating luggage with flights, and there is a strong chance that your luggage will almost certainly not arrive in Granada or Malaga on the same plane – or even on the same day! – that you arrive. Only consider flying via Madrid if you are travelling without luggage, or if you don’t mind spending a day or two sitting in Granada airport waiting for your bags to catch up with you. If you absolutely cannot avoid taking a flight with a connection at Madrid, at least make sure to label your cases carefully, and carry all essential items in your hand luggage.
BOOK YOUR FLIGHT ONLINE
Vueling – Cheap direct flights linking Granada with Paris and London.
A number of online travel and booking agencies offer low-cost flights between Granada and destinations in the UK and other countries. Below are links to a selection.
Avro (mainly chartering from Monarch)
Granada Airport (GRX)
El aeropuerto Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén es un aeropuerto pequeño con un ambiente relajado y un restaurante muy agradable. Está situado a diez millas (17 km) fuera de la ciudad. El aeropuerto es accesible desde la principal autopista A92. Si vienes en coche desde Málaga, sigue la N331 y luego toma la A359 que se encuentra con la A92 cerca de Loja. Hay un gran aparcamiento (con espacios para más de 500 coches) justo fuera del edificio de la terminal. Las tarifas de estacionamiento son: hasta 30 minutos, gratis, y aproximadamente 1 euro por hora después de ese tiempo. También se pueden adquirir un pase de 24 horas y un pase mensual en el edificio de la terminal. El aparcamiento está abierto de 7:30 a.m. a 9:30 p.m.
The airport building has a bar, several restaurants and cafes, shops, a VIP lounge, car hire offices, hotel reservation booths, basic banking facilities, an information desk, and various other services.
Passengers travelling onward to other destinations in the Granada region – including skiers with hotel reservations in the Sierra Nevada ski resort, and those with hotel bookings on the coast – can order a transfer from Granada airport.
Alquiler de coches
There are a number of leading car hire companies with offices in the airport building. Payment must be made by credit card. Car hire prices in the South of Spain are among the lowest in Europe. See our página Alquiler de coches para obtener más detalles.
There are regular buses from the airport (bus departure point is situated outside the terminal building) to the Gran via de Colon (or, simply, “Colon”) and Palacio de Congresos in the centre of Granada. Tickets cost €3 per person.
There is a taxi rank beside the terminal building. Expect to pay around €20 for the ride to the city centre, but it is always a good idea to ask the driver how much it will cost before you get into the car. Taxi fares are very reasonable in Granada, and it is rare for passengers to be overcharged.
USEFUL LINKS *
Granada airport website
Números de teléfono útiles
Airport information: + 34 (0) 958 245 200 and 958 245 223
Information on flights (Aena): 913 211 000
Granada tourist office: 958 248 280. Visit our Tourism information offices page.
Aduanas: 958 245 229
Lost luggage: AirEuropa 911 360 190, Iberia 958 245 238, Vueling 902 808 005.
Taxi service: 956 34 48 60
Bus service: 955 038 665
Local police: 958 206 878