How to reach Granada
Direct flights to Granada
International connections exist to Granada (airport code GRX) from London Gatwick and Paris Orly operated by Vueling Airlines. However, given that the number of flights from these cities is quite limited, the best option for reaching Granada by plane is to take an international flight to Madrid or Barcelona and then a domestic flight to Granada.
The airport is located at 17 km from the city center. Upon arrival, the connection to the city can be done by taxi (around 35€) or by bus. The bus transfer is cheaper (3€) and has one of the stops at the Conference Venue (7 stops from the airport). The bus departure schedule is synchronized with the flights arrival and typically takes place around 30 minutes after landing. The bus stop is to the right of the building as you leave the airport. Route: Airport – Bus Station – La Caleta – Avda. de la Constitución – Gran Vía – Conference Centre.Total travel time is approximately 45 minutes to the city Centre. Buses depart the airport approximately 30 minutes after the arrival of each flight (run by Alsa)
Direct flights to Málaga
Málaga is the closest international airport to Granada (125 km). International direct flights land at the Málaga airport coming from the main cities of Europe.
Once arrived at Málaga Airport, the possibilities of reaching Granada by public transport are the following: Direct bus from the airport to the Granada bus station (12.21 eur and around 2 h). This is the easiest transfer possibility. There are around 10 departs per day. In order to check if the timetables fit your flight schedule you can take a look here. If the direct bus connection is not an option for you, then the most convenient solution is to take a train to Málaga Central Station (María Zambrano Station). From there, you can take a direct bus to Granada (the Central Train Station is in front of the Málaga Bus Station) almost every hour. The service is run by Alsa.
High speed (AVE) train
The high speed train (AVE) currently connects Granada and Madrid several times a day in less than three hours.
Granada Train Station: Avenida de Andaluces, s/n
Telephone: +34 902 320 320
Information, timetables and journeys can be found at the Renfe website.