Granada Transportation Getting there & away Air Granada has its own airport (Chauchina de la Vega) which is located 12 km away from the city center that can be connected via domestic connecting flights by Aviaco from Madrid, Barcelona, Mallorca and Tenerife. Once you arrive at the airport, there is a bus service from the airport to the city center which stops at la Caleta, Gran Vía, Fuente de las Batallas (in front of the store El Corte Inglés). Alternatively, you can also fly to Málaga's Costa del Sol International Airport which is the closest to Granada and then take a 1 and a half hour bus service to Granada. There are buses departing from Málaga's bus station every hour from 7 am until 9 pm and the fare is about 9 €. Train Granada's railway station is on one end of the historic quarter in Avenida de Andaluces which is 1.5 km west of the center. The city is not on the RENFE's high speed AVE line, but there are regional as well as long-distance trains serving its station. For train schedule or online train booking, check out RENFE's website at Renfe - Timetables and Prices. The Talgo train takes about 6 hours from Madrid and 4 hours from Seville. Another alternative is to take the Talgo 200-High Speed Train from Madrid to Málaga and then take a bus to Granada as the whole journey can be completed in 4 hours. If you are coming from France, it may be worth getting a France 'n Spain pass from Eurail which offers unlimited travel throughout France and Spain under a specific time period. Bus Granada's bus station is at Carretera de Jaén s/n, the continuation of Avenida de Madrid, 3 km northwest of the center. There is an excellent transport network which links it to Andalucía and the rest of Spain. The main bus company in Andalucía is Alsina Graells. From Madrid, you can take the 5 hours bus to Granada and the ticket generally costs less than 20 €. Car If you plan to drive to Granada from Madrid, exit Madrid via the E-5 highway and then switch to the N-323. The journey takes approximately 5 hours. From Córdoba and Badajoz, take the N-432 road. From Seville and Málaga, take the A-92 westward. Getting around There is a good bus service throughout Granada, and normally you do not have to wait longer than 15 minutes to catch a bus.turkeyarena.com There is also a frequent, air-conditioned minibus service connecting Albaicín and the Alhambra together which makes it very convenient for visitors who would like to visit both Moorish quarters. Taxis are also plenty in Granada and can be flagged down on any street.