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How do I get from the airport to the centre of Granada?

The airport is about 25km outside of Granada.

Airport Bus
There are frequent airport buses.
The price of the airport bus is about 3 euros per person.
It is possible to buy the ticket on the bus. Reservation is not necesary.
The bus company publish bus times but in reality they attempt to coincide with the arrival of flights.

Most of the buses go down the Gran Via, then go down towards Puerta Real and then past the Corte Inglés. If you want to go to Plaza Nueva you would have to get off near the Cathedral. Click here to see the bus stops. The bus service is run by Alsa. There is info about the airport here

Taxi

If you don't want to be walking in the street with your luggage you can catch a taxi.
For info on how to get a taxi click here

The official price of a taxi from the airport to the centre of Granada is 29 euros.
However taxis rarely charge the official price and the price is usually between 30 and 35 euros.

I have lived in Granada for many years and taxi drivers do not generally rip people off.
However, recently it is becoming more common for taxis from the airport to charge extorsionate rates from the airport such as 40 or 45 euros.

I have contacted politicians, the police and the body which controls taxi fares in Granada about this.

The best advice if you really don't want to be overcharged is this:

If you don't speak Spanish write this on top of a piece of paper:

¿ Cuanto cuesta ir al?
Write your destination address here.

Hand it to the taxi driver with a pencil.

He will then write the price for you.

If the price is reasonable ie less than 30 euros, get in.
If not then you have a perfect right to reject this taxi and go to the next one in the queue.

The organisation which controls the taxis says that if you wish you can insist on being quoted the fare rather than using the taxi meter on journeys from the airport.


The photo below is the aiport bus stopping at the Cathedral bus stop on the Gran Via


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