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How to get from Granada Airport to the City Centre

Granada Airport (GRX) provides two methods of transport into the city centre – taxi and bus. The airport is located around 18 km west of the city. Both methods are available from just outside the arrivals terminal at the airport. Due to bus schedules, hiring a Granada airport taxi is the most efficient method of getting into the city, taking around 20 minutes with a cost of around €35. The bus is available at a much cheaper price of €4 but takes around 45 minutes to reach the centre of the city.

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Bus €6 45min 05:20–22:00

How to get from Granada Airport to centre by taxi

Using a taxi service from Granada Airport to the city centre is the most comfortable and efficient option. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes in normal traffic.

Taxis in Granada should be white with a green diagonal stripe across the door. A light on the top will indicate if the taxi is free (green) or occupied (red). Granada Airport taxis are generally trustworthy when taken from the official ranks, but make sure the taxi has a licence displayed inside.

Taxi fare from Granada Airport to city centre

There is no set price for the Granada Airport to city route. Under a normal metered ride, it should cost around €35 during the day and €40 at night, depending on the end location. The ride will be metered and should start at around €4 for an airport pick-up.

*There will be an extra charge for holidays or Spanish Holy Days and if you have large luggage, it may cost you a little more (around €0.50 per bag).

To avoid any issues, you can pre-book a private transfer or ask for the approximate price of the driver before you take this method of transport.



Trip Duration

20 Min.

*Rates may vary unless you pre-book your taxi.

Value for Money

There is always a taxi available at Granada Airport.

Where do I get it from?

The taxi rank is located just outside the arrivals terminal at the airport.


Taxis are the most accessible and stress-free method of transport into the city centre. They are always available outside the airport and provide a comfortable and quick journey into the centre. The wait for a taxi is far less than that for public transport and although the cost is a little higher, you will be delivered exactly to your location in the city. Always ensure that you ask the driver for the approximate cost of the journey and demand the meter to be running.

Editor’s Note

Granada Airport has the full name of Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport, and some variation of this name is used by locals!

Useful Tips

Always ensure that your driver turns on the meter for the taxi when you get in. The starting fare should be around €4 for an airport pick up, no more.
There are two types of taxis available – urban and intercity, if you are planning to travel further outside Granada, take the intercity taxis for a better rate.
It is good to ask for a receipt of the journey if you are unsure if the price is reasonable; this is standard for taxis to avoid a scam.
Due to the nature of large airport arrivals, there could be a wait for catching a taxi.

How to get from Granada Airport to centre by bus

Granada Airport (GRX) has a bus line that stops at multiple areas in the city. The majority of the stops are popular places of interest or busy hubs within the city and thus are very convenient for a newcomer to the city.

You can take Line 0245N and should take around 45 minutes to get from Granada Airport to Granada. There are approximately 10 buses a day running from around 05:20, and the schedules adjust daily to match flight arrival times.

How much is the bus from Granada Airport to city centre?

The fare for the bus from Granada Airport to the city is €3 for a single, one-way ticket. Tickets can be purchased on the bus when you board.



Trip Duration

45 Min

The wait for a bus can be up to two hours.

Value for Money

Dependent on flight schedules, but the transfers operate on approximately 10 buses a day from around 5:20am.

Where do I get it from?

The bus stop is located directly outside of the arrivals terminal. It should be clearly signposted within the airport.


The bus line makes many stops within the city at good locations for disembarking. However, the transit time as well as the changeable schedules can cause hassle and long waits. The buses can also be very crowded due to the meeting of the bus with the flight arrivals.

Editor’s Note

The bus schedule changes daily to suit flight arrivals at the airport. This means that if you need to wait behind for any reason (baggage claim etc.) you could be waiting up to two hours for another bus.

Useful Tips

Timetables alter daily for flights and for holidays/weekends. Ensure that you check the timetable online if you want to be sure you have an available bus waiting.
There is a bus information desk inside the airport which is best to consult for the schedules and changes.
If you are taking a long-haul bus to any further locations, the bus to the city will make a stop at the station.

Welcome Pickups transfer

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Granada. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How much does taxi cost from Granada Airport to city centre?

The taxi from Granada Airport into the city should cost approximately €35. Holidays, weekends and night-time rates may affect this price.

For an all-inclusive fare with no hidden costs, pre-book a private transfer with Welcome Pickups and take advantage of our fully personalised door-to-door pickups, trained English-speaking drivers and 24/7 customer support.

How far is it from Granada Airport to the city centre of Granada?

The city centre of Granada is around 20km from the airport.

What transfer options are available from Granada Airport to the city centre?

Granada Airport offers taxis, private transfers and public transport by bus from the airport into the city centre.

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