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Getting from Granada Airport to Sierra Nevada

The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range near the city of Granada, popular for skiing during the winter months and for hiking all year round. Public transport to the ski slopes is limited. There are three transport options available for your transfer from Granada Airport to Sierra Nevada; by taxi, by private transfer or by bus.

If you wish to take a Granada taxi, the cost will be around €81, not including any surcharges, and the journey from the airport will take around 1 hour. If you wish to take a public bus, it will also take around one hour of travel time and cost €10 in total for 2 buses. The ski season heavily affects buses on this route.

Lastly, for unbeatable prices and no hidden fees, you can opt to book a private transfer in advance with Welcome and let us take care of all the rest.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Granada at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €88 80min 24/7 Book
Taxi €81 80min 24/7
Bus €20 75min 08:00–17:00

How to get from Granada Airport to Sierra Nevada by taxi

If you wish to take a local taxi to Sierra Nevada, the journey should take approximately 60 minutes in normal traffic. However, during the ski season, the journey time may increase due to traffic or poor weather conditions.

Taxis are available from the airport and should should be easy to spot, as they are always white with a green diagonal stripe on the doors. The “TAXI” sign on the roof will indicate availability – green light means the taxi is free and red means it’s in service. The taxis available from the rank are generally trustworthy but always make sure there is a meter and licence displayed in the cab.

Taxi fare from Granada Airport to Sierra Nevada

The taxi fare from the Granada Airport is calculated based on a taximeter, therefore the price is dependent on a variety of factors and could be subject to surcharges.

Under normal circumstances, the cost of a transfer from Granada Airport to Sierra Nevada will be around €81. Note that the fare should start at around €4 for an airport pickup. Carrying large luggage might add a little extra cost to the final price (around 0.50c per bag).

If you’re looking for the most hassle-free option, pre-booking a private transfer with a reliable company like Welcome Pickups gets you a fully personalised service, an all-inclusive price with no hidden fees and the convenient use of our mobile app.



Trip Duration

60 Min.

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

Value for Money

There are always taxis available at Granada Airport

Where do I get it from?

The taxi rank is located outside of the arrivals terminal at Granada Airport.


Taking a taxi is a great option for your long transfer from Granada Airport to Sierra Nevada. Not only are taxis available 24/7, but they provide a direct connection to the area of Sierra Nevada and are much more comfortable than public transport.

However, taking a taxi does come at a cost, as this is a metered journey. To avoid extra charges in case of traffic and to ensure a taxi will be waiting for you once you arrive at the airport, we recommend booking a ride in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Editor’s Note

Always check with your driver before taking the journey to Sierra Nevada as there is, during the ski season, a requirement for snow chains. You don't want to get turned around at the checkpoint.

Useful Tips

There is no storage available at the ski resort, so if you don't have a hotel to hold your bags you may be stuck with them!
Do not accept ride offers from individual drivers - this is a common way for tourists to get overcharged.
You can ask an approximate cost of the journey before you depart and get a receipt at the end.

How to get from Granada Airport to Sierra Nevada by bus

Unfortunately, there is no direct bus route for your Granada Airport transfer to Sierra Nevada. You will need to take a bus from the airport to the central bus station and catch a connection to the Sierra Nevada from there. The actual travel time is more or less the same as the taxi, but depending on what time of the day you arrive at the airport, waiting times can increase your total journey time by up to three hours.

For the first part of your journey, you will need to catch line 245 from the airport, which should take around 15 minutes to reach the city centre of Granada. You will need to get off at Estación de Autobuses. There are approximately 10 buses a day running from around 05:20 and the schedules adjust daily to meet flight arrival times.

The route from the central bus station to the Sierra Nevada is serviced by the ALSA bus company. 3 buses run daily, Monday to Friday, and 4 buses run daily over the weekend. The bus is direct to the Ski Resort Bus Park with no stops, so the journey time is around 45 minutes in good weather and traffic conditions.

How much is the bus from Granada Airport to Sierra Nevada?

Bus 245 from the airport costs €3. You can purchase your ticket as you board the bus at the airport, but you must pay in cash.

The bus ticket from Granada Central Bus Station to Sierra Nevada is €7 and you can buy a return ticket for €11. Tickets for the Sierra Nevada bus are available at the ALSA bus ticket counter at the Granada Central Train station.

The total cost of the transfer from Granada Airport to Sierra Nevada is €10 one-way. 



Trip Duration

60-120 Min

There can be up to a two hour wait for the bus.

Value for Money

Mon-Fri: 08:00, 10:00, 17:00. Sat & Sun: 08:00, 10:00, 15:00, 17:00.

Where do I get it from?

The bus is available from Granada Central Station, platform 3. To get to the station, you will need to take bus 245 from Granada Airport to the central station, which is available from the arrivals terminal at the airport.


Although the bus has a similar travel time to a car with a cheaper rate, it is far less convenient. This is largely due to the fact that it leaves from the central bus station and not the airport of Granada. This extra transit can be a hassle with luggage and can take a lot of time. The bus schedule from the airport is adjusted to meet flight arrival times and as a result can be very busy.

Editor’s Note

Note that outside of the ski season, travel to Sierra Nevada by bus is extremely limited. Buses will travel only once a day at 09:00 from Monday to Sunday.

Useful Tips

Arrive early to ensure that you can get your tickets in time at the station.
The ski season usually lasts from around the end of November to the end of April.
The bus can be busy during peak season; it is best to book your tickets in advance.

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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.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Granada Airport to Sierra Nevada?

Taxis in Granada are metered, therefore, the price is affected by a variety of factors. However, under standard traffic and weather conditions, a taxi should cost around €81.

For competitive prices and the added bonus of no hidden fees, pre-book a private transfer from Granada Airport to Sierra Nevada with a trusted company like Welcome Pickups.

How can I get from Granada Airport to Sierra Nevada?

There are three transport options to Sierra Nevada from Granada Airport, that is by taxi, private transfer or by bus. The taxi provides the only direct route from the airport, as the bus requires first a trip to the city’s central bus station from the airport.

How far is Granada Airport from Sierra Nevada?

Sierra Nevada is located around 70 km away from Granada Airport. A journey by car should take approximately 60 minutes in normal traffic.

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