Flying to Granada to visit the Alhambra in Spain

Federico García Lorca airport (IATA code: GRX ) is, under the management of Aena, the main gateway into the province of Granada in Andalusia (Spain), which in turn is home to a stunning architectural medieval Moorish complex designated as World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1984, known as the Alhambra. Travellers may book flights to Granada via Madrid and Barcelona, or else make a connection from other Spanish cities and European destinations.

Granada airport: airlines and destinations

You may book your flight with Vueling to get to Granada from Barcelona, Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife Sur.

Air Europa also connects Mallorca and Granada.

Easyjet flies to Granada from Milano Malpensa, Manchester and London Gatwick.

And lastly, Iberia (Air Nostrum) connects this Andalusian city with the major international hub Adolfo Suárez – Madrid Barajas airport.

In view of the above, you should plan ahead for your trip to Granada. Make sure you have enough time between connections, especially if you are flying with different airlines and have independent plane tickets. If you are making several stops within Spain or Europe, choose a long stopover allowing you to enjoy the unique place that Granada is.

Airport guide and passenger services in Granada

Sometimes referred to as FGL-Granada Jaén, Federico García Lorca airport has only one terminal building. All check-in desks are on the ground floor, just like the security filter and the corresponding access to the passenger-only restricted area. Before passing through the screening, you will be able to enjoy a cup of coffee or a light meal at the cafeteria, while the boarding area features the Granada Duty Free store and a self-service restaurant.

Ground transport from Granada airport to the city

Seventeen kilometres separate Federico García Lorca – Granada Jaén airport from the downtown and the iconic landmark of Alhambra. The most popular means of transport amongst visitors is the City Bus, running frequent services between the airport and strategic spots like the Palacio de Congresos of Granada and the main streets leading to the World Heritage Site.

The City Bus from Granada airport to the city centre operates from 5:00 to 22:00 every day, and a single ticket costs 2,90 euros. Alternative ways to travel to Granada include renting a car from AVIS or OK Rent a Car (both found at the Arrivals Hall) or taking a taxi at the rank right outside the terminal.

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