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How to get to Granada?

Granada Airport is 20 km from the city center. Bus tickets from the airport to Granada cost €3 (current date, 2022). You can check the timeline and the stops here:

Granada Bus Station is 3 km away from the city center – 20 minutes by bus or taxi depending on traffic. It is located in Avenida Juan Pablo II, in the north of Granada. In front of the bus station there is a taxi stop. Bus ticket is €1, 40. A taxi to the city center is around €5-7.  You can find the Bus Station here:   

Malaga Airport (Málaga – Costa del Sol) is located 130 km from Granada. It is a large international airport with multiple regular and low-fare airlines operating. It takes a 1,5 hour drive/2,5 hours by bus to get from Malaga Airport to Granada. To check the bus schedule and purchase tickets from Malaga Airport to Granada see:

Point of departure: Granada Station – Destination: Malaga Airport, and vice versa. Average price per trip: €12,12.

Madrid Barajas – Adolfo Suárez Airport is located on the northeast of Madrid, Barajas district, only 12 kilometers from Madrid city centre:

The fastest way to get from Madrid Aiport to Granada is by commuter train and metro, both taking approximately 40 min. You can find all the details and fares here:

The bus line 203 takes around 1h to arrive in Madrid Atocha Train Station and cost 1€-5€. You can find all the information here

High speed trains from Madrid to Granada (from Madrid Puerta de Atocha to Almudena Grandes- Granada train station: takes an average of 3h 40 min. A single journey cost varies between 30€ and 60€. For further information and tickets see:

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Granada and its University

The University of Granada (UGR) is a public university situated in the historical city of Granada, part of the autonomic region of Andalusia, at 35 km from Sierra Nevada Mountain and 65 km from the Mediterranean coast. The University was officially founded by Emperor Charles V in the year 1531, and built on centuries-old teaching tradition dating back to the madrasahs of the Nasrid dynasty of Granada. As such, it is one of the most significant universities in Europe in terms of its historical importance.

Since its founding, the UGR has expanded along with the city, with its faculties and schools distributed throughout the metropolitan area. Five of the UGR’s seven campuses are spread out across the city of Granada, giving it an unmistakable university atmosphere. The University’s campuses in the North African cities of Ceuta and Melilla make it one of the few genuinely intercontinental universities in the world. The University also maintains strong historical ties with Latin American institutions and universities, leaving it perfectly placed to fulfill a bridging role between Europe and Latin America on the one hand, and between Europe and North Africa on the other.

The UGR´s influential role in the life of Granada has shaped and defined the city architecturally, culturally and economically over the past 500 years. The UGR has a prominent role in the vibrant cultural life of the city. The University´s importance in the cultural heritage of Granada includes policies of recovery, restoration and conservation of buildings of historical worth. “La Madraza” (1349), the “Hospital Real” (the seat of the Rectorate of the UGR) and the Faculties of Law, Translation and Interpreting, and Communication and Documentation are all housed in historical buildings.

Moving around

The following map indicates the location of the UGR’s faculties, services, offices, libraries, cafes, and research institutes, as well as local police stations, hospitals, and tourist attractions: UGR Campus Map

  • Useful Apps and websites for moving around the city
  • Moovit: provides current and accurate information of public transport connections, routes and timetables
  • GranadaBus: there you will be able to locate different bus stops and check connections and arrival times
  • PideTaxi: you can book a taxi using this app by writing down your location and the address of the place you want to get to
  • Transportes Rober: the company handling the urban bus transportation:
  • Granada light rail system (“Metro de Granada”) which connects the city with the towns of Albolote, Maracena and Armilla. You need to purchase a card at the different Metro stops, the card is a prepaid one so you can recharge it. Find more information about its fares here:

COVID restrictions

All restrictions have now been lifted. To check the current restrictions in Granada (and Spain), see this map. The city of Granada is currently at Restrictions’ Level 0 (no restrictions).

Masks are mandatory in the following places:

  • – hospitals
  • – health centres
  • – pharmacies
  • – opticians
  • – dental clinics
  • – blood transfusion centers
  • – care homes