Local knowledge

For up-to-date, local information on travel, language, weather take a look at our info sections below. You can also check out the GranadaSpain blog for in-depth information on where to go and what to see.

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Málaga Airport Guide

Málaga Airport – Aeropuerto Costa Del Sol – has been running commercial domestic and international routes for over 70 years. It’s a large, modern airport serving millions of passengers every year. 

Granada Airport Guide

Granada Airport – Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaen – is a small airport with good amenities, a convenient 15km outside Granada city. BA has been offering flights from London City since July 2013.

Granada Metro

An easily accessible city to visit, Granada has made it even more convenient to travel around with the addition of the Metro service. Find out about prices and times here.

Bus information

Buses are the most popular mode of public transport in Granada. Find out about buses in and around the city and airport bus services here.

Train travel

Spain now has one of the best rail systems in Europe. Run by Renfe, the fabulous Alta Velocidad España (AVE) long and mid-distance trains link all major cities and towns in Spain. Find out more here.

Driving in Spain

Whether you are hiring a car as a run-about while on holiday or are taking your own vehicle on a European road trip, there are a few things that you should be aware of while driving in Spain.

Parking in the city

Granada is not the easiest city to navigate by car. However, there are plenty of car parks to be found depending on where is the in the city you need to go. Here are 5 of the most convenient car parks.

Fiestas, ferias & holidays

It’s hard to find a week in Spain when there isn’t some kind of holiday or fiesta going on. As a visitor, it is good to know when these events take place because they often impact travel plans, accommodation availability, and access to shops, monuments and attractions.

Shopping in Granada

Granada offers some fantastic shopping and one of the great advantages of this city is its a manageable size. Whether you are looking for groceries, handbags, souvenirs, guitars, ceramics, spices or some good old fashioned high street-style retail therapy, you won’t have far to go.


While glorious sunshine is not something that can be guaranteed, Andalucía is said to enjoy 333 days of sunshine a year. It is also said that the Spanish wouldn’t bet on the weather before the 10th of June. To help you plan find out more about the weather in Granada here.


Your linguistic endeavours will be rewarded as generally speaking the locals are delighted if you make the effort and will really try to understand you. Here are some useful notes on the language to get you started.


For information on where to go and what to do on the coast and in Granada and the surrounding area, check out our blog here.

Latest on BA Flights from London to Granada

BA have suspended all direct flights from Granada to London.

From July 25 the company will reinstate direct flights from London to Granada.

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