An easily accessible city to visit, Granada has made it even more convenient to travel around with the addition of the Metro service.
Running North to South, the one long line contains no irritating coloured maps to negotiate, just hop on and hop off at will. Running from Albolote (where the trains sleep!) all the way down to Armilla – once considered the outskirts but now the main destination for shopaholics with the installation of the vast Nevada Commercial Centre.
Really a light railway, as only three of the stops are actually underground, the Metro has proven to be a big hit with locals and tourists alike. With 26 stops and almost 16kms in length, taking less than 50 minutes end to end, a trip on the Metro is a good way to familiarise yourself with your surroundings.
Prices and times
Buy your ticket at the machine placed by each stop – currently €1.35 for a single ticket and €2.70 for a return. You can also buy a one-day tourist card for €4.50 with unlimited travel on the metro for that day.
During the week the Metro runs from 06:30 to 23:00, and at the weekends from 07:30 to 02.00 if you’re out exploring Granada’s nightlife. Frequency is every ten minutes during rush hours and every 30 minutes at other times.
The Metro is clean, fast, convenient and easy to use, it’s wheelchair and pushchair accessible and a safe mode of travel with plenty of cameras. However, it doesn’t cover all the main tourist attractions, so for those, you are better off walking or taking the bus – but do remember that the travel cards are not interchangeable.
For more details and to plan your route click on the map or visit the Metropolitano de Granada website.