GRANADA TRAVEL GUIDE
The best insider tips for your trip. Find out where to go and what to do in the world’s most historic destination in Andalucia.
Best Time To Go
If you’re looking for the warmest time to visit Granada, is early August where highs are around 98.1°F (36.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.8°F (16.6°C) at night.
The hottest months are July, August, and then June. From May to June, temperatures are cool and some city’s biggest cultural events fill up the calendar.
Winter is an option for those seeking off-peak deals, but with the nearby skiing available at the Sierra Nevada Mountains which remain snow-capped for the whole winter, prices may vary depending on where you’re staying.
Regular Movelia and ALSA buses run from Seville, Málaga, Madrid and Cordoba and other few direct services to the port of Algeciras.
Malaga bus station is a good place to transfer if a direct service is not available.
The modern Granada Bus Station located about 5 km (3 miles) from the city centre. It takes about 15 minutes by bus (lines SN1 or SN2 and then change to LAC line in Caleta) to reach the city centre, or reasonably cheap taxis are also available.
Tel: 958 185 010
Renfe trains run each day on the picturesque line to Algeciras via pretty Antequera and Ronda. Granada is also on a stop on a line between Almeria and Seville, with four trains daily.
There are also two daily trains to Madrid via Cordoba, one or two days to Barcelona via Linares-Baeza and Valencia, and one to Linares-Baeza.
For Malaga, take the Algeciras train to Bobadilla and change to a Malaga-bound train there.
The Granada Train Station is nearby local bus service: just walk out the front door and continue straight down the street to the main avenue (Avenida de la Constitucion) and turn right – within a block you’ll come across a bus stop that will take you to the city centre.
Know Before You Go
Walking in Granada is definitely the best way to experience the city (especially the older parts), but it can also be confusing at times.
Many casual dining restaurants and bars will give you some free tapas if you are buying drinks.
The best way to save on accommodation is the couchsurf. There are plenty of active hosts in the city, and it’s a great way to get some local insight into the city. During the peak season be sure to send your requests early.
Buy travel cards
If you’re going to be riding the bus often during your stay, get a travel card. They come in 5, 10, and 20 EUR amounts and will save you about 30%.
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