When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Granada?
The summer months of July and August are the peak times for tourism in Granada when the city bustles with tourists and the temperatures are at their highest. April is also a lively time of year, with Holy Week processions and celebrations, and the Corpus Christi festival takes place in June. To find cheap flights to Granada, fly out of season in March, May or autumn, when prices for return flights are likely to be cheapest.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Granada?
It’s best to book your return flights to Granada around three months in advance to secure the best deal on fares. Using Netflights, you can compare prices on direct flights and stopping services from the world’s greatest airlines to help save you money. Last-minute flights may also be available in peak season and it’s worth checking regularly for airlines’ offers and promotions, as you may be able to grab a bargain if your travel dates are flexible.
Flying to Granada Airport GRX
Granada Airport (GRX), officially named Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport, is an international airport serving Granada and the wider Andalusia region. It handles domestic flights to Spanish cities and seasonal international routes from the UK, France and Italy. It serves around a million passengers per year, travelling for both business and tourism. Granada Airport is located 15 kilometres west of Granada city centre.
You can find direct flights to Granada operated by Iberia Airlines and British Airways from London City Airport, and you can also catch Granada flights from London Heathrow Airport with Iberia and British Airways with one stop on the way in Madrid. Vueling offers return flights to Granada from the UK with one connection. You can find indirect flights to Granada from other UK airports including Birmingham Airport and Manchester Airport.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Granada Airport (GRX) is a compact airport with one terminal building serving arrivals and departures. When you arrive, you’ll find baggage reclaim with three luggage carousels, as well as customs and immigration controls. In the main arrivals hall, there are plenty of useful amenities and facilities for travellers, including car hire agencies, cash machines, baby-changing facilities and a post office. There are also shops and restaurants in the terminal building. The exit from the arrivals hall leads to transport options for getting to the city centre.
Getting to the City from Granada Airport GRX
Getting to the city centre from GRX is easy by bus or taxi. Buses run from the bus stop outside the airport’s main arrivals hall to the city centre and Granada railway station. You can buy tickets from the driver when you board the bus and the timetable generally corresponds with the arrival of flights at the airport. If you prefer to travel by taxi, you’ll find the taxi rank outside the exit of the arrivals hall, or you can order one from the information desk in the arrivals hall. Make sure you check the fare with the driver before setting off.
Why Visit Granada?
Granada’s historic streets, traditional Spanish culture and world-famous Alhambra draw many British tourists to this Andalusian City each year. The Alhambra is a hugely popular attraction and it’s best to book your tickets in advance, as entry is strictly limited. Once inside, you can wander through the fascinating palace complex with its stunning Islamic architecture, intricate detailing and the romantic Generalife gardens.
The hillside Albaicin District is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its steep, evocative streets are perfect for wandering around in the afternoon with their views of the Alhambra. You can also head to the Fajalauza ceramics factory to shop for traditional Granadan pottery and tiles. As evening falls, reward yourself with a “cerveza” at one of the city’s traditional tapas bars, where you can also snack on Iberico ham, cheese and olives, before making your way to Granada’s Sacromonte District, which is home to many atmospheric flamenco clubs.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
If you’re a British citizen you don’t need a visa to enter Spain. The local currency is the euro and it’s a good idea to change some in advance so that you have some cash when you arrive in Spain, especially if you plan to travel by public transport or taxi to your accommodation. You can also find cash machines in the arrivals hall at Granada Airport. It’s worth booking your tickets to visit the Alhambra in advance online, as there can be thousands of visitors in just one day, especially during the peak tourist season.