Granada Airport “Federico García Lorca”

Welcome to Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport, also known as Granada International Airport! This airport serves the province and city of Granada, nestled in the beautiful region of Andalusia, Spain. Don’t let the name confuse you; while it carries Jaén in its title, it primarily caters to Granada. Situated near the towns of Chauchina and Santa Fe, the airport is conveniently located just 9.4 miles west of Granada and 62.5 miles south of Jaén.

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How to arrive to Granada Airport

There are 3 different ways to get to Granada Airport from the city centre:

By Car

Simply open the following address on the Google Maps app on your mobile device. If you are looking for the exact address of the car park, then open this link. The journey by car takes approximately 20 to 25 minutes, depending on the route chosen, and ranges from 18 to 24 km.

By Taxi

From the centre of Granada a taxi to the Airport usually costs between 30 and 35 euros. Depending on the number of items of luggage, an additional cost may be charged. This is the most commonly used option when you are just enough to catch the airport bus. You can catch it at any available bus stop in the city.

By Bus

There is a special public transport service to and from Granada Airport. It’s the 245 and even you can read in the side and from of the bus. The price of the ticket from the airport to Granada is 3 euros. The bus ticket from Granada to the airport can be purchased on the bus itself, at authorised sales points or through the website www.alsa.com. The total journey time is approx. 45 minutes. Buses will depart for Granada approximately 30 minutes after the arrival of each flight. You can download this pdf with the full timetable for Airport Buses.

Below you can see all the stops along the route which are the same in both directions. We also leave you the approximate duration between each stop although it could vary depending on the day and time of the journey.

  1. Aeropuerto de Granada – Departure
  2. Santa Fe, Palos de la Frontera 2
  3. Calle Periodista Eugenio Selles
  4. Plaza de Europa
  5. Estación de Autobuses
  6. Avda. Pintor Francisco Padilla
  7. Avda. Constitución, Hotel Abba
  8. Avda. Constitución, Hotel Condor
  9. Gran Vía de Colón, Catedral
  10. Acera del Darro
  11. Palacio de Congresos (Plaza Rotary) – Final Stop

Airport map & services

Granada Airport has the following services:

  • ATM machines.
  • Assistance service in the event of lost luggage. You should go to the counter of the airline you flew with.
  • AENA information point and lost property recovery service: tel. (+34) 958 245 249 & e-mail grx.objetosperdidos@aena.es
  • Security forces personnel for your safety and security.
  • Barrier-free airport. One floor with no stairs.
  • Arrival, departure and meeting area for passengers.
  • Shops: Granada Duty Free, Point & The Garden.

Airlines and destinations in 2024

5 airlines connect Granada Airport with 9 different direct destinations, which. Below you will find them in the following table:

Airport of destinationCountryAirlines
AsturiasSpainVolotea
Barcelona El Prat, CatalunyaSpainVueling
Gran Canaria, Las PalmasSpainVueling / Binter Canarias
London GatwickUnited KingdomVueling
Madrid – BarajasSpainAir Nostrum
MelillaSpainAir Nostrum
Palma de Mallorca, Illes BalearsSpainVueling / Air Europa
Paris OrlyFranceVueling
Tenerife Norte / La LagunaSpainVueling

Granada Airport Parking

You can leave your car at Granada airport in the AENA car park for long stays. The approximate price per 24 hours of parking is 8€ / 24h – or even cheaper – with advance booking and payment. However, it could be around 15€ / 24h if you book on the spot. You can book yours at https://parking.aena.es

History

The first flight over Granada took place during the Corpus Christi celebrations in 1911. Over the following years, more air shows were held but were interrupted by the First World War. A piece of land in the plains near the town of Armilla was used as a base.

Shortly afterwards, the war with Morocco made it necessary to build a permanent military airfield to support the aviation involved in the conflict. To this end, the Granada City Council donated the land where the air shows were held. The aerodrome opened in 1922 and was equipped with workshops, warehouses, blocks for soldiers and officers, a telegraph station and two canvas hangars with capacity for seventeen aircraft each. In 1925, it was named Aeródromo Dávila, in memory of Luis Dávila Ponce de León.

At the end of the war, the aerodrome was used as an auxiliary airport for Seville and in 1929 it was opened to civilian traffic with the Granada-Seville route, which was maintained for less than a year. Once again, it was used exclusively for military operations during the civil war and in 1946 the aerodrome was permanently opened to all domestic, civilian and international tourist traffic, as well as commercial refuelling stopovers.

During the fifties, the aerodrome gradually began to grow: a control tower in 1952, a civil aviation building at the request of Aviaco in 1954, a flying school in 1955, etc. However, the relatively limited success of the lines operated and the lack of a paved runway for the new aircraft to operate, led to the construction of a new airport in the municipalities of Chauchina and Santa Fe in the 1960s.

Construction began in 1970 and the new airport was inaugurated on 15th June 1972, opening its doors to national and international passenger and freight traffic. A year later, in October 1973, aeronautical easements were established.

In the early 1990s, with Granada chosen to host the 1995 World Ski Championships, the airport facilities were considerably improved. Major works included the extension of the aircraft parking area, the lengthening of the runway, the remodelling of the power plant, the construction of an administrative building for Aena and general aviation, and the extension and development of the terminal building.

The airport became officially known as Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport on 13 June 2006.