Moving around the city of Granada and its surroundings is much easier and more direct since its metropolitan transport was inaugurated in 2017.
And although its construction took more than 10 years, today, the Granada Metro is the best means of transport that the capital has.
So if you want to know what its stops are, how to get from one point to another or what are the schedules and prices of the Granada Metro, we will tell you below.
Getting around the city with the Granada Metro
Although there is a projection of creating more lines, for now the Granada Metro consists of a single line and connects the capital with the municipalities of Albolote, Maracena and Armilla.
Despite having a single line, it runs from north to south throughout the capital and connects with the busiest towns in the periphery, making it a good means of transport to move around the city in a simple way.
Therefore, its function is not so much to connect tourist enclaves in the capital, but rather to alleviate traffic between it and its periphery. As well as facilitating transportation from one end of Granada to the other, passing through popular places such as Plaza de la Caleta, the New Cármenes Stadium, the Health Technology Park (PTS), the Fuentenueva faculties or the Center. Commercial Granada Shopping.
Granada Metro map
To date, the Granada Metro only has one line and joins a route of about 16 km of distance that can be covered in about 47 minutes, since the trains circulate at a speed of 70km / h.
The Granada Metro map is the following:
In total there are 26 stops; 2 in Albolote, 3 in Maracena, 17 in Granada capital and 4 in Armilla.
The two Metro stops that connect with other means of transport are the Bus Station and the Railway Station (next to Avenida de la Constitución and ideal for reaching the city center).
On the other hand, the most central stops of the Granada Metro are Méndez Núñez, Recogidas and Alcázar de Genil, all on Camino de Ronda but accessible on foot to the city center.
In addition, other quite busy Granada metro stops are the Palacio de Deportes and Nuevo Los Cármenes, the Health Technology Park (PTS Hospital and several faculties) or the Sierra Nevada (right at the door of the Nevada Shopping Mall ).
Lastly, although we talk about the Metropolitan of Granada, in reality, 23 stops are outside and only 3 stops are underground; Méndez Núñez, Recogidas and Alcázar de Genil.
Granada Metro timetable
The Granada Metro schedule is:
- Monday to Thursday: from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- Fridays, Saturdays and the eve of holidays: from 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
- Sundays and holidays: from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The frequency of the Granada Metro is:
- From Monday to Thursday and Sunday and holidays: every 11 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and every 15 minutes from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Fridays, Saturdays and the eve of holidays: every 11 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., every 15 minutes from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and every 30 minutes from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
With the exception of some specific dates such as the Festival of the Virgen de las Angustias or the days when there is a Granada FC football match, where reinforcements are added.
Granada Metro prices
At each Granada Metro station you will find a vending machine where you can buy your ticket, your card or recharge the card.
As in all metropolitan systems, you can buy a single ticket or you can buy a purse card to recharge (for a maximum of 15 passengers on the same trip). In addition, with the green card of the City Transport Consortium, you can combine bus and metro (you can buy this at newsstands or tobacco shops).
Therefore, the rates for the Granada Metro are as follows:
- Flexible card purchase: € 0.30 (expires per year)
- Hard card purchase: € 1.80¡
- Single ticket: € 1.35
- One-way travel by card: € 0.82
- Round trip with card: € 2.70
- One-person tourist card for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days: € 4.50 / day
- Travel with Consortium card: € 0.82
- Travel with the Consortium card and bus transfer: € 0.66
You can consult more information about the prices of the Granada Metro and the conditions in this link.
Accessibility of the Granada Metro
The Granada Metro responds to the universal accessibility criterion, taking as main measures:
- All vehicles are continuous low floor.
- The exterior stops have access ramps.
- The underground stops have elevators and escalators.
- The access traffic lights have an acoustic emitter.
- The platform access winches have a special width greater than the standard one.
- The vending machines have an acoustic locator, voice navigation and help intercom.
- At all stops there are traveler information devices and tactile tours with different colors.
Alcázar de Genil station of the Granada Metro
The three underground stops of the Granada Metro are carefully designed, spacious and welcoming, however, the most special is the Alcázar de Genil stop, since during its construction the archaeological remains of a 13th-century Almohad hostel were found. part of the tourist route “Granada: de la Vega a la Medina“.
It is the largest station in the entire Metropolitan area of Granada and the only one with its own design and museum characteristics.
In this way, this Metro stop and its entrances were built respecting the historical monument so that it is within the reach of all users and travelers.
Finally, if you need more information about the Granada Metro, you have at your disposal the customer service telephone number 958 98 81 23.