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Below we detail how it works and what are the stops, schedules and prices of the Granada Metro, where is the Bus Station and the Granada Railway Station, which are the lines of the Granada urban bus, which towns communicate the network of Granada Consortium buses, which destinations the Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport connects and how to move around the city by bike.
Although its construction took more than 10 years, today, the Granada Metro is the best means of transport that the capital has.
There is already a projection of creating more lines, but for now, the Granada Metro consists of a single line and crosses the capital connecting it with the municipalities of Albolote, Maracena and Armilla.
Below you can see the map of the Granada Metro, with its 26 stops; 2 in Albolote, 3 in Maracena, 17 in Granada capital and 4 in Armilla. All exteriors like a tram, except for 3 of those that run along Camino de Ronda.
The Granada Metro schedules are:
- 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 Sundays 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.
And the prices of the Granada Metro are:
- Flexible card purchase: € 0.30 (expires per year)
- Hard card purchase: € 1.80
- Single ticket: € 1.35
- One-way trip with 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 the Consortium card: € 0.82
- Travel with the Consortium card and bus transfer: € 0.66
Granada city bus
In total, there are 28 urban bus lines in Granada, including the routes that link north, south and the city center, the minibus lines that link Alhambra, Albaicín and Sacromonte, the university lines, the circular lines and the night lines.
Here is a list of all the urban bus lines in Granada:
- LINE 4 Chana – Zaidín
- LINE 5 Beethoven – Parque Nueva Granada
- LINE 8 Palacio de Deportes – Camino de Alfacar
- LINE 9 Los Rebites – Chana
- LINE 11 Circular Camino de Ronda-Gran Vía
- LINE 13 Cemeterio – Puerta Real
- LINE 21 Circular Gran Vía – Camino de Ronda
- LINE 25 P.Alquerías (C. Deportivo-Rosaleda-Trauma)
- LINE 33 Cenes de la Vega – Estación de bus
- LINE C5 Glorieta Neptuno – Centro
- LINE C30 Alhambra – Plaza Isabel la Católica
- LINE C31 Albaicín – Centro
- LINE C32 Alhambra – Albaicín
- LINE C34 Sacromonte – Centro
- LINE C35 Cemeterio – Barranco Abogado – Centro
- LINE N1 Bobadilla – Villarejo
- LINE N3 Cerrillo de Maracena – Triunfo
- LINE N5 Modesto Cendoya – Triumph
- LINE N6 Casería del Cerro – Caleta
- LINE N8 Fargue – Triunfo
- LINE N9 San Miguel – Triunfo
- LINE S0 Bola de Oro – PT Salud
- LINE S2 Villa Argaz – Centro
- LINE U1 Campus Aynadamar – Campus Cartuja
- LINE U2 Campus Fuentenueva – Cartuja
- LINE U3 PT Salud – Camino de Alfacar
- LINE 111 Circular (night)
- LINE 121 Circular (night)
Granada city bus schedules are from Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 00 p.m.
The prices of the urban buses in Granada are:
- Ordinary ticket: € 1.40
- Credibus: between € 0.83 and € 0.87 recharging € 5, € 10 or € 20
- Monthly voucher: € 41 (unlimited trips for 30 days)
- University Voucher: € 0.61
- Night bus ticket: € 1.50
- Bus ticket to the fair: € 2
- Youth voucher (registered in Granada): € 0.61
- Bonus disabled (registered in Granada): € 0.57
- Subsidized disabled people (registered in Granada): free
- Pensioner Bonus (registered in Granada): free
- Children under 4 years: free
Transfers between different bus lines take 1 hour so they are free.
The Credibus card can be used by several people and can be purchased and recharged directly on the bus itself (a € 2 deposit is paid and is valid for 5 years). If it is only to recharge, it can also be done at any of the 19 stops on line 4 where the machines are located.
During the Granada Fair, several bus lines are added to connect the fairgrounds with different parts of the city. The urban buses to go and come to the Granada fair are:
- F1 Cenes de la Vega – Feria
- F2 Sports Palace – Feria
- F3 Avenida de Dílar – Feria
- F4 Chana – Feria
- F5 Haza Grande – Feria
- F6 Feria – Congress Center
Granada intercity buses
The buses that connect the capital with the neighboring and surrounding towns are the Granada Consortium buses.
This transport network connects Granada capital with 55 municipalities through a large number of lines whose nomenclatures usually start with 0100, 200 or 0300.
Some of the towns served by these bus lines are Albolote, Alfacar, Alhendín, Armilla, Atarfe, Beas de Granada, Cájar, Calicasas, Cenes de la Vega, Churriana de la Vega, Cogollos de la Vega, Colomera, Cúllar Vega , Deifontes, Dílar, Dúrcal, Fuente Vaqueros, Gójar, Güevejar, Güejar Sierra, Huetor Vega, Íllora, La Malahá, La Zubia, Las Gabias, Maracena, Moclín, Monachil, Ogíjares, Otura, Padul, Peligros, Pinos Genil, Pinos Puente , Pulianas, Quéntar, Santa Fe, Vegas del Genil, Víznar …
To be able to travel with these bus lines, you will have to acquire the Consorcio’s green transport card, sold in tobacconists and kiosks (with a € 2 deposit). Later you can recharge it here or at the vending machines at the Metro or bus stops, as this same wallet card can be used in these three transports: Metro, urban bus, interurban bus.
The price of a single ticket for the interurban bus in Granada is € 1.50.
How to get to Granada from other cities
Granada is very well communicated, especially with Malaga, Seville and Madrid in terms of tourism and communications, since there are many tourists who come to our city from these capitals.
Therefore, in addition to the private car, you can get to Granada in these means of transport:
- By bus: from the Bus Station, located on Avenida de Juan Pablo II s / n. You can get here with the urban bus line 33 or with the Granada Metro line 1, getting off at “Estacion de Autobuses”. The only bus company that operates in Granada is Alsa.
- By plane: through the Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport, and located about 15 minutes by car from the city. There are buses that connect the city center with the airport. It is route 245 of the Alsa buses, which departs from the Palacio de Congresos, passes through all of Gran Vía, Constitución Avenue, Bus Station, Santa Fé and Airport. The peculiarity of this airport is that it is very small, it only has two boarding gates and it only offers flights to Barcelona, Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Madrid, Melilla, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife.
- By train: through the Railway Station located on Avenida Andaluces. It has Medium and Long Distance services, as well as High Speed, offering direct AVE connections with Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Malaga and Córdoba.
On the other hand, to get to Granada the use of shared car (Bla Bla car or Amovens) is also very widespread, especially among the younger population and students.
Granada bike path
Although initially it has not been a city that stands out for its bike lanes, today many more streets and places have been adapted to this transport.
The bike lanes located in Camino de Ronda, PT de la Salud, Zaidín, Avenida de Andalucía, Surroundings of the Bus Station or Paseo Fuente de la Bicha stand out.
How to get around the center of Granada
Granada is really a city whose historic center can be visited on foot, especially if you want to enjoy the magic of its streets and squares.
However, the urban buses that go to Gran Vía and Avenida de la Constitución are lines 4, 8, circular 11 and 21 and 33.
If you want to visit the Alhambra, Albaicín and Sacromonte areas, which are cobbled areas with many slopes, you can opt for the C30, C31, C32, C34 and C35 minibuses, which connect the center with these areas.
If you need it, you can always choose to move by taxi, although it is the most expensive means of transport in Granada.
And finally, you can also take a tourist route through the most unique places through the Granada City Tour Tourist Train.
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