Granada Airport, otherwise known as Federico Garcia Lorca is about ten miles from the city. After arrival at Granada Airport, you will want to get your hire car organised as soon as possible. We realise that the last thing you want to do is to fill out endless forms so if you’ve pre-booked online you will find that the last few formalities take no time at all. You can choose from a wide range of cars online and with prices starting from 16 euros per day you may also want to consider upgrading your vehicle.
If you are travelling in the Winter months and are considering booking Car Hire from Granada as a base for skiing, don’t forget to look at our range of optional extras that could make your journey safer or more comfortable. Choose from ski racks, snow chains or winter tyres. Book well in advance for guaranteed availability.
When hiring a car from Granada Airport (Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport, IATA: GRX), you'll find it relatively straightforward to access nearby towns and resorts in the region. Here's some information about exiting the airport, distances to nearby destinations, any potential tolls, and scenic routes:
Exiting Granada Airport:
- Granada Airport is conveniently connected to the road network, making it relatively easy to exit. Upon leaving the airport, you will typically follow signs to connect to the A-92 highway.
Nearest Towns and Resorts:
Granada City: The city of Granada is the nearest major town and is approximately 17 kilometers (about 11 miles) from the airport. Granada is famous for the Alhambra Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and offers rich cultural experiences.
Sierra Nevada: If you're interested in skiing or exploring the Sierra Nevada mountain range, you can drive to the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort, which is approximately 45 kilometers (about 28 miles) from the airport. The route takes you into the beautiful mountains.
Almuñécar: Almuñécar is a coastal town on the Costa Tropical, and it's about 80 kilometers (about 50 miles) from Granada Airport. The drive takes you through scenic landscapes along the coast.
- There are no tolls on the direct route from Granada Airport to Granada City. However, if you plan to travel to other parts of Spain, you may encounter tolls on some highways. Be sure to check for tolls and payment methods when planning your route.
The drive from Granada Airport to Granada City offers some scenic views, especially as you approach the city with the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the background. The road takes you through picturesque landscapes.
If you plan to visit the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort, the drive up into the mountains provides stunning vistas. In winter, the snowy landscapes are particularly beautiful.
Exploring the Alpujarra region, located south of Granada, offers scenic drives through charming villages and dramatic mountain scenery. The Alpujarra region is known for its white-washed villages and natural beauty.
While there may not be tolls on the direct routes, you can opt to take the A-44 highway (Autovía de Sierra Nevada) from Granada to the coast, which offers breathtaking views as you descend from the mountains to the Costa Tropical.
Always adhere to local traffic rules and speed limits, and be aware of parking regulations when visiting towns and attractions.
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