CERE 2020 will take place in the Architecture School of the University of Granada at the Campo del Príncipe. The conference venue can be reached directly from Granada Airport by taxi (30 kilometer) and there are a number of public transport links that connect Granada Airport to Granada City Centre, where the conference venue can be easily reached. Málaga Airport is an international airport 2 hours far from Granada with a number of international flights from and to European countries
Flying directly to Granada (GRX):
There are many more international flights to Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. So, generally people prefer to fly to these 3 locations and book a direct flight from Madrid, Barcelona or Palma de Mallorca to Granada. However, nowadays, there is only an international flight from Paris to Granada. See information below.
- From Madrid: Iberia
- From Barcelona: Iberia, Vueling
- From Palma de Mallorca: Air Europa, Vueling
- From France (Paris): Vueling
On arrival you can get a taxi or Uber from the airport. Taxi stops are at the arrivals area of the airport and costs about 28 €. At the arrivals area of the airport, there is a direct line bus from the airport to the city center. Bus stops are: Airport – Bus station – La Caleta – Avenida de la Constitución – Gran Vía – Palacio de Congresos. The ticket costs 3 € and lasts 40 minutes. See the bus transfers timetables.
Flying directly to Málaga (AGP):
Málaga – Costa del sol Airport has more than 70 international destinations from all over the world in addition to its national connections (airlines and their destinations). Malaga is the nearest international airport and is only 90 minutes from Granada by road. Flying to Malaga is really the best option to easily reach Granada.
There are also 4 options to reach Granada from Malaga:
Getting from Málaga Airport by bus. You can get a bus from Málaga airport to Granada bus station. It leaves everyday at 8:30 am, 10:45 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 13:30 pm, 16:15 pm, 17 pm, 18:45 pm, 19:30 pm and at 22:45 pm. It takes two and a half hours (it has several stops). The price is 11.83 €. To buy tickets online visit www.alsa.es.
Getting from Málaga by bus. This is a new shuttle bus (Line A) which connects Málaga Airport with the city bus station. The single fare is €3,00 and you buy the ticket on the bus. The journey takes about 15 minutes. The bus stop is on the arrivals forecourt of Terminal 3 and the buses run every 30 minutes from 7:00 am to 24:00.
You can also get a train (every 30 minutes, from 6.44 am to 00:24, ticket 1.70 €) or a taxi (about 20 €) from the airport to Málaga bus station (estación de autobuses).
There is a bus almost every hour from the Málaga bus station to Granada from 8:00 am until 21:30 pm. The price is 11,43 €. It takes about 1:45 h (128 kms). To buy tickets online visit www.alsa.es. You can check times and prices and even choose your seats.
Failing the 22:45 bus, you will have to get a hotel in Málaga, hire a car, or get an expensive taxi.
Getting from Málaga in a Hire car. Most companies have pick-up and drop-off points both at Granada airport and in the centre of Granada.
Getting from Málaga airport in a taxi . Another good option to get to Granada is clubbing together with 2 or 3 people and get a taxi. A taxi from Málaga is 150 € during the weekdays and 174 € during the weekends.
You go to the taxi rank at the airport, talk to the taxi drivers and you can try to get a better price. It takes around one and a half hours.
Getting to Granada by train
The train station is fairly central and is in Avenida de Andaluces of Avenida de la Constitución. Alvia and AVE (High Speed) trains take 4 and a half hour and 3 hours from Madrid Atocha Rail Station respectively, 3 hours from Seville, 1 hour and 30 minutes from Antequera.
RENFE have a good website giving full information about trains in Spanish, English, and French. Follow these links for homepages and websites.
Getting to Granada by bus
There are many buses each day to and from the other large Spanish cities and international main cities. You can check times and prices and even choose your seats. The bus station is slightly out of town and you will need to get a taxi or a bus to get to the centre.
From Madrid If you are coming from Madrid you will need to go to “Estación del sur” (Méndez Álvaro station, connected with the airport by train and metro. There are 14 daily buses from the “Estación del Sur” and only one from the airport at 1:45 am. Before or after a fiesta they put on more buses according to demand. The usual thing (if you haven’t bought tickets in advance) is just to go to the bus station and get on the next available bus. It takes about 5 hours from Madrid to Granada and costs 18,78 €.
From Málaga See above in “getting from Málaga”.
Driving to Granada
The Spanish road network has improved a lot in the last 20 years and there are good roads to all other Spanish cities. It takes about 5 hours from Madrid, 11 hours from Barcelona, 90 minutes from Málaga.