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How to reach Granada

Granada is located next to the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalusia in the southeast of Spain. It is about 70 km from the coast. Granada gives the unique opportunity to visit both the highest mountain in continental Spain (above 3400 m) and the sunny beaches of the Costa del Sol.

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By plane: The airport of Granada, at only ~25 minutes drive from the Conference Center, serves Madrid and Barcelona with four daily flights. Airways companies as Vueling and Ryanair and also arrive to Granada from some international airports. The International Airport of the Costa del Sol (Málaga), at 130 km from Granada (1 hour by bus approximately), is connected with most European and American destinations by daily flights. On arrival to Granada it is best to get a taxi at the airport so that you can get to your accommodation. The taxi costs about 25 euros from the airport to downtown Granada. There is also a regular bus service which takes you to the city center for less than 10 euros.

By train: The train station is fairly central. The Spanish National Railway Company (RENFE) has a good website giving full information in English about trains in Spain.

By Bus: There are many buses everyday to the other large Spanish cities. The bus station is slightly out of town but there are taxis and frequent city buses to get to the center. City buses 1 and 3 have their last stop at  The Congress Centre of Granada.

By car: Granada is well communicated by freeway road with all main Spanish cities. It takes about 5 hours from Madrid and 60 minutes from Málaga.




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