Car Hire in Granada Airport
Granada is one of the biggest cities in the Spanish coastal region of Andalucia. The airport is formally known as Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport, however it’s generally known as Granada Airport.
This information is correct as of October 2015
Where to hire a car at Granada Airport
Avis, Budget, Alamo, Europcar, EasyCar, National, Auriga, Record, Auto Europa, GoldCar, Marbesol and Niza all have branches within Granada Airport. You’ll find these offices within the arrivals hall of Granada Airport. There are plenty of compact, economy, family and mid-size cars you can rent from here..
Petrol stations close at Granada Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There is a petrol station immediately outside of Granada Airport. If you’re looking or a station coming into the airport, there are several located off of the A92.
Driving around at Granada Airport
It’s pretty easy to drive around the airport, as there are plenty of main roads connecting you to the rest of Andalucia. The A92 Is the most commonly used road, which will actually take you all the way to Seville. The A-44 and N-432 also lead north, whereas the A44 will lead you to the coast too.
When parking in Granada, on street parking is available in some areas, however you should watch for Pay & Display or prohibited signs too.
Popular destinations to drive to from Granada Airport
Granada is best known for the Alhambra Palace, beautiful Andalucían countryside and being a popular destination for other European travellers. Parking in the centre of Granada isn’t easy, but you’ll have better luck if your hotel has a parking facility reserved for guests.
Granada is only 25 minutes from the airport. Head west on the A-4075 and continue for 16km until you find the A-92G, leading off into Granada. This will take you into the northern district of Granada.
Seville is fairly far away when compared to other destinations around Granada, but it’s a beautiful city that is well worth the trip.
It takes 2 hours to reach Seville. Head onto the A4075 when you leave the airport, and continue on the A92 for 222km. This drive takes you through Antequera, Osuna, and bounds of Spanish countryside. Continue straight to head into the city. There are several Pay & Display car parks in Seville, but it can get extremely busy.
Motril is one of the coastal towns in the south of Spain. It’s around an hour from Granada.
When leaving the airport, turn right onto the A92, moving onto the A44. From here, you will be able to merge onto the E902 moving southbound. Take exit 1 after 65km, and continue onto the GR5209. This will take you into the north of Motril. You will be able to stay here over night, and on street parking is permitted. It’s also recommended that you head around the coast of Spain, as there are many other beautiful places to see here too. Use the E15 to move up and down the coast.