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Public Transportation in Granada

Learning how to get around using public transportation in Granada is an important step in adjusting to life in Granada. In this article, we cover the local public transportation options.
|-Public Transportation in Granada

Granada, a city known for its rich history and vibrant culture, offers a variety of public transportation options for both locals and visitors. The city’s public transportation system includes buses, taxis, and a light rail system known as the Metro de Granada. These systems are operated by the Transportes Rober and the Junta de AndalucĂ­a respectively. With these options, it is entirely possible for an expat living in Granada to comfortably live without a car, relying on the public transportation system and walking. However, the need for a car may depend on one’s lifestyle and specific needs.


The bus system in Granada, operated by Transportes Rober, is extensive and efficient. It covers the entire city and its surrounding areas, making it a convenient option for daily commuting. The buses are generally safe to take at any time of the day, and they are also safe for women traveling alone or children going to school. The cost of a bus ticket is approximately 1.40 euros, but there are also monthly passes available for frequent users. The buses run from early morning until late at night, with night buses available on weekends. The bus routes are well-planned, ensuring that most areas of the city are easily accessible.


Taxis are another common mode of transportation in Granada. They are readily available throughout the city and can be hailed on the street or booked in advance. Taxis in Granada are metered, and the fare depends on the distance traveled. They are generally safe and reliable, and they can be a convenient option for those who prefer a more direct route to their destination. However, they can be more expensive than buses, especially during peak hours or for longer distances.

Metro de Granada

The Metro de Granada, also known as the light rail system, is a relatively new addition to the city’s public transportation system. It was inaugurated in 2017 and has since become a popular mode of transportation. The Metro de Granada runs from Albolote to Armilla, passing through the city center. It is a safe and efficient way to travel, with modern facilities and regular services. A single ticket costs 1.35 euros, but there are also different types of passes available for frequent users. The Metro de Granada operates from early morning until midnight, making it a convenient option for both daily commuting and leisure travel.

In conclusion, the public transportation system in Granada is well-developed and efficient, making it possible for expats to live comfortably without a car. However, the choice between using public transportation and owning a car ultimately depends on one’s personal preferences and lifestyle. For those who value convenience and flexibility, owning a car may be a better option. On the other hand, for those who prefer a more eco-friendly and cost-effective mode of transportation, the public transportation system in Granada is more than sufficient.

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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