Almuñécar to Granada Bus: Local Tips & Get Your Tickets

Almuñécar to Granada Bus: Local Tips & Get Your Tickets

Are you planning to travel from Almuñécar to Granada by bus?

If you’re wondering where to get your bus tickets, whether you need to print them and what facilities are there at the bus station, you’re at the right place!

I’ve been using public transport in Andalucia for many years now, and as someone who lives in Southern Spain, I can also offer a lot of practical insights and tips that will save you time and money.

Let’s check your bus options for this journey!

Below you will find an overview with the journey details, and you can book your tickets via the link below. The tickets are available directly through Alsa website, or you can also use Omio, which I linked below.

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Almuñécar to Granada Bus: Overview

Cheapest Ticket Price €7.66
Fastest Journey Available 1h 20m
Number of Daily Buses up to 15
Earliest Bus Departure 06:15 am
Journey Distance 31 miles / 50 km
Latest Bus Departure 21:10
Bus Company Alsa

Almuñécar to Granada Bus Departures

There are up to 15 departures to Granada per day, and here are some example departure times directly from Alsa website.

Please note these are subject to change as they update the summer and winter bus schedules:

  • 6.15 am departure – 8.10 am arrival in Granada | journey time 1hr 55mins
  • 7.00 am departure – 9.15 am arrival in Granada | journey time 2hrs 15mins
  • 9.00 am departure – 10.20 am arrival in Granada | journey time 1hr 20mins
  • 10.45 am departure – 12.30 pm arrival in Granada | journey time 1hr 45mins
  • 13.00 pm departure – 14.20 pm arrival in Granada | journey time 1hr 20mins
  • 14.30 pm departure – 16.05 pm arrival in Granada | journey time 1hr 35mins
  • 17.30 pm departure – 19.15 pm arrival in Granada | journey time 1hr 45mins
  • 19.30 pm departure – 21.00 pm arrival in Granada | journey time 1hr 30mins
  • 21.00 pm departure – 22.20 pm arrival in Granada | journey time 1hr 20mins
local bus in Granada
Local tourist bus in Granada (Albaicin)

Bus Stops on the Route from Almuñécar to Granada

The fastest bus connection is the 1 hr 20 minutes bus, which only stops in one or two places, which are usually Salobreña and Motril.

The longer connections have up to 9 stops in the smaller bus stops on route.

Almuñécar to Granada Bus Tickets

Ticket Prices

The one-way tickets start at around 8 euros one way, but will be more expensive in the main season or in high demand.

In my experience, the earlier you buy, the better prices and options you get.

Buying Tickets at Alsa

Alsa is the only bus company operating in Granada bus station, so your only choice for this journey.

As I mentioned you can get the tickets directly from Alsa website or Omio (which I linked below).

You might encounter some issues if you’re buying tickets directly at Alsa website. I sometimes had issues with the translation, and it crashed on me a few times when I selected English language, or the calendar window wouldn’t show proper dates with other languages selected. The payment can be also a bit problematic as it sometimes doesn’t accept foreign cards (but you can also use Paypal).

It doesn’t happen frequently, but if you encounter issues, don’t be surprised! =) If you want to save yourself the hassle you can book with Omio, which syndicates the service from Alsa and their site is much easier to use.

When you buy tickets through Alsa, you will need to provide details for each passenger, including passport numbers, phone numbers and email, so have those handy when you’re booking.

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Buying Tickets Online vs Bus Station

I highly recommend you get your tickets online in advance, otherwise, you might not be able to get on the bus you want, and there are only limited departures per day.

Especially if you travel as a group or family, and want to make sure you can sit where you want, getting a ticket in advance is essential.

Getting Your Tickets

You don’t need to print your ticket, you will receive an email with a PDF voucher that has a QR code. All you need to do is to show it to the bus driver along with your ID (don’t forget to take your ID with you). Sometimes they only ask your name and don’t need to scan the code.

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The platforms at Granada bus station

Almuñécar Bus Station

Almuñecar Bus Station is located on the ground floor of the Terrazas del Mar building, at this address: Avenida del Rey Juan Carlos I, Edificio las Terrazas del mar, Local 5 , P4, 18690. The location is also marked on the map below.

The bus station is a little off from the center of the town, about 10 minutes walk North from the coast.

There is a taxi rank opposite the station, two supermarkets (Lidl & Aldi) and McDonalds.

Granada Bus Station

The only company that operates at the bus station is Alsa, a local bus operator owned by National Express (UK).

Granada bus station is a pretty decent size, with a large cafeteria at the back (but don’t expect anything modern or polished). Right in front of the station is a taxi rank, and a stop for the city tram service.

On the top floor of the station, you will find customer support, a ticket office and a few souvenir shops. You can also buy bus tickets directly at the station.

The opening times for the ticket office are from Monday to Sunday: 06:30 am to 01:30 am (with some closures around big bank holidays like Christmas, New Year etc).

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Platforms and station entrance at Granada bus station

The Bus Station also has luggage storage lockers on the ground floor, with a price of 3.50 euros per day per locker.

How to Get from Granada Bus Station to the City

The easiest way to get to the city is to take a taxi, which is parked right outside of the station.

I took several trips like this and never had to wait for a taxi to be available. The journey is very fast, around 10 minutes, and very affordable too. I paid under 10 euros each time, and this was for a trip to Albaicin (Plaza St Ana).

Uber is also available in Granada, but you will have to wait for one to arrive at the station, and Uber cars are not allowed to enter certain areas in Albaicin (while normal taxis can).

The other option is taking a local city bus from the bus station, which is bus number 33 going through Gran Via. There is also a tram stop right outside of the bus station, but the stations near the main attractions are pretty limited and you’re better off taking a taxi or a local bus.

taxi at Gran Via, Granada
taxi at Gran Via, Granada

Frequent Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Almuñécar to Granada cost?

One-way tickets from Almuñécar to Granada start from 8 euros per person.

How long is the bus ride from Almuñécar to Granada?

The shortest journey time from Almuñécar to Granada is 1 hour and 20 minutes, but there are also longer journey times over 2 hours.

How many daily bus connections are there between Almuñécar and Granada?

There are up to 15 bus connections between Almuñécar to Granada per day, usually more in the summer months and less in the winter months.

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Lucia has been living on Costa del Sol since 2020, and through her love of photography and travel, she has been documenting the best places to see in Southern Spain and uncovering hidden gems only known to locals. All the articles on Viva La Vita are written based on personal experience and local expertise.

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