How to Get to the Alpujarra by Car, Taxi or Bus from GranadaYou can get to the Alpujarras by car, bus or taxi. There no trains. The most comfortable type of transport to go is by car, you can stop in any village you find interesting on your way.
A good way to get to know Granada and its history is by taking a tour. There are several interesting free and private tours offered by Civitatis:
Free Tour of Granada: What better way to get to know the hisotric centre of Granada than on a free walking tour with a local expert guide?!
Private Tour of Granada: Discover the hidden treasures and secrets of Granada exclusively just for you and your partner, friends, or family.
Taking a bus is impractical because there are not many buses that go to the Alpujarras but if you do not have a car, this is the only transport you can use. Taxi is expensive.
Getting to the Alpujarra By CarThe Alpujarras have several access roads. From Granada it is reached via the N-323 through Armilla, Padul and Durcal to Lanjaron. Then continue on the C-332.
From the Granada coast you have to take the A-346 north, following the river Guadalfeo, which leads to Orgiva and, later, to Lanjaron.
From Almeria, route A-347 takes you to the south side of Las Alpujarras, east of Ugijar.
Finally, from the Guadix area and Baza, the Alpujarras can be reached through the beautiful port of La Ragua (2,000 m), the A-337, on the border with Almeria.
Getting to the Alpujarras By TaxiAproximate fares to some of the Alpujarra's villages:
Granada - Lanjaron: 55 € (tariff 1), 65 € (tariff 2).
Granada - Pampaneira: 80 € (tariff 1), 90 € (tariff 2).
Granada - Bubión: 85 € (tariff 1), 95 € (tarifa 2).
Granada - Capileira: 90 € (tariff 1), 100 € (tariff 2).
Tariff 1: Monday-Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday from 07:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tariff 2: Monday-Thursday from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Friday from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Saturdays, Sundays, holidays.
Getting to the Alpujarras By BusBuses between Granada and the Alpujarra are run by Alsa.
Between Granada, Lanjaron and Orgiva there are several buses daily, but between the capital and most other communities in the Alpujarras, only a few buses each day.
The same bus connections also link the villages of the Alpujarras.
Buses Granada - Lanjaron, Orgiva - GranadaIt costs between 4 and 7 euros to go to the villages of Lanjaron, Orgiva, Pampaneira, Bubion or Capileira.
Where to Buy Tickets and Bus TimetablesCompany: Alsa. Tickets and timetables at www.alsa.es; phone 902 422 242, 24 hours service.
Location of the Alpujarra
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Page Updated: Mar 21, 2020
Opinions about How to Get to the Alpujarra
By Car vs by BusIf you have or rented a car of course you need to go by car, it is he most practical thing to do. If the plan is only to visit only one village, for example Pampaneira, the bus is a good option.
There are very few buses and if you get off the bus in one village, you might not have another bus to go to another village. In the car you can stop wherever you want, there are many interesting places to visit. The Alpujarra is unique.