It may be compact, but Granada’s mix of Iberian and Arab heritage, from traditional Andalusian tapas bars to bustling bazaars...
...and traditional Moorish bathhouses, only adds to its charm. Throw in some of the world’s most fabulous historical buildings and the Sierra Nevada mountains on its doorstep, and you have a city just begging to be explored.
Flying to Granada
Despite being just a couple of hours away from London, Granada feels a world away, thanks to its status as an important ancient cultural melting pot. In the city Moorish bath houses and whitewashed Iberian churches stand side-by-side, and the Alhambra palace dominates from its hilltop. As well as being one of Andalusia's major cities, Granada is also a travel hub for ski trips in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and for exploring the wider region, with neighbouring cities Jaen and Cordoba making excellent day trips. Whether you're flying from London to Granada for business or leisure, the LCY–GRX route makes for an easy journey.
Flying from London City Airport to Granada: Q&A
Here are answers to the most common questions about flights from London City Airport to Granada. Check through them all and get ready for your trip.
How long is the flight from London to Granada?
Direct flights from London City Airport to Granada fly throughout the summer months and take around 2 hours and 40 minutes. Granada Airport – also known as Federico García Lorca Granada Airport – is a 45-minute drive from the centre of the city. It’s easy to catch one of the area’s green and white taxis, but if you’d rather take a bus, there are usually plenty waiting at the airport’s only terminal shortly after arrivals.
How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Granada?
There are three flights every week to Granada from London City Airport on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays. If you’re planning to fly on a Monday or a Friday, your flight will take off mid-morning, giving you plenty of time for lunch once you arrive. On Sundays, an early-evening flight will see you arriving at your hotel ready to freshen up before the tapas bars open for late-night drinks and dining.
What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Granada?
Flights from London City Airport to Granada are operated by BA Cityflyer. You might see from the flight number that your flight has either a British Airways or Iberia flight number – that's because the two airlines codeshare on flights from London to Granada. You might find fares available with other airlines, but these will generally be indirect.
Practical information about flying from London to Granada
You will need your passport when flying to Granada. You may also want to check your travel insurance coverage if you’re renting a car or planning to explore more of the surrounding mountains on foot or by bike. Remember to change your watch too, as it’s an hour ahead of UK time.
What to expect in Granada
A visit to Granada can be as laid-back or as active as you want it to be. Classic long lunches and late-night tapas bar crawls come as standard, and if you’d like to see more of the local architecture, it’s all around you, all the time. That’s the beauty of this city. Wherever you look, there’s something interesting or inspiring to see. If you love history you can wander the streets looking for clues that lead you to Granada’s Moorish past, and its later Catholic heritage. If you want more action, excursions can take you into the Sierra Nevada mountain park, where you can ski in winter. Find out more about how you can explore your way in our essential guide to Granada.