Gareth757 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 29 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1921 times:
i am looking to book a flight to Spain for june and to fly into Granada airport with FR it is about £80 cheaper than to fly into Malaga with EZY, TOM, LS, WW, FCA
so i was just wondering how far away Granada is from Malaga and if i would save money flying into Granada and then getting a taxi into Malaga or would it be cheaper flying into Malaga because dont have to pay for taxi
Jamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1821 times:
We flew in april to Malaga and stayed in the resort of Nerja, we could manage a 1Hr 30 Min Drive and Nerja is 1hr from Malaga. I personally flew with BA from LGW £ 500 Return when it was £ 800 Return from STN with FR ?! Its crazy, I would suggest trying BA as they fly to both
Gareth757 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1748 times:
thanks for all your replies its finally sorted am flying with XL airways MAN - AGP on the 29th June at 05:40 for £99, im fine with this because its a new airline and a new route and airport for me so smiles all round.
Hope you enjoy Andalucia! I returned from AGP about 2 months ago and took in many of the fine sights on offer thanks to a hire car, including Seville, Cordoba, Ronda and the Costa del Sol (besides Torremolinos/Benalmadena/Fuengirola).
A drive up to Granada is highly recommended! Takes about 2 hours or so from Malaga and the Alhambra makes for a good day out.
Just a side note, XL is technically not a new airline because it is (in my eyes) a rebranding from Excel Airways and the fleet and route structure is largely unchanged but I stand to be corrected.
ChinaClipper40 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 201 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1581 times:
Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 7): A good decision. If it's your sort of thing..., a trip up to Granada is a nice day out, and the Alhambra is really quite a marvel.
Agree 100 percent. And the view of the Alhambra, as dusk comes on, from the Mirador viewing spot in the Albayzin (old city) across the steep ravine from the Alhambra is almost magical. The walls of the Alhambra take on a rosy glow in the setting sun that is quite wonderful. And there are lovely neighborhood restaurants in the Albayzin serving authentic Andalusian cuisine (quite different from traditional Spanish cuisine) at very reasonable prices. The problem is getting from Malaga to Granada. There are no nonstop flights, the airfares are exorbitant, the train service is slow and inconvenient (includes a change of trains with a significant wait between trains at Bobadilla), and the price of auto rentals in high season can cause indigestion and/or high blood pressure. But if you find a way to do it within your budget, DO visit Granada for a day trip. But reserve your entry tickets to the Alhambra several days in advance (can be done by telephone). Or you stand a good chance of not getting in.