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Granada, Andalusia, Spain

How much does it cost to travel to Granada?

You should plan to spend around $133 (€123) per day on your vacation in Granada. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $40 (€37) on meals
  • $23 (€22) on local transportation
  • $127 (€117) on hotels

A one week trip to Granada for two people costs, on average, $1,862 (€1,719). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Granada cost?

A one week trip to Granada usually costs around $931 (€859) for one person and $1,862 (€1,719) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Granada on average costs around $1,862 (€1,719) for one person and $3,724 (€3,438) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Granada will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Granada on average costs around $3,990 (€3,683) for one person and $7,980 (€7,366) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Granada has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Granada expensive to visit?

Prices in Granada are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Granada is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to York or Setubal.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Granada Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Granada?

The average Granada trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Granada travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 117 ($127)
Local Transportation 1 22 ($23)
Food 2 37 ($40)
Entertainment 1 28 ($31)
Tips and Handouts 1 1 - 3 ($1 - 3)
Alcohol 2 12 - 36 ($13 - 39)
Accommodation Budget in Granada
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Granada is $63 (€59). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Granada is $127 (€117). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Granada

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Granada based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $72. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Granada
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Granada is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $23 (€22) per person, per day, on local transportation in Granada.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Granada?

Typical prices for Transportation in Granada are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Granada, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • 7 Trip Bus Pass

Food Budget in Granada
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Granada can vary, the average cost of food in Granada is $40 (€37) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Granada should cost around $16 (€15) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Granada is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Granada?

Typical prices for Food in Granada are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Granada, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Sangria
  • Sandwich to go
  • Bocadillo & Drink

Entertainment Budget in Granada
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Granada typically cost an average of $31 (€28) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Granada
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Granada is $1.99 (€1.84) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Granada is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Granada
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Granada is $5.01 (€4.62), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Granada
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $26 (€24) on alcoholic beverages in Granada per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Granada
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $5.27 (€4.87) on bottled water in Granada per day. The public water in Granada is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Granada On a Budget
Granada Granada, Spain
Granada is a city of southern Spain located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the autonomous community of Andalucia. Perhaps the most notable feature of the city is its medieval architecture that dates to the Moorish occupation of Spain. Each example stands from another time and place, strong fortresses and castles against the backdrop of lumbering mountains. Yet they are surrounded by a city thriving with modern day quirks. From castles and fortresses to bars, restaurants, and cafes, Granada is a unique setting for an otherworldly getaway.
The most famous and most alluring sight of Granada is the Alhambra, a medieval complex that overlooks the city. The hilltop fortress spans a massive area, encompassing royal palaces, serene patios, and reflecting pools from the Nasrid dynasty, as well as the fountains and orchards of the Generalife gardens. Existing as the last Moorish stronghold in Europe, the Alhambra reflects the splendor of Moorish civilization in Andalusia giving visitors an inside look of the area's history. A breathtaking example of ornamental architecture, the complex is also home to the Palace of Charles V which now houses Alhambra Museum (with historical artifacts from the site) and the Fine Art Museum.

Down below in Granada itself there exist more inspiring sights like the Cathedral Granada with Gothic-Renaissance-Baroque foundations, the Royal Chapel with the tombs of King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I, the historic and picturesque square Plaza de Bib-Rambla, as well as the Plaza Nueva the city's oldest square. Another interesting sight is the Alcaiceria, a set of winding alleyways which were originally home to a Moorish silk market under Granada's Muslim rule. Today the market holds mostly souvenir stores underneath the Moorish-style archways decorating the walls.

Plenty of other things to see and do can be found in this dynamic city, as it's not just all about the main attractions. Check out this guide to non-touristy things to see in Granada for more details and things to see (such as the secret gardens).
Oriented around the intersection of Gran Via de Colon and Calle Reyes Catolicos, central Granada is the historic center and bustling heart of the city. With its many shops, restaurants, bars, and attractions, the city center is a hub for activity. Many of the buildings are situated along narrow cobblestone and brick alleys or on the edge of one of the picturesque plazas in the area, which all add a certain charm as you go about your day. Walking through the streets, the sights, smells, and sounds will take you into a world of superb architecture, good food, and friendly faces with local hospitality. As far as shopping goes, ceramics, silver, and inlaid woodwork are just some of the most famous craft products from Granada. Many traditional shops selling items like these are located along the streets of the city center.

The gem of the city in Granada is the architecture, and one could spend days exploring the fortresses, castles, cathedrals, and cobbled streets. It is evident everywhere you go, even in amidst the modern bustle of shops, bars, and restaurants. Needless to say, sight-seeing and shopping can occupy much of a visit.

Another unique attraction of Granada includes Aquaola, a local water park with man-made wave pool, slides, and large floats. At la Plaza de Villacantoria, visitors can take the #3 bus to get to the park.

The Hammam Arab Baths, near Plaza Nueva, are another one-of-a-kind activity to engage in during your stay. Though it is a modern spa with affordable baths and massages available, the ambiance and decorations of the place reflect the ancient Muslim baths in Granada.

Finally, if you're a thrill-seeker looking for some traditional action in the Spanish city, try catching a show at the Plaza de Toros de Granada, Granada's bullfighting ring.
Food and Dining
Tapas, tapas, tapas! Granada is known for serving the tasty bites free with any drink order, making it super affordable to taste your way around the city. Lunch is generally 13:00 to 16:00 (1pm-4pm), and the dinner starts from 20:00 (8pm) to the late hours of the night. Because of siesta, where most shops and businesses close for the afternoon, locals are accustomed to having dinner very late. Tapas bars can generally be found on Navas and Sarabia streets near the Town Hall, the AlbaicĂ­n neighbourhood, around the bullring, or in Plaza Bib-rambla. Because the city is near the Sierra Nevada ski resort and the Costa del Sol, where tropical fruit is grown, the traditional cuisine of Granada has an exotic touch, with deep Moorish roots. Fish from the sea, country dishes from the Alpujarra, and delicious produce from vegetable gardens in the area also add a unique flair to Granada cuisine.

By plane, Granada has a small airport situated 12km (half an hour with normal traffic) west of the city which serves a limited number of flights. For budget airlines it is best to fly into nearby Malaga. Iberia provides daily flights to and from Madrid. Vueling operates budget flights to and from Barcelona, Rome and Paris airports.

Regular buses run from Seville, Malaga, Madrid, and Cordoba as well as a few direct services to the port of Algeciras. Malaga is well serviced by buses and is a good place to transfer if a direct service is not available. The bus station is located about 2 miles from the city center.

Three trains run each day on a picturesque line to Algeciras via Antequera and Ronda. Granada is also on a stop on a line between Almeria and Seville, with four trains daily. There are also two daily trains to Madrid via Cordoba, one or two daily to Barcelona via Linares-Baeza and Valencia, and one to Linares-Baeza. For Malaga, take the Algeciras train to Bobadilla and change to a Malaga-bound train there.

The train station is well served by local bus service.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.