Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada is a set of mountains in andalusia that belongs to the Penibetic systems. It is located 40 kilometers from the city of Granada. After the Alps, it´s the highest  mountain range of Western Europe. Its highest point is the Mulhacén peak, 3,482 meters above sea level. It was declared a Biosphere Reserve in 1986 by UNESCO and a National Park in 1999.

On its slopes there is a famous ski resort: Estación de Esquí de Sierra Nevada and loads of activities both for winter and summer periods. There is also a less known cross country ski station called Puerto de la Ragua and countless trekking routes.

Sierra Nevada Trekking Routes

The most known trekking routes are:

  • Vereda de la Estrella – A path along the beds of Genil River, with great views of the mountain. Suitable for all levels.
  • The 3000 meters of Sierra Nevada – This route starts in Jerez del Marquesado, in the north of the mountains and finishes in Nigüelas (west) or Lanjarón (southwest). The name comes from the fact that goes through all the peaks of more than 3000 meters high. This route is recommended for experienced excursionists.
  • Ruta Sulayr – This route is a path of 340km that surrounds Sierra Nevada. It is designed and promoted by public institutions.

 

How to get to Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada Map and GPS coordinates

Decimal: 37.095888,-3.400747

G.P.S. N 37°05′45″ – W 003°24′03″

Sierra Nevada by taxi

Taxi Granada offers taxi services to Sierra Nevada. The price is about 65 EUR. There are also other taxi companies like Asociación Autónomos Taxi

Taxi Granada Asociación Autónomos Taxi
Phone number:

+34 637 513 026

Phone number:

+34 958 280 654

 

Sierra Nevada by train

It is not possible to reach Sierra Nevada by train. The best route if you want to travel by train is to get a train to Granada and then use the bus connection at the Bus Station. The distance from Granada Train Station to Granada Bus Station is 2 Km, about a 30 minutes walk.

The closest train stations to Sierra Nevada are:

  • Granada Train Station, 40 Km.
  • Málaga Train Station, 163 Km.
  • Sevilla Train Station, 268 Km.

Sierra Nevada by car

Take the Autovía A-398. Sierra Nevada Station is on kilometer 31. Distance to the main closest cities:

  • Granada, 31 km.
  • Málaga, 168 km.
  • Sevilla, 293 km.

Car Hire to sierra nevada

If you need to hire a car you can do so in our website and save money. Prices at the rental desk are always higher. Below the available car rental desks.

 

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hertz Hertz Granada Center Hotel

Hertz / Thrifty Open Hours:

Monday – Friday: Open 9:00 – 13:00 and 16:30 – 20:00
Saturday: Open 9:00 – 12:00
Sunday – Closed

Address:

Center Hotel, Avda Fuente Nueva, s/n, Granada

 

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Avis Budget Granada Train Station

Avis / Budget Open Hours:

Monday – Friday: Open 9:00 – 13:00 and 16:00 – 19:15
Saturday: Open 9:00 – 12:45
Sunday – Closed

 europcar keddy

Europcar Granada Train Station

Europcar / Keddy Open Hours:

Monday – Friday: Open 8:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00
Saturday & Sunday: Open 8:00 – 14:30

Train Station Address:

Av. de Andaluces, Train Station, Granada

 

Sierra Nevada by bus

Bus service from Granada to Sierra Nevada is provided by the company Autocares Tocina. The duration of the travel is approximately 45 minutes. A one-way ticket costs 5€

 

HIGH SEASON: When Ski resort is open (usually December to April)

From Granada to Sierra Nevada

Departure from: Granada Bus Station – Carretera de Jaén s/n, Granada

In high season the bus departure times are as follows:

Monday to Friday Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays
8:00 8:00
10:00 10:00
17:00 15:00
17:00

 

From Sierra Nevada to Granada

Departure from: Albergue Universitario en la Hoya de la Mora or Hotel Meliá Sierra Nevada.

In high season the bus schedule is as follows:

Monday to Friday Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays
9:00 9:00
16:00 13:00
18:30 16:00
18:30

 

LOW Season: When Ski resort is closed (usually May to November)

From Granada to Sierra Nevada

Departure from: Granada Bus Station – Carretera de Jaén s/n, Granada

Low season bus schedule:

Monday to Sunday
9:00

From Sierra Nevada to Granada

Low season bus schedule:

Departure from: Albergue Universitario en la Hoya de la Mora

Monday to Sunday
17:00

Departure from: Hotel Meliá Sierra Nevada

Monday to Sunday
17:15