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We have a port day 0800 to 1800. Is there a reasonable way to visit the Alhambra by public transportation?

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We have a port day 0800 to 1800. Is there a reasonable way to visit the Alhambra by public transportation?

 

If you go to the Trip Advisor Motril Forum you will get good information. I think getting tickets ahead of time is really important if you are going DIY.

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The local bus company is Alsa (www.alsa.es)

If you manage to get the 09.00h bus, it arrives to Granada bus station at 10.15am. The 10.00am bus arrives in Granada at 11.00am. Return times would seem to be 3.30 pm from Granada get to Motril at 4.45 pm (tight!)

the previous bus to this is 2 pm from Granada, arriving to Motril at 3.15 pm.

The return bus fare is about 23 euro per person. You will still need a taxi to get from Granada station to Alhambra and return. Maybe also from Motril port to Motril bus station.

 

Maybe get 4 people together and go by taxi. found this one on d'internet, not recommending him or anything, just pointing you in a direction!

http://www.eurotaximotril.com/

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Renting a car is another option, though I can't help with suppliers in Motril. Journey time is about an hour, the driving & navigation are pleasant & easy because it's a simple & attractive countryside route on an un-crowded divided highway under the shadow of the Sierra Nevada, the Alhambra is before reaching Granada itself, and there's plenty of on-site parking (though a fair walk if you're at the back of the parking-lot).

By pre-booked taxi or self-drive car you'll have about 6 hours on-site, which is plenty. This includes an allowance for any delay en-route, though that's very unlikely

 

But heed the advice of O & B's Mum. You will need to buy timed tickets well in advance, without pre-booked tickets you'll have access only to the gardens & the castle, not the Alhambra itself.

 

JB :)

Edited by John Bull

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One needs to carefully consider the entrance rules for the Ahlhambra. Tickets need to be reserved well in advance and the entrance times do not always fit into public transport schedules. We agree that a rental car is an option and there is also much to be said for an excursion that includes entrance to the Ahlhambra and Gereralife.

 

Hank

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Thanks, everyone. I will study all of these options. We will certainly consider pre-booked taxi or rental car, as these options might be economical for a family of 4 with two teens.

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