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At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘hola ’
( o-la )
Best time to go
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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Hostel dorm: €15–35
  • Budget-hotel double room: €30–65
  • Meal at traditional tapas bar: €2–4 per tapa
  • Free sights, tours and shows
  • Bus transport: €23–29 (Seville–Granada)
  • Boutique-hotel double room: €65–140
  • Car hire: from €20
  • Meal at local restaurant: €20–45
  • Admission to monuments, museums and attractions: €3–20
Top end (more than)
  • Room at parador or upmarket boutique hotel: from €140
  • Meal at top-end restaurant: from €40
  • Flamenco show with dinner: €50–70
  • Car hire: from €20


Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days, and not required for members of EU or Schengen countries; some nationalities need a Schengen-zone visa.

When to go and weather


Getting to Andalucía

Andalucía is a top European holiday destination and is well linked to the rest of Spain and Europe by air, rail and road. Regular hydrofoils and car ferries run to and from Morocco, and there are also ferry links to Algeria. Flights, tours and rail tickets can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Flights to Andalucía

The best price found from United States to Andalucía is on October 4th, 2019, travelling with TAP. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

Washington Dulles
from $193.00

Getting around Andalucía

Car Andalucía has an excellent road system. Having your own vehicle enables you to make the most of your time, as bus services to smaller villages rarely operate more than once a day and there are often no weekend services. Make rental-car arrangements before you leave home.

Bus With a more extensive network than trains, buses travel to even the smallest Andalucian villages. Alsa runs the best intercity routes. Various other companies service remoter areas. Buses are usually cheaper than trains over equivalent distances.

Train High-speed AVE trains serve Seville, Córdoba and Málaga. Slower but cheaper regional trains link most of Andalucía's other main towns and cities but aren't much use for getting around Cádiz or Huelva provinces. Reserve ahead on AVE trains.

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