Links to help when planning your trip to Spain…
Malaga flights: Ryanair, Easyjet, Aerlingus, British Airways, Monarch, Thomson, Flybe, BmiBaby, Jet2, Vueling, Cimber Sterling, Condor, Thomas Cook Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Transavia, AirEuropa, Iberia, Delta AirLines (direct flight from Newark, USA) AirTransat (direct flight from Toronto, Canada).
Seville flights: Ryanair, Vueling, Brussels Airlines, Transavia, Iberia, AirEuropa.
Granada flights: Ryanair (not ex-UK), Vueling, Iberia, AirEuropa.
AVE trains Spain
- Cordoba RENFE station: for trains to/from Malaga and Madrid (1 hour 40 mins).
- Seville RENFE station: for AVE trains to/from Madrid. (2 hours 30 mins).
Hire Car Andalucia: car rental services are available at Malaga, Seville, Madrid and Granada airports; as well as Seville and Cordoba RENFE stations (for the AVE train Spain). Try online car rental broker www.HolidayAutos.com for a quote, along with the major companies like Hertz, Europcar and Avis.
Think about combining road and rail when you’re touring Southern Spain. The road network is virtually brand new (thank you EU money!) and there’s very little traffic once you leave the cities. Driving in Spain is therefore much easier than you’d imagine, especially outside the cities. Plus, we’ll always send you detailed driving directions from wherever you’ll be arriving, from so it’s a hassle-free journey.
Best of Spain itinerary
Make sure you include some R&R or “down time” - you’re on holiday! You simply can’t see everything in a short time, and it’s very easy to forget just how tiring all that travelling and packing/unpacking can be. So, we highly recommend you pencil in a few days at Casa Olea as your country retreat, away from the hectic cities where you can kick back and enjoy the peace and quiet, surrounded by nature.
Thanks to our great location, half-way between Granada and Cordoba, many of our guests stay around a week (the average is 5 nights) opting to spend a couple of days relaxing here by the pool, a couple of days to see Cordoba and/or Granada and a day or two to enjoy exploring this area – walking in the National Park or from the house with Ruby (our dog!), going for a bike ride to local white villages, or visiting delightful nearby towns such as Priego de Cordoba and Alcala la Real.