Coming to Jaen

  • Jaén is the capital city of the province of Jaén, one of the 8 provinces of the autonomous region of Andalucía.

  • If you come by plane, the nearest airports are Granada-Jaén, Madrid and Málaga (
  • Granada-Jaén airport is the most convenient option to get to Jaén. Granada-Jaén airport is currently connected with direct flights to Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and some airports in France and Italy. When you arrive to the airport you have to take the airport shuttle to Granada’s coach station (a taxi can be too expensive), from where you will be able to take a coach to Jaén (60 minutes approx.; the main company –Alsa– runs 16 buses a day between Granada and Jaén). There are no trains from Granada to Jaén. There is also a direct shuttle service from Granada-Jaén airport to Jaén city centre (2 or more services a day depending on the season).
  • Madrid airport is connected to the main cities in the world. Once at the airport, you can get to the city centre by underground (You can download a map of the "metro" at Madrid's underground's website: The airport's underground line is line no. 8 (pink). If you decide to continue your journey to Jaén by train, change at Nuevos Ministerios and take line 10 (dark blue) to Renfe Chamartín. Of course, you can take a taxi, but it willl be much more expensive and not so fast. To get the schedules of trains to Jaén and even buy you ticket online, please visit (The journey lasts 4 hours approx.). If you want to continue your journey to Jaén by coach, change at Nuevos Ministerios and take line 6 (grey) to Méndez Álvaro coach station (Estación de Autobuses Sur,, the journey to Jaén lasts 4-5 hours aprox.). If you want to continue your journey by plane, you can fly from Madrid to Granada-Jaén airport.
  • Malaga airport is quite well connected to many European cities and to some American airports. You are likely to find cheap flights to and from Málaga, because of the high number of tourists that travel to the so-called Costa del Sol. For travelling from Málaga to Jaén, you must take one of the shuttle buses (or a taxi) connecting the airport to Málaga coach station. The coach company is called Alsa ( and the journey by coach from Málaga to Jaén lasts 3 hours approx.
  • The University of Jaén is located in the northeast of the city, on the old road from Madrid to Jaén. From the centre of Jaén, you can take buses no. 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 17, or just walk (It's only 20 minute stroll at leisurely pace). Once at the UJA Campus, international students should go to Building C2, 1st floor (Edificio Bachiller Pérez de Moya), and meet one of the University of Jaén international relations members.

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