I need to get from Seattle to Granada, Spain for school the end of August. I can get a fairly cheap flight from Seattle to LON (London, what airport I don't know) via SAS but then I have to get to Stansted for the flight on to Grenada. How do I get there and where does Ryanair really land in Grenada? Any help would be appreciated.
I have flown RyanAir through Stansted several times. You will need plenty of time to change airports. Be sure to do your research to make sure your plans are feasible. It doesn't sound like you have checked out the RyanAir website; they are very good at helping people get to their flights; after all if you can't get there, you won't fly with them. Stansted is north of London. Good luck!
If the flight goes via Copenhagen ( normal for SAS ) then you arrive at terminal 3 London Heathrow. From there you catch a coach to Stanstead from Heathrow central coach station. Coaches are frequent and reasonably priced. Stanstead is about 30 miles from Heathrow and it's south east of London. Granada only has one airport ( GRX ) which is where you will land.
Stansted is in the county of Essex. Departing from Liverpool Street Station ( a main London train terminus) one can catch two different coaches, National Express or Terravision, both with 24hr services to Stansted Airport. You can also catch the more expensive Stansted Express (limited stop) train service.
These sites will help you locate Stansted:
Ryanair at Stansted is located in a separate 'wing' of the of the airport so leave plenty of time to tranfer from departures/check-in to the Ryanair terminal.
Ryanair according to their website fly to Grendaa Jaen (GRX) airport and say this about it:
"Granada Airport is situated about 17 Km outside of Granada city. There is a bus connection to the city centre from outside Arrivals, operated by Autocares J.Gonzales; the journey time is 30/40 minutes and tickets cost €3.
Hope this helps :)
Seattle to London Heathrow via Copenhagen, then transfer to Stansted and flight to Granada sounds... how do I put this delicatly... crazy. You're flying an hour too far, then wait at CPH airport for what - an hour, two hours? Then fly back to Heathrow for about an hour, transfer to Stansted which is gonna take you at least (!) 3 hours and will cost in the are of $100 if you add all the transfer expenses, then wait at Stansted for at least another hour in order to fly down to Granada (which is a 2 1/2 hrs flight). Then Ryanair is very strict and expensive on checked-in baggage etc etc. To add something constructive also check with airtransat.com for non-stop flights to London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt from Vancouver. Also check LTU.com from Vancouver.
The fare between Heathrow and Stanstead is GBP20.30. In round figures that's 40 USD.