The main accesses to Andalusia from abroad are the following.
Several international airports, the most frequented are the Malaga airport, located on the coast and which welcomes people mainly attracted by the “Costa del Sol”, and the airport of Seville, the capital, which has much to offer to travelers and favorite departure for inland routes. Add to this the most modest airports of Jérez de la Frontera (Cádiz) and Granada.
After crossing the Pyrenees, the shortest route is to pass Madrid and continue south to Despeñaperros, the eastern and main gate of Andalusia. Then descend to the Guadalquivir Valley. Continuing west, passing through Córdoba; continuing south, reaching Jaén and Granada.
There are several high-speed “AVE” train lines from Madrid to Seville or Malaga, passing through Córdoba.
Forget the auto-stop
The Spaniards are distrustful of the topic of hitchhiking and have trouble catching passengers on the road. Instead, Bla-Bla-Car was a revolution and allowed many people to discover car sharing. The drivers are generally friendly and enjoy the conversation.