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The cheapest trains from Granada to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Aug 6

Cheapest

$102

Average

$115

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Granada to Madrid will cost around $ 115 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 102.

Cheapest
07:14AMGranada3h18 10:32AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$1021One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:15AMGranada3h41 11:56AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$1111One-way
01:20PMGranada5h51 07:11PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
1 changes
$1111One-way
06:40AMGranada3h52 10:32AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
1 changes
$1111One-way
05:20PMGranada5h33 10:53PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
1 changes
$1111One-way

Timetable Granada to Madrid

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06:40AMGranada3h52 10:32AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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07:14AMGranada4h42 11:56AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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07:14AMGranada3h18 10:32AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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08:15AMGranada3h41 11:56AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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01:20PMGranada5h51 07:11PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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05:20PMGranada5h33 10:53PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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Aug 5
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$70Air Nostrum
Fri
Aug 6
$102Renfe AVE
$93Air Nostrum
Sat
Aug 7
$92Renfe AVE
$74Air Nostrum
Sun
Aug 8
$74Renfe
$124Air Nostrum
Mon
Aug 9
$82Renfe AVE
$148Air Nostrum
Tue
Aug 10
$61Renfe AVE
$70Air Nostrum
Wed
Aug 11
$61Renfe AVE
$49Air Nostrum
Thu
Aug 12
$61Renfe AVE
$49Air Nostrum
Fri
Aug 13
$61Renfe AVE
$49Air Nostrum
Sat
Aug 14
$61Renfe AVE
$74Air Nostrum
Sun
Aug 15
$71Renfe AVE
$121Air Nostrum
Mon
Aug 16
$82Renfe AVE
$70Air Nostrum
Tue
Aug 17
$51Renfe AVE
$70Air Nostrum
Wed
Aug 18
$51Renfe AVE
$70Air Nostrum
Thu
Aug 19
$41Renfe AVE
$133Vueling
Fri
Aug 20
$51Renfe AVE
$67Air Nostrum
Sat
Aug 21
$51Renfe AVE
$70Air Nostrum
Sun
Aug 22
$71Renfe AVE
$67Air Nostrum
Mon
Aug 23
$71Renfe AVE
$178Air Nostrum
Tue
Aug 24
$41Renfe AVE
$49Air Nostrum
Wed
Aug 25
$36Renfe AVE
$133Vueling

The fastest trains from Granada to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Aug 6

Fastest Journey

3 h 18 m

Average

4 h 29 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

359 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Granada for Madrid every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 359 km distance in an average of 4 h 29 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 18 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 51 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
07:14AMGranada3h18 10:32AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
0 changes
$1021One-way
2nd Fastest
08:15AMGranada3h41 11:56AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
1 changes
$1111One-way
06:40AMGranada3h52 10:32AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
1 changes
$1111One-way
07:14AMGranada4h42 11:56AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
1 changes
$1471One-way
05:20PMGranada5h33 10:53PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
1 changes
$1111One-way

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Train Information from Granada to Madrid

distanceDistance223 miles (359 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 18 min
priceAverage train ticket price$82 (€65)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Granada to Madrid cover the 223 miles (359 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 18 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $82 (€65), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $61 (€49). Travelers depart most frequently from Granada and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Train companies

Renfe and AVE trains between Granada and Madrid

Renfe and AVE trains will get you from Granada to Madrid from $61 (€49). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Renfe
AVE

Renfe trains from Granada to Madrid are available on Omio for as little as $74 (€59). Renfe is Spain’s national train provider offering domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. When traveling on a Renfe train between Granada and Madrid, you can expect to travel 223 miles (359 km). Check Renfe’s train schedules and tickets for the Granada to Madrid trip and find the best option for you.

Renfe is known for its range of train ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Promo, Promo+ and Flexible tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio.

Renfe has a wide range of train types with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed at which they travel. These train types include AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

Renfe has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Granada to Madrid:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
  • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
  • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

Trains from Granada to Madrid

Regular train connections make it easy to travel between Granada and Madrid. In fact, with average journey times of three hours, Renfe Ave express trains compete well with flights, whilst also eliminating lengthy security checks. Travelers can also choose a train from Granada to Madrid every day of the year. With three daily services that don't require a change, finding a suitable departure should be simple, whenever passengers want to travel.

Granada to Madrid Train Time: Daily Departures

Renfe provides three options every day for anyone who needs to catch a train from Granada to Madrid. All run direct to Madrid's Puerta de Atocha station, so no changes will be required at any point. The first service of the day generally leaves Granada just after 7:00 a.m., followed by a mid-afternoon departure, and a final train soon after 7:00 p.m.

How long is the journey by train from Granada to Madrid?

Train travel is among the fastest ways to reach Madrid from Granada. Passengers can expect a journey time of between three hours nine minutes and three hours 19 minutes when no changes are needed. As the train from Granada to Madrid runs between the two city centers, this can make journeys faster than taking flights as passengers won't need to organize onward travel.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Granada to Madrid?

Departure train station: Any train from Granada to Madrid will leave from Granada's central station, which is located a couple of hundred meters south of the historic center on the Av. de Andaluces.​ Local buses run to the station entrance from newer parts of town, but walking is an option from popular areas like Albaicin. The  station has a few shops and places to eat, as well as restrooms and seating.

Arrival train station:The train from Granada to Madrid arrives at Atocha Station, a short distance southeast of the city center. From there, arrivals can hop onto the metro, take overground rail, hail a cab, or take local buses to central locations. Most transfers should take 15 minutes, maximum. Atocha is full of stores, cafes, ATMs, and essential amenities, so all traveler needs should be covered.

Which train companies travel from Granada to Madrid?

Travelers won't need to spend too long comparing companies when booking the train from Granada to Madrid. Renfe is the sole company operating on the route, providing a daily service with no need to change on the way.  Passengers can choose morning, afternoon, or evening services, though, and various seat classes are available.

Renfe Granada to Madrid

Renfe offers Ave services between Granada and Madrid. This means that the route is part of the company's high speed network, ensuring that journey times are kept low. Journey durations average three hours 10 minutes, and there's no need to change trains at any point. Expect a choice of three daily services, all running into Madrid Atocha station.

Granada to Madrid Trains: Services on Board

Renfe's Ave services allow travelers to book either First or Second class fares. In first class, anticipate plenty of leg room, quiet spaces, power outlets beside every seat, adjustable seat angles, and access to luxury lounges before departure. Second class (or "tourist") will offer less room, but does come with free WiFi for all. Passengers can take up to three items of luggage, with a total weight of 25kg or less. Anything extra will come with supplementary fees, and this could include bicycles that can't fold to smaller sizes. Pets are permitted on Renfe trains, as long as they are tucked away in small containers (so larger pets won't be allowed). If passengers use a wheelchair or are less abled in other ways, a service called Atendo is also available. This must be booked in advance (usually while booking tickets), and ensures that passengers can find comfortable, appropriate seating. There should also be staff on hand at both Granada and Madrid to assist with boarding and alighting.

How to find cheap train tickets from Granada to Madrid?

If passengers want to save money when booking a train from Granada to Madrid, buying tickets in advance is recommended. Renfe generally allows advance bookings as much as two months before departure. Alternatively, travelers might look into different departure times. For example, the earliest trains tend to come with lower ticket costs than those in mid-afternoon, with as much as a 25% difference. If cheap fares still aren't available, check a few dates around the preferred departure day. Renfe discounts can be unpredictable, but appear regularly. So using Omio to research potential departures can lead to major savings.

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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between Granada and Madrid cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Granada to Madrid to cost as little as $61 (€49)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train between Granada and Madrid?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Granada to Madrid train to cost on average $82 (€65)  one way.
How many miles is it from Granada to Madrid by train?
You should expect to travel around 223 miles (359 km)  from Granada to Madrid by train.
How long is the train ride from Granada to Madrid?
While the time it takes to travel 223 miles (359 km) to Madrid from Granada can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Granada to Madrid train journey time is on average 3 h 18 min.
When traveling by train from Granada to Madrid, which train station in Granada do I depart from and which train station in Madrid do I arrive in?

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Granada   and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Where is the train station in Granada to go to Madrid? Where is the train station in Madrid located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Granada, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.

Which train providers should I travel with from Granada to Madrid?
For the trip from Granada to Madrid you can take a train with Renfe AVE or Renfe. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Madrid from Granada on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any nonstop train services from Granada to Madrid?
Yes, there are direct trains per day from Granada to Madrid, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Renfe AVE  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
What are the first and last departure train times from Granada to Madrid?
The earliest train for this route departs from Granada at 5: 14 AM. The last train leaves from Granada at 5: 18 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Granada to Madrid and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Granada to Madrid train tickets to get the best deals?
If you purchase a train ticket from Granada to Madrid within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $82 (€65) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Granada to Madrid are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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