The cheapest trains from Granada to Madrid

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Cheapest

$88

Average

$88

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 $ 88 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 88.

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07:27PMGranada3h26 10:53PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$881One-way

Timetable Granada to Madrid

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Sun
Nov 28
$88Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$241Vueling
Mon
Nov 29
$78Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$227Vueling
Tue
Nov 30
$78Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$204Air Nostrum
Wed
Dec 1
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$23Alsa
$115Air Nostrum
Thu
Dec 2
$78Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$158Vueling
Fri
Dec 3
$78Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$253Vueling
Sat
Dec 4
$88Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$115Air Nostrum
Sun
Dec 5
$58Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$89Air Nostrum
Mon
Dec 6
$91Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$64Air Nostrum
Tue
Dec 7
$78Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$115Air Nostrum
Wed
Dec 8
$107Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$232Vueling
Thu
Dec 9
$78Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$142Air Nostrum
Fri
Dec 10
$68Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$89Air Nostrum
Sat
Dec 11
$58Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$123Air Nostrum
Sun
Dec 12
$78Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$171Air Nostrum
Mon
Dec 13
$58Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$89Air Nostrum
Tue
Dec 14
$49Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$89Air Nostrum
Wed
Dec 15
$49Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$109Vueling
Thu
Dec 16
$49Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$89Air Nostrum
Fri
Dec 17
$68Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$89Air Nostrum

The fastest trains from Granada to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Fastest Journey

3 h 26 m

Average

3 h 26 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

359 km

Of the 1 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 3 h 26 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 26 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 26 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.

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07:27PMGranada3h26 10:53PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$881One-way

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AVE and Renfe Granada – Madrid

AVE and Renfe trains will get you to Madrid from Granada from $18 (€15). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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Renfe is Spain’s national train company operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travelers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Granada to Madrid trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

  • Average Price: $18

Renfe has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Renfe tickets to Madrid from Granada and when traveling by train:

  • 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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Trains from Granada to Madrid
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FAQs
How much do cheap trains from Granada to Madrid cost?
Train tickets to Madrid from Granada for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $18 (€15)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket to Madrid from Granada?
The train price between Granada and Madrid is on average $72 (€60)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
What is the distance from Granada to Madrid by train?
The distance from Granada to Madrid by train is approximately 223 miles (359 km).
How long is the train to Madrid from Granada?
The Granada to Madrid train duration is on average 3 h 18 min, which is to be expected when traveling 223 miles (359 km) between Granada and Madrid. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What train station in Granada goes to Madrid? What train station do I come into Madrid from Granada?

Omio customers book a train from Granada   to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   most frequently for this route.

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

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Granada and need to travel around 0.3 miles (510 m) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Madrid most often arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from this train station to the city center.

What train providers go from Granada to Madrid?
For the route from Granada to Madrid you can take a train with Renfe AVE or Renfe. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Madrid from Granada on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Is there a direct train from Granada to Madrid?
Yes, there are 4 direct trains from Granada to Madrid per day with Renfe AVE  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
How many train services are there between Granada and Madrid a day?
The average number of trains departing Granada for Madrid is 4 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Granada to Madrid? When can I take the last train for the day?
You can take the earliest train from Granada to Madrid at 6: 12 AM   or take the last train from Granada to Madrid leaving at 6: 27 PM. Look for the latest Granada to Madrid train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How early should I buy train tickets from Granada to Madrid to score the best deals?
You can find trains to Madrid from Granada to cost on average $72 (€60) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Granada to Madrid train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Granada
Madrid
The major railway station for departures from Granada is Granada. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Granada for your journey from Granada to Madrid.