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Travel Information between Granada and Madrid

distanceDistance223 miles (359 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$23 - $33
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $23 (€20) • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $23 (€20) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Air Nostrum or AVE

Travel 223 miles (359 km) by train, bus or flight from Granada to Madrid. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa, Air Nostrum or AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Granada to Madrid.

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from Granada to Madrid

How to get from Granada to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Granada to Madrid is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Alsa
10:30AM5h00
Granada, Estación De Autobuses
03:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
$261One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Alsa
10:30AM5h00
Granada, Estación De Autobuses
03:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
$261One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Iberia
06:30AM1h10
Granada Airport (GRX)
07:40AMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$941One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Renfe AVE
07:25PM3h43
Granada station
11:08PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
$491One-way
0 transfers
Renfe AVE
03:35PM8h04
Granada station
11:39PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
$481One-way
1 transfer
Renfe AVANT
06:57PM4h11
Granada station
11:08PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
$611One-way
1 transfer
Alsa
07:00AM5h15
Granada, Estación De Autobuses
12:15PMMadrid
$261One-way
0 transfers
Alsa
11:00AM5h00
Granada, Estación De Autobuses
04:00PMMadrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
$261One-way
0 transfers
Alsa
07:00AM6h15
Granada, Estación De Autobuses
01:15PMMadrid
$261One-way
0 transfers
Vueling
10:35PM10h15
Granada Airport (GRX)
08:50AMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$1371One-way
1 transfer
Vueling
06:35PM14h15
Granada Airport (GRX)
08:50AMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$1611One-way
1 transfer
Vueling
09:25AM5h40
Granada Airport (GRX)
03:05PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$2111One-way
1 transfer

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How to Travel from Granada to Madrid

The 420 kilometer journey from Granada to Madrid can be covered via plane, bus or train for travelers in Spain. The fastest way is by airplane, with a direct flight taking roughly 1 hour. There are no direct train lines between these two cities so each rail journey involves at least one change. The shortest will take just over 4 hours to reach Madrid. A bus journey is the next fastest option, taking a total of 4½ hours.

Trains from Granada to Madrid | Buses from Granada to Madrid | Flights from Granada to Madrid

Granada to Madrid Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€19

4:30 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€80

4:13 h

2 Weeks Ahead

flight

€181

1:00 h

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What is the best way to travel from Granada to Madrid?

Cheapest way to travel from Granada to Madrid


cheap

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Granada to Madrid. Buses traveling from Granada to Madrid depart from Granada's bus station and take at least 4½ hours to arrive at Madrid's Estacion Sur bus station. Over 20 buses travel from Granada to Madrid every day, with the first bus departing Granada at 1:30 a.m. All buses traveling from Granada to Madrid are operated by Alsa.


Fastest way to travel from Granada to Madrid


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Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Granada to Madrid. Flights traveling from Granada to Madrid depart from Granada airport and arrive at Madrid–Barajas airport after an hour of flight time. Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Madraid to Granada even when travel time to and from Madrid and Granada's airports is taken into consideration. There are usually 4 or 5 direct flights travel from Granada to Madrid per day with the first departing Granada airport at 5:37 a.m. Direct flights from Granada to Madrid are offered by Iberia.


Most popular way to travel from Granada to Madrid


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Taking the bus is the most popular way to travel from Granada to Madrid. Traveling from Granada to Madrid by bus is only slightly slower than taking a Renfe train since all trains require a transfer at Antequera Santa Ana. Buses are also an average of €61 cheaper compared to trains. Alternatively, flights are €162 more expensive than buses on average, while only being 1½ hours faster when travel time to and from Madrid and Granada's airports is taken into consideration.


How to get from Granada to Madrid

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Granada to Madrid there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 61,53% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Granada to Madrid. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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All travel companies: Airlines, Train and Bus from Granada to Madrid

Travel on Alsa, Renfe and Vueling Airlines travel to Madrid from Granada at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Renfe Intercity is a high-speed train service operated by the Spanish national railway company, Renfe. It operates throughout Spain, connecting major cities and towns with frequent departures throughout the day. The Intercity service offers a variety of train types, including the Alvia and Talgo, all of which offer comfortable seating and modern amenities. Alvia and Talgo offer fast trains but not as fast the high-speed trains like AVE, offering more stops. Passengers can choose from a range of ticket types, including Economy, Business, and First Class. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Renfe Intercity include Madrid to Barcelona, Madrid to Seville, and Barcelona to Valencia.

    Alsa is the main travel company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK travel company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on travel journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal travel with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe travel like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

        FAQs: Travel from Granada to Madrid

        FAQs: Travel to Madrid easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Granada to Madrid.
        FAQs

        There are 3 ways to get from Granada to Madrid: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Granada to Madrid is by taking a flight with average ticket prices of $23 (€20) compared to other travel options to Madrid:

        Taking a flight costs $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $25 (€21) for the same trip.

        A flight is $10 (€8) less than a train with an average ticket price of $33 (€28) from Granada to Madrid.

        The fastest way from Granada to Madrid is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

        There are alternative travel options to Madrid that take longer:

        Bus takes on average 4 h 30 min.

        Taking a train requires on average 3 h 36 min of travel time.

        Madrid is approximately 223 miles (359 km) away from Granada.

        The average frequency per day from Granada to Madrid is:

        • 10 buses a day.
        • 3 trains a day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Granada and Madrid as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Granada to Madrid:

        • Buses mostly leave from Granada, Estación De Autobuses and tend to arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses.
        • Flights mostly depart from Granada Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
        • Trains mostly depart from Granada and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

        Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Granada to Madrid:

        • You can travel by bus from Granada to Madrid with Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or FlixBus, and you can find Alsa Granada to Madrid tickets for $25 (€21) on Omio.
        • You can travel from Granada to Madrid by flight with Air Nostrum, Iberia, Vueling Airlines, Air Europa or Iberia Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $23 (€20) with Air Nostrum from Granada to Madrid.
        • You can take a train from Granada to Madrid with AVE, Renfe Intercity, iryo, Renfe, Renfe Intercity or Renfe AVLO. Cheap tickets can be found for $33 (€28) with Renfe Intercity from Granada to Madrid.

        Yes, there are direct routes from Granada to Madrid with the following travel companies:

        • You'll find 10 direct buses a day to Madrid with Alsa, Alsa Supra or FlixBus.
        • You can find 3 direct trains per day to take to Madrid with AVE.

        Direct services to Madrid tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

        Looking to extend your trip from Granada to Madrid? Many Omio customers who go from Granada to Madrid usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Málaga or Paris. If you're looking to explore Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Málaga or Paris from Madrid, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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