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from Granada to Madrid

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

Our recommendation

To get from Granada to Madrid on Dec 10 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:30AMGranada, Estación De Autobuses4h30 03:00PMMadrid, Estación Sur
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$231One-way
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10:30AMGranada, Estación De Autobuses4h30 03:00PMMadrid, Estación Sur
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04:00PMGranada, Estación De Autobuses4h30 08:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur
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$231One-way
08:00AMGranada, Estación De Autobuses5h00 01:00PMMadrid, Estación Sur
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$231One-way
01:00PMGranada, Estación De Autobuses5h00 06:00PMMadrid, Estación Sur
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$231One-way

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Thu
Dec 9
$88Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$115Air Nostrum
Fri
Dec 10
$88Renfe AVE
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$115Air Nostrum
Sat
Dec 11
$78Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$142Air Nostrum
Sun
Dec 12
$71Renfe Intercity
$23Alsa
$167Vueling
Mon
Dec 13
$78Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$115Air Nostrum
Tue
Dec 14
$68Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$115Air Nostrum
Wed
Dec 15
$68Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$114Vueling
Thu
Dec 16
$68Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$115Vueling
Fri
Dec 17
$78Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$89Air Nostrum
Sat
Dec 18
$68Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$115Vueling
Sun
Dec 19
$55Renfe Intercity
$23Alsa
$115Air Nostrum
Mon
Dec 20
$58Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$89Air Nostrum
Tue
Dec 21
$68Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$86Vueling
Wed
Dec 22
$78Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$115Air Nostrum
Thu
Dec 23
$78Renfe AVE
$46Alsa Supra
$171Vueling
Fri
Dec 24
$91Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$64Air Nostrum
Sat
Dec 25
$88Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$64Air Nostrum
Sun
Dec 26
$88Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$115Air Nostrum
Mon
Dec 27
$78Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$142Air Nostrum
Tue
Dec 28
$78Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$115Air Nostrum
Wed
Dec 29
$58Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$89Air Nostrum

Travel Information between Granada and Madrid

distanceDistance223 miles (359 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$78 - $129
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $78 (€65) • 3 h 18 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $129 (€108) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia or Renfe AVE

Take a flight or train to travel 223 miles (359 km) from Granada to Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $78 (€65). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Iberia or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Granada to Madrid.

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

2 Months Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Granada to Madrid


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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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FAQs

How do I travel from Granada to Madrid?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Granada to Madrid. You can take a flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Granada to Madrid?

The cheapest way to go to Madrid from Granada is by taking a train, which costs on average $78 (€65).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

A train is generally $51 (€43) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $129 (€108) from Granada to Madrid.

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

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

Other travel options to Madrid can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 18 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Granada to Madrid would I travel?

The distance is approximately 223 miles (359 km) from Granada to Madrid.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Granada to Madrid?

The average frequency per day from Granada to Madrid is:

  • 4 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Granada? Where do I arrive in Madrid?

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

  • Most travelers board their plane from Granada Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Granada and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Which travel companies can take me from Granada to Madrid?

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

  • You can travel by plane from Granada to Madrid with Iberia, and you can find Iberia Granada to Madrid tickets for $129 (€108) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Granada to Madrid with Renfe AVE, and you can find Renfe AVE Granada to Madrid tickets for $78 (€65) on Omio.

Where should I go next after I travel between Granada and Madrid?

Many of our customers traveling from Granada to Madrid don't make Madrid their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Madrid are Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Madrid to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I buy tickets to Madrid from Granada online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Granada to Madrid, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $129 (€108) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $78 (€65) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Granada to Madrid tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.