How to travel from Granada to Málaga

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from Granada to Málaga

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

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To get from Granada to Málaga on Jan 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:45AMGranada, Estación De Autobuses1h30 09:15AMMálaga
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06:00PMGranada, Estación De Autobuses1h45 07:45PMMálaga
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06:30PMGranada, Estación De Autobuses1h45 08:15PMMálaga
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08:15AMGranada, Estación De Autobuses2h00 10:15AMMálaga
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Travel Information from Granada to Málaga

distanceDistance55 miles (89 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$14 - $142
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $14 (€12) • 1 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $26 (€23) • 1 h 11 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Naviera Armas S. A. Or Renfe

Travel 55 miles (89 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Granada and Málaga. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 11 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $14 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alsa, Naviera Armas S. A. Or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Granada to Málaga.

General Information about the journey from Granada to Malaga

The distance between Malaga and Granada is only around 130 kilometers in all, so visiting Malaga will be simple if you want to sample the fresh sea air and atmosphere in one of Andalucia's premier cities. Travelers can make the journey via bus (the quickest route) or by train. You'll need to change once if traveling by train, but the extra comfort might outweigh the slightly longer journey time.

Buses from Granada to Malaga

Taking the bus is the quickest and most affordable way to travel between these two Anadalucian destinations. Regular bus connections are provided by Alsa, and the journey time is only around 1 hour 45 minutes at any time of day. Alsa buses leave from the Avenida Juan Pablo II in Granada, which is a couple of kilometers to the north of the city center. Local buses are the quickest way to reach the bus station. They arrive at Malaga's main bus station, which is next to Maria Zambrano (the major train station in Malaga). All of the main attractions in town are easy to walk to from the bus stop, and Costa del Sol destinations are a short train ride away as well.

Trains from Granada to Malaga

Traveling by train is another great way to reach Malaga from Granada. However, there is no direct train connection at present, and travelers will have to make a change at some point along the way. To get to Malaga by train, catch the Renfe service from Granada's train station (located next to the University). After around an hour and a half, you will need to change at Antequera Santa-Ana, and then catch a service to Malaga Maria Zambrano Station. In total, the journey time to Malaga by train can be as short as 2 hours, but can be longer depending on how long the change takes.

How to get from Granada to Málaga

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Granada to Málaga there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 96,06% 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 Málaga. 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Granada to Málaga

Travel Tips: Travel to Málaga 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 Málaga.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Granada to Málaga. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Málaga from Granada is by taking a bus, which costs on average $14 (€12).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Málaga:

A bus is generally $128 (€111) less than a ferry for the same route. Taking a ferry costs on average $142 (€124) from Granada to Málaga.

Taking a bus is about $12 (€11) less than taking a train, which costs on average $26 (€23) for this journey.

The quickest way to travel between Granada and Málaga is by train, which takes on average 1 h 11 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 1 h 50 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 15 h 30 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 55 miles (89 km) from Granada to Málaga.

The average frequency per day from Granada to Málaga is:

  • 12 buses per day.
  • 5 trains a day.

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

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

  • Buses from Granada to Málaga most often leave from Granada, Estación De Autobuses and arrive in Málaga, Puerto Málaga.
  • Trains from Granada to Málaga most often leave from Granada and arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.

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

  • You can go to Málaga from Granada by bus with Alsa. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $14 (€12) with Alsa from Granada to Málaga on Omio.
  • You can travel to Málaga from Granada by ferry with Naviera Armas S. A. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $142 (€124) with Naviera Armas S. A. From Granada to Málaga.
  • You can travel by train between Granada and Málaga with Renfe, and you can find Renfe Granada to Málaga tickets for $26 (€23) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Granada to Málaga with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with Alsa with 12 direct buses per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Renfe with 2 direct trains per day.

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

Omio customers who travel from Granada to Málaga often also extend their vacation to go to Madrid, Sevilla or Barcelona. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Málaga and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • A bus ticket costs $14 (€12) one way on average for this route.
  • A ferry ticket is costing on average $142 (€124) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket costs $26 (€23) one way on average for this journey.

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

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