How to travel from Madrid to Granada

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from Madrid to Granada

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

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To get from Madrid to Granada on Nov 27 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:40AMMadrid Barajas Airport1h10 08:50AMGranada Airport
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03:00PMMadrid, Estación Sur5h00 08:00PMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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02:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur5h00 07:30PMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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10:30AMMadrid, Estación Sur5h00 03:30PMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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04:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur5h00 09:30PMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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201One-way

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Travel Information from Madrid to Granada

distanceDistance223 miles (359 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $124
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $22 (€20) • 4 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $124 (€114) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Air Nostrum or Renfe AVE

Travel 223 miles (359 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Madrid to Granada. 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa, Air Nostrum or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Madrid to Granada.

How to Travel from Madrid to Granada

Trips from Madrid to Granada are popular with people traveling in Spain. Granada is just over 400 kilometers due south of Madrid. There are flights, buses, and trains available for this route. The quickest journey is by plane and the slowest journeys are by bus and train, which take roughly the same amount of time. Each method of transport has just one departure and arrival point.

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

Madrid to Granada Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€19

4:30 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€73

4:35 h

2 Months Ahead

flight

€144

1:05 h

1 Month Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Granada


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Granada. Buses traveling from Madrid to Granada depart from Madrid Estacion Sur bus station and take at least 4½ hours to arrive at Granada's bus station. At least 18 buses travel from Madrid to Granada every day, with the first bus departing Madrid at 1:30 a.m. All buses traveling from Madrid to Granada are operated by Alsa.


Fastest way to travel from Madrid to Granada


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Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Madrid to Granada. Flights traveling from Madrid to Granada depart from Madrid–Barajas airport and arrive at Granada airport after just over 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. Approximately 11 direct flights travel from Madrid to Granada per day with the first departing Madrid at 5:50 a.m. Direct flights from Madrid to Granada are offered by Iberia and Air Europa.


Most popular way to travel from Madrid to Granada


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Taking the bus is the most popular way to travel from Madrid to Granada. Traveling from Madrid to Granada by bus is slightly faster than taking a high-speed Renfe AVE train since all trains require a transfer at Antequera Santa Ana. Buses are also an average of €54 cheaper compared to trains. Alternatively, flights are €125 more expensive than buses on average, while only being 1:15 h faster when traveling to and from Madrid and Granada's airports is taken into consideration.


How to get from Madrid to Granada

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Madrid to Granada there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 69,74% 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 Madrid to Granada. 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 Madrid to Granada

Travel Tips: Travel to Granada 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 Madrid to Granada.
FAQs

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Madrid and Granada. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Granada is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $22 (€20) compared to other travel options to Granada:

A bus is generally $102 (€94) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $124 (€114) from Madrid to Granada.

Taking a bus is usually $52 (€48) less than taking a train to Granada, which costs on average $74 (€68) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between Madrid and Granada is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 30 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 17 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Granada is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 6 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Madrid and Granada 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 when traveling from Madrid to Granada:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 to Granada, Estación De Autobuses.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Madrid Barajas Airport to Granada Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Granada.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Madrid to Granada, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Alsa for buses to Granada. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Alsa Madrid to Granada tickets on Omio for $22 (€20).
  • Air Nostrum can take you to Granada by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Air Nostrum from Madrid to Granada for $124 (€114).
  • Renfe AVE can take you to Granada by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Renfe AVE from Madrid to Granada for $74 (€68).

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to Granada with Alsa or Alsa Supra.
  • You can find 2 direct trains per day to Granada with Renfe AVE.

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

When planning your trip from Madrid to Granada, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $22 (€20) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $124 (€114) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $74 (€68) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Madrid to Granada online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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