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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 Jan 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:35AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha3h19 10:54AMGranada
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$811One-way
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07:10PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha3h25 10:35PMGranada
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$741One-way
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07:35AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha4h08 11:43AMGranada
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$901One-way
02:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha3h17 05:52PMGranada
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$1111One-way
09:35AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha5h17 02:52PMGranada
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$1061One-way

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Fri
Jan 28
$74Renfe Intercity
$23Alsa
$155Air Nostrum
Sat
Jan 29
$81Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$183Air Nostrum
Sun
Jan 30
$61Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$102Air Nostrum
Mon
Jan 31
$61Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$129Air Nostrum
Tue
Feb 1
$71Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$144Vueling
Wed
Feb 2
$71Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$129Air Nostrum
Thu
Feb 3
$61Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$102Air Nostrum
Fri
Feb 4
$66Renfe Intercity
$23Alsa
$129Air Nostrum
Sat
Feb 5
$61Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$183Air Nostrum
Sun
Feb 6
$51Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$155Air Nostrum
Mon
Feb 7
$51Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$102Air Nostrum
Tue
Feb 8
$51Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$77Air Nostrum
Wed
Feb 9
$40Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$113Vueling
Thu
Feb 10
$40Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$129Air Nostrum
Fri
Feb 11
$61Renfe AVE
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$102Air Nostrum
Sat
Feb 12
$51Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$129Air Nostrum
Sun
Feb 13
$40Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$102Air Nostrum
Mon
Feb 14
$51Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$102Air Nostrum
Tue
Feb 15
$35Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$102Air Nostrum
Wed
Feb 16
$35Renfe AVE
$23Alsa
$129Air Nostrum

Travel Information between Madrid and Granada

distanceDistance223 miles (359 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $64
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€19) • 4 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $64 (€53) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Air Nostrum or Renfe AVE

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 223 miles (359 km) to Granada from 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $23 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Alsa, Air Nostrum or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Madrid to Granada.

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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

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FAQs

How do I go from Madrid to Granada?

There are 3 ways to travel to Granada from Madrid including taking a bus, flight or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Granada from Madrid is by taking a bus, which costs on average $23 (€19).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Granada:

Taking a bus is about $41 (€34) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $64 (€53) for this trip.

Taking a bus is about $7 (€6) less than taking a train, which costs on average $31 (€25) for this route.

What is the fastest way from Madrid to Granada?

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

Other travel options to Granada can usually take longer:

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

In comparison, getting to Granada by train can take on average 3 h 17 min.

What is the distance between Madrid and Granada?

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

How many services a day are there from Madrid to Granada?

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Granada is:

  • 1 train per day.

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

When traveling to Granada from Madrid, what are the departure and arrival points in Madrid and Granada?

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

  • Buses from Madrid to Granada most often leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Granada, Estación De Autobuses.
  • Flights from Madrid to Granada most often leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Granada Airport.
  • Trains from Madrid to Granada most often leave from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Granada.

Which travel companies can take me from Madrid to Granada?

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

  • You can go to Granada from Madrid by bus with Alsa. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $23 (€19) with Alsa from Madrid to Granada on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane between Madrid and Granada with Air Nostrum, and you can find Air Nostrum Madrid to Granada tickets for $64 (€53) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Madrid to Granada with Renfe AVE. Cheap tickets can be found for $31 (€25) with Renfe AVE from Madrid to Granada.

Can I find a direct route to Granada from Madrid?

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

  • You can take a direct train with Renfe AVE or Renfe Intercity with 1 direct train per day.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Madrid to Granada?

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

How far in advance should I buy my Madrid to Granada one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Madrid to Granada, 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 $23 (€19) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket costs $64 (€53) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $31 (€25) one way.

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