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You can get from Madrid to Granada by train, bus or flight.
To get from Madrid to Granada on Jan 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||223 miles (359 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$23 - $64|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $23 (€19) • 4 h 30 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $64 (€53) • 1 h 10 min|
|Popular travel companies||Alsa, 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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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.
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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.
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.
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.
There are 3 ways to travel to Granada from Madrid including taking a bus, flight or train.
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.
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.
The distance from Madrid to Granada is approximately 223 miles (359 km).
The average frequency per day from Madrid to Granada is:
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.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Madrid to Granada:
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Yes, there are direct services available from Madrid to Granada with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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.
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