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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 Jun 14 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:30AMMadrid, Estación Sur4h30 03:00PMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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$251One-way
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10:30AMMadrid, Estación Sur4h30 03:00PMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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$251One-way
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04:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur4h30 09:00PMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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$251One-way
02:00PMMadrid, Estación Sur5h00 07:00PMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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$251One-way
08:00AMMadrid, Estación Sur5h00 01:00PMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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$251One-way

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Sun
Jun 13
$104Renfe AVE
$25Alsa
$145Air Nostrum
Mon
Jun 14
$88Renfe AVE
$25Alsa
$114Air Nostrum
Tue
Jun 15
$78Renfe AVE
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$114Air Nostrum
Wed
Jun 16
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$25Alsa
$145Air Nostrum
Thu
Jun 17
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$25Alsa
$145Air Nostrum
Fri
Jun 18
$85Renfe
$25Alsa
$223Vueling
Sat
Jun 19
$70Renfe AVE
$25Alsa
$197Vueling
Sun
Jun 20
$70Renfe AVE
$25Alsa
$114Air Nostrum
Mon
Jun 21
$88Renfe AVE
$25Alsa
$85Air Nostrum
Tue
Jun 22
$61Renfe AVE
$25Alsa
$65Air Nostrum
Wed
Jun 23
$61Renfe AVE
$25Alsa
$177Air Nostrum
Thu
Jun 24
$70Renfe AVE
$25Alsa
$145Air Nostrum
Fri
Jun 25
$78Renfe AVE
$25Alsa
$145Air Nostrum
Sat
Jun 26
$61Renfe AVE
$25Alsa
$145Air Nostrum
Sun
Jun 27
$70Renfe AVE
$25Alsa
$114Air Nostrum
Mon
Jun 28
$53Renfe AVE
$25Alsa
$85Air Nostrum
Tue
Jun 29
$53Renfe AVE
$25Alsa
$114Air Nostrum
Wed
Jun 30
$53Renfe AVE
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$114Air Nostrum
Thu
Jul 1
$61Renfe AVE
$25Alsa
$113Vueling
Fri
Jul 2
$61Renfe AVE
$25Alsa
$85Air Nostrum
Sat
Jul 3
$53Renfe AVE
$25Alsa
$114Air Nostrum

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 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
How do I go from Madrid to Granada?

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

What is the distance from Madrid to Granada?

Granada is approximately 223 miles (359 km) away from Madrid.

When traveling to Granada from Madrid, where do I depart from Madrid and where do I arrive in Granada?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Granada Airport.
  • Buses from Madrid to Granada most often leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Granada, Estación De Autobuses.
  • Trains mostly leave from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and tend to arrive in Granada.
Which travel companies can get me from Madrid to 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 Air Nostrum to go to Granada by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Air Nostrum Madrid to Granada tickets on Omio for $50 (€39).
  • Travel with Alsa to go to Granada by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Alsa Madrid to Granada tickets on Omio for $25 (€19).
  • Renfe AVE can get you to Granada by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Renfe AVE from Madrid to Granada for $61 (€48) on Omio.
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 purchase a direct train with Renfe AVE.

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 is another destination I should add to my tour from Madrid to Granada?
Your trip from Madrid to Granada doesn't have to end in Granada. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Sevilla, Málaga or Barcelona. If you’d like to add Sevilla, Málaga or Barcelona to your Madrid to Granada tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Granada today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Granada from Madrid 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 plane ticket is costing on average () one way for this trip.
  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing () one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs () one way on average for this route.

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.

How do I get from Madrid to Granada the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Granada is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $25 (€19) compared to other travel options to Granada:

A bus is $25 (€20) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Madrid to Granada costing on average ().

Taking a bus is usually $37 (€28) less than taking a train to Granada, which costs on average () for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel between Madrid and Granada?

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

There are alternative travel options to Granada that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 5 h  of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 17 min  of travel time.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Granada
Madrid America
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Madrid Est. Sur
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10
Madrid Chamartín
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