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Sep 26
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$191Air Nostrum
Mon
Sep 27
$91Renfe AVE
$191Air Nostrum
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Sep 28
$81Renfe AVE
$149Vueling
Wed
Sep 29
$71Renfe AVE
$141Vueling
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Sep 30
$91Renfe AVE
$161Air Nostrum
Fri
Oct 1
$74Renfe
$143Vueling
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Oct 2
$71Renfe AVE
$120Vueling
Sun
Oct 3
$91Renfe AVE
$161Air Nostrum
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Oct 4
$81Renfe AVE
$114Vueling
Tue
Oct 5
$61Renfe AVE
$89Vueling
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Oct 6
$61Renfe AVE
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Thu
Oct 7
$71Renfe AVE
$150Vueling
Fri
Oct 8
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$161Air Nostrum
Sat
Oct 9
$101Renfe AVE
$161Air Nostrum
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Oct 10
$71Renfe AVE
$134Air Nostrum
Mon
Oct 11
$61Renfe AVE
$113Vueling
Tue
Oct 12
$91Renfe AVE
$107Air Nostrum
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Oct 13
$61Renfe AVE
$87Vueling
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Oct 14
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$94Vueling
Fri
Oct 15
$81Renfe AVE
$120Vueling
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Oct 16
$50Renfe AVE
$113Vueling

Travel Information from Madrid to Granada

distanceDistance223 miles (359 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$83 - $178
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $83 (€66) • 3 h 17 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $178 (€142) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia or Renfe

Travel 223 miles (359 km) by 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as $83 (€66). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Iberia or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct 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

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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 travel from Madrid to Granada?

There are 2 travel options from Madrid to Granada: flight or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Granada from Madrid is by taking a train, which costs on average $83 (€66).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Granada:

A train is $96 (€76) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Madrid to Granada costing on average $178 (€142).

What is the fastest way to get from Madrid to 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, getting to Granada by train can take on average 3 h 17 min.

How far is it from Madrid to Granada?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Granada is:

  • 1 train per day.

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

  • Most travelers take a flight from Madrid Barajas Airport to Granada Airport.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Madrid to Granada depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Granada.
Which travel operators can get me to Granada from Madrid?

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 plane with Iberia. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $178 (€142) with Iberia from Madrid to Granada on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Madrid to Granada with Renfe. Cheap tickets can be found for $83 (€66) with Renfe from Madrid to Granada.
Is it possible to travel directly to Granada from Madrid?

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

  • You can check for a direct train to Granada with Renfe AVE with 1 direct train per day.

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 journey.

Where should I go next after I travel to Granada from Madrid?
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 should I buy a ticket from Madrid to Granada online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket costs $178 (€142) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket costs $83 (€66) one way on average for this trip.

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.

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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