How to travel from Málaga to Granada

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from Málaga to Granada

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

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To get from Málaga to Granada on Dec 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00PMMálaga1h45 08:45PMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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07:00PMMálaga1h45 08:45PMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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06:30PMMálaga1h45 08:15PMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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08:30AMMálaga1h45 10:15AMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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10:00AMMálaga1h30 11:30AMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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Travel Information between Málaga and Granada

distanceDistance55 miles (89 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $127
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€12) • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $25 (€23) • 1 h 12 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Balearia or Renfe

Travel 55 miles (89 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Málaga to Granada. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 12 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alsa, Balearia or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry or train from Málaga to Granada.

How to Travel from Malaga to Granada

Malaga and Granada are two popular tourist destinations in Southern Spain which are only 125 km apart. Despite their close proximity the only direct public transport connection between them is by bus. Passengers wishing to travel by plane would need to take a flight to Madrid from Malaga and then an onward connection to Granada. This is, however, an expensive and time-consuming method of making this short journey.

Buses from Malaga to Granada | Trains from Malaga to Granada | Return trips from Granada to Malaga

Malaga to Granada Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€12

1:30 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€29

2:14 h

2 Months Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Malaga to Granada


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Malaga to Granada. Buses traveling from Malaga to Granada depart from Malaga's bus station and take at least 1½ hours to arrive at Granada's bus station. Over 30 buses travel from Malaga to Granada every day, with the first bus departing Malaga at 7:00 a.m. All buses traveling from Malaga to Granada are operated by Alsa.


Fastest way to travel from Malaga to Granada


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Traveling by bus is the fastest way to travel from Malaga to Granada. More than 30 direct buses running from Malaga to Granada are offered daily, allowing travelers to choose the most convenient time to take their trip. Direct bus services from Malaga to Granada are offered by Alsa, and car sharing services provided by Bla Bla Car also available.


Most popular way to travel from Malaga to Granada


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Taking the bus is the most popular way to travel from Malaga to Granada. Traveling from Malaga to Granada by bus is both faster and cheaper than taking the train. Buses between Malaga and Granada are direct, while trains require a change in Antequera Santa Ana. Alternatively, travelers that prefer to fly first have to go to Madrid to fly into Granada. Taking these factors into consideration, traveling by bus from Malaga to Granada is the most popular option.


How to get from Málaga to Granada

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Málaga to Granada there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 97,18% 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 Málaga 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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Buses from Malaga to Granada

Buses from Malaga to Granada are offered by the Spanish bus company Alsa. They run a service which operates seven days a week with buses departing approximately every hour. Buses leave from the Estacion Autobuses on Paseo de los Tilos which is adjacent to the Maria Zambrano Train Station in Malaga and arrive in Granada at the coach station located on Carretera de Jaen. This is a few kilometers from the city center and linked by regular local buses. Journey time between the two cities is around 2 hours. There are also four direct buses a day to Granada departing from Malaga Airport.

Travel Tips: Travel from Málaga 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 Málaga to Granada.
FAQs

There are 4 ways to get from Málaga to Granada: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Granada from Málaga is by taking a bus, which costs on average $13 (€12).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Granada:

A bus is $114 (€104) less than a ferry for this trip with tickets for a ferry from Málaga to Granada costing on average $127 (€116).

A bus is generally $12 (€11) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $25 (€23) from Málaga to Granada.

The fastest way to get to Granada from Málaga is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 12 min.

Other travel options to Granada can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 1 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

Granada is approximately 55 miles (89 km) away from Málaga.

The average frequency per day from Málaga to Granada is:

  • 8 buses per day.
  • 6 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Granada from Málaga 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 Málaga to Granada:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Málaga, Puerto Málaga to Granada, Estación De Autobuses.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Malaga María Zambrano and arrive in Granada.

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

  • Travel with Alsa to go to Granada by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Alsa Málaga to Granada tickets on Omio for $13 (€12).
  • Balearia can take you to Granada by ferry. If searching for a good deal on ferries, you can find tickets for Balearia from Málaga to Granada for $127 (€116).
  • Travel with Renfe to go to Granada by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Renfe Málaga to Granada tickets on Omio for $25 (€23).

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

  • You'll find 8 direct buses a day to Granada with Alsa.
  • You can check for a direct train to Granada with Renfe with 2 direct trains 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.

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

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $13 (€12) one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost $127 (€116) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $25 (€23) one way.

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

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