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Travel Information between Málaga and Granada

distanceDistance55 miles (89 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or ferry
priceTicket price range$13 - $140
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€10) • 1 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $13 (€10) • 1 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Balearia

Travel 55 miles (89 km) by bus or ferry from Málaga to Granada. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa or Balearia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Málaga to Granada.

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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

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€12

1:30 h

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trains

€29

2:14 h

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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

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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.

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How do I go from Málaga to Granada?

There are 2 travel options from Málaga to Granada: bus or ferry.

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

The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Granada is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $13 (€10) compared to other travel options to Granada:

Taking a bus is usually $128 (€106) less than taking a ferry to Granada, which costs on average $140 (€117) for the same trip.

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

The quickest way to travel to Granada from Málaga is by bus, which takes on average 1 h 40 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by ferry can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

How far is Granada from Málaga?

You should expect to travel around 55 miles (89 km) between Málaga and Granada.

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

The average frequency per day from Málaga to Granada is:

  • Around 4 buses per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Granada from Málaga as scheduled services by bus or ferry can vary by season or day of the week.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Málaga to Granada:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Málaga, Puerto Málaga and arrive in Granada, Estación De Autobuses.

Which travel companies can get me from Málaga to 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 (€10).
  • 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 $140 (€117).

Can I find a direct route between Málaga and Granada?

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

  • You can find 4 direct buses per day to Granada with Alsa.

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 trip.

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

Omio customers who travel from Málaga to Granada often also extend their vacation to go to Madrid, Sevilla 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 early should I purchase tickets to Granada from Málaga online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Málaga 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 $13 (€10) one way on average for this route.
  • A ferry ticket for this trip is costing $140 (€117) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Málaga 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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