How to travel from Málaga to Granada

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Travel Information to Granada from Málaga

distanceDistance55 miles (89 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$20 - $15
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€13) • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $20 (€17) • 1 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Balearia or Renfe

Take a train or bus to travel 55 miles (89 km) to Granada from Málaga. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa, Balearia or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry or train from Málaga to Granada.

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from Málaga to Granada

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

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The best way to travel from Málaga to Granada is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
11:30AMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
11:30AMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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Málaga María Zambrano
09:37PMGranada station
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Málaga María Zambrano
10:43AMGranada station
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Málaga María Zambrano
05:00PMGranada station
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Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
12:30PMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
11:00AMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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12:30PMGranada, Estación De Autobuses
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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.

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

Cheapest way to travel from Malaga to Granada


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


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


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.

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All travel companies: Train, Bus and Ferry from Málaga to Granada

You can travel by train, bus or ferry for as low as $13 (€11). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Renfe is Spain’s national travel company operating freight and passenger travel on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travelers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Málaga to Granada trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of travel with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE travel run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia travel combine high-speed and normal speed travel serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant travel serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night travel routes.

Avanza is one of Spain biggest bus companies and offers only one type of ticket for your next travel to Granada from Málaga: Standard Ticket.

Travel information from Málaga to Granada with Avanza:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 50 min
  • Cheapest Price: $13
  • Avanza frequency: 1 a day

Balearia is a Spanish ferry company that operates a fleet of ferries that provide transportation services for passengers and vehicles across the Mediterranean Sea. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Barcelona, Spain. Balearia operates ferry services between mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, and also to North Africa. Balearia is known for its fast, comfortable, and reliable ferry services, providing a convenient and efficient way to travel between the islands.

FAQs: Travel from Málaga to Granada

FAQs: 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.

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

The cheapest way to travel from Málaga to Granada is a bus with an average price of $15 (€13).

This is compared to other travel options from Málaga to Granada:

Taking a bus costs () less than taking a ferry, which average ticket prices of ().

A bus is $5 (€4) less than a train with an average ticket price of $20 (€17) from Málaga to Granada.

The fastest way to get to Granada from Málaga is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 17 min.

Other travel options to Granada take longer:

Getting to Granada by bus takes 1 h 30 min on average.

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

The average frequency per day from Málaga to Granada is:

  • 16 buses per day.
  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Granada from Málaga as scheduled services by train or bus 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 board their bus from Malaga, Estación de Autobuses and arrive in Granada, Estación De Autobuses.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Málaga María Zambrano and arrive in Granada.

The following travel companies offer services from Málaga to Granada:

  • Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Avanza can get you to Granada by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Avanza from Málaga to Granada for $13 (€11) on Omio.
  • Travel with Renfe, Renfe (6), Renfe (13) or AVE for trains to Granada. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Renfe (6) Málaga to Granada tickets on Omio for $20 (€17).

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Granada with Alsa or Avanza with 16 direct buses 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 route.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Málaga to Granada often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Madrid, Seville, Barcelona or Cordoba. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Málaga and Granada itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Granada and any of these top destinations today!

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