You can get from Málaga to Granada by train, bus or flight.
To get from Málaga to Granada on Dec 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||55 miles (89 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$13 - $127|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $13 (€12) • 1 h 30 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $25 (€23) • 1 h 12 min|
|Popular travel companies||Alsa, 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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
Yes, there are direct routes from Málaga to Granada with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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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