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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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Travel from Málaga to Granada
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.
How do I get from Málaga to Granada?

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

What is the distance between Málaga and Granada?

The Málaga to Granada distance is around 55 miles (89 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in Málaga and in Granada?

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

  • Buses from Málaga to Granada most often leave from Malaga, Estación de Autobuses and arrive in Granada, Estación De Autobuses.
Which travel operators can get me to Granada from Málaga?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with between Málaga and Granada:

  • You can take a bus from Málaga to Granada with Alsa. Cheap tickets can be found for $15 (€12) with Alsa from Málaga to Granada.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Málaga to Granada?
Many of our customers traveling from Málaga to Granada don't make Granada their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Granada are Madrid, Sevilla or Barcelona, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Granada to any of these top destinations today!
When should I purchase a ticket from Málaga to Granada online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $15 (€12) 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.

What is the fastest way to get from Málaga to Granada?

The fastest way to travel from Málaga to Granada is by bus with an average journey time of 1 h 30 min.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

María Zambrano

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