Madrid to Granada train

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Granada

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Cheapest

£83

Average

£92

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
07:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha3h19 10:54Granada
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£831One-way
Cheapest
14:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha3h17 17:52Granada
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£831One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha4h08 11:43Granada
1 change
£881One-way
09:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha5h17 14:52Granada
1 change
£1151One-way

Train schedule Madrid to Granada

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 19 May
07:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha4h08 11:43Granada
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07:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha3h19 10:54Granada
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09:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha5h17 14:52Granada
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14:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha3h17 17:52Granada
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Fastest train times from Madrid to Granada

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 17 m

Average

4 h

Trains per day

4

Distance

359 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Madrid for Granada every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
14:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha3h17 17:52Granada
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£831One-way
2nd Fastest
07:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha3h19 10:54Granada
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£831One-way
07:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha4h08 11:43Granada
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£881One-way
09:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha5h17 14:52Granada
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£1151One-way

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Overview: Train from Madrid to Granada

distanceDistance223 miles (359 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price£83 (€94)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe Intercity, Renfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Madrid to Granada cover the 223 miles (359 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 17 min with our travel partners like Renfe Intercity, Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £53, but the average price of train tickets is £83. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Granada.

Train providers: Renfe and AVE trains Madrid to Granada

Find the best trains between Madrid and Granada with Omio's travel partners Renfe and AVE from £53. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

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Renfe

AVE trains to Granada from Madrid are available on Omio at just £53! AVE are the high-speed trains from Renfe, the main Spanish railway company that offers routes throughout the country and to France and Portugal. When you travel with a Renfe AVE train from Madrid to Granada, the distance is 223 miles (359 km). There are a multitude of AVE train times for the Madrid to Granada trip, which you can compare and book easily on Omio.

Renfe offers different types of AVE tickets that adapt to all budgets, such as Promo, Promo +, Flexible tickets for one-way or return. You can also use the Renfe discount cards such as the Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card when booking your Renfe AVE ticket on Omio.

All AVE trains have a restaurant, WiFi, toilets and onboard entertainment and offer a multitude of times throughout the day for greater comfort and flexibility. In addition, Renfe AVE trains are characterised as being the most popular, comfortable, punctual and one of the fastest trains in the world, reaching speeds around 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes. AVE connects the main Spanish cities in just a few hours.

  • Average Price: £53

Renfe is Spain’s national train operator offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travellers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    Trains from Madrid to Granada

    Travellers planning a trip south from the Spanish capital to Andalucia can take direct trains from Madrid to Granada seven days a week. Connections on the AVE high-speed network take a little over three hours to reach Granada. Daily departure times from Atocha Station in the capital include morning, afternoon and evening services.  

    Madrid to Granada train time: daily departures

    The Renfe schedule for high-speed AVE trains from Madrid to Granada provides three departures daily, seven days a week. Departure times from Madrid are in the early morning, mid-afternoon, and mid-evening. Indirect journeys to the Andalucian city are not a practical consideration, due to lengthy diversions and long waits between connections.   

    How long is the journey by train from Madrid to Granada?

    The afternoon AVE service from Madrid to Granada takes three hours and 17 minutes to cover the 257-mile route south from the capital to Granada. The morning and evening departures take two minutes longer to complete the trip to the Andalucian city.  

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Madrid to Granada?

    Departure train station: Madrid Atocha Station is located on the south-east side of the city centre, served by Metro trains and buses taking about 10 minutes to get to the terminus from downtown. Facilities on the station concourse include restaurants, tapas bars, luggage storage lockers, a shopping mall, mini-markets, florists, ATMs and free WiFi. 

    Arrival train station: Granada station is located a short walk south of the historic centre, with bus links to the main tourist sites taking around 10 minutes. The station has a cafe-restaurant, a newsagent, ATMs, car rental desks, luggage storage facilities and taxi stands. 

    Which train companies travel from Madrid to Granada?

    The Spanish state rail operator Renfe is the only company providing trains from Madrid to Granada. All services from Madrid Atocha to the Andalucian city are AVE express services operating on the high-speed line to southern Spain. 

    Renfe: Madrid to Granada

    Renfe's AVE trains depart three times a day, seven days a week from Atocha Station in the capital, reaching speeds of up to 205 mph on their journey south to Andalucia. Journey times to Granada are three hours and 17 minutes or three hours and 19 minutes. 

    Madrid to Granada trains: services on board

    Renfe's AVE trains from Madrid to Granada offer passengers a choice of seating in two classes, Preferente or Turista. Trains are equipped with cafe-bars and WiFi. Passengers with limited mobility have access to dedicated wheelchair spaces on board AVE trains and staff are available to assist passengers with boarding, alighting and transit through stations. Pets are allowed on AVE trains, but must weigh no more than 10 kg and travel in a pet carrier. A pet ticket is free for Preferente class passengers, or 25% of the cost of a Turista class fare. Cyclists can only transport their bikes on AVE trains if it is foldable and placed in a bike carrier. 

    How to find cheap train tickets from Madrid to Granada?

    AVE train services are dynamically priced, meaning it pays to book well in advance. With only three trains a day from Madrid to Granada, the cheapest tickets on the high-speed route to Andalucia tend to be snapped up well in advance. Travellers who have a little flexibility in their schedule will often find they can make savings by taking the evening departure rather than the morning train, but those with fixed plans should take care to book online well before their intended travel dates.  

    Travel Tips: Trains from Madrid to Granada

    Travel by train 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 Madrid to Granada.
    FAQs
    You can find a cheap train from Madrid to Granada for some dates and times for as low as £53  one way in the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to book tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Madrid to Granada train prices are on average £83  one way.
    The distance to Granada from Madrid by train is approximately 223 miles (359 km).
    On average the Madrid to Granada train time is 3 h 17 min  covering the 223 miles (359 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arriving in Granada.

    Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Granada most often arrive at Granada and need to travel around 0.3 miles (534 m) from this train station to the city centre.

    Take the Madrid to Granada train with Renfe Intercity, Renfe AVE or Renfe. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey from Madrid to Granada as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there is 1 direct train a day between Madrid and Granada. If you’re looking for a direct train from Madrid to Granada, consider travelling with Renfe AVE. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
    The average number of trains departing Madrid for Granada is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The first train from Madrid to Granada leaves at 05: 35   and the last train for this leaves at 18: 10. Omio shows you the latest train from Madrid to Granada schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
    If you purchase Madrid to Granada train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £83. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Madrid and Granada. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Madrid
    Granada
    The major railway station for departures from Madrid is Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha for your trip from Madrid to Granada.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +34 912432343
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
    Public transport options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
    Metro lines: 1
    Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203
    Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10

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