Madrid to Granada train

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Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Granada

Showing times and prices for 23 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Madrid to Granada is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Renfe AVLO
17:374h15
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
21:52Granada station
£691One-way
1 change
2nd Cheapest
iryo
06:505h34
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
12:24Granada station
£781One-way
1 change
2nd Cheapest
iryo
06:507h58
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
14:48Granada station
£781One-way
1 change
iryo
10:3511h17
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
21:52Granada station
£781One-way
1 change
iryo
10:354h13
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
14:48Granada station
£781One-way
1 change

Train timetableMadrid to Granada

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 23 July
iryo
06:504h06
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
10:56Granada station
1 change
iryo
06:505h34
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
12:24Granada station
1 change
iryo
06:507h58
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
14:48Granada station
1 change
Renfe AVE
07:257h23
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
14:48Granada station
1 change
Renfe AVE
07:254h59
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
12:24Granada station
1 change
Renfe AVE
07:254h59
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
12:24Granada station
1 change
Renfe AVE
07:253h31
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
10:56Granada station
0 changes
iryo
07:555h16
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
13:11Granada station
1 change
iryo
07:556h53
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
14:48Granada station
1 change
iryo
07:554h29
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
12:24Granada station
1 change
iryo
08:515h57
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
14:48Granada station
1 change
iryo
08:514h20
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
13:11Granada station
1 change
iryo
08:5113h01
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
21:52Granada station
1 change
Renfe AVE
09:355h13
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
14:48Granada station
1 change
Renfe AVE
09:358h25
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
18:00Granada station
1 change
iryo
10:3511h17
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
21:52Granada station
1 change
iryo
10:357h25
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
18:00Granada station
1 change
iryo
10:354h13
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
14:48Granada station
1 change
iryo
11:456h15
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
18:00Granada station
1 change
iryo
11:4511h43
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
23:28Granada station
1 change
iryo
11:4510h07
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
21:52Granada station
1 change
Renfe AVE
12:355h25
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
18:00Granada station
1 change
Renfe AVE
12:359h17
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
21:52Granada station
1 change
iryo
12:555h05
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
18:00Granada station
1 change
iryo
12:558h57
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
21:52Granada station
1 change
iryo
12:5510h33
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
23:28Granada station
1 change
Renfe AVE
14:357h17
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
21:52Granada station
1 change
iryo
15:076h45
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
21:52Granada station
1 change
iryo
15:078h21
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
23:28Granada station
1 change
Renfe AVE
16:355h17
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
21:52Granada station
1 change
iryo
16:534h59
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
21:52Granada station
1 change
iryo
16:536h35
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
23:28Granada station
1 change
Renfe AVLO
17:374h15
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
21:52Granada station
1 change
Renfe AVE
20:053h23
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
23:28Granada station
0 changes

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Train times from Madrid to Granada

Showing times and prices for 23 Jul

Fastest Journey

3 h 23 m

Average

6 h 44 m

Trains per day

34

Distance

359 km

Of the 34 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
Renfe AVE
20:053h23
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
23:28Granada station
£901One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Renfe AVE
07:253h31
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
10:56Granada station
£1051One-way
0 changes
iryo
06:504h06
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
10:56Granada station
£951One-way
1 change
iryo
10:354h13
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
14:48Granada station
£781One-way
1 change
Renfe AVLO
17:374h15
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
21:52Granada station
£691One-way
1 change

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My journey from Madrid to Granada proved to be extremely impressive. The price was very good. The staff were always friendly and had a big smile on their faces. In addition, the train arrived on time in Granada and the seats were very comfortable, which made the journey a lot more relaxing and enjoyable. However, the noise level was not adequate and there were several transfers, which made the journey more difficult and time-consuming. Also, almost no consideration was given to hygiene, as the toilets were not well maintained. All in all, however, a good journey!
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I have nothing to criticise about the trip. Everything went smoothly. The numerous advantages definitely include the punctuality of the train, the cleanliness of the sanitary facilities and, of course, the helpfulness of the staff. In my opinion, the price-performance ratio was very good. As I had no negative experiences, I give it 5 stars.
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The timetable from Madrid to Granada was very straightforward and went without a hitch. I didn't have to change trains and there were no delays. The journey took about three and a half hours and I travelled on the AVE 2396. There were a lot of passengers, but the air conditioning meant it wasn't stuffy and the temperature was very pleasant. I was also able to reserve my seat. As the toilets and the train itself were very clean, I think the price-performance ratio was very high.

Overview: Train from Madrid to Granada

distanceDistance223 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 31 min
priceAverage train ticket price£74 (€83)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAVE, iryo, Renfe, Renfe Intercity, Renfe AVLO or Renfe (6)

Trains from Madrid to Granada cover the 223 miles long route taking on average 3 h 31 min with our travel partners like AVE, iryo, Renfe, Renfe Intercity, Renfe AVLO or Renfe (6). Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £74, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £38. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and arrive in Granada.

Train providers: AVE, iryo and Renfe trains Madrid to Granada

Buy your official AVE, iryo and Renfe train tickets to Granada from Madrid from £38 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.

AVE offers excellent high-speed train services in Spain, including the route to Granada from Madrid. Omio, as an official Renfe AVE partner, shows you AVE train timetables so you can choose the fastest and cheapest Madrid to Granada train ticket. The distance from Madrid to Granada on AVE is approximately 223 miles (359 km) and prices start as low as £38 on Omio.

Renfe AVE has a wide variety of ticket types with special offers such as Promo, Promo + and Flexible tickets. If you are a regular Renfe customer, you can apply discount cards such as the Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card at Omio when purchasing an AVE ticket.

The AVE trains are the most popular from Renfe, with the most timetables throughout the day. Their trains offer a restaurant, WiFi, toilets, entertainment on board and, most importantly, the highest speed to reach your destination. As one of the fastest trains in the entire world, AVE trains reach speeds up to 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes and connect the main Spanish cities in just a few hours. Reserve your AVE tickets with Omio today!

Train information from Madrid to Granada with AVE:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 31 min
  • Cheapest Price: £38
  • AVE frequency: 6 a day

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The Madrid to Granada Train

Travelling to Granada from Madrid and want to know which train to get? We’ve got you covered. The Omio guide to trains in Spain covers all the connections between popular and major cities, including the route between Madrid to Granada. We’ve pulled together the most up to date and important information for you to decide how to get from Madrid, the capital of Flamenco, to Granada. Our easy guide covers everything from the train stations in Madrid and Granada, train providers, how to book cheap tickets, train schedules, as well as travel tips for your time in Spain.

View from the Alhambra in Granada. Source: Shutterstock

How to find cheap train tickets from Madrid to Granada?

Travellers looking for cheaper train tickets from Madrid to Granada should consider buying tickets in advance. Ticket sellers often release tickets a few months before their scheduled travel dates. The earlier you buy, the cheaper they’ll cost. If you can consider being flexible with your schedule, certain departure times and days can be more expensive – such as travelling during peak hours – so search around for cheaper hours and days to land a ticket deal. Trains with stops often have cheaper tickets than trains with direct and faster services. Train operators also offer discounts for students, seniors and disabled travellers, as well as for large groups or families travelling together.

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Which train companies travel from Madrid to Granada?

Trains from Madrid to Granada are operated by Spain’s state owned rail company Renfe. It is the largest rail company in Spain with an extensive network and super modern and comfortable trains. Between Madrid and Granada, Renfe operates its high-speed AVE fleet which run at an astounding 192 mph (310 km/h).

Travel first class on trains from Madrid to Granada

When travelling with Renfe you’ll have the option to choose between three different ticket types. Each ticket type is priced according to the flexibility of the ticket, the level of comfort and service you’ll receive onboard.

  • Básico (Basic) ticket: these are the cheapest tickets on the standard coaches. Passengers will receive all benefits of travelling on standard including plenty of legroom, WIFI, luggage storage and power sockets. Básico tickets cannot be exchanged or cancelled for a refund. Add-ons can be bought however, and these include seat selection for €5 extra, or bringing a pet for an extra €10.
  • Elige (the Pick and mix) ticket: these tickets can be tailored to your needs. Elige ticket holders have more flexibility with exchanging or cancelling their tickets or even changing the ticket holder. The Elige ticket also gives the option to travel on Elige ESTÁNDAR (with standard seats) or Elige CONFORT (with XL comfort seats). Add-ons include seat selection, travelling with pets, or a box of food delivered to your seat for an extra €7.50
  • Prémium (Premium) ticket: these tickets offer full first class comfort and flexibility. The perks of travelling with this ticket includes XL comfort seats, unlimited free changes to your ticket, a full refund if you cancel your ticket 7 days in advance, and if you miss your train simply hop on the next one for free. The Prémium includes all add-ons including seat selection, taking pets, food service to your seat.

Journey duration on the Madrid to Granada train

The train trip between Granada from Madrid covers a distance of around 223 miles (359 km), taking passengers from city centre to city centre. The fastest train takes 3 h 25 min to cover the 223 mile stretch on a high-speed train. The average journey takes around 3 h 35 min while the longest can be up to 6 h. The trains on this route are an even mix of direct trains and those that require one transfer, which makes for a longer journey time.

Daily departures: Madrid to Granada train times

There are usually between 3 and 6 daily trains from Madrid to Granada. The earliest departure leaves Madrid at around 7:00 a.m. The last evening train departs at around 8:00 p.m. getting into Granada at around 11:50 p.m. Train times do vary throughout the weekdays and weekends so be sure to check out Omio’s live and up-to-date schedule with the latest timetables.

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Atocha train station in Madrid. Source: Shutterstock

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

Departure train station: Madrid Puerta de Atocha. This station is popular for its beautiful historic setting blended with a tropical garden next to a modern terminus. The station features a lost luggage area and luggage lockers with long-term and short-term storage options. It also offers several food and shopping concessions, ATMs, currency exchange services, and a waiting area. There are several washrooms, baby changing facilities, and water fountains. Travellers can get to the station by foot from the city centre. Alternatively, they can get taxis or private transfers. Travellers can also hop on the metro with line 2 providing services to and from the station.

Arrival train station: Granada train station. This central train station sits just to the north of the centre and is around just 0.8 miles (1.4 km) away from downtown Granada. If you are looking for public transportation to get you from the station to the centre of Granada the 123 bus makes the trip in around 7 min. When you reach the station you will find a small cafe that offers food and great coffee drinks, plus there are also restrooms, seating areas, ticket offices, as well as an information booth and rental cars.

Sustainable travel with trains from Madrid to Granada

Trains are by far the most sustainable and greenest means of travel. Their emissions only represent about two percent of the transport sector emissions. They also have a low energy consumption, which equals a tenth of the fuel used by small cars and aircraft. Trains have the ability to occupy minimal space in the environment and at the same time offer the most spacious areas to passengers onboard. Trains have a long lifetime and can go for up to 50 years without the need to re-invest in spare parts and non-renewable energy. Renfe is constantly modernising its fleet and streamlining its operations to operate in the most environmentally friendly way possible to ensure that your trip from Madrid to Granada is as environmentally friendly as it can be.

Services on board: Madrid to Granada

>Renfe trains offer two travel classes, the major difference between the first and second classes is the seating arrangement. Second-class coaches offer a two-by-two-seat configuration, while first class offers two-by-one seat configurations. Seats in first class are far more spacious, and they offer more legroom. Another perk of first-class travel is the at-seat catering service that is available. Renfe trains have on-board personnel who provide services in different languages throughout the train journeys.

Trains are also equipped with a buffet car, which offers seasonal menus, a children’s menu, and a variety of drinks. The trains also provide free Wi-Fi onboard for travellers’ entertainment. Renfe trains have luggage restrictions with a maximum of three luggage items per traveller. The measurement limit is 33x21x13 inches (85x55x35 cm), and the weight limit is 50 lbs (25 kg). They also offer power outlets for travellers to keep their equipment charged. Pets are allowed on board with a ticket and as long as they are on a leash. Renfe trains are wheelchair accessible with designated areas for wheelchairs, step-free boarding equipment, and adapted services

Travel tips: exploring Granada

Granada is a small town, tucked along the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the south of Spain. The city has a notoriously infectious charm which combines a European flair with the mystery of its famous, storied history. Here you will find churches that were once mosques, bakeries that were once bathhouses, and tapas shops that were once tea houses. When visiting Granada, you might come across an impromptu flamenco show in the streets, or shop for gifts that might otherwise be found on the streets of Morocco. Whatever exciting activities you come across in the day, you’re bound to end your evening satiated with Granada’s delectable and varied dishes. Here’s just a few things to look out for on your trip:

  • Alhambra
  • Nasrid Palaces
  • Royal Chapel of Granada
  • Calle Mirador de San Nicolás
  • Patio de Los Leones
  • Parque de las Ciencias
  • Generalife
  • Catedral de Granada

Looking for more inspiration and top tips for things to do in Granada?Visit the Omio magazine which offers you advice on the best travel experience, wherever your travels take you.

FAQs: Madrid to Granada train

FAQs: Travel by train from Madrid 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.
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Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Granada can start from as little as £38 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Madrid to Granada is £74; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Madrid to Granada train time is 3 h 31 min   covering the 223 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Madrid to Granada leaves at 05: 25. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Madrid to Granada leaves at 19: 05.
Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day from Madrid to Granada with AVE. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Granada. Take the fast train with iryo from Madrid to Granada.
For the best Madrid to Granada train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with AVE, iryo, Renfe, Renfe Intercity, Renfe AVLO or Renfe (6). However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Granada from Madrid to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 19: 05.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Granada, located 0.3 miles (537 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Granada from Madrid is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 31 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Madrid to Granada by train is February.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Granada from Madrid including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Madrid and Granada

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The major railway station for departures from Madrid is Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes for your trip from Madrid to Granada.
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Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
Public transport options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
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
The major train station for arrivals in Granada is Granada. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Granada for your trip to Granada from Madrid.
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