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from Madrid to Granada

You can get from Madrid to Granada by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Granada on 26 Jan we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

16:30Madrid, Estación Sur4h30 21:00Granada, Estación De Autobuses
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£191One-way
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16:30Madrid, Estación Sur4h30 21:00Granada, Estación De Autobuses
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£191One-way
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10:30Madrid, Estación Sur4h30 15:00Granada, Estación De Autobuses
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£191One-way
08:00Madrid, Estación Sur5h00 13:00Granada, Estación De Autobuses
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£191One-way
14:00Madrid, Estación Sur5h00 19:00Granada, Estación De Autobuses
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£191One-way

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Wed
26 Jan
£52Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£95Air Nostrum
Thu
27 Jan
£60Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£95Air Nostrum
Fri
28 Jan
£52Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£95Air Nostrum
Sat
29 Jan
£45Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£31Air Nostrum
Sun
30 Jan
£37Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£75Air Nostrum
Mon
31 Jan
£37Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£75Air Nostrum
Tue
1 Feb
£45Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£91Vueling
Wed
2 Feb
£45Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£75Air Nostrum
Thu
3 Feb
£45Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£62Air Nostrum
Fri
4 Feb
£45Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£75Air Nostrum
Sat
5 Feb
£37Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£75Air Nostrum
Sun
6 Feb
£37Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£75Air Nostrum
Mon
7 Feb
£37Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£75Air Nostrum
Tue
8 Feb
£30Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£57Air Nostrum
Wed
9 Feb
£30Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£31Air Nostrum
Thu
10 Feb
£37Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£95Air Nostrum
Fri
11 Feb
£45Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£75Air Nostrum
Sat
12 Feb
£37Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£95Air Nostrum
Sun
13 Feb
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£17Alsa
£75Air Nostrum
Mon
14 Feb
£37Renfe AVE
£17Alsa
£75Air Nostrum

Travel Information from Madrid to Granada

distanceDistance223 miles (359 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £84
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 4 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £84 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Air Nostrum or Renfe AVE

Travel 223 miles (359 km) by coach, flight or train to Granada from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Alsa, Air Nostrum or Renfe AVE among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Madrid to Granada.

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How to Travel from Madrid to Granada

Trips from Madrid to Granada are popular with people

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

Cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Granada

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Granada. Coaches traveling from Madrid to Granada depart from Madrid Estacion Sur bus station and take at least 4½ hours to arrive at Granada's bus station. At least 18 coaches travel from Madrid to Granada every day, with the first bus departing Madrid at 1:30 a.m. All coaches traveling from Madrid to Granada are operated by ALSA.

Fastest way to travel from Madrid to Granada

Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Madrid to Granada. Flights traveling from Madrid to Granada depart from Madrid–Barajas airport and arrive at Granada airport after just over an hour of flight time. Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Madraid to Granada even when travel time to and from Madrid and Granada's airports is taken into consideration. Approximately 11 direct flights travel from Madrid to Granada per day with the first departing Madrid at 5:50 a.m. Direct flights from Madrid to Granada are offered by Iberia and Air Europa.

Most popular way to travel from Madrid to Granada

Taking the bus is the most popular way to travel from Madrid to Granada. Traveling from Madrid to Granada by bus is slightly faster than taking a high-speed Renfe AVE train since all trains require a transfer at Antequera Santa Ana. Coaches are also an average of £50 cheaper compared to trains. Alternatively, flights are £110 more expensive than coaches on average, while only being 1:15 h faster when traveling to and from Madrid and Granada's airports is taken into consideration.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid 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 Madrid to Granada.
FAQs

How do I go from Madrid to Granada?

There are 3 ways to get from Madrid to Granada: coach, flight or train.

How do I get from Madrid to Granada the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Madrid to Granada is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £17 compared to other travel options to Granada:

A coach journey is usually £67 less than a journey to Granada by plane, which costs on average £84 for the same trip.

A coach is generally £8 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £25 from Madrid to Granada.

What is the quickest way from Madrid to Granada?

The fastest way from Madrid to Granada is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options from Madrid to Granada can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 4 h 30 min   on average.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 3 h 17 min.

How many miles from Madrid to Granada would I travel?

The distance between Madrid and Granada is around 223 miles (359 km).

How many services a day are there from Madrid to Granada?

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Granada is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Madrid and Granada as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Madrid to Granada?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Madrid to Granada:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 to Granada, Estación De Autobuses.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Granada Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Granada.

Who can get me from Madrid to Granada?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Madrid to Granada:

  • You can travel by coach between Madrid and Granada with Alsa, and you can find Alsa Madrid to Granada tickets for £17 on Omio.
  • You can travel from Madrid to Granada by flight with Air Nostrum. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £84 with Air Nostrum from Madrid to Granada.
  • You can travel by train to Granada from Madrid with Renfe AVE, and you can find Renfe AVE Madrid to Granada tickets for £25 on Omio.

Can I travel directly to Granada from Madrid?

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

  • You can find direct coaches per day to Granada with Alsa or Alsa Supra.
  • You can check for a direct flight to Granada with Air Nostrum with direct flights per day.
  • You can find 1 direct train per day to Granada with Renfe AVE.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Granada tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this trip.

Where should I go next after I travel from Madrid to Granada?

Omio customers who travel from Madrid to Granada often also extend their holiday to go to Sevilla, Málaga or Barcelona. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Granada and these popular destinations at a great price.

How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Granada from Madrid online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Madrid to Granada, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £17 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £84 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £25 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Madrid and Granada online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.