How to get from Madrid to Granada

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from Madrid to Granada

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

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To get from Madrid to Granada on 09 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:30Madrid, Estación Sur4h30 15:00Granada, Estación De Autobuses
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£181One-way
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10:30Madrid, Estación Sur4h30 15:00Granada, Estación De Autobuses
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£181One-way
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16:30Madrid, Estación Sur4h30 21:00Granada, Estación De Autobuses
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14:00Madrid, Estación Sur5h00 19:00Granada, Estación De Autobuses
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08:00Madrid, Estación Sur5h00 13:00Granada, Estación De Autobuses
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Travel Information to Granada from Madrid

distanceDistance223 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £151
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 4 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £151 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Vueling or Renfe AVE

Travel 223 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between Madrid and Granada. 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, Vueling or Renfe AVE among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Madrid to Granada.

How to Travel from Madrid to Granada

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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.
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There are 4 ways to travel from Madrid to Granada including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

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 is generally £134 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £151 from Madrid to Granada.

A coach is generally £42 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £59 from Madrid to Granada.

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

There are alternative travel options to Granada that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h 30 min   of travel time.

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

The Madrid to Granada distance is approximately 223 miles.

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Granada is:

  • Around 1 coach per day.
  • 6 trains per day.

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

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 board their plane from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Granada Airport.
  • Most travellers take a train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Granada.

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

  • You can go to Granada from Madrid by coach with Alsa. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £17 with Alsa from Madrid to Granada on Omio.
  • You can travel to Granada from Madrid by flight with Vueling. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £151 with Vueling 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 £59 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available between Madrid and Granada with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around 1 direct coach per day and book this direct coach with Alsa.
  • You can take a direct flight with Air Nostrum with direct flights per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Renfe AVE with 2 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Granada as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Madrid to Granada.

Looking to extend your trip from Madrid to Granada? Many Omio customers who go from Madrid to Granada usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Sevilla, Málaga or Barcelona. If you're looking to explore Sevilla, Málaga or Barcelona from Granada, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip to Granada from Madrid, 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 £151 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £59 one way on average.

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

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