How to get to Granada from Málaga

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from Málaga to Granada

How to get to Granada from Málaga by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Málaga to Granada is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Alsa
10:001h30
Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
11:30Granada, Estación De Autobuses
£121One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Alsa
10:001h30
Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
11:30Granada, Estación De Autobuses
£121One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Renfe AVANT
20:201h17
Málaga María Zambrano
21:37Granada station
£211One-way
0 changes
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Renfe AVANT
09:251h18
Málaga María Zambrano
10:43Granada station
£211One-way
0 changes
Renfe AVANT
15:421h18
Málaga María Zambrano
17:00Granada station
£211One-way
0 changes
Alsa
10:451h45
Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
12:30Granada, Estación De Autobuses
£121One-way
0 changes
Alsa
09:002h00
Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
11:00Granada, Estación De Autobuses
£121One-way
0 changes
Alsa
10:152h15
Málaga
12:30Granada, Estación De Autobuses
£121One-way
0 changes

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Travel Information from Málaga to Granada

distanceDistance55 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £16
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £12 • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £16 • 1 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe

Take a coach or train to travel 55 miles from Málaga to Granada. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Alsa or Renfe among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Málaga to Granada.

General Information about the journey 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.

Buses from Malaga to Granada

The only direct bus route between the two cities is operated by the Spanish owned but 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 kilometres from the city centre 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.

Trains from Malaga to Granada

Travel by train involves taking the high-speed AVE train operated by RENFE to Antequera with a journey time of around half an hour with frequent daily departures. From Antequera nine trains a day then depart for Granada with a journey time of approximately 2 hours plus waiting time for the connections.

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Travel on AVE, Renfe and Alsa travel from Málaga to Granada at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Renfe is a Spanish train company that operates throughout the country including trains to Granada from Málaga. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed AVE trains, regional trains, and night trains. The AVE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save money and time, as they allow you to travel overnight and arrive at your destination in the morning. Renfe offers several types of tickets, including single tickets, return tickets, and season tickets. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Renfe are Madrid-Barcelona, Madrid-Seville, and Madrid-Valencia. These routes offer travelers the chance to explore some of Spain's most beautiful cities in comfort and style.

    Alsa is the main provier of travel travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK travel operator National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of travel with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal travel with free WiFi, toilets, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium travel provide more luxurious services when travelling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other travel tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.

      FAQs: Málaga to Granada

      FAQs: 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.
      FAQs

      There are 2 ways to get from Málaga to Granada: coach or train.

      The cheapest way to go to Granada from Málaga is by taking a coach, which costs on average £12.

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Málaga to Granada:

      A coach is £4 less than a train with an average ticket price of £16 from Málaga to Granada.

      The fastest way from Málaga to Granada is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 17 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Granada that take longer:

      Coach takes 1 h 30 min on average.

      The Málaga to Granada distance is approximately 55 miles.

      The average frequency per day from Málaga to Granada is:

      • 16 coaches per day.
      • 1 train per day.

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

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

      • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Málaga to Granada depart from Malaga, Estación de Autobuses to Granada, Estación De Autobuses.
      • Most travellers board their train from Málaga María Zambrano and arrive in Granada.

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

      • You can take a coach from Málaga to Granada with Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Avanza. Cheap tickets can be found for £10 with Avanza from Málaga to Granada.
      • You can travel by train from Málaga to Granada with Renfe, Renfe (6), AVE or Renfe (13), and you can find Renfe (6) Málaga to Granada tickets for £16 on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct services available from Málaga to Granada with the following travel companies:

      • 16 direct coaches per day with Alsa or Avanza.

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

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

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