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Traveling from Málaga to Granada by train

Looking to travel from Málaga to Granada by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 1 hour 30 minutes to travel from Málaga to Granada by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 1 hour 17 minutes though. You'll usually find 6 trains per day running along the 89 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Granada. This route is operated by Renfe, the Spanish national rail operator, who run long and medium distance trains across the country. During you journey you're likely to be traveling on one of their high-speed services – AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia or Avlo – or a regional Media Distancia, Regional or Express Regional train.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Málaga to Granada start from $26.30 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Granada by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Málaga to Granada by train

It takes an average of 1h 30m to travel from Málaga to Granada by train, over a distance of around 55 miles (89 km). There are normally 6 trains per day traveling from Málaga to Granada and tickets for this journey start from $26.30 when you book in advance.

First train

8:25 am

Last train

8:20 pm

Departure station

Málaga

Arrival station

Granada

Journey time

From 1h 17m

Distance

55 miles (89 km)

Frequency

6 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $26.30

Train and bus operators

Renfe, ALSA

Málaga to Granada train times

Check out the next trains departing from Málaga to Granada for Mittwoch Juli 24. 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
8:25 am Málaga-María Zambrano10:15 am Granadaave 3993 Get tickets1h 50m, 1 change
9:25 am Málaga-María Zambrano10:43 am GranadaAlvia/Avant 8815 Get tickets1h 18m, direct
10:48 am Málaga-María Zambrano12:24 pm Granadaavlo 2109 Get tickets1h 36m, 1 change
3:42 pm Málaga-María Zambrano5:00 pm GranadaAlvia/Avant 8835 Get tickets1h 18m, direct
4:18 pm Málaga-María Zambrano6:00 pm Granadaave 3991 Get tickets1h 42m, 1 change
8:20 pm Málaga-María Zambrano9:37 pm GranadaAlvia/Avant 8855 Get tickets1h 17m, direct

Renfe and Avant trains from Málaga to Granada

You can travel from Málaga to Granada on Renfe and Avant trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

Able to reach speeds of at 155 mph (250 km/h), Avant trains operate short and medium distance high-speed services. These trains are intended to cover journeys within the same autonomous community or in two neighbouring communities. For this reason, trains generally don’t offer catering services and travel less than 125 miles (200 km). They have two types of comfort classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class).

Avant classes from Málaga to Granada

Compare the different travel classes offered by Avant when traveling from Málaga to Granada.

Onboard services on Avant

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Málaga to Granada.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

With Avant, you can take up to 3 pieces of baggage, as long as they do not exceed 290cm (114.1 inches) and 25kg (55.1 pounds) in total. On Avant trains, pushchairs and instruments smaller than 30 x 120 x 38 cm (11.8 x 47.2 x 14.9 inches) are also considered hand baggage.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

If you’d like to stretch your legs, most Avant trains have a café carriage, and in case you’d prefer to stay in your seat, a mobile bar service.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Avant trains do not offer Wi-Fi, but you can watch the films or documentaries that are broadcast in each carriage.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children up to 3 years old travel for free as long as they don’t occupy a seat, but they will need a free child ticket. Children between 3 and 14 years old have a 40% discount on the general price.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You can take your bike or skateboard if it is folded, travels inside a cover and is less than 180 cm (70.8 inches) in total. If the dimensions exceed 180 cm, it will be considered special luggage and must travel with the pedals removed, the handlebars turned 90 degrees and dimensions less than 120 x 90 x 40 cm (47.2 x 35.4 x 15.7 inches).

PetPetPets

Your pet can accompany you as long as it weighs less than 10 kg (22 pounds), travels with a pet ticket, doesn’t occupy a seat and is inside a carrier with max dimensions 60 x 35 x 35 cm (23 x 13 x 13 inches). The ticket price is 25% of the standard ticket price, except in first class, which will be free.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Avant has an assistance service for people with reduced mobility or disabilities, to request it contact Avant directly.

Cheap train tickets from Málaga to Granada

The price of train tickets from Málaga to Granada starts at $26.30 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Málaga to Granada by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Málaga to Granada

Want to know more about your journey from Málaga to Granada? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Málaga to Granada take?

The average journey time by train between Málaga and Granada is 1 hour and 30 minutes, with around 6 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Málaga and Granada by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Málaga to Granada is 1 hour and 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Málaga to Granada cost?

Train tickets from Málaga to Granada can start from as little as $26.30 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Málaga to Granada?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Málaga to Granada without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Málaga to Granada each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Málaga to Granada leave?

The first train from Málaga to Granada leaves at 08:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Málaga to Granada leave?

The last train from Málaga to Granada leaves at 20:20. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Málaga and Granada by train?

Trains travelling from Málaga to Granada cover a distance of around 55 miles (89 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Granada to Málaga.


* Based on European average monthly visitors to Trainline’s app and website from 1.1.2023 to 10.31.2023 vs other independent retailers.

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