The average journey time by train between Barcelona and Granada is 8 hours and 36 minutes, with around 8 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.
More than 400 miles separate the Catalonia capital of Barcelona with the southern Spanish paradise of Granada, but you can travel between these two cities in just six hours on board comfortable, well-equipped Renfe AVE trains for a great price.
The cross-country journey from Granada to Barcelona is a beautiful one, and the train will take you right to the heart of the city. There, you'll step out into the streets, surrounded by stunning medieval architecture, ready to enjoy the beauty of the Alhambra fortress or enjoy some delicious local delicacies at a nearby restaurant. Check train times and book your train tickets using our Journey Planner above.
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 Barcelona to Granada by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Barcelona and Granada is 10 hours and 31 minutes, with around 3 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Barcelona to Granada is 7 hours and 52 minutes.
Train tickets from Barcelona to Granada can start from as little as €107.85 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Barcelona to Granada. Travelling from Barcelona to Granada by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Barcelona to Granada leaves at 10:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Barcelona to Granada leaves at 20:00. 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.
Trains travelling from Barcelona to Granada cover a distance of around 424 miles (682 km) during the journey.