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About the journey from Madrid to Granada 

The average journey time by train between Madrid and Granada is 4 hours and 44 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.

Working out your travel plans from Madrid to Granada? Make your way by train and you’ll be transported over in style and comfort. Renfe’s high-speed AVE trains are kitted out with air-conditioning, free WiFi and power sockets. Settle into the spacious seats and enjoy the views without having to worry about traffic or directions. Treat yourself by upgrading to Preferente (First Class) and you’ll get more space to stretch out.

Granada’s train station is well located for access to the city’s main sites. Hop on a bus or walk over to the city centre in just 20 minutes. Here, you’ll find a stunning 16th-century cathedral, the vibrant Plaza Nueva square and the iconic Alhambra palace-fortress.

Keen to find out more? Scroll down for all the FAQs and train times for this route from Madrid to Granada.

Madrid to Granada by train

It takes an average of 4h 21m to travel from Madrid to Granada by train, over a distance of around 224 miles (360 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from Madrid to Granada and tickets for this journey start from €24.35 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 17m
Price€24.35 - €189.70
Distance224 miles (360 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
Departure stationMadrid
Arrival stationGranada
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Madrid to Granada train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid to Granada for Samstag 11. Juli 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
16:35 Madrid Atocha21:55 GranadaAVE 2162 Renfe Get tickets5h 20m, 1 change
07:20 Madrid Atocha11:47 GranadaAVE 2072 Renfe Get tickets4h 27m, 1 change
14:35 Madrid Atocha17:52 GranadaAVE 2146 Renfe Get tickets3h 17m, direct
16:35 Madrid Atocha21:55 GranadaAVE 2162 Renfe Get tickets5h 20m, 1 change
07:20 Madrid Atocha11:47 GranadaAVE 2072 Renfe Get tickets4h 27m, 1 change
14:35 Madrid Atocha17:52 GranadaAVE 2146 Renfe Get tickets3h 17m, direct
16:35 Madrid Atocha21:55 GranadaAVE 2162 Renfe Get tickets5h 20m, 1 change
07:20 Madrid Atocha11:47 GranadaAVE 2072 Renfe Get tickets4h 27m, 1 change
14:35 Madrid Atocha17:52 GranadaAVE 2146 Renfe Get tickets3h 17m, direct
16:35 Madrid Atocha21:55 GranadaAVE 2162 Renfe Get tickets5h 20m, 1 change

Renfe trains from Madrid to Granada

You can travel from Madrid to Granada on Renfe 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 has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, linking major cities with AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia, and Euromed trains. Long-distance routes are served by Altaria and Talgo trains, while regional routes are operated by Media Distancia, Regional and Express Regional trains. Renfe also operates on international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe trains offer four different travel classes, depending on the train you’re travelling on – Turista (Standard), Turista Plus (Premium Economy), Preferente (Business Class) and Club (First Class).

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Granada

Train tickets from Madrid to Granada start at €24.35 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €80.77.
lowest price found
from24.35
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price68.96
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price75.92
on the day
avg. single price80.77

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 Madrid 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Madrid 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 Madrid to Granada take?

The average journey time by train between Madrid and Granada is 4 hours and 21 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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to Granada is 3 hours and 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid to Granada cost?

Train tickets from Madrid to Granada can start from as little as €24.35 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 Madrid to Granada?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Madrid to Granada without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Madrid to Granada. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Madrid to Granada leaves at 07:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Madrid to Granada leaves at 16:35. 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 Madrid and Granada by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid to Granada cover a distance of around 224 miles (360 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Granada to Madrid. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Madrid to Granada.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid to Granada for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/07/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 06/07/2020 for travel on 09/02/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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