There are no direct services between Malaga and Granada - you'll have to change at Antequera - but Granada is still very accessible by train! The fastest services reach Granda in 2h 37m, leaving you plenty of time to explore the historic Moorish city. Trains on this route are run by Renfe, Spain's national railway company. You'll travel on an Avant service, Renfe's middle-distance trains capable of speeds up to 250km/h. Renfe tickets are usually available around 60 days before the date of departure, so book in advance to access the cheapest "Promo" fares. Renfe also offer "Flexible" fares, which tend to be more expensive but are refundable and exchangeable. We'll always show you all the available ticket options in our Journey Planner.
A great alternative to taking the train is travelling by coach. ALSA Bus services will take you from Malaga to Granda in 1h 45m, taking a more direct route than the train. What's more, coaches are usually a bit cheaper than trains, meaning you can splash out on an Andalucian lunch! Coaches depart from Malaga Bus on the hour throughout the day, so you won't be short of options on when to travel. To see bus prices, simply click on the 'Coach' tab after searching for tickets in our Journey Planner. Now, go forth and explore Granada!
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.§
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 Málaga and Granada is 2 hours and 54 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 Málaga to Granada is 2 hours and 37 minutes.
Train tickets from Málaga to Granada can start from as little as €22.25 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 Málaga to Granada. Travelling from Málaga to Granada by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Málaga to Granada leaves at 09:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Málaga to Granada leaves at 19:05. 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 Málaga to Granada cover a distance of around 55 miles (89 km) during the journey.