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Trains from Malaga to Granada

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!

Málaga to Granada by train

It takes an average of 2h 54m to travel from Málaga to Granada by train, over a distance of around 55 miles (89 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from Málaga to Granada and tickets for this journey start from €22.25 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 37m
Price€22.25 - €68.10
Distance55 miles (89 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
Departure stationMálaga
Arrival stationGranada
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsALSA

Málaga to Granada train times

Check out the next trains departing from Málaga to Granada for Thursday 29th Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
19:05 Málaga-María Zambrano21:55 GranadaAVE 2193 Renfe Get tickets2h 50m, 1 change
09:10 Málaga-María Zambrano11:47 GranadaAlvia/Avant 8694 Renfe Get tickets2h 37m, 1 change
14:35 Málaga-María Zambrano17:52 GranadaAVE 3991 Renfe Get tickets3h 17m, 1 change
19:05 Málaga-María Zambrano21:55 GranadaAVE 2193 Renfe Get tickets2h 50m, 1 change
09:10 Málaga-María Zambrano11:47 GranadaAlvia/Avant 8694 Renfe Get tickets2h 37m, 1 change
14:35 Málaga-María Zambrano17:52 GranadaAVE 3991 Renfe Get tickets3h 17m, 1 change
19:05 Málaga-María Zambrano21:55 GranadaAVE 2193 Renfe Get tickets2h 50m, 1 change
09:10 Málaga-María Zambrano11:47 GranadaAlvia/Avant 8694 Renfe Get tickets2h 37m, 1 change
14:35 Málaga-María Zambrano17:52 GranadaAVE 3991 Renfe Get tickets3h 17m, 1 change
19:05 Málaga-María Zambrano21:55 GranadaAVE 2193 Renfe Get tickets2h 50m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Málaga to Granada

Train tickets from Málaga to Granada start at €22.25 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 €44.42.
lowest price found
from22.25
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price42.45
on the day
avg. single price44.42

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 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 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 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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Málaga to Granada is 2 hours and 37 minutes.

How much does the train from Málaga to Granada cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Málaga to Granada?

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.

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

The first train from Málaga to Granada leaves at 09:10. 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 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.

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. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Málaga 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 Málaga to Granada for a typical week day using timetable data for 29/10/2020. 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 26/10/2020 for travel on 31/10/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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