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There are 5 ways to get from Alicante to Granada by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Granada

€29 - €40

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4h 13m

  1. Take the rideshare from Alicante to Grenade 350.6 km

€20

3 alternative options

Train  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Granada Ave

€86 - €204

Drive  •  3h 27m

  1. Drive from Alicante to Granada 349.6 km

€30 - €50

Fly  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Granada (GRX) ALC - GRX

€54 - €197

Alicante to Granada by train

The train journey time between Alicante and Granada is around 7h 17m and covers a distance of around 1059 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 17m. Operated by Renfe AVE and Renfe Viajeros, the Alicante to Granada train service departs from Alicante-Termino and arrives in Granada. Typically eight trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 17m
Fastest train time:
7h 17m
Trains per week:
8
Cheapest price:
€86
Carbon emissions:
55 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:35
Last train departs at:
15:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alicante to Granada train schedules

Alicante → Granada
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The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Granada is to rideshare which costs €20 and takes 4h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Granada is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 3h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Alicante and arriving at Granada. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Alicante to Granada. However, there are services departing from Alicante-Termino and arriving at Granada via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 47m.

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The distance between Alicante and Granada is 303 km. The road distance is 349.6 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Granada without a car is to bus which takes 5h 45m and costs €29 - €40.

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The bus from Alicante to Granada takes 5h 45m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Alicante to Granada bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Alicante station.

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Alicante to Granada train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Alicante-Termino station.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Granada is to bus which takes 5h 45m and costs €29 - €40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €85 - €210 and takes 6h 47m, you could also fly, which costs €50 - €200 and takes 5h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Granada.
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  • Distance: 303.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 45m

What companies run services between Alicante, Spain and Granada, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Alicante to Granada every 4 hours. Tickets cost €29 - €40 and the journey takes 5h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Alicante to Granada via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha in around 6h 47m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Granada via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Alicante to Granada via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Alicante to Granada via Mahon
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Flights from Alicante to Granada via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Alicante to Granada via Mahon, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €240
Flights from Alicante to Granada via Algiers, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Granada via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Alicante to Granada via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €270
Flights from Alicante to Granada via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Alicante to Granada via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alicante-Termino to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€50 - €65
Promo+
€56 - €60
Flexible
€75 - €95
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Granada
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€55 - €75
Promo+
€64 - €69
Flexible
€85 - €110
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alicante-Termino to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Alicante to Granada
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Alicante to Grenade
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20
Book at
blablacar.es

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There is no direct flight from Alicante Airport to Granada Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Alicante to Granada bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Granada station.

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Alicante to Granada train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Granada station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Granada is 350 km. It takes approximately 3h 27m to drive from Alicante to Granada.

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Air Europa, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Alicante Airport to Granada Airport.

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There are 495+ hotels available in Granada. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Alicante and Granada. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Alicante Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs €1 - €4.

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