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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Granada by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Granada Ave

Cheapest option

Fly to Malaga, bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Malaga (AGP) BCN - AGP
  2. Take the bus from Malaga to Granada

5 alternative options

Bus  •  15h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Granada

Rideshare  •  9h 51m

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Grenade 843.9 km

Drive  •  8h 19m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Granada 844.7 km

Fly to Granada  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Granada (GRX) BCN - GRX

Fly to Almeria, train  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Almeria (LEI) BCN - LEI
  2. Take the train from Almeria to Granada

Barcelona to Granada by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Granada is around 6h 22m and covers a distance of around 1169 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 22m. Operated by Renfe AVE, the Barcelona to Granada train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Granada. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
6h 22m
Fastest train time:
6h 22m
Train distance:
1169 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€120
Carbon emissions:
61 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:30
Last train departs at:
08:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona to Granada train schedules

Barcelona → Granada
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Granada is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Granada is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Granada is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 25 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Granada is to rideshare which costs €49 and takes 9h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Granada is to fly which costs €30 - €110 and takes 4h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Granada. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Granada. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 22m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Granada is 682 km. The road distance is 844.7 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Granada without a car is to train which takes 6h 22m and costs €120 - €210.

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The train from Barcelona-Sants to Granada takes 6h 22m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Barcelona to Granada train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Granada is to train which takes 6h 22m and costs €120 - €210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €70 - €100 and takes 15h 30m, you could also fly, which costs €30 - €110 and takes 4h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Granada.
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  • Distance: 681.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 22m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Barcelona-Sants to Granada once daily. Tickets cost €120 - €210 and the journey takes 6h 22m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Granada 4 times a day. Tickets cost €70 - €100 and the journey takes 15h 30m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €170
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €210
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €240
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€19 - €160
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€19 - €160
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €330
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Tangier
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€140 - €750
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Almeria to Granada
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €18
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Granada
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Grenade
Ave. Duration
9h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€49
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Granada Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Granada is 845 km. It takes approximately 8h 19m to drive from Barcelona to Granada.

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

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There are 493+ hotels available in Granada. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Barcelona 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 Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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