There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Sierra Nevada by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Cordoba Central Ave
  2. Take the train from Cordoba Central to Antequera-Santa Ana A / ...
  3. Take the train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Granada Ir

$166 - $236

Cheapest option

Fly to Granada, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Granada (GRX) BCN - GRX
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Sierra Nevada

$67 - $236

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  14 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Franca to Linares-Baeza Tlg
  2. Take the bus from Estacion Linares-Baeza to Granada

$137 - $178

Bus  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Granada

$69 - $104

Bus via Barcelona  •  17 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Granada

$71 - $108

Drive  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Sierra Nevada 552.5 miles

$100 - $160

Fly to Malaga, bus  •  8 h 1 min

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

$70 - $270

Fly to Almeria, train  •  8 h 32 min

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

$107 - $379

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Sierra Nevada is to bus which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 14 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Sierra Nevada is to fly and bus which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Sierra Nevada. However, there are services departing from Barcelona/Sants and arriving at Sierra Nevada via Granada. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 30 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Sierra Nevada is 676 km. The road distance is 883.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Sierra Nevada without a car is to train which takes 9 h 1 min and costs 140€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 1 min to get from Barcelona to Sierra Nevada, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Sierra Nevada bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona/Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Sierra Nevada is to train which takes 9 h 1 min and costs 140€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 14 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Sierra Nevada.
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  • Distance: 422.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 1 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Sierra Nevada, Andalusia, Spain?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Sierra Nevada via Cordoba Central, Antequera-Santa Ana, and Granada in around 9 h 1 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Sierra Nevada once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 12 h 45 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cordoba Central to Antequera-Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
renfe.com
Train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Franca to Linares-Baeza
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Train from Almeria to Granada
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Estacion Linares-Baeza to Granada
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona/Sants to Granada
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to Granada
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Sierra Nevada
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com

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