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There are 9 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.

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Train  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Antequera-Santa Ana Ave
  2. Take the train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Granada Ir

$177 - $238

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Fly to Malaga, bus  •  7h 46m

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

$54 - $269

7 alternative options

Train, bus via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga Ave
  3. Take the bus from Malaga to Granada

$160 - $251

Train Spanish Railways (RENFE), bus  •  14h 16m

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

$134 - $176

Bus  •  14h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Granada

$67 - $102

Bus via Barcelona  •  17h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Granada

$69 - $106

Drive  •  9h 2m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Sierra Nevada 552.5 miles

$100 - $160

Fly to Granada, bus  •  5h 40m

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

$66 - $235

Fly to Almeria, train  •  8h 22m

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

$106 - $378

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

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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 5h 40m.

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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 14h 30m.

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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 8h 41m and costs 150€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 8h 41m 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 8h 41m and costs 150€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 14h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Granada Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Sierra Nevada.
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  • Distance: 422.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 41m

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Sierra Nevada via Antequera-Santa Ana and Granada in around 8h 41m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Sierra Nevada once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 12h 45m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $1,200
Evelop
Website
evelop.com
Flights from Barcelona to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Antequera-Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
renfe.com
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 Antequera-Santa Ana to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Franca to Linares-Baeza
Ave. Duration
8h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Train from Almeria to Granada
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
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 Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Estacion Linares-Baeza to Granada
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona/Sants to Granada
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to Granada
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Sierra Nevada
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Sierra Nevada is 884 km. It takes approximately 9h 2m to drive from Barcelona to Sierra Nevada.

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

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There are 1741+ hotels available in Sierra Nevada. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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