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There are 3 ways to get from Costa del Sol to Granada by train, bus or car

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

  1. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Antequera-Santa Ana
  2. Take the train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Granada

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Granada

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Drive

  1. Drive from Costa del Sol to Granada

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The cheapest way to get from Costa del Sol to Granada is to bus which costs €10 - €19 and takes 3h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Costa del Sol to Granada is to drive which costs €13 - €19 and takes 1h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Costa del Sol to Granada. However, there are services departing from A-7075 Km 10,200 and arriving at Granada via Malaga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 37m.

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The distance between Costa del Sol and Granada is 89 km. The road distance is 128.6 km.

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The best way to get from Costa del Sol to Granada without a car is to train which takes 2h 40m and costs €35 - €85.

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It takes approximately 2h 40m to get from Costa del Sol to Granada, including transfers.

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Costa del Sol to Granada bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Malaga station.

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The best way to get from Costa del Sol to Granada is to train which takes 2h 40m and costs €35 - €85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €10 - €19 and takes 3h 37m.

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Costa del Sol to Granada bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Granada station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Costa del Sol to Granada is 129 km. It takes approximately 1h 33m to drive from Costa del Sol to Granada.

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Map of how to get from Costa del Sol to Granada.
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  • Distance: 89.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 40m

What companies run services between Costa del Sol, Spain and Granada, Spain?

You can take a train from Costa del Sol to Granada via Malaga Maria Zambrano and Antequera-Santa Ana in around 2h 40m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Malaga to Granada hourly. Tickets cost €12 - €17 and the journey takes 2h. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
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 Malaga Maria Zambrano to Antequera-Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Granada
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Antequera-Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €26
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€6 - €8
Promo+
€11 - €12
Flexible
€20 - €26
Train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Granada
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €35
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€11 - €15
Promo+
€16 - €18
Flexible
€27 - €35
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 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.com
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.
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