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

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Recommended option

Fly from Granada  •  3h 16m

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

42€ - 155€

Cheapest option

Bus to Malaga, fly  •  5h 11m

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

41€ - 148€

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Train to Almeria, fly  •  5h 21m

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

70€ - 204€

Train  •  6h 10m

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

120€ - 210€

Bus  •  14h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Granada to Barcelona

70€ - 100€

Rideshare  •  9h 51m

  1. Take the rideshare from Grenade to Barcelone 842.4 km

50€

Drive  •  8h 18m

  1. Drive from Granada to Barcelona 843.7 km

80€ - 120€

Granada to Barcelona by train

The train journey time between Granada and Barcelona is around 6h 10m and covers a distance of around 1169 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 10m. Operated by Renfe AVE, the Granada to Barcelona train service departs from Granada and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Granada to Barcelona train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Granada to Barcelona is to rideshare which costs 50€ and takes 9h 51m.

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The fastest way to get from Granada to Barcelona is to fly which takes 3h 16m and costs 40€ - 160€.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Granada and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Granada and arriving at Barcelona-Sants. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 10m.

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The distance between Granada and Barcelona is 682 km. The road distance is 843.7 km.

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The best way to get from Granada to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 6h 10m and costs 120€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 3h 16m to get from Granada to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Granada to Barcelona is to fly which takes 3h 16m and costs 40€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120€ - 210€ and takes 6h 10m, you could also bus, which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 14h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Granada to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 681.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 16m

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

Vueling Airlines and Iberia fly from Granada to Barcelona 5 times a day. Alternatively, Renfe AVE operates a train from Granada to Barcelona-Sants once daily. Tickets cost 120€ - 210€ and the journey takes 6h 10m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Granada to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Flights from Granada to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 230€
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 230€
Flights from Almeria to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 240€
Flights from Almeria to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Flights from Almeria to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Granada to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Flights from Granada to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Flights from Granada to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 230€
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
28€ - 230€
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 230€
Flights from Almeria to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 240€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
21€ - 150€
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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Granada to Huercal-Viator
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Granada to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 210€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
120€ - 160€
Promo+
125€ - 140€
Flexible
160€ - 210€
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 Granada to Aeropuerto Malaga
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Grenade to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
9h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Granada Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Granada to Barcelona is 844 km. It takes approximately 8h 18m to drive from Granada to Barcelona.

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

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There are 1731+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Granada and Barcelona. 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 Granada to Granada Airport is to shuttle which takes 20 min and costs 3€.

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