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

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Train  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the train from Granada to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

55€ - 110€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the rideshare from Grenade to Madrid 417.5 km

18€ - 20€

5 alternative options

Bus  •  5h

  1. Take the bus from Granada to Madrid Estacion Sur N1158

21€ - 45€

Drive  •  4h 15m

  1. Drive from Granada to Madrid 416 km

40€ - 65€

Fly from Granada  •  3h 11m

  1. Fly from Granada (GRX) to Madrid (MAD) GRX - MAD

43€ - 243€

Bus to Malaga, fly  •  5h 16m

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

42€ - 346€

Train to Almeria, fly  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Granada to Almeria
  2. Fly from Almeria (LEI) to Madrid (MAD) LEI - MAD

74€ - 239€

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The cheapest way to get from Granada to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 18€ - 20€ and takes 4h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Granada to Madrid is to fly which costs 40€ - 250€ and takes 3h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Granada and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Granada and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 19m.

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The distance between Granada and Madrid is 359 km. The road distance is 416 km.

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The best way to get from Granada to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 3h 19m and costs 55€ - 110€.

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The train from Granada to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha takes 3h 19m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Granada to Madrid is to train which takes 3h 19m and costs 55€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 45€ and takes 5h, you could also fly, which costs 40€ - 250€ and takes 3h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Granada to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 359.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 19m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Granada to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha 4 times a day. Tickets cost 55€ - 110€ and the journey takes 3h 19m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Granada to Madrid Estacion Sur 3 times a day. Tickets cost 30€ - 45€ and the journey takes 5h. FlixBus also services this route 6 times a week.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Granada to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 310€
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 300€
Flights from Almeria to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Flights from Almeria to Madrid via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Granada to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
55€ - 75€
Promo+
64€ - 69€
Flexible
85€ - 110€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Granada to Almeria
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Granada to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Aeropuerto Malaga
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Granada to Madrid, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Grenade to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
18€ - 20€
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blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Granada Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Granada to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Granada to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Granada to Madrid is 416 km. It takes approximately 4h 15m to drive from Granada to Madrid.

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Iberia offers flights from Granada Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Granada to Madrid train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Granada to Madrid bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 4662+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Granada and Madrid. 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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