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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Granada by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Granada  •  2h 16m

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

60€ - 252€

Cheapest option

Bus via Madrid - South Station  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - South Station to Granada Rennes > Nantes > La Rochelle > Bordeaux City Centre > Bayonne > San Sebastián > Conex San Sebastian > Bilbao > Madrid - Avénida de America > Madrid - South Station > Bailen > Jaen > Granada > Motril > Malaga

14€ - 21€

6 alternative options

Fly to Malaga, bus  •  4h 25m

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

51€ - 231€

Fly to Almeria, train  •  5h 11m

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

87€ - 271€

Bus  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Granada

28€ - 45€

Train via Mollina  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Antequera-Santa Ana Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Granada

65€ - 100€

Train  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Granada

48€ - 69€

Drive  •  4h 22m

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Granada 268.1 miles

40€ - 65€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Granada is to bus via Madrid - South Station which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 7h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Granada is to fly which costs 60€ - 260€ and takes 2h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 and arriving at Granada. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Granada. However, there are services departing from Madrid Airport and arriving at Granada via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and Antequera-Santa Ana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 50m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Granada is 367 km. The road distance is 429 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Granada without a car is to bus which takes 6h and costs 28€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 2h 16m to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Granada, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Granada bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Granada train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Granada is to fly which takes 2h 16m and costs 60€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 6h, you could also train via Mollina, which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 6h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Granada.
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  • Distance: 229.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 16m

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and Granada, Spain?

Iberia flies from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Granada 3 times a day. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Granada twice daily. Tickets cost 28€ - 45€ and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 370€
Flights from Madrid to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 290€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 280€
Train operators
Renfe

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. The 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 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 Almeria to Granada
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 28€
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Antequera-Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
renfe.com
Train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 22€
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Granada
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
renfe.com
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Antequera-Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
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. 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 Aeropuerto Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 26€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Granada
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Madrid - South Station to Granada
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Ouibus

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

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Granada bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Granada station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Granada train services, operated by Renfe, arrive at Granada station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Granada is 429 km. It takes approximately 4h 22m to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Granada.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Granada Airport.

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Book your Madrid Airport (MAD) to Granada bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 1493+ hotels available in Granada. Prices start at 45€ per night.

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