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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Alhambra by train, bus, rideshare, 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

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

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Grenade

Bus via Madrid Estacion Sur

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Granada

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Granada

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Alhambra

Train, fly to Granada

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Granada (GRX)

Fly to Malaga, bus

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

Fly to Almeria, train

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Alhambra is to rideshare which costs €16 - €22 and takes 5h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Alhambra is to train which costs €55 - €110 and takes 3h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Alhambra. However, there are services departing from Reina Sofía and arriving at Granada via Madrid Estacion Sur and Granada - Estación de Autobuses. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Granada. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 17m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Alhambra is 359 km. The road distance is 421 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Alhambra without a car is to train which takes 3h 54m and costs €55 - €110.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Granada takes 3h 17m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Alhambra bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Alhambra train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Alhambra is to train which takes 3h 54m and costs €55 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus via Madrid Estacion Sur, which costs €30 - €50 and takes 6h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Alhambra.
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  • Distance: 359.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 54m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Alhambra, Andalusia, Spain?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Granada once daily. Tickets cost €55 - €110 and the journey takes 3h 17m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Granada hourly. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 4h 30m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Madrid to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Train operators
Renfe AVE
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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 Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Madrid-Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Almeria to Granada
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Granada
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
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.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Granada
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €26
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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Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Grenade
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Granada Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Alhambra bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Granada station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Alhambra train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Granada station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Alhambra is 421 km. It takes approximately 4h 19m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Alhambra.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Granada Airport.

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There are 493+ hotels available in Alhambra. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid Atocha Station and Alhambra. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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