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The city of Almería is the largest resort on the coast of eastern Andalucía. With its very dry, sunny climate, Almería has long been a place to relax. It is very easily reached by train. There are twice-daily fast trains from Madrid to Almería, which take an exceptionally beautiful route as they cut through the rugged Sierra Morena. The journey takes between six and seven hours, though there are plans to connect Almería to Spain’s high-speed rail network. Until that happens, Almería is slower to reach from Madrid than other Andalusian cities like Córdoba or Málaga. But Almería is worth the effort. This relaxed, modern city offers more than just sun, sea and sand. Most visitors make time for an out-of-town excursion to the remarkable landscapes of Cabo de Gata and Níjar Natural Park – a region that rates as Europe's only real desert.

From Almería there is a useful rail link to Granada (with the famous Alhambra Palace). That journey takes just under 2 hrs and 30 mins. Usually it is possible to stay on the train beyond Granada and continue all the way to Seville, but until 2019 buses are replacing trains for a longish stretch west of Granada as that rail route is being rebuilt. There are plans for a new high-speed rail route from Almería to Valencia, but don't hold your breath. The first trains are unlikely to run before 2023. For travellers wanting to travel even further south than Almería, there is a useful range of ferry connections to North Africa, with one to three boats each day to Nador (Morocco) and occasional ferries to Ghazaouet (Algeria).

Take time for Almería itself. Our favourite spots in town include the striking Moorish fortress (the Alcazaba) which, while it's a pale shadow of Granada's Alhambra, is nonetheless well worth a visit. If you like digging into the past, then do visit Almería's striking archaeology museum.

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Madrid to Almería by train

from $28.85

Avg 0 changes 5hr 58m

Barcelona to Almería by train

from $100.33

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Seville to Almería by train

from $49.84

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Antequera to Almería by train

from $37.38

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Granada to Almería by train

from $24.92

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Córdoba to Almería by train

from $59.67

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Málaga to Almería by train

from $48.53

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Paris to Almería by train

from $217.05

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Alcázar de San Juan to Almería by train

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Pedrera to Almería by train

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Alicante to Almería by train

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Albacete to Almería by train

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Zaragoza to Almería by train

from $87.87

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Valencia to Almería by train

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Lyon to Almería by train

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Lille to Almería by train

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Perpignan to Almería by train

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Valladolid to Almería by train

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Montpellier to Almería by train

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Marseille to Almería by train

from $280.01

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Valence to Almería by train

from $283.29

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Nîmes to Almería by train

from $167.22

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Bordeaux to Almería by train

from $179.02

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Girona to Almería by train

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Tarragona to Almería by train

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Ciudad Real to Almería by train

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Pamplona to Almería by train

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Palencia to Almería by train

from $85.90

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Santiago de Compostela to Almería by train

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Algeciras to Almería by train

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Jaen to Almería by train

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Ourense to Almería by train

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Zamora to Almería by train

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Tudela de Navarra to Almería by train

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León to Almería by train

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Andujar to Almería by train

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Narbonne to Almería by train

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