The city of Almería is the largest resort on the coast of eastern Andalucía. 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 6 and 7 hrs, 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.
From Almería there is a useful rail link to Granada (with the remarkable Alhambra Palace). That journey takes just under 2 hrs and 30 mins. It is possible to stay on the train beyond Granada and continue all the way to Seville. There are no overnight trains directly to Almería, but you can travel overnight (on most nights) from Barcelona to Granada, with an onward connection the next morning from Granada to Almería.
Travel to Almería by train from anywhere in the UK or across Europe
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