Trains to Granada

Granada is famous for its Moorish heritage, and most particularly for the Alhambra complex. Real devotees of Granada often assert that this is by far the finest city in all of Spain. It is certainly remarkable, well-deserving of a stay of two or three days. The Alhambra is just the start - and even that is much more than merely one palace. It is a huge complex stretching from the old Alcazaba fortress through the royal palaces to the shady gardens of the Generalife. On the far side of the River Duoro from the Alhambra is the Albaicín Quarter. Granada is made all the better by its setting; it lies in the shadow of the magnificent Sierra Nevada.

Reaching Granada by train can be tricky, and it's not always fast as the city is rather tucked away off the main rail routes. Several regional trains each day shuttle between Granada and Almería on the coast, serving Guadix along the way.

Links to Madrid are less satisfactory. New for 2019 is a useful once-daily direct Talgo train from Madrid to Granada, which started running in December 2018. This train follows a scenic route though the Sierra Morena, taking 5 hrs 15 mins to reach Granada from the Spanish capital. If the timings of the direct train don't suit, there's a Renfe shuttle bus which connects Granada with Antequera-Santa Ana in just 90 minutes, from where there are high-speed AVE trains to not just Madrid but also to Barcelona, Valencia and Málaga.

However, changes are afoot. A new fast railway line linking Granada with the high-speed network at Antequera is nearing completion. When it opens in late 2019 (or early 2020), it will make Granada much more accessible by train. A travel time of under three-and-a-half hours from Madrid to Granada is on the cards. With the opening of that new link, Granada will have direct trains again to many other cities in Andalucía, including regular departures for Seville.

Until the new line opens, combined rail-road tickets to Granada via Antequera are a safe option; they can be purchased here on Loco2.

Travel to Granada by train from anywhere in the UK or across Europe.

Barcelona to Granada by train

from $68.00

Avg 0 changes 6hr 25m

Madrid to Granada by train

from $40.55

Avg 0 changes 3hr 17m

Seville to Granada by train

from $35.56

Avg 0 changes 3hr 11m

Córdoba to Granada by train

from $16.84

Avg 0 changes 1hr 27m

Málaga to Granada by train

from $24.33

Avg 1 change 2hr 5m

Valencia to Granada by train

from $52.40

Avg 1 change 5hr 8m

Antequera to Granada by train

from $64.25

Avg 0 changes 1hr 30m

Pedrera to Granada by train

from $19.34

Avg 0 changes 1hr 54m

Ronda to Granada by train

from $24.33

Avg 0 changes 2hr 31m

Guadix to Granada by train

from $11.23

Avg 0 changes 1hr 4m

Almería to Granada by train

from $87.34

Avg 0 changes 2hr 23m

Paris to Granada by train

from $124.14

Avg 1 change 20hr 32m

Toledo to Granada by train

from $56.14

Avg 1 change 4hr 4m

Dos Hermanas to Granada by train

from $66.75

Avg 0 changes 2hr 58m

Algeciras to Granada by train

from $36.18

Avg 0 changes 4hr 15m

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Zaragoza to Granada by train

from $56.77

Avg 0 changes 4hr 27m

Alcázar de San Juan to Granada by train

from $34.31

Avg 1 change 4hr 49m

Linares to Granada by train

from $26.82

Avg 0 changes 2hr 11m

Alicante to Granada by train

from $81.10

Avg 2 changes 7hr 30m

Albacete to Granada by train

from $68.00

Avg 1 change 6hr 11m

Murcia to Granada by train

from $62.38

Avg 2 changes 8hr 10m

Cádiz to Granada by train

from $51.15

Avg 1 change 4hr 19m

Ciudad Real to Granada by train

from $38.68

Avg 1 change 2hr 54m

Jaén to Granada by train

from $56.14

Avg 1 change 4hr 2m

Andujar to Granada by train

from $46.79

Avg 1 change 3hr 19m

Bobadilla to Granada by train

from $16.22

Avg 0 changes 1hr 41m

Girona to Granada by train

from $114.78

Avg 1 change 7hr 43m

San Roque-La Linea to Granada by train

from $45.54

Avg 0 changes 3hr 59m

Bilbao to Granada by train

from $57.39

Avg 2 changes 11hr 22m

Cuenca to Granada by train

from $164.07

Avg 1 change 4hr 12m

Burgos to Granada by train

from $143.48

Avg 1 change 8hr 10m

Lleida to Granada by train

from $59.26

Avg 0 changes 5hr 11m

Jerez de la Frontera to Granada by train

from $46.16

Avg 1 change 3hr 46m

El Chorro to Granada by train

from $19.96

Avg 1 change 2hr 14m

Toulouse to Granada by train

from $126.01

Avg 2 changes 12hr 22m

London to Granada by train

from $238.93

Avg 2 changes 24hr 15m

Huelva to Granada by train

from $51.15

Avg 1 change 5hr 4m

Lyon to Granada by train

from $143.48

Avg 2 changes 14hr 9m

Perpignan to Granada by train

from $143.48

Avg 1 change 9hr 54m

Valladolid to Granada by train

from $77.98

Avg 1 change 5hr 36m

Tarragona to Granada by train

from $60.51

Avg 1 change 7hr 9m

Montpellier to Granada by train

from $115.41

Avg 1 change 11hr 38m

Marseille to Granada by train

from $153.46

Avg 1 change 13hr 10m

Bordeaux to Granada by train

from $130.38

Avg 2 changes 14hr 41m

Xàtiva to Granada by train

from $75.48

Avg 1 change 8hr 6m

Pamplona to Granada by train

from $63.01

Avg 1 change 6hr 50m

Valence to Granada by train

from $126.64

Avg 1 change 13hr 30m

Santiago de Compostela to Granada by train

from $117.28

Avg 2 changes 10hr 44m

Cartagena to Granada by train

from $57.39

Avg 1 change 9hr 16m

Callosa de Segura to Granada by train

from $77.98

Avg 2 changes 13hr 29m

Puertollano to Granada by train

from $52.40

Avg 0 changes 2hr 10m

Zamora to Granada by train

from $89.21

Avg 1 change 6hr 17m

Nîmes to Granada by train

from $188.40

Avg 1 change 12hr 7m

Narbonne to Granada by train

from $163.44

Avg 1 change 10hr 40m

Ourense to Granada by train

from $72.36

Avg 1 change 9hr 23m

Villena to Granada by train

from $87.34

Avg 2 changes 8hr 25m

San Sebastián to Granada by train

from $65.50

Avg 1 change 10hr 24m

Palencia to Granada by train

from $101.68

Avg 1 change 6hr 12m

Barcelona-Torre del Baro to Granada by train

from $70.49

Avg 1 change 11hr 1m

Barcelona Sant Andreu Arenal to Granada by train

from $70.49

Avg 1 change 10hr 58m

Barcelona Arc de Triomf to Granada by train

from $70.49

Avg 1 change 10hr 50m

Sevilla-Virgen del Rocio to Granada by train

from $37.43

Avg 1 change 3hr 12m

Castello de la Plana to Granada by train

from $59.89

Avg 1 change 6hr 13m

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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