Trains to Granada Find train times and tickets

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 - where there are sometimes connections to and from Madrid. But it's slow. No surprise, therefore that most passengers prefer the Renfe shuttle bus which connects Granada with Antequera-Santa Ana in just 90 minutes, from where there are high-speed AVE trains to Madrid, 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 2017 (or early 2018), 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 your best bet; they can be purchased here on Loco2.

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Madrid to Granada by train

from £28.50

Avg 1 change 4hr 35m

Barcelona to Granada by train

from £43.00

Avg 1 change 7hr 40m

Barcelona to Granada by train

from £43.00

Avg 1 change 7hr 40m

Barcelona to Granada by train

from £43.00

Avg 1 change 7hr 40m

Antequera to Granada by train

from £10.50

Avg 0 changes 1hr 30m

Dos Hermanas to Granada by train

from £27.00

Avg 0 changes 2hr 58m

Cordoba to Granada by train

from £24.50

Avg 1 change 2hr 26m

Toledo to Granada by train

from £53.00

Avg 2 changes 5hr 45m

Valencia to Granada by train

from £45.00

Avg 2 changes 6hr 30m

Guadix to Granada by train

from £9.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 4m

Paris to Granada by train

from £80.00

Avg 2 changes 23hr 38m

Pedrera to Granada by train

from £29.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 55m

Málaga to Granada by train

from £20.00

Avg 1 change 2hr 5m

Seville to Granada by train

from £27.50

Avg 0 changes 3hr 11m

Almería to Granada by train

from £19.00

Avg 0 changes 2hr 19m

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Ronda to Granada by train

from £19.00

Avg 0 changes 2hr 32m

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