About traveling from Granada to Madrid
Granada Madrid are both buzzing with the vibrant atmosphere on which Spain prides itself. From the ancient castles and grit of Granada to Madrid’s metropolitan elegance, you will run the gamut of Spanish architecture and culture (and maybe pick up some world-famous tapas along the way).
If you decide to take a car transfer from Granada and Madrid, you can also enjoy some exceptional sights, including olive oil-centric Jaen, UNESCO-listed Ubeda, the Gothic Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, historic Consuegra, multi-cultural Toledo, and the previously-royal town of Aranjuez.
How to get from Granada to Madrid
If you’re traveling from Granada to Madrid, you have several travel options. For travelers on a budget, the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Granada to Madrid. The fastest way to travel from Granada to Madrid is by train or car, though a car is of course the best way to travel from Granada to Madrid since it’s so convenient. It’s also possible to take a flight from Granada to Madrid, though with airport waiting times it is the slowest and most expensive option.
Granada to Madrid by train
To travel from Granada to Madrid by train, you need to get to the Granada Main Station and purchase a ticket to Madrid Atocha, or you can buy your tickets in advance online. The earliest train is at 7:10 AM, and the last train is at 7:18 PM, with trains departing every 2 hours. The train from Granada to Madrid is operated by Renfe. Train tickets from Granada to Madrid cost €64 on average for the 3-6 hour trip (while there are some direct routes, many involve a change in Antequera). The distance from Granada to Madrid is about 420 kilometers.
Trains have bathrooms on board, and usually offer a dining car.
|Train intervals||2 hours|
|First/Last Departure||7:20 AM/7:35 PM|
Granada to Madrid by bus
To travel from Granada to Madrid by bus, go to Granada Estación De Autobús and purchase a ticket to either Madrid Estacion Sur or Avenida de America. While you can buy your ticket at the station, it’s best to purchase them in advance. The earliest bus is at 1:30 AM, and the last bus is at 8:30 PM, with 1 bus leaving every hour. The bus from Granada to Madrid is run by Alsa. Bus tickets from Granada to Madrid cost between €20-€48 for the 5 hour trip. The distance from Granada to Madrid is about 420 kilometers.
All options offer direct service from Granada to Madrid.
|Time intervals||1 per hour|
|First/Last Departure||1:30 AM/8:30 PM|
Granada to Madrid Flight
To travel by plane, you need to get to Federico García Lorca Granada Airport. As usual with flights, you’ll want to buy your tickets in advance.
For traveling such a short distance, only direct flights make sense. The plane tickets cost between €62-358 for the 1 hour 10 minute flight from Granada to Madrid. It’s recommended to arrive at the airport 2 hours before the flight, and then you also have to get to and from the airport, making this the slowest and most expensive option.
|Flights per day||4|
|Departure times||6:30 AM, 9:45 AM, 1:35 PM, 5:35 PM|
|Duration||~1 hr 10 min|
Granada to Madrid Private Car Transfer
For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Granada to Madrid. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Granada, and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Madrid, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!