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Granada - Málaga en Autobús y Tren - Avión de Málaga a Granada

There are several options to go from Granada to Malaga: by bus, by train, by plane or by car.

old train in the forest


Distance between Malaga and Granada is 132 km. Here you can see all possible options.

Travel from Malaga to Granada on a Bus

bus departure from malaga bus station going to granada
It is the cheapest and fastest option, it takes about 1.45 hours to arrive to Granada. The one-way ticket costs about 12 euros and the round trip is about 23 euros.

There are 16 daily buses from Granada to Malaga. There are also 4 daily buses from Malaga Airport to Granada. Note, there is no bus to Granada after 21:30 hours.

This is the fastest and probably most comfortable way to get from Malaga to Granada.

Go to Granada from Malaga on a Train

Trains are more comfortable than buses but there is no direct connection from Malaga to Granada. You can go to Antequera, it takes 25 minutes with Ave, and from Antequera catch another train to Granada, approx. 1.30 hours more.

train to granada from malaga


There are only nine trains a day and you would need to wait in Antequera for a Train to Granada.

One way train ticket from Malaga to Granada cost starts from 20 euros, while the bus ticket costs approximately 12 euros. It is quicker and cheaper if you take a bus.

vueling airplain in the sky

Go Granada to Malaga By Plane

There is no direct connection from Granada to Malaga. You need to travel from Granada to Madrid, and from Madrid to Malaga. It's not worth it, takes very long time and it is more expensive.

More information about flights to Granada in Granada Flights.

Go Granada to Malaga in a Car

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If you rent a car, motorway A92M wil take you directly to Granada, Take approx. 1.5 hours to arrive. It is a good route, lots of countryside, pleasant to drive. Distance 132 km.


You can see more information about car rental in Granada car hire.

taxi from granada to malaga

Get from Malaga to Granada in a Taxi

You can take a taxi from Granada to Malaga but the price for a taxi is 135-160 euros. It's the only option to get from Malaga to Granada after 21:30 h.

More information about taxis to Granada in Granada Taxi.

Travel From Malaga Airport to Granada

malaga airport entrance
There are 4 daily direct buses from Malaga Airport to Granada, and from Granada to Malaga Airport. It takes 2.15 hours to arrive and the ticket price is approx. 12 euros.

If your plane arrives when there is no direct bus, you can catch a bus from the airport to Malaga Bus Station (departure every 30 mins) and there take another bus from Malaga to Granada (see above).

Where to Buy Tickets and Check Routes and Schedules?

It is always better to buy tickets in advance to ensure a seat. You can buy bus tickets at alsa.es, train tickets at renfe.com, and there are many Web pages where you can buy plane tickets, some of them are vueling.com, iberia.com, aireuropa.com

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