High-Speed Trains Connecting Granada with Other Cities

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Six daily trains, three in each direction, connect Granada with Madrid. They offer about 2000 seats a day. Granada is connected with Barcelona with two daily trains, one in each direction.

map of high speed train routes to granada

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These high-speed trains called AVE can reach a maximum speed of 330 km per hour (over 205 miles per hour). There are two different models: one with 310 seats, and the other one with 359 seats.

On both routes there are stops at Antequera (Málaga) and Córdoba city, offering four daily trains per direction for these destinations.

Trains to Córdoba, Zaragoza, Lleida and Tarragona

These trains are the same ones that go to Madrid and Barcelona. They stop in these cities before reaching their final destination.

AVE Trains Granada-Madrid

ave trains to granada

What does AVE train stand for?

AVE stand for Alta Velocidad Española (literally High Speed Spanish). They are high speed trains that can reach 300 km/hour (186 miles/hour) speed and use special high speed tracks.

There are 568 km (352, 93 miles) of high speed tracks between Granada and Madrid.

What are the train times for Granada - Madrid?

The AVE train have three departures from Granada: at 7:10, 16:00 and 19:18; and three departures from Madrid: at 7:20 (7:35 on Saturdays and Sundays), 14:35 and 19:35.

It takes about 3 h 05 min - 3 h 19 min to get to Madrid from Granada. There is one stop in Antequera, which is 47 minutes away from Granada; and another stop in Córdoba, 1 h 21 min away.

timetable for high speed trains from granada

timetable for high speed trains to madrid

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How much do Granada-Madrid train tickets cost?

The price for a ticket in economy class with flexible rate is between 30 and 80 euros one way.

AVE Trains Granada-Barcelona

What are the train stops and times for Granada-Barcelona?

The AVE takes about 6 h and 25 min from Granada to Barcelona. There is a daily train departing from Granada at 15:35, and from Barcelona at 6:50.

tickets at granada train station During the journey the train stops at:

  1. Antequera (50 min away from Granada)
  2. Puente Genil (1h 11 min away)
  3. Córdoba (1h 38 min away)
  4. Zaragoza ( 4h 29 min away)
  5. Lleida (5 h 16 min away)
  6. Camp Tarragona (5h 48 min away)


arrival and departure of barcelona ave trains


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How much do Granada-Barcelona train tickets cost?

The trip to Barcelona costs between 60 and 120 euros one way ticket with Flexible fare.

Trains Granada-Seville

How long is the train jorney from Granada to Seville?

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The journey time between Granada and Seville is between 2 h 20 m and 2 h 45 m. Trains stop at Loja, Antequera-Santa Ana, Puente Genil-Herrera and Córdoba.

In Córdoba the trains have to reverse the gear to change the direction, so the stop here is a bit longer (about 5 mins).

To compare, the fastest bus from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours, and 4 h 30 m the slowest. The bus price is much cheaper, between 5 and 30 euros.


What is the price of the train ticket Seville - Granada?

table of train schedules between granada and seville

The minimum fare for the Seville - Granada train is 47 euros. If you buy a rail pass, the travel jorney would be cheaper.


What are the train schedules from Granada to Seville?


From Granada to Seville (Santa Justa station):

  • Departure at 06:40, arrival at 09:05 hours
  • Departure at 13:20, arrival at 15:55 hours
  • Departure at 17:20, arrival at 20:03 hours
  • Departure at 20:28, arrival at 23:05 hours

From Seville (Santa Justa station) to Granada:

  • Departure at 07:45, arrival at 10:28 hours
  • Departure at 09:18, arrival at 11:47 hours
  • Departure at 12:15, arrival at 14:45 hours
  • Departure at 19:20, arrival at 21:55 hours

Trains Granada-Almería

There are four trains from Granada to Almeria. The train arrives to Huércal-Viator, where you will take a bus to Almería.

almeria granada train times

The ticket price is 20.80 one way and the journey takes about 3 hours.

Where to Buy Train Tickets in Granada?

There are three ways to buy your train tickets:

1. On the Internet, on RENFE website www.renfe.com.

2. At Granada train station, where you can pay by card or cash.

Here you can also get more information about ticket changes, refunds and bookings.

3. By telephone, calling RENFE on 902 320 320 (this is not a free call number and it could be very expensive from mobile phones).

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Granada Train Station

You can find more information about car rental, locker, cafeteria and other services in Granada Train Station.

Page Updated: February 17, 2020



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