HOW TO GET from Malaga to Granada

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Best way to travel from Granada to Malaga

  • Bus is the best option. Buses are cheap, pretty much as fast as the car or train, and very frequent (at least one bus per hour throughout the day).
  • Traveling by car is always a convenient alternative.
  • Using the train doesn’t make much sense, since it takes as long as driving or using the bus. Also, trains are more expensive and less frequent than buses.

Bus

The company ALSA has at least one bus per hour throughout the day, from 5:30am to 9pm, between Granada and Malaga. In Malaga, all of the buses stop in both the city (1h 30 min trip) and the airport (2 h trip). Although most of the buses are direct, note that some of them stop in a couple of villages on the way and the trip can last up to 2 h 30 min. The ticket price ranges from 5.50 to 14 €.

To search and book bus tickets, go to www.alsa.com

GRANADA'S BUS STATION

Granada’s bus station is located 2.5km north of the old town. For example, it is a 40 min walk to the cathedral. The local city bus lines 21 and 33 connect the city center (bus stop at Gran Vía 14) with the bus station. If you want to get to the Alhambra, you should take one of those buses and get off at the end of Gran Vía (right next to the cathedral). From there, walk to Plaza Isabel la Católica (2 min walk) to take the bus to the Alhambra (lines C30 or C32). The total trip takes about 40 minutes.

For up-to-date information on the local city buses: www.transportesrober.com

MALAGA'S BUS STATION

Malaga’s main bus station is located south-west of the city center. To give you an idea, it is a 20-min walk to the cathedral. Several city bus lines connect the train station with the center.

For up-to-date information on the local city buses: www.emtmalaga.es

Car

The car trip from Malaga to Granada takes 1 h 40 min. The fastest route goes through the interior of Andalusia, following the highway A-92.

As an alternative, you can go straight south when leaving Granada (road A-44) and then follow along the coast all the way to Malaga (road A-7). This route takes 2 h but it can be a great alternative if you want to check out the Andalusian coast and enjoy its beautiful beaches.

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Train

Although Granada and Malaga are connected to Spain’s high speed rail network (AVE), there are no direct trains in between those two cities and it is necessary to change trains in Antequera. There are 1 to 2 daily trains and the trip takes around 1h 30 min to 1 h 45 min. You can expect to pay between 27 and 42 €.

To search and book train tickets, go to www.renfe.com.

GRANADA'S TRAIN STATION

Granada’s train station, also known as Estación de Andaluces, is located about 1km north of the old town. To get an idea, it is about an 18 min walk to the cathedral.

There are several local city buses connecting the city center with the train station, such as lines 4, 11, 21 and 33. If you want to get to the Alhambra, you should take one of those buses and get off at the end of Gran Vía (right next to the cathedral). From there, walk to Plaza Isabel la Católica (2 min walk) to take the bus to the Alhambra (lines C30 or C32). The total trip takes about 40 minutes. For up-to-date information on the local city buses: www.transportesrober.com

MALAGA'S TRAIN STATION

Malaga’s main train station is called Estación de María Zambrano and is located right next to the bus station.

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