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How Do I Get from Malaga to Granada?

These two Andalusian cities are close enough for a day trip


How Do I Get from Malaga to Granada?
How Do I Get from Malaga to Granada?Image: Damian Corrigan

Question: How Do I Get from Malaga to Granada?

Details on how to get from Malaga to Granada in Andalusia, Spain.

Check out my list of Things to Do in Granada or check out one of these:


Malaga to Granada by Train

There are no direct trains to Granada from Malaga.
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Malaga to Granada by Bus

The best way to get from Malaga to Granada by public transport is by bus. There are regular buses throughout the day. The journey takes two hours and costs about 10 euros.
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Malaga to Granada by Guided Tour

If you want to do a day trip to Granada, a guided tour from Malaga is a good option. This Granada Guided Tour from Malaga picks you up in the morning and takes you by air-conditioned coach to Granada, where you'll have a guided tour of the Alhambra and surrounding area, followed by free time to explore the city by yourself. The time you'll save by jumping the line to the Alhambra is worth the price of this tour alone.

If you were planning on going to Granada on the way to Madrid, you might prefer this Costa del Sol to Madrid Guided Tour, which takes you from Torremolinos (twenty minutes from Malaga by train) to Madrid in two days, visiting Granada and Toledo on the way. This tour is especially good if you had wanted to travel from Granada to Toledo, a journey that is virtually impossible by public transport.

Malaga to Granada by Car

The 130km drive from Malaga to Granada takes about one hour 30 minutes, traveling mainly by A45 and A92 highways.
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Where to Next?

Heading north from Malaga to Granada, the obvious choices are west to Seville or north to Cordoba and on to Madrid.

If you're just arrived on the south coast in Malaga, there's not really much further you can go, apart from along to coast towards Almeria or the Costa del Sol. If you're headed to Morocco, check out this page on How to Get from Spain to Morocco.

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