How to get to Granada from Malaga airport

12 Jun
Last update: 20 January, 2020

There are plenty of ways to get to Granada from Malaga. Choose the one that suits you best.

If you wish to reach the city of the Alhambra and discover its charm, all you’ll need to know is how to get to Granada from Malaga. Being provided with the third biggest airport in the Peninsula, Malaga is the ideal starting point to get to know Granada, also thanks to its location, 126 km far from the latter.

You can easily get to Granada from Malaga airport by bus, train or car.

How to get to Granada by bus

One of the cheapest ways to get to Granada is definitely by bus. You can either leave directly from Malaga airport or choose to get to Malaga bus station to catch a bus.

If the first is your chosen option, know that the buses leaving for Granada cost between €11.40 and €13.70. The journey lasts 2:15/3 hours, depending on whether the service you choose is Normal or Supra Economy. Also, note that there are 7 to 8 daily fares leaving directly from Malaga airport.

Therefore, if you arrive at the airport and no bus is leaving shortly, you’d better reach Malaga bus station. From here, more frequent and more economic journeys leave for Granada. The prices range from € 7.25 to € 13.70, depending on the time you leave and service you choose.

The company that provides both services is ALSA. Check their website for more info.

How to get to Granada by train

At present, there are no direct trains connecting Malaga airport with Granada, since Granada train station has still not been adapted for high-speed rails.

Therefore, know that the journey is interrupted by at least one change (normally in Antequera Santa Ana train station), thus the time increasing to 2 hours. In general, people prefer to catch the bus instead of travelling by train in order to get to Granada from Malaga airport.

However, if you don’t mind spending some time in Antequera, the trip costs € 20 to € 37.  

How to get to Granada by car

If your plan is to travel around Andalucia or simply not being bounded by timetables, you should rent a car. There are plenty of car rentals in Malaga airport, which you can choose to provide yourself with the most comfortable means of transport. The fastest route to get to Granada from Malaga airport is via A-92.

Places to stay in Granada

Once you get to the city, visit the Alhambra and the Albayzín and Sacromonte, you will probably want to relax and enjoy some me-time. Therefore, you should check this appealing selection of the cosiest villas in Granada. You will soon know that there is a holiday villa with all the comforts for each taste.

The fastest and cheapest ways to get to Granada from Malaga airport, all in one blog post.

Which do you think it is the best way to get to Granada from Malaga? Which would you choose? Tell us in the comments below.

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    1. Dear Ben, you can reach the airport of Malaga from Granada by bus (thanks to the ALSA bus company), or by car, if you have one. Best regards 🙂

  • Looking at the ALSA timetable from Malaga Airport to Granda, 7th October seemed to be the last available date this year. We are travelling to Granada in the middle of Oct. Is it just the airport buses that stop running in Oct?

    1. Hi Yasmine, the first bus from the airport of Malaga towards Granada leaves at 8.30am (bus company ALSA). You can stay at the airport until the bus leaves, or rent an apartment or hotel room in Malaga city centre for the night and then leave during the day. Wish you a safe journey to Malaga 🙂