Seville to Granada Train: Your Detailed Transport Guide

Are you looking for Seville to Granada train connections?

As someone who lives in Southern Spain, I have plenty of experience with this journey and have prepared this detailed guide to tell you everything you need about planning your trip!

Let’s dive in!

The Distance from Seville to Granada

The distance between Seville and Granada is approximately 249 kilometres (approximately 155 miles).

Seville to Granada Train: Your Transport Details

The train is the easiest and most convenient way to travel between Seville and Granada, without renting a car.

While there are also regular buses available, the train is much faster and more convenient, with more connections available per day. On the other hand, train tickets also cost a lot more compared to bus tickets.

This regular connection is leaving from Sevilla Santa Justa, and arrives at Granada’s main train station.

Seville to Granada Train Tickets

The tickets are available to purchase online at the Renfe website, where you will also see the different departure times.

The cost of the tickets is from 20 euros upwards, depending on how far in advance you book, the day of the week and travel time.

You can save a lot of money if you book your tickets well in advance. With a few days’ notice, the one-way ticket can cost 60 euros upwards.

Sunrise at Mirador Saint Nicholas, Granada
Mirador St Nicholas, Granada
Granada cathedral
Granada Cathedral

Where to Buy Train Tickets

As I mentioned above, I highly recommend getting them in advance on the Renfe website. While you can also get them at the station, there is no guarantee that the train you want to take is not full already, especially if you’re travelling in the main season (summer months).

Navigate to Renfe.com and there enter your destination details. The site is also available in the English language – you can change the language by clicking on the little world icon in the top right corner.

In the overview, you will see different train times and different prices for each train. Once you click on the connection, it will also show you the stops on the journey.

On most long-distance journeys you can also select your seat, and up to three pieces of luggage are included in your ticket.

Train Departure Times & Travel Time

The shortest available travel time between Seville and Granada is around 2.5 hours, but can go over three hours depending on which connection you take.

Standard departure times from Sevilla Santa Justa are as follows:

  • 7.39 am departure – 2 hours 43 mins journey time
  • 8.15 am departure – 2 hours 39 mins journey time
  • 9.13 am departure – 2 hours and 30 mins journey time
  • 15.30 pm departure – 2 hours 22 mins journey time
  • 19.20 pm departure – 2 hours 30 mins journey time
  • 19.43 pm departure – 3 hours 17 mins journey time

Please note the above times are subject to change, and there will be more departure options in the main season. Always check the Renfe websites by adding your destination details, to see the most accurate timetable for this journey.

The difference in the travel times comes from the fact that the faster trains are direct trains, and the slower ones are those where change at Antequera station is needed.

Palace Charles V Granada
Palace of Charles V Granada
Albaicin Granada in October
Albaicin District, Granada

Train Facilities

The trains that run on this route are modern and clean Renfe trains with all the basic facilities covered. Most of these trains also have a restaurant carriage.

There are racks for storing the luggage by the door to each carriage, and you also have electricity plugs available in case you want to use your computer.

Seville Train Station

Sevilla Santa Justa is a well-equipped train station with cafes, restaurants, and shops. The trains are departing from the lower floor and the facilities are located on the upper floor.

There is a taxi rank outside of the station and also a bus stop for the local bus connections.

The train tickets are checked at the entrance to the train platforms.

Granada Train Station

The Granada train station was a bit of a surprise for me. It’s very small considering the size of the city itself and has almost zero facilities.

The station also has a luggage scan before each departure (at least that was the case when I was travelling). In my case, we arrived 20 minutes before the train would depart and there was a long line of people waiting to get through the luggage scan, so definitely keep that in mind when you’re planning your arrival at the station.

As far as I remember there was only a small kiosk with refreshments, and no restaurants or shops to speak of.

Outside of the train station building are almost no other facilities, apart from a taxi rank. There is also a tram station close by.

Location of the train station is marked on the map below.

Seville to Granada Train: Frequent Questions

Is there a high-speed train from Seville to Granada?

No, the high-speed train network does not run between Seville and Granda, this route is operated by standard Renfe trains.

Is there a direct train from Seville to Granada?

Yes, there is a direct train to Granada, the journey takes about 2.5 hours. When you’re selecting your train, keep in mind that there are also slower trains with journeys around 3 hours which are not direct, where you need to change at Antequera station.

Can you get a train from Seville to Granada?

Yes, you can. There is a frequent train connection between Seville and Granada with up to 10 departures per day.

How to get from Seville to Granada by train?

Book your tickets online directly at the Renfe website – that’s the easiest way to travel between Seville and Granada.

Do trains run from Seville to Granada on Sundays?

Yes, they do, but there aren’t as many as during the weekdays.

How long is the train from Seville to Granada?

The fastest connection is the direct train, where the journey takes about 2.5 hours. There are also slower trains available averaging around 3 hour journey, where change at Antequera station is needed.

How much is a train from Seville to Granada?

The tickets normally start around 20 euros one way, depending on the season, day of travel and also how far in advance you purchase the tickets.

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