Both Seville and Granada are considered gems of Southern Spain, and its autonomous region of Andalusia. Granada has plenty to offer in terms of exploring, even if you only have one day to visit.
See the world-famous Alhambra and wander through the Naturalife gardens, get lost in the old town of Albaicin, or visit one of the many Carmens in the city.
If you need to get from Seville to Granada, this article has everything you need to plan your travel.
Save yourself a lot of headaches, time, and money by using tips from a local ex-pat listed below.
The Distance from Seville to Granada
The distance between Seville and Granada is approximately 249 kilometers (approximately 155 miles).
Seville to Granada Travel Options
Here are your options for getting from Seville to Granada:
- The fastest option: by train – the fastest travel time is 2 hours 22 minutes.
- Cheapest option: by bus – one-way tickets starting from only 12 euros per person
- From Seville Airport: by car – the easiest and fastest travel option
1. From Seville to Granada by Car
If you’re planning to drive by car from Seville to Granada, you have two basic route options.
The first route, as highlighted on the map above, passes through the town of Osuna at A-92 and then continues through the North through the town of Estepa.
This option will take you about 2.5 hours of driving time.
The other route is very similar, but after Osuna goes through the south and takes 20 minutes longer than the first option.
2. Seville to Granada by Train
The train is probably the easiest and most convenient way to travel between Seville and Granada.
There are regular travel connections leaving from Sevilla Santa Justa, and arriving at Granada’s main train station.
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 from 60 euros upwards.
On the Renfe website, you can also choose your seat. Three pieces of luggage are included in your train ticket already.
The travel time between Seville and Granada is around 2.5 hours or a bit longer, depending on which connection you take.
Train Station in Seville
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.
The train tickets are checked at the entrance to the train platforms.
Train Station in Granada
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. 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.
3. From Seville to Granada by Taxi
Based on the quotes online, a taxi from Seville to Granada would cost between 250 and 300 euros, so it’s quite expensive for a one-way trip.
4. From Seville to Granada by Bus
The Alsa bus from Seville to Granada costs as little as 12 euros one way, with roughly 10 departures throughout the day from the main bus station in Seville.
The journey takes either 2 hrs 45 mins or 3 hrs 15 mins depending on which connection you take. Most of these buses are direct, with no need to change.
The first departures are around 9am and last ones around 8pm. If you are only planning to do a day trip, it’s worth trying to take the first bus to Granada and the last bus back to Seville to make sure you have enough time to see the city.
Frequent Questions Answered
What is the most cost-effective way to get from Seville to Granada?
The cheapest transport option from Seville to Granada is probably the bus. The tickets cost as little as 12 euros one way if you book in advance.
Is there a direct train connection between Seville and Granada?
Yes, Renfe network runs direct trains from Seville to Granada, with an average journey time between 2.5 hrs and 3 hours.
Can you do a day trip from Seville to Granada?
The cities are quite far apart, but you can certainly make it worthwhile for a day trip. If you take the train, you can get there with the first connection on the day in just 2.5 hours. To make the most out of the day trip, take the last available train on your way back, around 8pm.
Is there a direct bus between Seville and Granada?
Yes, almost all the connections by the Alsa network are direct buses, with a journey time between 2.45 hrs to 3.15 hrs.
How far is Seville from Granada?
The distance between the cities is 249 kilometers (approximately 155 miles).
Can I get to Granada from Seville without a car?
Definitely! You can travel easily by train or bus. if money is no object, you can also take a taxi ride.
Where can I get a bus from Seville to Granada?
The buses leave from the main bus station in Seville.
Where can I get a train from Seville to Granada?
The trains to Granada leave from Sevilla Santa Justa.
How much is the train from Seville to Granada?
The price depends on how far in advance you book, the day of the week, the season, and time of travel. The prices start from as little as 20 euros one way, per person.