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Best way to get to Granada from Seville or Cordoba - bus or train?

What is the best way to get to Granada from Seville or Cordoba. Any one has any good experience. I only saw 2 trains from Seville but plenty of hourly bus options. What bus company did anyone use. Also is Cordoba better connected by bus?

Posted by
5166 posts

You can reach Granada from Seville or Cordoba via train or bus, however, presently the railway connecting these cities is under renovation. If you decide to take the train, you will have to transfer to a bus in Antequera.

I will be taking this route on our trip & will most likely be taking the bus.

You can check bus schedules here:

You may want to refer to this post which offers information about the train route disruptions:

Enjoy your trip!

Posted by
2766 posts

I've used ALSA for this. Seville has a bunch of train connections, and in normal years train may be similar to bus. However, with the renovations on the train line, I'd stick to bus for now. Cordoba has very few trains to Granada (that's the norm, not just during the renovation), so bus would always have more options.

I have used ALSA bus company with good results. If you buy tickets online ahead of time (not required), use pay pal. The online system doesn't seem to recognize American or Canadian cards.

Posted by
6103 posts

Let me second Mira's advice. We used Alsa a few years ago to get from Madrid to Granada, and back to Madrid. We got our Madrid-Granada tickets ahead of time via the website (, and it would not recognize our Visa card. So I signed up for PayPal on the spot, and had no trouble. The tickets from Madrid to Granada cost about 20 euro each. If you know your dates, do order the tickets online well ahead of time. We were able to choose our seats, with plenty of options available. For the return trip, we bought tickets at the bus station as soon as we arrived in Granada, and got two of the last three available seats! Back of the bus, all the way to Madrid. And that was buying them several days in advance! But we loved the bus ride; the scenery is great, and there's a meal and potty stop on the way.

Posted by
4535 posts

The bus is perfectly fine and has far more options in schedule. Plus no change over with the current track construction.