I'm planing my Spain vacation for 2021 and I am wondering what is the best way to get to Barcelona from Granada. I prefer to use the train. Any suggestions are much appreciated.
I'd opt for flying, but now that the AVE high speed train line to Granada has been competed, flying will only save you about 2 hours. So if you prefer by train, then go by the AVE (or lower cost AVLO). But a disclaimer, other than at the very beginning and end, the scenery from the train on this particular route is unremarkable.
So far, I believe the AVLO service is still limited to running Barcelona-Zaragoza-Madrid. But choosing the preferred train departure from among the options offered should be pretty simple when your travel date gets closer (about two months out).
If you are simply traveling from point G to point B then a flight is the optimal use of your time.
I understand about taking the train, but we took that flight and it was cheap and fast. It was worth it.
We took a flight from Granada to Barcelona on Vueling last June. It was a 1 hour flight without incident. And the flight was very inexpensive too.
I love taking the train and would probably do so from Madrid. However, my family flew cheap from Barcelona to Granada and it was fast and relatively painless. So I would fly.