Seville to Granada Day Trip – Travel Guide

Seville to Granada Day Trip – Travel Guide

Tickets and Information for Travelling from Seville to Granada

seville to granada day trip
seville to granada

If you’re visiting Seville for more than a couple of days, and want to explore more of the South of Spain, I highly recommend checking out Granada.

Granada is best known for the Alhambra, a historic palace and fortress showcasing beautiful Islamic architecture. As well as the Alhambra, Granada is also famous for it’s tapas culture, serving a free food dish with every drink purchased!

Seville to Granada is close enough to travel and visit in just one day, and here we look at some of the best options.

Seville to Granada Train

Travelling from Seville to Granada by train is an easy and convenient way to travel. Train travel in Spain is comfortable, mostly on-time, and stress-free.

There are roughly 4 direct trains a day from Seville to Granada, taking around 2hrs 35 minutes each.

For ticket purchases, you can either buy them at the station or pre-book them online, which is advisable to secure a seat.

Unlike other European countries, once all seats are sold, they no longer let people travel – there is no standing space allowed on Spanish trains.

Train Tickets for Seville to Granada

The best way to book train tickets in Spain is via the TrainLine.

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Using the TrainLine you can purchase tickets using ApplyPay, Paypal, and international cards.

Trainline has an app that is easy to use where you can download the tickets and just show the QR code on your phone.
It’s a simple process, I find it slightly easier than booking officially through Renfe, and recommended TrainLine when booking train tickets from Seville.

Book Train Tickets from Seville via the TrainLine HERE

Trains depart from the Seville-Santa Justa railway station, and there are several direct trains available daily. These trains arrive at Granada’s main station which is central and walkable to the majority of tourist hotels, restaurants, and attractions.

For the latest schedules and information you can also check the official Renfe website.

Bus from Seville to Granada

Opting for a bus from Seville to Granada is a good choice if you’re looking to save money and don’t mind sacrificing the comfortability of the train.

This journey on a bus usually takes around 4 hours, although this can change based route taken and any potential traffic. I’ve found buses to be a lot less reliable than trains in Spain, with slightly more delays and often inaccurate journey times.

There are a few different operators available to use when travelling Seville to Granada, with the most popular being ALSA, who have the largest schedule for this route.

You can secure your tickets either online or directly at the bus station; however, an early booking is recommended to guarantee a seat, especially during the summer months and weekends.

Bus Tickets for Seville to Granada

The best way to book bus tickets in Spain is via Omnio.

Using Omio allows you buy bus tickets using international payment cards with ease.
Omio allows you to see all available options for bus routes to Granada and allows you to compare multiple bus companies instead of visiting each provider’s site separately.

Use the widget below or check bus availability and prices on Omio.

In Seville, buses mainly depart from the central bus station, Estación de Autobuses Plaza de Armas and make their stop at the Granada Bus Station, which is also conveniently located in the city centre.

Driving from Seville To Granada

If you have booked a rental car for your time in Seville then driving is a great option and allows you to plan your day a little easier without having to rely on train or bus schedules.

The driving route for Seville to Granada is fairly straight forward. The fastest way is to take the main highways, the A-92 and A-45 which is well-marked with signs and fairly scenic with lots of countryside views.

Parking can be a little tricky in the centre of Granada and I would say the best option is to park at Palacio de Congresos which is within walking distance to the centre.

Day Tours from Seville to Granada

Guided day tours from Seville to Granada can be an easier way to experience everything Granada has to offer without the added stress of planning every little detail and ensuring you have the correct tickets and timings for public transport.

Seville to Granada Full-Day Tour with Alhambra Ticket

Seville to Granada Guided Tour

Our top choice is the ‘Granada and Alhambra Full-Day Tour’. The tour includes pick-up and drop-off from various points around Seville, and a professional tour guide will accompany you to make the most out of a trip to the beautiful Granada.

This package includes guided tours, transportation, and access to the UNESCO-listed Alhambra.

Distance from Seville to Granada

The distance between Seville and Granada by road is about 250 kilometers or 155 miles. It takes roughly 2.5 to 3.5 hours to travel between these two cities.

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