The Best Way to Get From Seville to Granada

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The Best Way to Get From Seville to Granada

If you’re visiting Southern Spain, chances are you’ll want to check out Seville and Granda. These are the two main cultural hotspots of the region. There are a few of ways to get there. By train, bus, ride share, or private transfer. We believe that there is a compelling case that these transfers are the best way to get from Seville to Granada and vice versa.

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The Train

The first option to get between the two cities is the train. Renfe run four trains a day between the Granada and Seville. These trains are comfortable and allow you a serene journey through the countryside. However, they are the slowest option, taking an hour longer than it takes the bus. What’s more, the train stations in both town are a little way from the historic centre, meaning that you’ll have to tow your luggage across town! Clearly, then, this method is not as relaxing as it may first appear, and, coupled with its slowness, can’t be considered the best way to get from Seville to Granada.

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The Bus

Much like the train, the bus stations in both cities are far away from the city centre, once again resulting in a journey after the journey. Furthermore, buses are cramped, and speeding along the highways don’t offer the pleasant views of the train. The buses are far more frequent than the trains, however, and much cheaper. But, we’d suggest anyone with the means to take a more pleasant transfer should do so. Bus is far from the best way to get from Seville to Granada.

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Ride Sharing

Another option which less people know about is a ride sharing service. BlablaCar is the most popular. These sites are quite simple. Drivers will put up the journey they are taking, you search for where you want to go, and join the driver on his journey. It’s a great way to meet locals, is quick, easy, and the cheapest of all the options. There are disadvantages, though… The fact that it’s locals driving often means they don’t speak English, so many visitors will struggle for conversation. It can also be annoying trying to arrange a pick up point with the driver, and, crucially, most drivers don’t put up their journey until last minute. This means trying to plan your trip can be very hard. Although, this is a good method, these disadvantages mean that, in our eyes, this is not the best way to get from Seville to Granada.

family friendly transfer from Seville

Private Transfer

In our opinion, the best way to get from Seville to Granda, or vice versa, is with a private transfer. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, and drop you off at your next one. This takes out all the hassle of trekking across town with your luggage. It also takes out all the stress: you can book it as far in advance as you like, and after that all that, just sit back and relax! All guides speak English very well, meaning you can have a conversation with a local on the drive and get insider tips on what to do and where to go. But the biggest perk of these transfers, in our eyes, is that you essentially have a private chauffeur for the day, so you can go wherever you want! This means, should you desire, you can stop off in a town on the way over. Two of the most popular places to stop on the way between Granada and Seville are Cordoba and Ronda.

bespoke tour in Ronda on private transfer

Cordoba

Why waste a day with travel when you can see somewhere new on your way between destination!? That’s our logic. Cordoba is one of the most important cities in southern Spain for understanding the culture of the region, and also one of the most beautiful. The world famous Mezquita is a one of a kind building. Today it’s a working cathedral, but it still retains all of the original architecture from when the Moors used it as a mosque. Cordoba was the capital of Al-Andalus (the Moorish name for their part of Spain) for four centuries, and as such retains many beautiful features from that time. It was also a major town in Roman Spain and you can still see a few Roman ruins around the place. Stopping here and learning about the history and culture of the region whilst being chauffeured through the countryside is, arguably, the best way to get from Seville to Granada.

Visit Cordoba on your way from Granada to Seville

Ronda

The other option which could claim to be the best way to get from Seville to Granda is with a stop off in Ronda. This town and its famed bridge are so beautiful that they’re used in Spanish Tourist Board adverts! The drive through the mountains is dotted with reservoirs, olive oil factories and vineyards. What’s more, Ronda, although small, is hugely significant culturally. Bullfighting was developed here, and it’s home to the world’s first bullring. What’s more, the flag of Andalusia (southern Spain) was unveiled by Blas Infante in Ronda. A private transfer between Granada and Seville is only made more enjoyable by stopping in Ronda. There are few places as beautiful as this part of southern Spain, but due to its remoteness, few tourists get to experience this wonderful town. It has inspired countless writers in their travels, including Lord Tennyson, Orson Welles, and Ernest Hemingway.

private tour of Ronda on hotel transfer

Travelling between Seville and Granada is a very popular route, and, as we’ve seen, there are many options from the shoestring budget bus to the luxury of a private transfer. There is a method for all people of all budgets. We’ll leave it to you to decide what is the best way to get from Seville to Granada for you. But should you wish to see Cordoba or Ronda on your holiday as well, there is no better option than a transfer with a tour thrown in. We hope to see you on the road, and wish you a happy holiday regardless!

Davey Womack is a tour guide and avid traveller. Read more from his adventures in Spain and around the world by visiting his personal blog.

36 thoughts on “The Best Way to Get From Seville to Granada

  1. Barbara Koewler says:

    Hello,
    We are two couples who are traveling in Spain in November. We are looking for a transfer from Granada to Sevilla via Ronda. We would like to stop and have a guided tour of Ronda on the way and maybe have lunch. What would be the time involved and the price for this service?
    Thank you
    Barb

  2. Barbara says:

    Hello,
    We are a couple who are traveling in Spain in November. We are looking for a transfer from Granada to Sevilla via Ronda. We would like to stop and have a guided tour of Ronda on the way and maybe have lunch. What would be the time involved and the price for this service?
    Thank you
    Barb

  3. Louise Markey says:

    I am planning well in advance… 🙂
    My partner and I are wanting to travel from Seville to Granada with a stop in Ronda on Aug 22 , 2019
    What would be the cost of this service ?

  4. Marie Aguirre-Gomez says:

    We are a family of 4 (two daughters 17 & 19 yrs old) traveling from Sevilla to Granada. We are deciding on whether to take a private transfer or train from Sevilla to Granada. We would like to tour Sevilla, Cordoba, Ronda and Granada. We would like to minimize the amount of changing of hotels. However, we are open to suggestions. We definitely want to visit the “Pueblos Blancos” of Andalusia.
    Would you please give us an idea of cost and time necessary for a pleasant and relaxed trip?
    Thank you,
    Marie
    PS. We are fluent in Spanish

  5. Shailesh says:

    Hello – We are a family of 2 adults and 2 small kids (4 and 6) intending to travel November 5 late morning from Sevilla to Granada either directly or via a halt at Ronda/Cordoba. Can you please send price/time details?

    Also, on November 6, we would like to go from Granada to Madrid (preferably by train from Cordoba or even some place before Cordoba like Antequera-Santa Ana. Are you able to suggest/provide a transfer from Granada to some train station from where we can catch a fast train to Madrid?

    Many thanks in advance for your time.

  6. MiSook Kim says:

    Hi!
    We are 3 adults (my husband, myself and my sister) wanting to travel in Spain in March 2019. We’re looking for a transfer from Seville to Granada via Ronda. We’d like to have a short guided tour of Ronda on the way. Could you inform me how many hours it’d take and what’s the price for the service? Another question: Is it also possible to visit Cordoba on the way, too? Or is it too much to include in for a day?
    Thank you in advance for your kind reply.
    Kim

  7. Mark Wackler says:

    My family of 5 will be staying 4 nights in Seville during the first week of January. I’d like to take one full day to take a tour to Grenada and stop by Cordoba along the way. I like the private transfer option you detail here. Do you have recommendations for a specific company to use? Thanks for a great & useful write-up!

  8. Sam says:

    Hi,
    I am travelling to Spain in May and looking at a transfer between Granada and Seville with a stop in Ronda. Do you have recommendations on a private transfer and the price of the service?
    Thankyou
    Sam

  9. Betty says:

    Hi
    Also looking for transfer between seville to Ronda to Granada for two adults with two small cases, in mid May, could you let me know cost pls?

  10. Tan says:

    Hi. My Wife and I will be travelling from Granada to Seville in late Feb 2019 and would like to stop at Ronda for lunch before heading to Seville. What is your charges like?

  11. Thomas says:

    My wife and I are leaving Seville this Friday(25)to Granada.
    And we want to stop over at Ronda.
    We are staying at Hilton.
    Thanks.

    • Mahsa says:

      Hi Thomas,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Not Just a Tourist. Sure! We can arrange a private transfer from Seville to Granada for you with different stops en route as well as a visit of Ronda.

      I will send you a detailed itinerary.

      Gracias!
      Mahsa

  12. Gary Fuerst says:

    I will be traveling from Seville to Granada in Mid to late May 2019. There will be 3 adults with 3 large suitcases. We would like to stop and at either Cordoba or Ronda or both if possible and hopefully have a guided tour. How much would a private transfer cost for this? Thanks. Gary

    • Mahsa says:

      Hi Gary,

      Thanks for contacting Not Just a Tourist. Sure, we can arrange a private transfer either from Seville to Cordoba and then Granada where you can visit the Mosque and the Jewish quarter or from Seville to Ronda and white villages to Granada where you can visit the bridge of Ronda. I will send you a detailed email.

      Gracias!
      Mahsa

    • Mahsa says:

      Hi David,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Not Just a Tourist and reading our posts. 🙂 We can arrange different types of transfer for you between Granada and Seville. you could pass by Cordoba, Antequera or Ronda and other white villages. I have sent you an email with full description of the private transfer from Granada to Seville via Ronda. Let me know if you need anything else.

      Davey

  13. Shazmin says:

    Hi
    My husband and I are looking for a transfer from Grenada to Seville with a day stopover/tour in either Córdoba or Ronda. Date of travel is June 6th. Can you tell me the cost.
    Thanks

    • Mahsa says:

      Hi Shazmin,

      Thanks for contacting Not Just a Tourist. Sure! You can opt to pass by Cordoba or Ronda or have a stop in Antequera or the boulder there as part of your transfer between Seville and Granada. I will send you a more detailed itinerary.

      Thank you!
      Mahsa

  14. Larkin Norton says:

    Hello,
    We will be traveling from Seville to Granada on June 8, 2019. There will be 6 adults with luggage. We would like to stop at Ronda and have a guided tour. Are you able to accommodate a group our size and how much would a transfer cost for this?
    Thanks,
    Larkin

    • Mahsa says:

      Hi Larkin,

      Thank you for contacting Not Just a Tourist. We would be delighted to arrange a private transfer from Seville to Granda with a stop in charming Ronda trip for you. You can opt for a large minibus with a capacity for 15 people or a van with a capacity for 8 passengers. Usually, a van is enough unless you have a huge amount of luggage with you. I will send you a full itinerary and price.

      Thank you.
      Mahsa

  15. Ross says:

    Hi!

    My wife and I are looking for a transfer between Granada and Seville with a stop in Cordoba on May 2nd, 2019. Do you have recommendations on a private transfer and the price of the service?

    • Mahsa says:

      Dear Ross, hola!

      Thank you for contacting Not Just a Tourist. Of course! We would be happy to arrange a private transfer between Granada and Seville with a stop in the amazing city of Cordoba for you. I just need to know if you would like to start in Granada or Seville. I will send you a private email.

      Thank you.
      Mahsa

  16. Marvin says:

    Hello,

    My partner and I will be visiting Seville in October and I’d like to know the cost and duration of a private transfer to Granada via Cordoba. Thanks in advance.

    • Mahsa says:

      Hi Marvin,

      Thanks for getting in touch with us at Not Just a Tourist. 🙂 This transfer takes about 7-9 hours. You have 2.30 hours of drive from Granada to Cordoba and then 1.5 hour from Cordoba to Seville. I will also send you the full itinerary for this private transfer from Granada to Seville with a guide and all the visits included. If you wish to have only a driver you can let me know.

      Thank you.
      Mahsa

  17. Chris T says:

    Hi we are planning a trip to Seville, Ronda, Granada and Córdoba for October. Please can you get in touch. I’d like to know options and there will be 10-12 of us

    • Mahsa says:

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for contacting Not Just a Tourist. We can arrange day trips from Seville to Cordoba, Granada and Ronda for you as well as transfers between Seville and Granada. I will send you an email with more information.

      Gracias!
      Mahsa

  18. Sydney says:

    Hello,

    I’m looking for a transfer from Grenada to Seville with a quick stopover/tour in possibly Ronda either later in the evening on March 8th or early March 9th. Would you be able to provide more information?

    Thanks,
    Sydney

    • Mahsa says:

      Hola Sydney,

      Thank you for contacting Not Just a Tourist. Sure! I will be happy to arrange a private transfer from Granada to Ronda and then Seville for you. This can be possible either with a driver or a guide to enjoying some guided tours of the beautiful region you pass through too. I will send you more detailed information shortly.

      Gracias!
      Mahsa

  19. Christine Moss says:

    Hello, I am a solo traveler, I will be in Spain the first week of October 2019. I do not have exact plans yet, I am figuring out my budget.

    How much would it cost for a transfer from Seville going to Malaga with 2 stops, Ronda and Mijas? ( I really want to see the miniature museum)
    Either Friday the 4th or Saturday the 5th
    I speak English and am comfortable but not fluent in Spanish.

    Gracias!!
    Christine

    • Mahsa says:

      Hola Chrisine,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Not Just a Tourist team. Sure! You can visit Mijas and Ronda on a transfer from Granada to Malaga. However, if you are going later from Malaga to Seville it is best to visit these 2 towns on that transfer since it is less of a detour. I will send you more information about transfer from Granada to Malaga too.

      Muchas gracias!

      Mahsa

  20. Michelle Mackintosh says:

    Hello. Could you please email costs of private transfer. Flying in to Seville and then hoping to visit Granada and Cordoba. We would then train from Cordoba to Madrid. Would love to see Ronda too but not sure if time or budget would fit it all in. Please let me know your thoughts. There would be my husband, myself and our 14 year old. Travelling mid September. Many thanks 😀

  21. Yogini says:

    Hi we are a family of 3 – my kid is 14. We are looking to travel from Seville to Granada via Cordoba and/or Ronda – would love to do both – on March 27th, early morning. Can you help us with transport and costs? We would also like some details on stopover durations and total travel time. Also will the driver speak English and guide us?
    Many thanks in advance.

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