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1-week in Andalucia via MAD

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Flying in and out of MAD, planning to go directly to Seville for 3 nights, then to Granada for 2 nights, return to Madrid for 1 night before returning. Departing US on 2/4, flying back on 2/11.

So I was planning trains or buses for all this.

Flight lands at MAD at 9:45. Was looking at AVE departing Atocha at 12 PM or an Alvia at 12:15 PM.

I would take either the bus or the train from Sevilla to Granada.

For the return, probably a bus from Granada to Madrid.

But I just priced out a flight, MAD-SVQ departing at 11:50 PM and then GRX-MAD at 9:40 or 2 PM.

The Madrid to Sevilla train is either 65 or 83 Euro and the bus from Granada to Madrid is either 17 or 35 Euro. Train from Granada to Seville is 68 Euro.

So the savings over the flight range from about $100 to $200. The time savings isn't so great on the Madrid to Seville leg (scheduled to land 90 or 120 minutes before the AVE or Alvia trains) but it's a huge savings for the Granada to Madrid leg.

The Madrid hotel is near the Puerta del Sol. I believe the transit time from the airport to central Madrid via the subway isn't that much greater than from the train or bus station.

I understand the issues with checking in early at the airport, going through security, checking and reclaiming baggage but at least departing Madrid, I will be at the airport.

Only issues are:

1. Enough time from a 9:45 landing at T1 to get to T4 for 11:50 flight? Or for that matter, to get from MAD to Atocha for 12 or 12:15 PM train?

2. Checked luggage fees or limitations for short-haul flights within Spain? I will have a 25-inch bag as well as a carryon.

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