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indy_dad Nov 28th, 2012 11:19 AM

Flying to Malaga (for Grenada and Sevilla)
Very early days of planning a 1-week trip to Grenada and Sevilla. We would likely fly into Malaga from the UK. Don't plan on having a car. Are trains the best options to travel among those 3 cities? Or bus?

There will be 4 of us (kids 14 & 11) during October.

More questions to come after I do some more research. Thanks.

Robert2533 Nov 28th, 2012 11:47 AM

Traveling by bus would be your best option.

annhig Nov 28th, 2012 12:22 PM

lol, indy_dad, your mention of NOT having a car at Malaga reminded me of the time we hired a car there to drive to Granada, and proceeded to get entirely lost. finally when we weirdly found ourselves on an industrial estate, we very tentatively wound down the window to ask some locals how to find the right road, only to find that they were Irish!

I'd say that not driving is an excellent idea. but don't dismiss Malaga as a place to stay either at the beginning or end of the trip - it's a really nice and interesting place.

danon Nov 28th, 2012 05:52 PM

Malaga is a lovely spot...we took a fast train to Seville - 2 hours (better than the bus IMO.)
From Seville to Granada I would take the bus .

indy_dad Nov 28th, 2012 09:08 PM

I assume is the place to research the trains. What about the bus options?

As usual, it is going to be tough deciding how to split up our limited time.

kimhe Nov 28th, 2012 10:42 PM

The Alsa bus company operates between Málaga, Sevilla and Granada.

The train is faster from Málaga to Sevilla (2h vs. 2h 45 min)

Spend at least one night in wonderful Málaga city at the start or end of your stay. Genuine Andalusian atmosphere, great cafés, tapas bars, restaurants, culture, theaters, nightlife and sights. Within 300 meters in the city center you'll find the newly excavated Roman theater, the 8-11th century Moorish Alcazaba, the 16th century cathedral, Picasso's birth-place and the Picasso museum and the brand new Carmen Thyssen Museum.

A couple of quite recent articles:

WomBatt Nov 29th, 2012 06:38 AM

If not clear.

Malaga to Seville by train -
Seville to Granada by train or bus - - the bus has more journeys per day,same amount of time as the train, but is not central to the city's interests.
Granada to Malaga by bus (there is no doubt)- train longer journey time with a change.

Or reverse.

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