Following complaints, Renfe has unblocked their ticket bookings for Granada-Madrid over Semana Santa. Granada was the only Andalusian province where you couldn’t do so.
Not only has Renfe done an about turn – they claimed that it had been a timetable problem – but they have finally reinstated the fourth service, which is between Granada and Sevilla and had been suspended since the Covid, movement restrictions.
So, you can now buy a ticket for a high-speed train (AVE) between Granada and Madrid up to the month of May; i.e., tickets are available. They are still not available for journeys after the beginning of May, however, despite the fact that you can buy them for trains leaving from other provincial capitals right up to the end of the year.
The Avant Granada-Sevilla service begins on the 25th of this month, with a train leaving Sevilla at 12.08h and one leaving Granada at 20.02h. In other words, if you want to go from Granada to Sevilla and catch the next available high-speed train back, you have to wait until the next day, whereas if you’re travelling to Granada from Sevilla, you leave just afternoon and can spend most of the afternoon, before catch the evening train back.
The eight Avant trains running between Granada and Sevilla and the six between Granada and Málaga will have to make a stop at the new train station in Antequera. For this reason these services will have slight train timetable adjustments from the 25th of January, which is when the new station is inaugurated. The stop in Antequera barely lasts between three and five minutes.
(News: City & Metropolitan Area, Granada, Andalucia)