Barcelona to Granada - train or plane?
September 27, 2010 7:46 AM Subscribe
Seeking feedback on travel between Barcelona and Granada - short plane v. long train trip...
posted by docpops to travel & transportation (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Ms. Pops and I will be abroad for a couple weeks in Spain in November. At some point I need to get from Barcelona to Granada and am having a tough time making a decision. Option A is a quick flight, which I am concerned about because of (not necessarily rationally):
> foreign airline safety
> epic hassle at the airport with being a foreign traveller
> getting to and from airports in our respective cities
The advantage of course that it is relatively quick and cheap.
Option B is a night train. The disadvantage of this is primarily arriving in Granada after spending a night on a train and feeling wrecked. But on the other hand, never having done it, I can't say if the train is relatively smooth and makes few stops, or if it is a relic from decades past and tends to be three hours late a la Amtrak.
So I would welcome any and all feedback.