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Trains to Almería

The city of Almería is the largest resort on the coast of eastern Andalucía. With its very dry, sunny climate, Almería has long been a place to relax, and there's even more reason to head for Almería now as the city basks in the limelight as Spain's gastronomic capital for 2019.

Almería is very easily reached by train. There are twice-daily fast Talgo trains from Madrid to Almería, which take an exceptionally beautiful route as they cut through the rugged Sierra Morena. The journey takes between six and seven hours, though there are plans to connect Almería to Spain’s high-speed rail network. Until that happens, Almería is slower to reach from Madrid than other Andalusian cities like Córdoba or Málaga. But Almería is worth the effort. This relaxed, modern city offers more than just sun, sea and sand. Most visitors make time for an out-of-town excursion to the remarkable landscapes of Cabo de Gata and Níjar Natural Park – a region that rates as Europe's only real desert.

From Almería there is a useful rail link to Granada (with the famous Alhambra Palace). That journey takes just under 2 hrs and 30 mins. Usually it is possible to stay on the train beyond Granada and continue all the way to Seville, but until late 2019 buses are replacing trains for a longish stretch west of Granada as that rail route is being rebuilt.

There are plans for a new high-speed rail route from Almería to Valencia, but don't hold your breath. The first trains are unlikely to run before 2023. For travellers wanting to travel even further south than Almería, there is a useful range of ferry connections to North Africa, with one to three boats each day to Nador (Morocco) and occasional ferries to Ghazaouet (Algeria).

Take time for Almería itself. Our favourite spots in town include the striking Moorish fortress (the Alcazaba) which, while it's a pale shadow of Granada's Alhambra, is nonetheless well worth a visit. If you like digging into the past, then do visit Almería's striking archaeology museum.

Travel to Almería by train from anywhere in the UK or across Europe.

Madrid to Almería by train

from $28.08

Avg 0 change 5hr 58m

Barcelona to Almería by train

from $105.12

Avg 1 change 10hr 14m

Seville to Almería by train

from $80.31

Avg 0 change 5hr 45m

Antequera to Almería by train

from $40.48

Avg 0 change 4hr 2m

Granada to Almería by train

from $20.89

Avg 0 change 2hr 21m

Córdoba to Almería by train

from $40.48

Avg 1 change 4hr 28m

Málaga to Almería by train

from $42.44

Avg 1 change 4hr 38m

Paris to Almería by train

from $96.63

Avg 2 change 17hr 30m

Alcázar de San Juan to Almería by train

from $24.16

Avg 0 change 4hr 40m

Linares to Almería by train

from $17.63

Avg 0 change 3hr

Pedrera to Almería by train

from $40.48

Avg 0 change 4hr 23m

Alicante to Almería by train

from $57.46

Avg 1 change 8hr 2m

Albacete to Almería by train

from $44.40

Avg 1 change 6hr 14m

Zaragoza to Almería by train

from $57.46

Avg 1 change 8hr 52m

Valencia to Almería by train

from $35.91

Avg 1 change 7hr 57m

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