Regional Trains - Seville to Granada and Almeria

Antequera, in summer, its fields turn brilliant yellow with sunflowers

SEVILLA-GRANADA-ALMERÍA TRAIN ROUTE

By Fiona Flores Watson

Time: 5hr 30 mins
Frequency: four trains daily
Stops Seville Santa Justa, San Bernardo, Dos Hermanas, Marchena, Osuna, Pedrera, Antequera Santa Ana, Antequera Cuidad, Loja-San Francisco, Granada, Iznalloz, Benalua, Guadix, Fiñana, Gergal, Gador.

The Antequera to Granada section of this line has not had a regional train service since the line was closed in 2013 due to construction of the AVE line from Antequera to Granada. Renfe have not confirmed when the service will be restored. It is hoped the service will be resumed in late 2019 although it is entirely possible that it will never be resumed. Due to the low frequency of AVE trains on the new line it is more likely that a dual gauge Talgo style service. will be introduced. Currently Passengers who book a regional ticket on this route will take a special bus service from Antequera to Granada. The AVE service runs on the Antequera to Granada line. Read a detailed description of this line.

 

 

Seville to Antequera

This line heads south out of the Andalucian capital, stopping first at the city station of San Bernardo, near the Prado de San Sebastian and La Buhaira on Seville's Cercanias network. The following stop is Dos Hermanas, the satellite town to the south-east of Seville which has become a city in its own right; this station is also served by the Cercanias service.

The train then passes through the campiña.a fertile, rolling, sparsely populated lowland to the south and east of Seville, whose fields are planted with olive trees and cereals. It stops at the walled town of Marchena. and Osuna , with its fine mansions and palaces and the bullring where the finale to series five of Game of Thrones was fimed. The line then climbs up into the Sierra Sur, stopping at Pedrera, the last town before entering Malaga province. Just after this, look out for the Fuente de Piedra lake on your right, a famous natural park which is home to thousands of flamingos, before turning east to Antequera.

Antequera to Granada

The Antequera to Granada section of this line has not had a regional train service since the line was closed in 2015 due to construction of the AVE line from Antequera to Granada. Renfe have not confirmed when the service will be restored. It is hoped the service will be resumed in late 2019 although it is entirely possible that it will never be resumed. Due to the low frequency of AVE trains on the new line it is more likely that a dual gauge Talgo style service. will be introduced. Currently Passengers who book a regional ticket on this route will take a special bus service from Antequera to Granada. The AVE service runs on the Antequera to Granada line. Read a detailed description of this line.

Granada to Almeria

Leaving Granada on the Almeria leg, the train heads first north alongside the motorway, and then east into the Sierra Arana, the northern part of the Sierra Nevada. It stops at Iznalloz and then turns south at Benalua, stopping next at Guadix, famous for its cave dwellings. Carrying on towards the south-east, the line then crosses into Almeria province, stopping at Fiñana, on the edge of the Sierra de Baza, continuing on to Gergal and Gador, at the eastern end of the Sierra de Gador

At this point, the line joins the river Andarax as far as its destination, Almeria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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