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Spain Night Train - Granada to Barcelona or Fly?

Old Mar 21, 17, 9:41 pm
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Spain Night Train - Granada to Barcelona or Fly?

Trying to plan a trip to Spain, June timeframe, 7 days; arriving/departing out of Barcelona
Deciding on what kind of pass to purchase also considering extra day deal going on at the moment.
5 adults

Will be arriving in Barcelona but trying to see feasibility of trip to Granada
I've read that there is a night train BCN to/from Granada.

I tried to see schedule in RENFE website but it doesn't show a night train schedule and I somehow can't even reserve a regular trip

1. Is there still a night train from/to Barcelona/Granada?
2. Consider flying but hear of too many horror stories with Vueling and realize it might be risky

Other option is to do Barcelona/Madrid, Madrid/Sevilla, then Sevilla/Granada, Granada/Madrid then back to Barcelona
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Old Mar 21, 17, 10:07 pm
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Often the Spanish timetables aren't loaded until 3 months in advance.
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Old Mar 22, 17, 12:14 am
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I tried looking at 27 Mar
Used renfe.com

shows 2 trains at 0645 and 1245
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Old Mar 22, 17, 3:37 am
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Looking at the Renfe site on sleeper trains:

http://www.renfe.com/viajeros/larga_...trenhotel.html

The only services remaining are:

Madrid - Ferrol
Barcelona - Vigo
Madrid - Lisbon
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Old Mar 22, 17, 3:38 am
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Old Mar 22, 17, 3:58 am
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Nurse, the screens!
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Old Mar 22, 17, 5:31 pm
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Last Year Cook's showed the Barcelona-Granada overnight train as "temporarily suspended." This year it isn't shown at all.
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Old Mar 22, 17, 8:09 pm
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I'm going to Spain in May and was facing a similar situation (one way from Granada to BCN). I didn't have much luck finding good rail options. In the end, I just went ahead and bought tickets on Vueling. The real horror stories I read online mostly related to planes being overweight and kicking people off the flights and leaving them out of luck. I forked over for the upgraded tickets where you get to choose your seat to try and prevent any possibility of that. The Vueling tickets seemed to increase in price pretty steeply quite a way out, so i'd recommend buying them ASAP if you decide to fly and price is a concern.
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Old May 11, 17, 9:16 am
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I always prefer going by train, if it's possible) There's much to see and less risk)
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Old May 12, 17, 1:07 pm
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We like trains too. However, we took a trip from Barcelona to Murcia last year, but found the train cumbersome: rather old, not well kept and slow going.
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