Madrid to Córdoba - 4 ways to travel via train, bus, rideshare, and car
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There are 4 ways to get from Madrid to Córdoba by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cordoba-Central Ave / ...

23€ - 75€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4h 44m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Cordoue 395.5 km

19€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Estacion Sur to Cordoba Madrid

21€ - 40€

Drive  •  3h 57m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Córdoba 392.6 km

35€ - 55€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Córdoba is 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Córdoba is to rideshare which costs 19€ and takes 4h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Córdoba is to train which costs 23€ - 75€ and takes 1h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid, Estacion Sur and arriving at Cordoba. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Cordoba-Central. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 50m.

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The distance between Madrid and Córdoba is 296 km. The road distance is 392.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Córdoba without a car is to train which takes 1h 50m and costs 23€ - 75€.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cordoba-Central takes 1h 50m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Madrid to Córdoba bus services, operated by Socibus, depart from Madrid, Estacion Sur station.

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Madrid to Córdoba train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Córdoba is to train which takes 1h 50m and costs 23€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 40€ and takes 4h 45m.

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  • Distance: 295.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 50m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Córdoba, Spain?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cordoba-Central every 4 hours. Tickets cost 35€ - 75€ and the journey takes 1h 50m. Renfe Viajeros also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Socibus operates a bus from Madrid, Estacion Sur to Cordoba 5 times a day. Tickets cost 21€ - 40€ and the journey takes 4h 45m.

Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
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Renfe AVE
Promo
35€ - 45€
Promo+
41€ - 44€
Flexible
55€ - 75€
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
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Renfe Viajeros
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Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Cordoue
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€
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blablacar.es

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Madrid to Córdoba bus services, operated by Socibus, arrive at Cordoba station.

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Madrid to Córdoba train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Cordoba-Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Córdoba is 393 km. It takes approximately 3h 57m to drive from Madrid to Córdoba.

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There are 759+ hotels available in Córdoba. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid and Córdoba. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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