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There are 7 ways to get from Córdoba to Madrid by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 48m

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

$45 - $65

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Bus Socibus  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Córdoba to Madrid

$19 - $28

5 alternative options

Bus ALSA  •  5h 35m

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

$32 - $50

Rideshare  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cordoue to Madrid 247 miles

$21

Drive  •  3h 58m

  1. Drive from Córdoba to Madrid 245.3 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Sevilla, fly  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the train from Cordoba Central to Sevilla Santa Justa
  2. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to Madrid (MAD) SVQ - MAD

$62 - $266

Train to Malaga, fly  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the train from Cordoba Central to Malaga
  2. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Madrid (MAD) AGP - MAD

$59 - $277

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The cheapest way to get from Córdoba to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 19€ and takes 4h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Córdoba to Madrid is to train which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 1h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Córdoba and arriving at Madrid. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cordoba Central and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 48m.

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The distance between Córdoba and Madrid is 296 km. The road distance is 392.5 km.

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The best way to get from Córdoba to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 1h 48m and costs 40€ - 60€.

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The train from Cordoba Central to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha takes 1h 48m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Córdoba to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Cordoba Central station.

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The best way to get from Córdoba to Madrid is to train which takes 1h 48m and costs 40€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 25€ and takes 4h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Córdoba to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 184.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 48m

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Córdoba to Madrid hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 1h 48m. Alternatively, Socibus operates a bus from Córdoba to Madrid hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $28 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Sevilla to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Sevilla to Madrid via Almeria
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Sevilla to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cordoba Central to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cordoba Central to Sevilla Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cordoba Central to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Cordoba to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cordoue to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Sevilla Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Córdoba to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Córdoba to Madrid is 393 km. It takes approximately 3h 58m to drive from Córdoba to Madrid.

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Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Sevilla Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3870+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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

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