There are 5 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 / ...

23€ - 75€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cordoue to Madrid 395.5 km

19€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Córdoba to Madrid, Estacion Sur Cádiz / ...

18€ - 35€

Drive  •  3h 57m

  1. Drive from Córdoba to Madrid 392.8 km

40€ - 60€

Train, fly  •  4h 1m

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

36€ - 250€

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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 23€ - 75€ and takes 1h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Córdoba and arriving at Madrid, Estacion Sur. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 28m.

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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 392.8 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 23€ - 75€.

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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 Renfe 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 23€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 5h 28m.

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  • Distance: 295.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 48m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Cordoba-Central to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha hourly. Tickets cost 35€ - 75€ and the journey takes 1h 48m. Renfe Viajeros also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Socibus operates a bus from Córdoba to Madrid, Estacion Sur hourly. Tickets cost 18€ - 24€ and the journey takes 5h 28m. Eurolines FR also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Sevilla to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Sevilla to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 150€
Train operators
Renfe 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
35€ - 75€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
35€ - 45€
Promo+
41€ - 44€
Flexible
55€ - 75€
Train from Cordoba-Central to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 40€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
13€ - 17€
Promo+
18€ - 20€
Flexible
28€ - 40€
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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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cordoba-Central to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Cordoba-Central to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Cordoba to Madrid Est Sur
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
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
19€
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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, Estacion Sur station.

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Córdoba to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe 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 57m to drive from Córdoba to Madrid.

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

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Book your Córdoba to Madrid train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Córdoba to Madrid bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 4662+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 87€ 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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