There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to Córdoba by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 43m

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

23€ - 75€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 50m

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

17€ - 35€

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  4h 44m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Cordoue 395 km

19€

Drive  •  3h 57m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Córdoba 392 km

40€ - 60€

Fly, train  •  4h 15m

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

41€ - 263€

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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 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid, Estacion Sur and arriving at Córdoba. 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 Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Cordoba-Central. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 43m.

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The distance between Madrid and Córdoba is 296 km. The road distance is 392 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Córdoba without a car is to train which takes 1h 43m and costs 23€ - 75€.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cordoba-Central takes 1h 43m including transfers and departs hourly.

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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 43m and costs 23€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 35€ and takes 4h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Córdoba.
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  • Distance: 295.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 43m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cordoba-Central hourly. Tickets cost 35€ - 75€ and the journey takes 1h 43m. Renfe Viajeros also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, Socibus operates a bus from Madrid, Estacion Sur to Córdoba hourly. Tickets cost 17€ - 24€ and the journey takes 4h 50m. Eurolines FR also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 150€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
35€ - 45€
Promo+
41€ - 44€
Flexible
55€ - 75€
Train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
42 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 Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 Madrid Est Sur to Cordoba
Ave. Duration
5h
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 Madrid to Cordoue
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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Madrid to Córdoba bus services, operated by Socibus, arrive at Córdoba 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 392 km. It takes approximately 3h 57m to drive from Madrid to Córdoba.

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

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Book your Madrid to Córdoba train tickets online with Omio.

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

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There are 959+ hotels available in Córdoba. Prices start at 87€ 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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