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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Córdoba by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  1 h 43 min

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

$45 - $65

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Bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Córdoba

$19 - $28

4 alternative options

Rideshare  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Cordoue 247 miles

$21

Drive  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Córdoba 245.5 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Sevilla, train  •  3 h 54 min

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

$61 - $267

Fly to Malaga, train  •  4 h 26 min

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

$59 - $281

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

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Córdoba is to train which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 1 h 43 min.

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

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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 1 h 43 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Córdoba is 296 km. The road distance is 392.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Córdoba without a car is to train which takes 1 h 43 min and costs 40€ - 60€.

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

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

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Madrid to Córdoba train services, operated by Spanish Railways 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 1 h 43 min and costs 40€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 25€ and takes 4 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Córdoba.
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  • Distance: 184.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 43 min

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Madrid to Córdoba hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 43 min. Alternatively, Socibus operates a bus from Madrid to Córdoba hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $28 and the journey takes 4 h 50 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Melilla
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Tangier
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $220
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cordoba Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Cordoba Central
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Malaga to Cordoba Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Socibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Cordoue
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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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 Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Cordoba Central station.

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

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Sevilla Airport.

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There are 700+ hotels available in Córdoba. Prices start at $42 USD 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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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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