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Train Information to Córdoba from Madrid

distanceDistance184 miles (296 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 40 min
priceAverage train ticket price$73 (€61)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Madrid to Córdoba cover the 184 miles (296 km) long route taking on average 1 h 40 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $56 (€47), but the average price of train tickets is $73 (€61). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Córdoba Central.

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Renfe and AVE trains from Madrid to Córdoba

Buy your official Renfe and AVE train tickets to Córdoba from Madrid from $56 (€47) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

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Renfe is Spain’s national train company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    Renfe has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Madrid to Córdoba:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

    Trains from Madrid to Cordoba

    Catching the train is a pleasant and convenient way to travel from Madrid to Cordoba. Standard Renfe and Renfe Ave services are both available, and travelers can take their pick from 24-28 direct trains every day. It's not a long journey, either. With average durations of approximately one hour 55 minutes, passengers can be in Cordoba in no time.

    Madrid to Cordoba Train Time: Daily Departures

    When they take the train from Madrid to Cordoba, travelers will have a choice of 24-28 options every day of the week, all year-round. On most days, the first train to Cordoba will leave just after 6:00 a.m., and the final service departs from Madrid just before 9:30 p.m. There's no difference in frequency between weekdays and weekends, and no changes will be needed along the way.

    How long is the journey by train from Madrid to Cordoba?

    Catching the train from Madrid to Cordoba won't usually be too time consuming. The fastest services reach Cordoba in as little as one hour 40 minutes, while the slowest direct trains take just two hours seven minutes, and the average journey duration is around one hour 55 minutes. No changes will be needed en route.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Madrid to Cordoba?

    Departure train station: Every train from Madrid to Cordoba will leave from Puerto de Atocha - the capital's primary rail hub. Atocha is less than two miles south of the city center, and it has excellent metro connections. Leave about 10-15 minutes for transfers from central hotels. At the station itself, Atocha offers everything travelers could want, with stores, eateries, restrooms, WiFi, and plenty of parking.

    Arrival train station: The train from Madrid will arrive at Cordoba Central. As the name suggests, the station is close to central Cordoba, and transfers to the historic center won't take long. Passengers can walk to the area around the mosque in 20 minutes, while taxis will take 5-10 minutes. The station also offers shopping and dining facilities, as well as ATMs, and restrooms.

    Which train companies travel from Madrid to Cordoba?

    Renfe is the only company which offers trains to Cordoba from Madrid. Spain's largest rail carrier splits its services into Standard and Renfe Ave fares, and offers a direct daily service from central Madrid to the heart of Cordoba.

    Renfe Madrid to Cordoba

    Renfe provides 24-28 direct trains to Cordoba from Madrid every single day. This includes around 20 Renfe Ave services, which are 10-15 minutes quicker than Standard trains. Ave trains tend to offer a more comfortable experience as well, although they come with a small price premium.

    Madrid to Cordoba Trains: Services on Board

    When travelers take the train from Madrid to Cordoba with Renfe, they can choose between Ave and Standard fares, which basically represents the difference between "express" and regular services. All Renfe trains offer First and Second classes, with reclining seats, extra space, free WiFi, and power outlets available for First Class travelers. Passengers are permitted three items of luggage, with a total weight of 25kg and a maximum item size of 85 x 55 x 35 cm. Small pets are allowed, as long as they travel in suitable containers. Bikes are  permitted, but non-folding designs may incur a supplementary fee, and storage may be denied if services are completely full. Finally, Renfe caters for disabled travelers via the Atendo system. To secure wheelchair spaces, it is advisable to contact Atendo in advance. In-person assistance will be available if needed at both Atocha and Cordoba Central.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Madrid to Cordoba?

    If passengers want to make savings when traveling to Cordoba, booking in advance can make a big difference. Renfe tickets can be booked two months in advance, which can drive down the price of Ave services. Otherwise, choosing slower standard tickets will help to cut costs, and choosing later trains can also be more cost effective. Those over 60 and those traveling with children under seven should also check for specific Renfe discounts, as the company offers concessions for different age groups. And it always pays to check different travel dates via Omio, as cheaper tickets can often appear without warning.

    Train tickets from Madrid to Córdoba: when to book to save $

    Time Price Savings
    1 week earlier 43 €
    2 weeks earlier 38 €13%
    3 weeks earlier 35 €23%
    1 month before 34 €26%
    2 months earlier 37 €16%
    3 months earlier 36 €19%


    Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Madrid - Córdoba. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

    The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

    • Buying your train ticket from Madrid - Córdoba 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 23% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
    • If you book a ticket Madrid - Córdoba with 2 months in advance you save up to about 16% compared to the initial price.
    • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 19%.
    • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Madrid to Córdoba
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    FAQs
    How much does a cheap train from Madrid to Córdoba cost?
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Madrid to Córdoba to cost as little as $56 (€47)  in the next 7 days.
    How much is the train between Madrid and Córdoba on average?
    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $73 (€61)  for a train ticket between Madrid and Córdoba.
    How far is it from Madrid to Córdoba by train?
    The distance to Córdoba from Madrid by train is approximately 184 miles (296 km).
    What is the Madrid to Córdoba train travel time?
    On average the Madrid to Córdoba train travel time is 1 h 40 min  for the 184 miles (296 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    When traveling by train from Madrid to Córdoba, which train station in Madrid do I depart from and which train station in Córdoba do I arrive in?

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arrive in Córdoba Central.

    Where do I find the Madrid train station to Córdoba? Where is the Córdoba train station?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center to this train station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Córdoba Central and need to travel approximately 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the train station to the city center in Córdoba.

    What train providers go from Madrid to Córdoba?
    When taking a train from Madrid to Córdoba, you can count on Renfe AVE or Renfe for the best way to get you to Córdoba. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Córdoba from Madrid and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    When can I take the first train from Madrid to Córdoba? When can I take the last train for the day?
    The earliest train for this journey departs from Madrid at 6: 00 AM. The last train leaves from Madrid at 6: 45 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Madrid to Córdoba and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    How early should I buy Madrid to Córdoba train tickets to get the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets from Madrid to Córdoba within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $73 (€61) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Madrid to Córdoba a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Madrid
    Córdoba
    The major railway station for departures from Madrid is Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha for your journey to Córdoba from Madrid.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +34 912432343
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
    Public transit options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
    Metro lines: 1
    Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203
    Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10