|Distance||184 miles (296 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 40 min|
|Average train ticket price||$73 (€61)|
|Train providers||Renfe 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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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:
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Córdoba Central.
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.
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