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Trains to Córdoba

Travelling by train to Córdoba is easy. The city is in the premier league of Spanish destinations, its status based first and foremost on the Mezquita. That is the name of Córdoba’s celebrated mosque turned cathedral. For many visitors arriving from the north, Córdoba is an excellent first taste of Andalucía. It is a city with an extraordinary Islamic history, and a particularly fine range of buildings evidencing a continuity of settlement going back to the Roman period. The 2000-year old bridge over the River Guadalquivir is a 'must-see' sight; from there many visitors continue to the Moorish-era watermills, the former Jewish quarter and a fine suite of palaces in the Old Town. All in all, a town not to be missed and most definitely a good place to spend a day or two.

With the development of high-speed rail links, it is now perfectly feasible to make a day trip to Córdoba from the Spanish capital. Two dozen trains each day speed from Madrid to Córdoba, the fastest taking just 102 minutes for the 345-km journey. Even the slowest trains from Madrid reach Córdoba in under two hours.

Seville and Málaga are both less than an hour away by the fastest trains. And there are twice-daily AVE trains from Barcelona to Córdoba, taking less than five hours for the journey. Córdoba is also reached by direct trains from Valencia, Cádiz, Algeciras and Zaragoza. In short, no other city in Andalucía can boast the same wide range of connections. In late 2019 or early 2020, a new direct service will be launched between Córdoba and Granada (replacing the existing train + bus option). This will make it easily possible to combine a trip to Córdoba with a side visit to Granada.

Travel to Córdoba by train from anywhere in the UK or across Europe.

Madrid to Córdoba by train

from $23.90

Avg 0 changes 1hr 40m

Barcelona to Córdoba by train

from $21.32

Avg 0 changes 4hr 24m

Málaga to Córdoba by train

from $14.21

Avg 0 changes 46m

Seville to Córdoba by train

from $7.11

Avg 0 changes 41m

Valencia to Córdoba by train

from $19.38

Avg 0 changes 3hr 12m

Granada to Córdoba by train

from $21.96

Avg 0 changes 1hr 19m

Antequera to Córdoba by train

from $14.21

Avg 0 changes 30m

London to Córdoba by train

from $215.10

Avg 3 changes 22hr 3m

Paris to Córdoba by train

from $191.20

Avg 1 change 12hr 8m

Toledo to Córdoba by train

from $41.99

Avg 1 change 2hr 35m

Ronda to Córdoba by train

from $20.67

Avg 0 changes 1hr 42m

Ciudad Real to Córdoba by train

from $20.67

Avg 0 changes 52m

Cádiz to Córdoba by train

from $25.84

Avg 0 changes 2hr 19m

Jerez de la Frontera to Córdoba by train

from $25.19

Avg 0 changes 1hr 46m

Alicante to Córdoba by train

from $60.07

Avg 1 change 4hr 6m

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.