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AVE trains from Cordoba to Málaga

Head to Andalucia's vibrant capital for nightlife, shopping, and plenty of absorbing historical attractions. Visiting Málaga could hardly be easier from Cordoba. Just catch the train from Cordoba station to Málaga-María Zambrano, and you can be there in no time. Whether you're headed to a La Liga fixture, a music festival or the beach, catching trains is definitely the best way to go.

Thre are 11 direct services daily to Málaga, and the route is served by high-speed AVE trains. The fastest train to Málaga-María Zambrano will reach the station in around 50 minutes. And with on-board WiFi and comfortable seating guaranteed, it's easily the best transport method.

Málaga is always worth a visit. Close to the station you'll find the CAC, one of Spain's leading contemporary art galleries. Just north, visitors will find the captivating Museum of Popular Costumes, while MAUS showcases the city's lively street art scene. Add in Moorish ruins and a music scene that attracts fans from across southern Spain, and it's hard to resist Málaga. If you're ready, use our Journey Planner above to book your train tickets!

Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano by train

It takes an average of 1h 1m to travel from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano by train, over a distance of around 84 miles (135 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano and tickets for this journey start from $18.38 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 49m
PriceFrom $18.38
Distance84 miles (135 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
First train06:40
Last train20:29
Departure stationCordoba
Arrival stationMálaga-María Zambrano
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe, ALSA

Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano for Tuesday Aug 3rd 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:50 08:55 1h 5m, direct
08:17 09:23 1h 6m, direct
10:27 11:24 57m, direct
12:24 13:13 49m, direct
12:39 13:54 1h 15m, direct
13:17 14:23 1h 6m, direct
15:19 16:21 1h 2m, direct
17:25 18:25 1h 0m, direct
18:19 19:08 49m, direct
19:25 20:30 1h 5m, direct

Renfe, AVE and Avant trains from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano

You can travel from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano on Renfe, AVE and Avant trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

AVE is Renfe's flagship high-speed service, with trains capable of reaching up to 193 mph (310 km/h). It’s one of the fastest trains in Europe and connects the main cities of Spain. Most AVE trains offer two comfort classes – Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class equivalent, with 1-1 configuration, ultra-wide seats, gourmet food and drink and lounge access). All AVE trains have air conditioning, power sockets, free WiFi and a buffet carriage serving a selection of food and drinks. There are three fares for AVE services: the cheapest but least flexible Básico fare, the Elige fare (slightly pricier but more flexible), and the Premium fare for seats in Confort Class.

Able to reach speeds of at 155 mph (250 km/h), Avant trains operate short and medium distance high-speed services. These trains are intended to cover journeys within the same autonomous community or in two neighbouring communities. For this reason, trains generally don’t offer catering services and travel less than 125 miles (200 km). They have two types of comfort classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class).

Cheap train tickets from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano

The price of train tickets from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano starts at $18.38 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano

Want to know more about your journey from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano take?

The average journey time by train between Cordoba and Málaga-María Zambrano is 1 hour and 1 minute, with around 13 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Cordoba and Málaga-María Zambrano by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano is 49 minutes.

How much does the train from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano cost?

Train tickets from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano can start from as little as $18.38 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano without having to change trains. There are 13 direct trains from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano leave?

The first train from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano leaves at 06:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano leave?

The last train from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano leaves at 20:29. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Cordoba and Málaga-María Zambrano by train?

Trains travelling from Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano cover a distance of around 84 miles (135 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Málaga-María Zambrano to Cordoba.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cordoba to Málaga-María Zambrano for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/03/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 03/25/2021 for travel on 03/25/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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