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How to travel from Cordoba to Málaga by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Cordoba to Málaga? Look no further.

There are around 14 trains per day running between Cordoba and Málaga, which usually take 1 hour to complete the 83 miles (134 km) journey. It can take as little as 49 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Hop on a train operated by either AVE or Renfe to reach your destination in no time. These train companies are the main operators of services on this route and run modern comfortable trains to make your journey as relaxing as possible.

You can save money on train tickets from Cordoba to Málaga if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €14.75. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Cordoba to Málaga by train

It takes an average of 1h 0m to travel from Cordoba to Málaga by train, over a distance of around 83 miles (134 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Cordoba to Málaga and tickets for this journey start from €14.75 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 49m
PriceFrom €14.75
Distance83 miles (134 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
First train07:40
Last train21:29
Departure stationCordoba
Arrival stationMálaga
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe

Cordoba to Málaga train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cordoba to Málaga for Tuesday 14th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:19 09:25 1h 6m, direct
10:29 11:26 57m, direct
12:21 13:10 49m, direct
13:19 14:25 1h 6m, direct
15:21 16:23 1h 2m, direct
17:27 18:27 1h 0m, direct
18:21 19:10 49m, direct
19:43 20:46 1h 3m, direct
20:31 21:30 59m, direct

Renfe, AVE and Avant trains from Cordoba to Málaga

You can travel from Cordoba to Málaga 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

The price of train tickets from Cordoba to Málaga starts at €14.75 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 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Cordoba to Málaga? 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 take?

The average journey time by train between Cordoba and Málaga is 1 hour and 0 minutes, with around 14 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 by train?

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

How much does the train from Cordoba to Málaga cost?

Train ticket prices from Cordoba to Málaga can start from as little as €14.75 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Cordoba to Málaga?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Cordoba to Málaga without having to change trains. There are 14 direct trains from Cordoba to Málaga 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 leave?

The first train from Cordoba to Málaga leaves at 07:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Cordoba to Málaga leaves at 21:29. 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 by train?

Trains travelling from Cordoba to Málaga cover a distance of around 83 miles (134 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Málaga to Cordoba. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Cordoba to Málaga.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cordoba to Málaga for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/14/2021. 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 03/29/2022 for travel on 03/29/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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