Thinking about taking the train from Malaga to Cordoba? We’ve got you covered.
On average, it takes around 58m to travel from Malaga to Cordoba by train, and you'll usually find 9 trains per day running along the route for 84 miles (135 km). You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. High-speed AVE trains can take you from Malaga to Cordoba in just 52m on the fastest services, reaching speeds of up to 193 mph (310 km/h).
Book train tickets from Malaga to Cordoba in advance instead of buying them on the day and you’ll snap up the cheapest fares. You can check prices from Malaga to Cordoba in our Journey Planner.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Cordoba, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
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).
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 Málaga-María Zambrano to Cordoba by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Málaga-María Zambrano and Cordoba is 59 minutes, with around 16 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Málaga-María Zambrano to Cordoba is 49 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Málaga-María Zambrano to Cordoba can start from as little as €15.35 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Málaga-María Zambrano to Cordoba without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Málaga-María Zambrano to Cordoba each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Málaga-María Zambrano to Cordoba leaves at 06:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Málaga-María Zambrano to Cordoba leaves at 20:13. 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.
Trains travelling from Málaga-María Zambrano to Cordoba cover a distance of around 84 miles (135 km) during the journey.