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Málaga to Cordoba by train

Cordoba is one of Andalusia’s best-kept secrets. Nestled away from tourist-heavy streets and the bustle of the coast, this inland hideaway demands a visit.

The train is the quickest mode of transport from Málaga – nearly twice as fast as driving. In less than 50 minutes you’ll be shuttled at super-high speed to the countryside retreat of Cordoba. Taking you straight to the main district, the station is close to local hotels, shops and sights, including the popular Jardines de la Victoria.

Running from 06:30 through to 20:13, there are 19 trains a day to choose from. Operated by Renfe, every comfort is taken care of, including plenty of power outlets and free WiFi for customers.

If you require more information on the route or want to check out the latest timetables, please continue reading.

Málaga to Cordoba by train

It takes an average of 56m to travel from Málaga to Cordoba by train, over a distance of around 83 miles (134 km). There are normally 9 trains per day travelling from Málaga to Cordoba and tickets for this journey start from €14.75 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 49m
PriceFrom €14.75
Distance83 miles (134 km)
Frequency9 trains per day
First train06:28
Last train18:58
Departure stationMálaga
Arrival stationCordoba
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe

Málaga to Cordoba train times

Check out the next trains departing from Málaga to Cordoba for Wednesday 8th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:37 Málaga-María Zambrano09:38 CordobaMedia Distancia 13901 Renfe Get tickets3h 1m, 1 change
09:00 Málaga-María Zambrano10:03 CordobaAVE 2093 Renfe Get tickets1h 3m, direct
09:10 Málaga-María Zambrano10:15 CordobaAlvia/Avant 8694 Renfe Get tickets1h 5m, direct
10:30 Málaga-María Zambrano11:22 CordobaAVE 2103 Renfe Get tickets52m, direct
12:00 Málaga-María Zambrano12:49 CordobaAVE 2123 Renfe Get tickets49m, direct
14:00 Málaga-María Zambrano15:02 CordobaAVE 2143 Renfe Get tickets1h 2m, direct
14:15 Málaga-María Zambrano15:20 CordobaAlvia/Avant 8744 Renfe Get tickets1h 5m, direct
14:35 Málaga-María Zambrano15:37 CordobaAVE 3991 Renfe Get tickets1h 2m, direct
16:15 Málaga-María Zambrano17:19 CordobaAVE 2163 Renfe Get tickets1h 4m, direct
17:00 Málaga-María Zambrano18:00 CordobaAVE 2173 Renfe Get tickets1h 0m, direct

Renfe, AVE and Avant trains from Málaga to Cordoba

You can travel from Málaga to Cordoba 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 Málaga to Cordoba

The price of train tickets from Málaga to Cordoba 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 Málaga to Cordoba 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 Málaga to Cordoba? 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 Málaga to Cordoba take?

The average journey time by train between Málaga and Cordoba is 56 minutes, with around 9 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 Málaga and Cordoba by train?

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

How much does the train from Málaga to Cordoba cost?

Train ticket prices from Málaga to Cordoba 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 Málaga to Cordoba?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Málaga to Cordoba without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Málaga to Cordoba each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Málaga to Cordoba leaves at 06:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Málaga to Cordoba leaves at 18:58. 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 Málaga and Cordoba by train?

Trains travelling from Málaga to Cordoba 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 Cordoba to Málaga. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Málaga to Cordoba.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Málaga to Cordoba for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/08/2021. 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 01/26/2022 for travel on 01/26/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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