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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 59m to travel from Málaga to Cordoba by train, over a distance of around 83 miles (134 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Málaga to Cordoba and tickets for this journey start from €14.75 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 52m
Price€14.75 - €50.50
Distance83 miles (134 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
Departure stationMálaga
Arrival stationCordoba
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe, ALSA

Málaga to Cordoba train times

Check out the next trains departing from Málaga to Cordoba for Tuesday 29th Sep 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:45 Málaga-María Zambrano07:50 CordobaAlvia/Avant 8664 Renfe Get tickets1h 05m, direct
07:05 Málaga-María Zambrano08:05 CordobaAVE 2273 Renfe Get tickets1h 00m, direct
09:00 Málaga-María Zambrano09:57 CordobaAVE 2093 Renfe Get tickets57m, direct
09:10 Málaga-María Zambrano10:15 CordobaAlvia/Avant 8694 Renfe Get tickets1h 05m, direct
11:02 Málaga-María Zambrano11:54 CordobaAVE 2113 Renfe Get tickets52m, direct
14:15 Málaga-María Zambrano15:20 CordobaAlvia/Avant 8744 Renfe Get tickets1h 05m, direct
14:35 Málaga-María Zambrano15:37 CordobaAVE 3991 Renfe Get tickets1h 02m, direct
16:02 Málaga-María Zambrano16:54 CordobaAVE 2163 Renfe Get tickets52m, direct
17:00 Málaga-María Zambrano18:00 CordobaAVE 2173 Renfe Get tickets1h 00m, direct
18:20 Málaga-María Zambrano19:22 CordobaAlvia/Avant 8784 Renfe Get tickets1h 02m, 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 has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, linking major cities with AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia, and Euromed trains. Long-distance routes are served by Altaria and Talgo trains, while regional routes are operated by Media Distancia, Regional and Express Regional trains. Renfe also operates on international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe trains offer four different travel classes, depending on the train you’re travelling on – Turista (Standard), Turista Plus (Premium Economy), Preferente (Business Class) and Club (First Class).

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 four comfort classes – Turista (standard class), Turista Plus (wider, more comfortable seats), Preferente (lounge access, wide leather seats, food and drink service) and Club (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.

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

Train tickets from Málaga to Cordoba start at €14.75 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €37.83.
lowest price found
from14.75
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price37.44
on the day
avg. single price37.83

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 59 minutes, with around 11 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 52 minutes.

How much does the train from Málaga to Cordoba cost?

Train tickets from Málaga to Cordoba can start from as little as €14.75 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 Málaga to Cordoba?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Málaga to Cordoba without having to change trains. There are 11 direct trains from Málaga to Cordoba. 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 06:45. 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 19:05. 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.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Málaga to Cordoba for a typical week day using timetable data for 29/09/2020. 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 21/09/2020 for travel on 02/12/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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