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Route overview
Avg. journey time4h 59m
Fare range€28.00 - €76.00
Distance178km
Train operatorsavanza_llorente, socibus
First & last trains
First train departs at07:54
Last train departs at15:28
Fastest journey
Fastest route4h 33m
Changes1 change
Stations
Origin StationMérida
Destination StationCordoba

Mérida to Cordoba train times

Check out the next trains departing from Mérida to Cordoba for Tuesday 26th Mar 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:54
12:27
Mérida
Cordoba
4h 33m
1 change
15:28
20:30
Mérida
Cordoba
5h 02m
2 changes
15:28
20:52
Mérida
Cordoba
5h 24m
1 change

Renfe, AVE, Avant and Alvia trains from Mérida to Cordoba

You can travel from Mérida to Cordoba on Renfe, AVE, Avant and Alvia 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 high-speed train, with trains capable of reaching up to 330 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 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 communes. For this reason, trains generally don’t offer catering services and travel less than 200 km. They have two types of comfort classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class).

Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 250 km/h on international lines and 200 km/h on conventional lines. These trains connect the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante with the other main Spanish cities. Alvia offers two types of classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). The latter has wider seats, carriages with fewer seats, offers complimentary food and drinks, free newspapers, and access to parking and Club meeting rooms.

Cheap train tickets from Mérida to Cordoba

Train tickets from Mérida to Cordoba start at €27.85 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 €50.02.
lowest price found
from27.85
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price40.45
0.14285714285714285 weeksin advance
avg. single price49.12
on the day
avg. single price50.02

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 Mérida 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 dependant on the individual train operating company you travel with.

How long does it take to travel from Mérida to Cordoba by train?

The average journey time between Mérida and Cordoba is 4 hours and 59 minutes and the fastest journey time is 4 hours and 33 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 3 trains per day travelling from Mérida to Cordoba. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Mérida to Cordoba?

The first train from Mérida to Cordoba departs at 07:54. The last train from Mérida to Cordoba departs at 15:28. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Mérida and Cordoba?

No, it is not possible to travel from Mérida to Cordoba without having to change trains. To travel from Mérida to Cordoba will require a minimum of 1 change. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cordoba to Mérida.
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 Mérida to Cordoba for a typical week day using timetable data for 26/03/2019. 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 04/10/2018 for travel on 04/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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