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How To Get To Cordoba

How to get to Cordoba? Find out how to get to Cordoba using different means of transportation.

Cordoba is in Andalusia, in the south of Spain, 400 km south of Madrid and 140 km north of Seville. Cordoba is very well communicated with both Madrid and Seville by road and by train as well.
If your visit to Cordoba is part of a longer itinerary through Spain, note that Cordoba is an great stop between Madrid and Seville.

You will find next an outline of the main means of transportation that will take you to Cordoba.

 

How To Get To Cordoba By Train

Spain has a large rail network and it is very easy to get to Cordoba by train from Madrid and Seville.

Your best option to reach Cordoba by train is the Spanish high-speed train, known as AVE, operated by Renfe.

If you depart from Madrid’s Puerta de Atocha train station, the travel time is around 1 hour and 40 minutes. If you depart from Seville’s Santa Justa train station, the travel time is around 45 minutes.

The train station of Cordoba is called Estación de Ferrocarril de Córdoba. It is located opposite the bus station, near the city center.

There is no luggage storage at the Cordoba train station (the service can be found at the nearby bus station).

If you want to know more about AVE high-speed trains, an extremely comfortable and reliable means of transportation, we suggest you to read A Complete Guide About Train Travel In Spain.

Leaving Cordoba Train Station By Taxi

The cabs are located in front of the main entrance. You’ll have to pay a surcharge for traveling from the train station and an extra fee for each piece of luggage.

The taxi is an interesting option if you are in a group of 4 or for those of you who are looking for an easy option. The ride to the city center is short.

Leaving Cordoba Train Station By Bus

Several bus lines reach the train station. Lines 2, 5 and 9 run along Paseo de la Victoria, near the historic city center. If you are online, you can plan your trip using the Aucorsa website (only in Spanish). Alternatively, you can download a PDF map with all the bus routes.

The bus stop is outside the train station, in front of the bus station.

 

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Spain has a dense network of long-distance buses linking its main cities. Buses are an option for those on a low budget, although the travel times involved are considerable higher than the plane or the train.

The travel time between Madrid and Cordoba is around 4 hours and 50 minutes. The company who operates the route is Socibus and there are several daily buses. The buses leave Madrid from the Estación Sur de Autobuses.

The travel time between Seville and Cordoba is around 2 hours. The company who operates the route is Alsa and there are several daily buses. The buses leave Seville from the Estación Plaza de Armas.

Always compare the price of a bus ticket with the price of a train ticket. Because of the travel time, the bus is not an option if you want to do a short stop in Cordoba on the way to Seville.

The bus station of Cordoba is called Estación de Autobuses de Córdoba. It is located opposite the train station, near the city center. There is a left-luggage facility at the station.

Leaving Cordoba Bus Station By Bus

Several bus lines reach the bus station. Lines 2, 5 and 9 run along Paseo de la Victoria, near the historic city center. If you are online, you can plan your trip using the Aucorsa website (only in Spanish). Alternatively, you can download a PDF map with all the bus routes.

The bus stop is outside the train station, in front of the bus station.

Leaving Cordoba Bus Station By Taxi

The cabs are located in front of the main entrance. You’ll have to pay a surcharge for traveling from the train station and an extra fee for each piece of luggage.

The taxi is an interesting option if you are in a group of 4 or for those of you who are looking for an easy option. The ride to the city center is short.

 

How To Get To Cordoba By Car

On the section How to move around Cordoba we explain why having a car in Cordoba is not a good idea.

But then, you might be renting a car as part of a wider trip taking you to other destinations in Andalusia and elsewhere in Spain. If that is the case, bear in mind your car will not be of any use in Cordoba.

If you are spending the night in Cordoba, our best advice is for you to choose a hotel providing a car park where you can leave your vehicle during the duration of your stay in Cordoba (for more information, read Where to stay in Cordoba).

Also be aware that the city hall operates many traffic restrictions in the city center. To avoid a fine, inform your hotel of your arrival so that it can ensure that your car is not fined.

If you are just going to spend the day in the city, we recommend that you use a parking lot to leave your car. We advise you not leave valuables inside the vehicle.

 

Do You Need More Information On Cordoba?

This article is part of a complete guide about Cordoba where you can read all the information you need to plan your trip to this amazing destination in Spain.

Here is a complete summary of all the guide:

1. When To Visit Cordoba
2. How Many Days To Spend In Cordoba
3. How To Get To Cordoba
4. How To Move Around Cordoba
5. Cordoba Hotels: Where To Stay In Cordoba
6. What To Eat In Cordoba
7. What To Do In Cordoba
8. Tips To Visit The Mezquita In Cordoba
9. How To Buy Tickets To The Mezquita In Cordoba
10. Mezquita Tickets Sold Out. What Can You Do?
11. Is The Mezquita Night Visit Worth It?

 

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