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How to move around Cordoba

How to move around Cordoba? Find out here what are the means of transportation you are likely to use during your time in Cordoba.

Let’s begin this section by sharing the good news: Cordoba is a surprisingly compact city and the only means of transportation you will need to complete our itinerary are your very own feet!

If you are going to spend a night in Cordoba, and depending on the location of your hotel, you might need to resort to other means of transportation to join the starting point of the itinerary and get back to your hotel after you complete it. We advise you to book a hotel in the center of the Cordoba. See our advice on the section Where to stay in Cordoba.

 

How to move around Cordoba: bus

Cordoba buses are run by the city’s local authorities and operated by Aucorsa, a municipal company.

There is a network with 15 lines. The buses are fairly new and all have air conditioning (essential in summer). As a rule, buses run between 6:00 and 23:30, but it is good to check the times of the line of your interest.

It is possible to consult the lines and itineraries in the Aucorsa website or in the bus stops.

Alternatively, you can have a look at this map with all the bus routes.

City buses are, along taxis, the best option to go to and from the train station and the bus station.

In Cordoba you can purchase your fare from the driver. Be aware that bus drivers will only give change for small bank note denominations, don’t try to pay with bank notes higher than 5 euros – unless you are purchasing 4 tickets or more.

When you are at the stop, wave or raise your hand as soon as you see your bus coming. This applies especially on a bus stop for multiple lines. In Spain bus passengers form a line to enter the vehicle one by one. Please respect it.

 

How to move around Cordoba: tourist bus

Buying a ticket of a city sightseeing bus can be an excellent option if you don’t have a lot of time to explore the attractions on your own. Cordoba has one company offering this service.

If you are already familiar with open top bus tours, also known as hop on-hop off, the available service in Cordoba is pretty much identical as to what you could find in other cities across the world.

Nevertheless, if you haven’t heard of these buses or have never taken one of them, here is how the tourist bus works:

  • The company operates two routes (blue and red) that include the city’s most important highlights.
  • Each route has a certain number of stops where you can hop on and off the bus. These stops are not always located in the same spot as public transport buses are.
  • You will board a small tourist bus. These buses offer an audio guide service as well, available in several languages, providing comprehensive comments on the highlight you are visiting.
  • You get a ticket and pay a fixed price.
  • The ticket entitles you to unlimited trips in every route of the company’s train for a limited period of time.
  • You can hop on and off the bus as many times as you’d like provided that your ticket is still valid.
  • The tourist buses have a limited frequency and chances are you may have to wait between 30 minutes and one hour before the next bus stops where you are.

You can download a map with the routes.

And the best thing is that you can purchase your Cordoba City Sightseeing tickets online.

 

How to move around Cordoba: taxi

It is unlikely that you will end up using a taxi in the city.

Anyway, the taxis of Cordoba can be stopped in the street. In general, Cordoba taxi drivers are honest. The taxi is a good option to get out of the train station and the bus station.

 

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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