Cordoba to Málaga train

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Cheap train tickets from Cordoba to Málaga

Showing times and prices for 30 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cordoba to Málaga is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Renfe AVE
20:361h09
Córdoba Central
21:45Málaga María Zambrano
£161One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Renfe AVE
21:351h01
Córdoba Central
22:36Málaga María Zambrano
£201One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Renfe AVE
22:241h11
Córdoba Central
23:35Málaga María Zambrano
£201One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Renfe AVE
13:471h09
Córdoba Central
14:56Málaga María Zambrano
£201One-way
0 changes
Renfe AVE
11:341h02
Córdoba Central
12:36Málaga María Zambrano
£241One-way
0 changes

Train timetableCordoba to Málaga

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 30 May
Renfe AVANT
07:141h10
Córdoba Central
08:24Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVANT
08:501h10
Córdoba Central
10:00Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
09:151h12
Córdoba Central
10:27Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
iryo
09:440h58
Córdoba Central
10:42Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
iryo
10:590h59
Córdoba Central
11:58Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
11:341h02
Córdoba Central
12:36Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
13:240h59
Córdoba Central
14:23Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
iryo
13:340h58
Córdoba Central
14:32Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
13:471h09
Córdoba Central
14:56Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVANT
13:591h10
Córdoba Central
15:09Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
14:241h10
Córdoba Central
15:34Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVANT
16:141h10
Córdoba Central
17:24Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
16:261h04
Córdoba Central
17:30Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
iryo
16:560h58
Córdoba Central
17:54Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVANT
18:191h12
Córdoba Central
19:31Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
18:341h18
Córdoba Central
19:52Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
iryo
18:420h58
Córdoba Central
19:40Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVLO
19:401h07
Córdoba Central
20:47Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVANT
20:021h10
Córdoba Central
21:12Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
20:361h09
Córdoba Central
21:45Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
21:351h01
Córdoba Central
22:36Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
22:241h11
Córdoba Central
23:35Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
iryo
22:440h58
Córdoba Central
23:42Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes

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Train times from Cordoba to Málaga

Showing times and prices for 30 May

Fastest Journey

58 m

Average

1 h 5 m

Trains per day

23

Distance

133 km

Of the 23 trains that leave Cordoba for Málaga every day 23 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
iryo
18:420h58
Córdoba Central
19:40Málaga María Zambrano
£941One-way
0 changes
Fastest
iryo
13:340h58
Córdoba Central
14:32Málaga María Zambrano
£951One-way
0 changes
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iryo
16:560h58
Córdoba Central
17:54Málaga María Zambrano
£921One-way
0 changes
Fastest
iryo
09:440h58
Córdoba Central
10:42Málaga María Zambrano
£891One-way
0 changes
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iryo
22:440h58
Córdoba Central
23:42Málaga María Zambrano
£931One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Cordoba to Málaga

distanceDistance82 miles
durationAverage train duration58 min
priceAverage train ticket price£18 (€21)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe, AVE, Renfe (6), iryo or Renfe AVLO

Trains from Cordoba to Málaga cover the 82 miles long journey taking on average 58 min with our travel partners like Renfe, AVE, Renfe (6), iryo or Renfe AVLO. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £18, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £8. Travellers depart most frequently from Córdoba and arrive in Málaga María Zambrano.

Train providers: Renfe, AVE and Renfe (6) trains Cordoba to Málaga

You can travel by train to Málaga from Cordoba with Renfe, AVE and Renfe (6) for as low as £16. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Iryo is a new brand from railway operator ILSA operating in Spain since 2022. Iryo uses Frecciarossa 1000 trains which are modern, can travel at up to 360km/h and have a minimal environmental impact. Iryo’s Frecciarossa trains have different classes, all of which come with free unlimited WiFi, power sockets, toilets and an onboard entertainment portal where you can watch films and TV series. The main classes are: Infinita Class, Singular Café Class, Singular Class, Inicial Class. These new trains take 2 hours and 30 minutes to travel between Madrid and Barcelona. They depart from Madrid Atocha and Barcelona Sants stations, and stop in Zaragoza along the way. Iryo services also cover Madrid, Cuenca, Valencia, Alicante, Córdoba, Seville and Málaga.

Train information from Cordoba to Málaga with iryo:

  • Average Duration: 51 min
  • Cheapest Price: £17

Train Córdoba Málaga

Trains from Córdoba to Málaga are a comfortable and eco-friendly way to travel between these destinations and a popular choice among locals and visitors alike. The service is provided by one company, with the choice of long-distance intercity trains or a high-speed train from Córdoba to Málaga. There are numerous trips every day, starting early in the morning and operating until late in the evening. All of the high-speed links are direct routes between the cities, while a few of the long-distance trains have a stopover at Antequera Santa Ana en-route. The travel time between the cities depends on the type of train and the route you take. The typical time for a fast train is around 50 minutes, while an intercity train can take as long as 2h 30min. There are no night trains available on this route.

Córdoba to Málaga Train Time: Daily Departures

Thanks to these 2 cities being popular and because many visitors choose to travel by train between them, the train schedule from Córdoba to Málaga is quite frequent. There are close to 25 services a day from Monday to Sunday, with the majority of them being direct routes. These trips start as early as 7:40 a.m. every day and run until around 9:30 p.m. each evening. There are close to 170 operations between these cities every week. To find out what the daily schedule is, navigate to the top of this page and input your departure and arrival points, select the dates you want to travel on, and click the search button. You'll be redirected to the results page with all of the consolidated information displayed in one place and the ability to filter according to things like price, duration, the number of stops along the way, and more.

Boarding your train Córdoba Málaga

Córdoba Central Railway Station is a major railway station and the only station serving the city. It's smaller than most major termini and doesn't get very busy. It's important to arrive around 15 minutes before your departure time and keep your mobile ticket or printed ticket with you. When you check your bag in, you'll need to present your ticket. Once you've checked in, move to the waiting area and check the departure boards for details on your service. When it arrives, you'll be notified on the board and over a loudspeaker.

Cordoba: Roman bridge on Guadalquivir river.

Cordoba: Roman bridge on Guadalquivir river. Source: Shutterstock

Where do trains from Córdoba to Málaga depart and arrive?

All trains from Córdoba to Málaga depart from the same station in Córdoba and arrive at the same station in Málaga. The departure terminus is Córdoba Centrale, which is located in the heart of the centre and is the only railway terminus serving the city. It's well-connected to the rest of the city through taxis and buses. Córdoba Centrale is home to basic amenities and facilities, including ticketing machines and toilets. If you need to grab something to eat before your trip, there are convenience stores and restaurants within walking distance from the station, but nothing at the terminus itself.

The arrival point for all trains from Córdoba to Málaga will be Málaga-María Zambrano. María Zambrano railway station is the only major station serving the city and is located in the heart of Malaga, close to the historic centre and the harbour. It's connected to the rest of the city and surrounding cities through trains, buses and taxis, and is home to various amenities, including ATMs and toilets. It's also connected to a shopping centre, so you'll have access to retail stores, restaurants, cinemas, a children's club and much more.

When is the best time to book your train ticket Córdoba Málaga?

If you're looking for the cheapest train from Córdoba to Málaga, the early morning services are often the cheapest, between 7:40 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. You'll also want to steer clear of the high-speed connections. If you want to get to Málaga as quick as possible, the first high-speed AVE train usually leaves the city around 9:20 a.m. each morning and has a travel time of around 1h 05min. The ticket price is quite consistent along these routes but there are usually a few additional cheaper options available during the week than on weekends.

What to see between Córdoba and Málaga

The majority of these routes are a direct train to Málaga from Córdoba, so there isn't much opportunity to explore other parts of the country on the way. There are, however, multiple landmarks and places worth noting for the next time you're travelling through the area. One of the first things you'll see as you leave Cordoba and cross the Guadalquivir River is the Puente Andalucia Bridge, a popular tourist attraction. You'll pass by various parks worth visiting along the way, including the Fincas la Mora. About a quarter way through your trip, you'll be down the road from Mirador de Andaluz tourist attraction. After the tracks move towards the right and you pass by Casariche, you'll come close to Cortijo El Polvorin Museum near La Roda de Andalucia and Los Perez. By Fuente de Piedra, you'll be across the way from the Lagoon and within walking distance from Cortijo de las Mezquitas. One of the last things you'll see outside of Malaga is the Ermita de las Tres Cruces Chapel.

Information on Málaga-María Zambrano

Maria Zambrano railway terminus is the major station in the city and the only one serving international and regional trains to and from the city. It's located in the heart of Cordoba, close to the harbour and historic old town centre and has connections with middle-distance and AVE trains to various parts of the country. It's linked to the rest of the city through the Metro, buses and taxis. The railway station also serves as the bus station. If you need to stock up on refreshments or do a little shopping while you're there, it's also linked to the Vialia Shopping Centre, which boasts hundreds of shops, restaurants, cafes, and more. The shopping centre is open every day between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Night trains Córdoba Málaga

Over the past few years, the use of night trains has become increasingly popular among travellers. Night trains are designed with comfort in mind and provide a more leisurely and quieter journey. The ability to sleep on a train between destinations is a big draw for many passengers. Unfortunately, no night trains operate along these routes because the distance is so short. There are, however, a couple of services operating at night, which tend to have fewer passengers on them. The last train travelling at night usually leaves around 9:30 p.m. each day and is a fast train from Cordoba to Malaga that takes just less than an hour.

Renfe Córdoba to Málaga

Renfe is a major provider in the Andalusian area and the only company offering a train Córdoba - Málaga. There are 2 different services available on these routes. The first is a high-speed train with no stopovers en route, which are the most expensive options and also the fastest. The average travel time for an AVE train is close to 50 minutes. The other service is a long-distance regional train that goes slower than the AVE service. These routes are either direct or have a single stopover along the way and the average travel time is around 2 hours, with the longest trip being close to 2h 30min with a lengthy stopover. There are at least 25 Renfe trains operating every day, including on weekends. At least 10 of these are high-speed options.

Trains from Córdoba to Málaga: Sustainability Travel

When it comes to sustainability, one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint, according to many climate activists, is to choose more sustainable means of travel. Train travel is one of the most eco-friendly ways to move between cities. Only walking and biking are better for the environment. Trains only contribute around 3% of global transport emissions and can reduce your emissions by almost 70% compared to cars and planes. They offer more efficient use of space so more people can travel on a single journey and thereby lower each person's footprint for that trip.

Train Córdoba to Málaga: Services on Board

All services along these routes are operated by Renfe, which provides the same services on all of the trains.

  • Food is available for purchase on these routes. If you want to avoid paying for food, you can pack your own refreshments.
  • There are no different ticket classes available for any of these trains.
  • A maximum of one pet is allowed and must be in a carrier.
  • You can take up to 3 large bags that do not exceed a combined weight of 25kg, as well as a carry-on bag.
  • Atendo is a service that's free to use and offers assistance to passengers with mobility issues or other disabilities. You'll need to inform them of this need a couple of days in advance.
  • If you're concerned about accessible travel, Renfe offers an
  • Foldable bicycles can be transported but non-foldable bicycles cannot.
  • Seat reservation is available on these routes.

When to book your train tickets from Córdoba to Málaga

There are a could of ways to make sure you get the best Córdoba to Málaga train price. The first thing to do is book tickets as early as possible. These go on sale months in advance and gradually increase in price as the days go on. If you can search with flexible dates in mind, you may pick up on different deals offered on different days, which companies sometimes do. Booking tickets over the weekend usually cost more, as do connecting routes. If you have a student card, you can take advantage of the discounts available. There are also discounts available for senior citizens.

To Málaga by train — travel tips

Due to its diverse culture and global influence, Malaga has been dubbed the 'new Barcelona' by many and is a wonderfully cosmopolitan city that's currently the capital of Costa del Sol. The modern feel of the city fuses together seamlessly with its rich history and offers tourists an exciting variety of things to see and do. You can spend time frolicking in the waves and soaking up the sun on the beach or wander through its many historical museums or walk the practically pedestrian city centre and peruse all the main attractions in the area. When you're done wandering around, pop into any restaurant and enjoy the decadent local cuisine. Check out our Malaga Window Seat guide to things to do in the city and places to visit, including:

  • Gibralfaro Castle
  • Roman Theatre
  • Calle Larios
  • Málaga Cathedral
  • Atarazanas Market
  • Museo del Vidrio
  • La Malagueta beach
  • Automobile and Fashion Museum
  • La Alameda Park
  • Picasso’s Málaga

Malaga: Aerial view of the city taken from Gibralfaro Castle.

Malaga: Aerial view of the city taken from Gibralfaro Castle. Source: Shutterstock

What are the other cities you can go to from Málaga?

Since Málaga is such a popular city and scores of people from around the world have added it to their bucket lists, it's hardly a surprise that the city's rail network is so well-connected. Málaga to Seville is one of the most well-travelled routes and an exciting way to explore the countryside before landing in one of the most beautiful cities in the country. The trip takes around 3 hours. Málaga to Madrid is another popular route that takes just under 3 hours. If you want to spend time in the UK, catch a train to London in around 17 hours and enjoy one of the most loved cities in the world. You could also jump on a Manchester service and get there in less than 23 hours.

FAQs: Cordoba to Málaga train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cordoba to Málaga easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cordoba to Málaga.
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Cheap train tickets from Cordoba to Málaga can start from as little as £8 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cordoba to Málaga is £18; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Cordoba to Málaga is 58 min   to travel the 82 mile long journey. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner to search for a specific date.
The first train from Cordoba to Málaga leaves at 07: 44. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cordoba to Málaga leaves at 21: 44.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Málaga. Take the fast train with iryo from Cordoba to Málaga.
For the trip from Cordoba to Málaga you can take a train with Renfe, AVE, Renfe (6), iryo or Renfe AVLO. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Málaga from Cordoba on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 21: 44.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Córdoba, which is located around 2.4 miles (3.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Málaga María Zambrano, located 2 miles (3.3 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Málaga from Cordoba is worth doing with a journey time of 58 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Cordoba to Málaga is April.
You have options as you can travel from Cordoba to Málaga 2 different ways: coach or train.

Important Stations and Airports in Cordoba and Málaga

Cordoba
Málaga
Córdoba is the most popular Cordoba railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cordoba for your journey to Málaga.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+34 912320320
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for Córdoba
Bus lines: 03, 04, 05, 10, 11, N
Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Altaria, Talgo, MD 66, 69, 75, Avant 76, 84

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