How to get from Seville to Cordoba – Transport Guide
Set in the Andalusia region in Spain, and the capital of the Province Córdoba, the city (of the same name) is an ancient and historic city that’s well worth a visit.
With it’s incredible mix of architecture and influences that span from Roman to Islamic (most notably being the La Mezquita Mosque-Cathedral), it is a very popular Spanish destination.
Whether you are planning to stay over or simply visit and explore Cordoba for a day from Seville (given that a day trip to Cordoba is one of the top things to do in Seville), you may be wondering how exactly to travel from Seville to Cordoba.
If that’s the case, then this article is definitely for you.
In this post I will outline all the ways that you can travel between these two Spanish cities, whether it be by train, bus, car or as part of an organised group tour, I’ve got it all covered!
Journey Duration: Fastest 41 minutes
First and foremost, when travelling by public transport, the quickest way to get between these two Spanish cities would be to travel from Seville to Cordoba by train.
Spanish railway operator, Renfe, operates a fast and reliable high-speed rail network throughout Spain. And the route between Cordoba and Seville is no exception.
Travel time on the AVE high-speed trains take just under 45 minutes. Coupled with frequent daily departures, travel by train is a great option on this particular route.
Renfe does also operate slower train services too, that take anywhere between an hour to just under one and a half hours to complete.
Depending on the train and times booked, you could expect to pay between €15 to just over €30 for a one-way ticket.
The Renfe site is also very user friendly and does allow you to consult schedules and prices as well as book online.
Tip: I have heard that some travellers have experienced problems trying to book a return train ticket on the Renfe website. If this happens to you, then a quick solution would be to simply split the journey in half and book separate one-way tickets. This seems to solve that problem.
Train from Seville to Cordoba
On the Seville Cordoba train service, Renfe offers 20 or more departures daily.
On weekdays these run between 06:10 am in the morning until the last departure at 21:00 pm at night.
Whilst on weekends the trains start operating from 07:00 am until 21:00 pm.
Although these times are accurate as at time of posting this article, I would advise that you consult the train schedules when planning for your exact travel dates.
These times and frequencies may have changed since writing this post.
Cordoba to Seville Train
Upon the return, the Cordoba Seville train starts departures from 06:50 am until 23:24 pm at night on weekdays.
Similar to the Seville to Cordoba route, the return service also offers 20 or more departures daily.
On weekends, the service runs between the hours of 07:55 am until 23:24 pm.
When travelling from Seville to Cordoba by train, you would depart from Seville’s Santa Justa railway station. It’s a short drive into the city centre (roughly 3 – 4 kilometres from the station to the Seville Cathedral).
You may opt to make use of the bus service that links the station to the city, however, most travellers do prefer to take a taxi instead. It’s far quicker and also not that expensive either, generally costing only a couple of Euros.
Departing from or arriving into Cordoba, you would do so at Cordoba Central railway station. It’s located approximately 2 kilometres from the central Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba.
Again, you may opt to take a taxi which will cost only a couple of Euros. Or, travel into the centre by bus. But many travellers also decide to walk this route, which should take just under 30 minutes.
It’s a lovely walk that takes you along the gardens situated in between Av. De la Republica Argentina and Paseo de la Victoria.
Seville to Cordoba Bus
Journey Duration: Between 1 Hour 45 minutes
Travelling from Seville to Cordoba by bus is the next option available when wanting to complete this trip by making use of public transport.
Bus company, ALSA, operate various bus route networks across Spain which also happens to connect the two cities of Cordoba and Seville.
Although travelling by coach does not offer the same speed or similar frequency, it is still a far more affordable option to consider.
The fastest and direct bus takes 1 hour 45 minutes to complete the journey. Whilst there are also a few slower buses that do make a couple of stops along the way, lasting just over 2 hours.
The ALSA website also enables you to consult schedules and book your tickets directly online. You can expect to pay as little as €5.50 for a one-way ticket when travelling on this route.
Do take note though, that these discounted tickets often come with added restrictions (such as not being able to cancel). These terms are clearly indicated on the search results when you are booking online.
Usually, ALSA allows you to book around 5 to 6 months in advance. So, you can quite easily plan out your times and routes ahead of time, making planning a breeze.
Bus – Seville Cordoba
On the Seville Cordoba bus service there are currently 7 daily departures that start operating from 08:30 am until the last bus departs at 22:00 pm at night.
Bus – Cordoba Seville
Similarly, upon the return, the Cordoba Seville bus route offers 7 daily departures but at slightly different times. Departures are set from 05:35 am until the last bus at 20:00 pm in the evening.
Again, as with the train schedules, these times may vary or change from when I published this post. Consult the ALSA website for all the up to date departures.
The bus station in Seville is known as the Estación de Autobuses Plaza de Armas (or simply the Plaza de Armas bus station). It is located quite central to Seville’s historic old town centre and is situated on Puente del Cristo de la Expiración el Cachorro, s/n, 41001 Sevilla, Spain.
In Cordoba the Cordoba Bus Station is located in Plaza Tres Culturas and right opposite the train station. Therefore, it is also roughly 2 kilometres into the city centre, which you can easily reach by taxi, walking or by taking the bus / public transport in.
Driving from Seville to Cordoba by Car
Seville to Cordoba Day Trip
Where to Stay in Cordoba
Tours & Activities in Cordoba
If you are planning a longer stay, possibly with an overnight in Cordoba, and wanting to book additional tours, activities or fun experiences to help beef up your itinerary, then why not check out the link below.
View rates and book Cordoba activities & tours here.
If you have visited Cordoba before and happened to have travelled on this exact route, then I would love to hear of your experience.
Have you got any tips, suggestions, preferences or questions regarding this guide?
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