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Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

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  1. Cheapest price £17.50
  2. 30 day advance £40.50
  3. 7 day advance £49.00
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  1. It is very easy to travel by train from Barcelona to Córdoba. Twice-daily high-speed AVE trains cover the 950 km between the two cities in 4 hrs 40 mins. Booking generally opens about four months in advance of travel, but this can vary, as the Spanish rail operator often releases tickets in batches. If the timings of the direct trains don’t work for you, you’ll find a dozen other options each day, all involving a change of train in Madrid Atocha. This adds 20 to 50 mins to the overall journey time. Book early to find the cheapest tickets.

    Your train speeds west from Barcelona into Aragon, crossing the River Ebro near Zaragoza. Then it’s a fast dash across the plains of Castilla–La Mancha, with distant views of the Madrid conurbation to your right. The final hour of the journey to Córdoba is beautiful, as the train sweeps through the rugged Sierra Morena to reach Andalucía.

    If you want to see an even more scenery and don't mind slower trains, you might want to consider taking the once daily Talgo train from Barcelona to Seville. With a journey time of almost 10 hrs, it certainly isn't fast, but you'll be rewarded with views of the coast south to Valencia and then, later in the journey, superb mountain views as the train cuts through Despenaperros Pass to reach Andalucía.


    Barcelona to Córdoba Central

    The direct AVE trains leave from Barcelona Sants station and arrive at Córdoba Central. The trains stop up to five times on the way, including at the cities of Zaragoza and Ciudad Real. If you want to enjoy a train journey twice as long that takes in some wonderful scenery, opt for the once-daily Talgo service that runs south from Barcelona along the coast and then moves inland after Valencia. That train is called the Garcia Lorca.

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The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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