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Prices explained

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.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price £25.00
  2. 30 day advance £46.50
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    1hr 39m
  1. Travelling by train from Madrid to Córboba is simple. Frequent trains, usually two per hour, speed between the two cities. The AVE trains and Alvia services are the fastest, while Avant and Altaria services are slightly slower.

    This is part of Spain’s very first high-speed rail route. Heading south from Madrid, you’ll see Toledo away to the right. The route then cuts through the Toledo Hills and, a little later, slices through the rugged Sierra Morena. All in all, it's a 2-hr journey full of drama that takes you from Madrid to Andalucía.

    Booking for the AVE services generally opens about four months in advance of travel, but this can vary. Bookings for other trains on this route open two months before travel. Book early for cheap tickets. The Spanish rail operator will often release tickets in batches, sometimes up to 120 days in advance. If you're having trouble finding tickets contact us and we'll email you when booking opens.

    Madrid to Cordoba

    Madrid to Cordoba

    Catch a direct high-speed train from Madrid Atocha to Córdoba Central station. Most trains run non-stop between the two cities. Some make up to three stops along the way, including Ciudad Real, the capital of the Spanish province of Castilla-La Mancha. Trains are frequent and comfortable and most are AVE or Alvia services. The Avant and Altaria trains that also travel the route are only about 20 mins slower than the fast AVE or Alvia services.

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Passenger age requirements

Different countries have different classifications for "Child" and "Youth". That's why we ask you to enter the age of young passengers when you search.

Countries Children Youths
Belgium and Luxembourg 6 - 11 12 - 25
Eurostar 4 - 11 12 - 25
France* 4 - 11 12 - 27
Germany* 6 - 14 15 - 25
Italy 4 - 11 12 - 25
Netherlands (including Thalys) 4 - 11 12 - 25
Spain* 4 - 13 14 - 25
Switzerland 6 - 16 17 - 26
United Kingdom* 5 - 15 16 - 25
others 4 - 11 12 - 25

* There are some exceptions to these definitions. Please see child and youth passenger age requirements for more information.

You can also read about Youth and Senior discounts and railcards.

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