Getting From Seville to Cordoba

How to Travel From Seville to Cordoba


Seville and Cordoba are probably the best-connected cities in all of Spain. Details of how to get from Seville to Cordoba by various forms of transport.

The Best Way to Visit

It takes just 45 minutes to get between the two on the high-speed AVE train line from Madrid. There are also some excellent tours from Seville (see below). 

If you are traveling south from Madrid, you might want to take the train from Madrid to Cordoba, check your bags at the train station and spend a day in Cordoba, before traveling to Seville for the evening.

Most visitors to Spain who want to explore Andalusia tend to base themselves in Seville. But it's worth considering Cordoba, especially if you will arrive in Spain in Madrid.

Day Trip

Most definitely. The short travel time between the two cities makes Cordoba an ideal day trip from Seville. Also, the number of sights in Cordoba makes a day the ideal length of the trip. 

To get the most out of a day in a city, a tour is often the best. Take a guided tour of Cordoba from Seville for one or two days, with an air-conditioned coach, a professional guide, an optional tour of nearby Carmona and entrance to the grand mosque-cathedral.

On the two-day tour, you will have accommodation at a three- or four-star hotel: If you're pressed for time, you may be interested in a whistle-stop four- or five-day guided tour starting in Madrid which takes in Seville, Granada, and Cordoba (with an optional extension in Ronda and Toledo).

Train and Bus

The train from Seville to Cordoba takes about 45 minutes. Prices vary greatly! This is by far the question way of getting between Seville and Cordoba. Buses from Seville to Cordoba take 2 hours and 15 minutes and are cheap, but is it worth the savings when the train is so quick? However, you might prefer the bus if you are staying near Plaza de Armas bus station, where it departs from.


The 93 miles from Seville to Cordoba can be covered in about 1 hour 45 minutes, driving mainly on the A4 highway.
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There are no flights from Seville to Cordoba.

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