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Jun 30th, 2013, 10:59 AM
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Help with train/bus in Spain

We are done with all travel plans as far as hotels and flights.

Barcelona 8/29 until 9/3
9/3 and 9/4 Granada
9/5 Seville 4 nights
9/9 Travel to Cordoba for a day trip on to Madrid that evening.
9/9 to 9/13 Madrid with a day trip toToledo

Question Should we do Cordoba as a day trip from Seville instead of on the way to Madrid?
Is there a bus or is that out of the question?

I am reading about taking the bus from Madrid to Toledo for a day trip. That gives us more flexibility on when we should go. I am leaning towards that. What do you think?

Thanks again. We are reaching the time when we can buy the train tickets so I am asking this now.

You guys are always so helpful. I tell all of my friends about all of the wonderful info on this site which makes traveling independently so much easier.

Thanks again,
Debby
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Jun 30th, 2013, 12:22 PM
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There are dozens of buses and trains from Madrid to Toledo daily, so you can go at your own convenience.

Cordoba is on the AVE (high speed line) to Madrid. No need to double back.
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Jul 1st, 2013, 12:33 AM
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'Should we do Cordoba as a day trip from Seville instead of on the way to Madrid?
Is there a bus or is that out of the question?'

The bus ride Seville to Cordoba is with www.alsa.es and takes just short of two hours at best and the train journey could be 40 odd minutes. It is certainly feasible to break the train journey in Cordoba and see the 'sites' on the return Seville to Madrid. It's a long day if you are focused on the bus.
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Jul 1st, 2013, 05:08 AM
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Thanks again. I think we will do the bus to Toledo from Madrid. That gives jus more flexibility to decide which day we want to go. We will train to Cordoba on the way to Madrid.
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Jul 15th, 2013, 12:35 PM
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I am planning a similar trip. I have read all the advise about itineraries and I am organising my own; would it be advisable to comment here or would be better to start my own thread.
In my case budget is important and I would like your advise about bus companies that do Sevilla/Cordoba/Madrid. Thank you.

Ah! By the way, Dali's exhibition in Madrid is fantastic, I was there in May. Book in advance to avoid the long queues.
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Jul 15th, 2013, 01:25 PM
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I'd definately do the trip to Cordoba en route from Sevilla to Madrid. Otherwise you have to backtrack to do as a daytrip from Sevilla. You can purchase deeply discounted train tickets for early/mid September from the renfe website.

I'd also consider taking the train versus the bus from Madrid to Toledo. It's quicker and the train station in Toledo is an attraction itself.
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Jul 15th, 2013, 01:26 PM
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Pressed send too early:

I'd fly from Barcelona to Granada and bus or train from Granada to Sevilla (both take the same amount of time but bus is more frequent).
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Jul 30th, 2013, 12:58 PM
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Thanks for all of your input.
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