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Sunday, 31 January 2010

Cordoba Bus Station

I spent the day in Cordoba on Saturday so walked up from the Mezquita to Avenida de América to the Cordoba train station. It took about 25 minutes. The bus station is just behind the train station.

This is the address of Cordoba bus station:

Estacion Central de Autobuses de Cordoba
Glorieta de las Tres Culturas s/n
14011 Cordoba

Tel: +34 957404383

Rather than try to find the address above, it's much easier to head for the train station and walk through it or around to the bus station!

It has all the amenities of a modern Spanish bus station including a left luggage locker department. Left luggage costs €3.50 a day and make sure you have everything you need with you for the day because if you need to open the locker again to get your sun glasses out, it´ll cost you another €3.50!

There is a Caja Rural cash point next to the entrance and right next to it a set of public telephones which were being used and looked to be in good order. Opposite the souvenir shop is an open air buffet style coffee bar, ideal for a snack in between buses. The seats on the concourse are comfortable and clean.

I tested out the information desk by asking what bus I needed to take me back to the Mezquita (It's the number 3 and the nearest point is San Fernando almost down by the Guadalquivir River) I was not given the departure point but found it for myself at the furthest end of the local bus stops between the bus station and the Cordoba train station. Cost €1.10 all the way back to the Mezquita. Good value and the bus was clean and comfortable.

While you are near the Mezquita de Cordoba, treat yourself to a Hammam Arab Bath, it's a great way to round off a visit to the Mosque and get the full Al-Andalusi experience.

There are 26 long distance bus bays arranged in a circle on the far side of the bus station. Cordoba bus station is functional and perhaps does not have the same charm of the Prado de San Sebastian bus station in Seville but is ideally situated for connections with train station and within very easy reach of the Cordoba city centre.

Let me know if I can help you with travel onwards to
Marbella bus station or any other points in Andalucia.

By the way the picture shows Cordoba bus station on the right. I took the photo from the north corner of Cordoba train station which is just to my left. The local buses leave from the street you see here.