Toledo Transportation

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    High Speed Trains

    by alectrevor Updated Jul 11, 2013

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    Madrid to Toledo by AVE train takes about 30 minutes. Trains are run by RENFE. . Take a few minutes to admire the railway station at Toledo inside and out. There are also public buses from Madrid,and day trip coaches. If you are buying your rail ticket on day of travel at Madrid station, give yourself plenty of time has queues can be long. Luggage goes through security check at Madrid and Toledo .

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    By Train

    by Redang Updated Jun 16, 2012

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    Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes (Toledo, Spain)

    Toledo is a great city very close to Madrid, so that, it is highly recommended a day trip.

    If you want to go by train, there is a high speed train called AVE or Avant that will take you in just 33 minutes.

    - In Madrid:
    Estación Puerta de Atocha
    Glorieta del Emperador Carlos V, s/n (also known as just Atocha, and s/n means no number).

    Metro: Atocha-Renfe (line 1).
    Buses: Many

    * In Toledo:
    Estación de Ferrocarril de Toledo
    Paseo de la Rosa, s/n (s/n means no number).

    Buses: 5, 6, 22, B5 61 and 62 (they take you to the city centre).

    Another useful site: www.toledoweb.org/ciudad/llegar.php (in Spanish).

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    Tarjeta Dorada Tickets from Madrid

    by TooTallFinn24 Written May 14, 2012

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    Last minute fare on Renfe Ave to Toledo from Madrid on a Sunday morning for only 14 euros round trip each? This great deal came about by being a little old and having read up on some train discounts prior to arriving in Spain.

    For those of you 60 years and older, we just barely sneaked by, the Renfe Rail System offers significant discounts which can be used at the last minute on their trains. The discounts are 25 per cent for trains on the weekends and 40 per cent during the week. To be eligible, you must buy the Tarjeta Dorada pass for 5 euros at a Renfe ticket office. We were able to buy the pass in the U.S. through Petrobax for $ 10 for two people.

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    To and from Toledo station

    by leics Written Mar 3, 2012
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    When I walked out of Toledo station I saw a red 'tourist' bus directly outside, offering rides up to the old city for 2 euro. That seemed reasonable enough to me, so I decided to use the bus. No problems at all: it dropped me near the Alcazar, a minute or so from Plaza de Zocodover.

    On the way back I used the ordinary bus. Lines 5, 61 and 62 serve the station: their stops are on Plaza del Zocodover, up the hill a little from the Tourist Information Office. The sign lists stops for each route, so you need not worry about taking the wrong bus. You will find routes and timetables on the link below. Look for 'P Rosa (Renfe).'

    Services are frequent and you can pay the driver, so it is really easy...fare was 1.70 euro.

    If you want to save the 30 cents, or the tourist bus isn't around when you arrive, you can find the ordinary bus stop by walking out of the station forecourt to your right (with the station building at your back). The bus stop is on the same side of the road.

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    By train from Madrid.

    by leics Written Mar 3, 2012

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    It is very easy indeed to take the fast train (Avant) from Madrid Atocha to Toledo.

    The journey only takes just over 30minutes, with a one-way fare of 10.60 euro at the time of writing this tip. Buying a return ticket the day before I travelled saved me a couple of euro. There are frequent departures throughout the day. The Renfe website below will give you information in English.

    I could not find any ticket machines in Atocha, other than those which printed out tickets booked online, so had to use the ticket office. But there is a separate, signed, line for Toledo tickets and that makes it much easier. It is sensible to allow plenty of time to buy your ticket or, better, buy it the day before.

    Trains to Toledo leave from the ground floor platforms. You cannot go into the platform area until your train is signed, and must pass your bags through security-scanning (this also happens at Toledo).

    Avant trains are very comfortable and spacious (certainly in comparison with UK trains!). Platforms are clearly signed and there are electronic signs inside the carriages to tell you which is the next stop, so there is no need to worry about knowing when to get off.

    I was able to change the time of my return ticket (I wanted to leave Toledo a bit earlier than planned) by simply going to the Toledo ticket office, where a very helpful man sorted things out with no problem and no additional fees. You can change the time of tickets up to the their original departure time, but not afterwards.

    Although I know there are also frequent buses, which are cheaper, this is a very easy and comfortable way to get to Toledo...and especially so if your hotel is near Atocha. And the stunning Toledo railway station is worth a visit just for itself! :-)

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    From Madrid Airport to Atocha for Toledo train

    by SirRichard Written Jan 12, 2012

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    The best (and cheapest) way is the Express Bus (http://www.emtmadrid.es/lineaAeropuerto/index.html) that takes you directly there in 40 minutes for 2 euros.
    There is also a new commuter train from T4 terminal to Atocha, in 25 minutes, for 2,15 euros . More info at http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/cercanias/madrid/index.html
    I don't think you'd have much trouble with tickets in those days, but if you wanna reserve just in case: http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html

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    From Madrid to Toledo by bus

    by Jefie Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    On the bus, on my way to Toledo!

    I thought that taking the bus was a very convenient way to travel from Madrid to Toledo. Continental-Auto offers departures every half-hour from the Mendez Alvaro metro station (line 6) and although it takes about the same time (a little less than 1h) as going by train, it costs about half the price (about 8 Euros for a round-trip ticket). The buses are very comfortable but can be quite full, so make sure you don't show up too late as there may be a line-up at the ticket counter. The same applies for your return ticket, which is left open when you buy it - you need to get it stamped with the hour of departure in Toledo, and depending on when you leave, you might have to stand in line again. The bus station in Toledo is located a short walk away from the walled city but make sure you bring good shoes because it's all uphill!

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    Walking is good but...

    by unaS Updated Sep 9, 2010

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    The bus stops at good observation points too.

    The HopOn/HopOff bus in Toledo is very convenient and very inexpensive.
    I paid Euro 2.50 from the train station with the senior discount. The regular rate is Euro 5.
    It stops at different entrances to the walled city as well as at some of the major sites outside of the walled city.

    When I arrived there was a single decker bus waiting at the train station which took us up to the Alcazar.

    I wanted to see the south western district within the walled city first because on Sunday many of the sites close early, so I transferred there to a double decker with an open top.

    Toledo is a very hilly town. The HOHO bus makes good sense for most of us, I think :)

    To continue later I simply caught the next bus at the Puerto de San Martin till the next stop.

    There are 12 stops on the Blue Route (Ruta 1) and 11 stops on the Red Route (Ruta 2). Only the Blue Route goes to/from the train station, otherwise they are identical.
    You can transfer freely between them at all the stops.
    Runs every 30 - 45 minutes.

    Good recorded audio explanations in 6 languages. Earphones included in the price.

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    If budget is your priority...

    by unaS Updated Sep 9, 2010

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    One can also travel to Toledo from Madrid by coach.

    The trip however is 3 times as long - 1 1/2 hours.
    The coach leaves from the new Eliptica Station.
    For me that would have meant an additional 1/2 hour at least by metro just to reach the Bus Station.
    Seemed like a waste of time for a one day trip...

    There are many coaches during the day beginning at 7.30 am and running till midnight from Madrid.

    O/W costs Euro 4.74, return Euro 8.53 (from Toledo the last bus leaves at 22.30 hours).

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    Buses from train station to Downtown

    by MikeTorres Written Aug 30, 2010

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    When you get to Toledo train station, the best way to get yourself to the downtown is a bus. You can catch a touristic bus in the exit of the station, or you can walk a few feet to the right and get to the bus stop there. Once in the bus stop, you can grab any bus with a "Zocodover" display over the windshield. As of July 2010, the Zocodover square itself is closed to public transport, so the bus will drop you nearby. When you get down, it is likely that there will be a lot of people walking towards a tall yellow structure. Inside of it there is an escalator that will get you to the main Toledo square.

    As of July 2010, the price for a single trip on the bus is €0,95.

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    Easy travelling

    by unaS Updated Apr 2, 2010

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    Toledo Train Station

    The train trip from ATOCHA station in Madrid to Toledo can be bought on the day of travel.
    No need to reserve in advance.

    On 04 October 2009 it cost me Euro 9.45 o/w.

    The trip took only 1/2 an hour.

    The trains are clean, safe and comfortable.
    It was a very pleasant trip.

    It is worth buying a r/t ticket in advance. I didn't. I reached the Toledo train station at 1815 (train leaves once an hour on the half hour) and there wasn't even a single ticket left for sale. Had to wait for the 1930 train. Lots of other people hanging around the station for the same reason. At least there is a nice little coffee shop at the station.

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    From Madrid by train

    by SirRichard Updated Mar 22, 2010

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    Atocha station in Madrid

    If you wanna come from Madrid by train, go to Atocha Railway Station.
    There are no more "Regional Trains" going to Toledo.
    Now there is only an AVE fast train that takes you to Toledo in 30 minutes. There are several trains daily.
    Price (each way): 10 euros / 6,95 euros for kids

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    By Train

    by keeweechic Written Sep 8, 2009

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    The main railway station in Toledo (RENFE) is in Paseo de la Rosa. There are regular trains daily from Madrid – including the new high speed train (AVE train) which runs about 10 times a day. This usually takes around 35 mins from Madrid. The slower train takes around 1 ½ hours and runs on average every 2 hours. Once in Toledo you can take a bus from the station door into the city centre.

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    By Bus

    by keeweechic Written Sep 6, 2009
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    There are buses which run on the half hour from the Plaza Elipticfa (bus station in Madrid) to Toledo. The last bus is at 9.30pm and will take about an hour. The bus terminal in Toledo is around a 20 min walk.

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    Driving to Toledo

    by keeweechic Written Sep 6, 2009
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    If you are driving from Madrid you will take the A-42 freeway bound for Toledo. This freeway used to be the called N-401. There is plenty of signage to show you the right direction. Toledo is only 70kms southwest of Madrid.

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