To Avila by train
To my mind the most convenient way to get Avila from Madrid is to take a train at Chamartin Rail Way Station. It took one hour and thirty four minutes to get Avila from Madrid by train. Ticket cost 12 Euros (December 2014). You can also get Avila by the train from Salamanca it is going to take one hour and twenty five minutes. Rail way station is not big but quite comfortable to wait for a train. It takes only twenty minutes to get historical center of the city and cathedral by walk.
Paseo de la estación, s/n, Ávila
- Historical Travel
Get there by train
We took the train to Avila. It didn't take long to get there from Salamanca. Also, you get to see a lot of nice country landscapes out the train window. Sometimes, you'll see a hill with houses all over it, and nothing at the bottom.
- Study Abroad
Bike, Bike, Bike!!
There are many ways to get to Avila.
You can either join a local excursion tour (from Madrid) or you can rent a car (and pack your bikes into the car boot) and drive there. Once there (in Avila), unfold your bikes and explore the town!
The first option (joining an excursion tour) is advisable for the older generation folks.
Young people, don't be so boring... and settle for the first option. This is your chance to be adventurous!
From Madrid by bus
There is a regular bus service from Madrid to Avila de los Caballeros, with aproximately eight trips a day. You can take the bus at Estación Sur de Autobuses, c/Méndez Alvaro, 83 (Madrid). The firm is "Larrea S.A."
Hay un servicio regular de buses desde Madrid hasta Ávila de los Caballeros, con aproximadamente ocho frecuencias diarias. Pueden tomar el bus en la Estación Sur de Autobuses, c/Méndez Alvaro Nº 83 (Madrid). La empresa es "Larrea S.A."
Avila is about 1 and a half...
Avila is about 1 and a half hours away from Madrid. You can either take the bus or the train there but a bus ride would be cheaper. The buses are comfortable and air-conditioned.
By foot, it's highly recommended.
Avoid driving in the centre
Being a small walled hilltop city, Avila was not exactly designed for cars. May be easier to park outside the walled centre and walk in.
- Road Trip