Valladolid rail station.
I travelled from Irun at 08.25 to Valladolid by 12-49. train was going to Madrid. buying your ticket in advance at the Valladolid station, get your turn ticket number from a small machine first.Trains go to Lisbon [ night train ] , Madrid, Irun,Hendaye, Gijon, Barcelona, Salamanca etc.
Valladolid has an international airport (Villanubla), with conections to London, Paris, Lisbon & Brussels. There are also several highways, connecting the city with Madrid (around 2 hours trip), France (via Basque Region), Portugal (in construction)
Train line goes North-South. It could serve to visit Palencia (around 40 minutes trip), Medina del Campo (around 20 minutes), Segovia (30 minutes) or Madrid (around 1 hour). There is also a local bus company; the bus may be a good choice for medium/long trips, but, in my opinion, car is the best choice to visit the most nearby places.
There is an annual motorcycle meeting in the surroundings of Valladolid (Tordesillas-Boecillo), which is considered the biggest one in Europe.
From the Airport to Valladolid
The airport is fairly close (10km) to the city and once inside the terminal, there is a bus-ticket counter in the main hall where you can book a coach to the city centre (th cost is about three Euros for adul single), the end of the journey is at the modern main bus station in the south of the city. You can also take a taxi which would be around 20 euro.
Once in Valladolid, there is a taxi rank at the city coach station should you need onward transport. otherwise it is a very pleasant 10-15 walk through the Campo Grande park to the Plaza Zorrilla, the second focal point of the city after the Plaza Mayor, which lies a five-minute walk further on up the Calle Santiago.
Valladolid train station gives you acces to other parts of the region, Spain or even to Portugal. Its easy to go to Salamanca or Burgos, the journey however takes almost two hours. Check out the timetables, because there are not so many trains running.
- Family Travel
Auvasa is the local bus company of Valladolid. The busses are taking you everywhere in and aruond the city. They are most of the time, on time and not even expensive. They are also very friendly for the enviroment, most busses are driving on natural gas.
- Budget Travel
Thanks to Ryanair I was able to visit Valladolid. A year ago I had never heard about Valladolid. There are daily flights from Brussels South (Charleroi) and from London to Valladolid. From Valladolid you can easy explore the region and visit other places like Salamanca and Burgos.
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Flying to the Foggy Town
Recently RyanAir have started flying to Valladolid. It is worth being aware that the airport is called Villanubla which loosely translated means Cloudy/Foggy Town.
Occasionally the airport is affected by just such problems and to my knowledge there is currently no fog assisted landing equipment installed there. So check your flights before leaving home.
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Take a taxi!
Valladolid is rather small , or better everything
is reachable within an half an hour walk.
Specially if you got beautifull legs like me. ;-)
But if your tired there are a few taxi stations.
Calle San José (little street near the busstation)
That one was right behind our hotel and
we took a taxi here to the airport.
About 11km , we paid 15 euro. But I think that is a fixed price.
Other Taxis can be found at
-the train station....
Valladolid has got a beautifull
trainstation. ' Estacion del Norte'.
Build in 1891. If you are not going to take
the train and your passing by....have a look
inside. The hall has a beautifull ceiling.
Valladolid houses the national repair
workhouse for trains.
It has excellent connections with other cities..
but you will have to check on the houres.
(In Belgium we are used to have
a train every hour)
Thank God there is 'ryanair'.
I wouldn't be able to fly as much if it wasn't
for this company.
Ok , space for my legs are a bit on the short
site , but I also had that paying 1000 euro
for a seat.
'Ryanair' hasn't got a connection from all their
airports. Very limited at the moment.
We came from 'Brussels-Charleroi' airport.
The airport in Valladolid is located only
11 km from the city center.
Park your car and walk
If you arrive in Valladolid by car I would advise you to park your car and walk around. As with other big cities, you may loose some time on the traffic. In Plaza Mayor there is a parking space (underground) and it costs (March 2004) €1/hour or €12/ day. I think this is a good location to explore the city walking. There are also other parking spaces - such as Plaza de Espana - but I am not aware of their fees. Anyway, parking are well signalised all over city.
good overland links to...
good overland links to anywhere in spain. 2 hours from madrid. has local airport which has good internal flights book through viajes near calle peru.
waling round centre is safe and easy carparkin is expensive . whole centre is walkable with a map.
To / from the airport
Local bus company "Linecar" run a regular service to the airport. Probably best to get on at the bus station for the journey out to the airport.
Budget flights to Valladolid
Ryanair, love or hate them, fly to Valladolid - from London Stansted for us. Book early for ridiculously cheap seats.
The Tourist bus
Only 5€ (adults) 3€ (children 4 -12 and 65+) and you can visit all the important touristic attractions by bus. The bus ticket is valid all day long.
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