How to come in and out of Aranjuez
One of the jewel royal towns surrounding Madrid easy transports , done it by car and bus.Only about 49 kms and about 50 minutes from Madrid. Take the A4 autovia de Andalucia and the R4 (beltway) so if leaving Madrid from my area on the M30 direction A4 you follow signs along the roads M 602 and M402 until you reach the A4 passing near Getafe, continue passing by Pinto, Valdemoro, Ciempozuelos, Sesena and finally Aranjuez.
From airport of Barajas you have about 58 kms.taking the M40 looking for exit to the A4. and doing as above. From family in Toledo we take the N400 passing towns such as Algodor, Villamejor, Castillejo to Aranjuez , it is about 45 kms and take about 40 minutes.
Parking in city center you have blue zones with time charging from 20 cents per first 20 minutes and up,you have good parking at the train station, carretera de Toledo.
You have a good route planner in Repsol with tolls, gas/petrol station, rest areas and sights
Trains is by cercanias or suburbian of Madrid Líne C3, stops El Escorial ,Chamartin(Madrid), Sol (MAdrid),Atocha (MAdrid) ,and Aranjuez;
You have a Aranbike bicycle network working all year from Mondays to Fridays 6:00 to 22:00 Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 20:00, technical assistance +34 619 66 14 00
more in Spanish at city webpage here
taxi is in city center stand Radio Taxi Aranjuez +34 91 891 11 39 if need to call ahead.
!the site to look in Spanish for trains and buses in Aranjuez is here RTA red de transportes de Aranjuez or transport network of Aranjuez.
All ticketing for travel can be purchase on metro stations and the bus terminal intercity in Aranjuez;The local buses is done by Mosamo S.A. and the lines are here in Spanish ,you can print the pdf file and see the lines you need, all are connected with the suburbian or cercanias trains to Madrid.
the intercity bus lines are 306, 307, 318, 339, 368, 410, 419, 420, 423, 429, 430 ,and N402. The companies handling these trajects are
Automnibus Interurbanos S.A.(AISA), Tel+34 902 198 788
La Veloz S.A., Tel +34 91 409 76 02
Autocares Samar S.A., Tel +34 91 468 42 36 / 91 468 48 39
same as above
The lines that will take you to Madrid are
Líne 419: Madrid (Estación Sur) - Aranjuez - Quintanar de la Orden
Líne 423: Madrid (Estación Sur) - Aranjuez
Líne 429: Madrid (Legazpi) - Aranjuez (Pau de La Montaña)
Líne 306: Madrid - Aranjuez - Huerta de Valdecarábanos: stops
Madrid - Seseña Autovía - Aranjuez - Ciruelos - Yepes - Huerta de Valdecarábanos.
night time line to Madrid
Líne N402: Madrid (Atocha) - Ciempozuelos - Aranjuez
- Road Trip
- Castles and Palaces
From Madrid by bus
There is a bus going to Madrid from Aranjuez every half hour or so. It leaves from near the "Isabel II" gardens, in the center of town. Costs about 3 euros I thinks and takes about 30-40 minutes.
In Madrid it leaves from Mendez Alvaro bus station.
- Road Trip
By Car: How Far/How Long...?
From Madrid, road A-4.
Road distances to Aranjuez from:
- Madrid: 49 kms.
- Málaga: 486 kms.
- Rome (Italy): 2.008 kms.
- Athens (Greece): 2.639 kms.
Checking the web, you can find more road distances together with the driving times and the best routes.
I think that the best way to visit Aranjuez from Madrid is by train. It takes about 40 minutes.
- In Madrid, trains leave from Atocha-Puerta de Atocha station (Glorieta del Emperador Carlos V, also known as Glorieta or Plaza de Atocha. Metro: Atocha Renfe (line 1).
- In Aranjuez, the station is just 10 minutes walking from the Royal Palace (Calle de la Estación). There are buses you can take if you don't want to walk.
A little train around
If you are in a hurry or don't wanna walk much, you can see all Aranjuez in an hour with this little train, that costs 5 euros.
It goes all around the town, departing from the right side of the Palace's entrance (look for a little green kiosk).
From Madrid by train
As it is inside Madrid's Community, you can get here with a "Cercanias" train from Atocha station. Take the line C3.
It costs 2.65 euros each way and you can buy return tickets too. It takes 30 minutes. There are trains every half an hour.
When you arrive to the station, turn right, then left and in 10 minutes you will arrive to the Royal Palace.
The train station in Aranjuez
From Madrid you can take the train to Aranjuez. You must go 30 min. From Atocha go a train every 30 min. And the ticket is not expensive - about 5 Euro.
These were the old vessels to go through the Tajo river in the old times. They don't run anymore now, but you can see some here and there...