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    Toledo & Segovia (daytrips)

    by SirRichard Written Dec 4, 2002

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    Toledo and Segovia are very interesting daytrips from Madrid. There are plenty of organised tours, but you can go there on your own if you prefer. You can get there by bus (cheaper) or by 'Cercanías' train:
    - Toledo by bus: From the South Bus Station (Metro: Mendez Alvaro), the Galiano-Continental bus company (Ph: 915272961) takes you there in 1 hour for 7,28 euros (return ticket). Buses leave every 30 minutes from 6:30 to 22h.
    - Toledo by train: From the Chamartin or Atocha Train Station (Metro: Chamartin, Metro: Atocha), you can take a Renfe train that takes you there in 1,20 hours for 9,60 euros. Trains at 8:30, 10:14, 12:12, 14:44, 15:25, 16:30, 17:55, 19:23 h (From Chamartin; they pass by Atocha 15 minutes later).
    - Segovia by bus: From the La Sepulvedana Bus Station , Paseo de la Florida, 11 (Metro: Norte), the Sepulvedana bus company (Ph: 915304806) takes you there in 1,30 hour for 8,2 euros (return ticket). Buses leave every 30 minutes from 7h.
    - Segovia by train: From the Chamartin Train Station (Metro: Chamartin), you can take a train that takes you there in 1,50 hours for 8,80 euros. Trains at 6:17, 8:15, 10:16, 12:16, 14:15, 15:16, 16:16, 18:16, 20:16 h.

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    Daytrip to Toledo

    by sunset_gal Updated Jul 27, 2003

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    The buses by Continental Auto leaves for Toledo every 30 minutes. A one-way ticket costs 3,89 euros and leaves from Estacion Sur de Autobuses (Metro: Mendez Alvaro). The bus ride takes 1 hour.

    Information correct as of July 2003 :)

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    Tickets Machine for "Cercanias" trains

    by SirRichard Written Jul 7, 2003

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    On Atocha and Chamartin stations you will find these vending machines to buy "Cercanias" trains tickets.
    Just choose the destination, the kind of ticket (one way, return, 10 rides...) and insert the coins (or notes).

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    Day trip to Toledo

    by Robertvp Updated Mar 17, 2006

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    Well worth the visit is a day trip to Toledo. Approx. 70 kms from Madrid (44 miles) it is situated on a hill complete with cobbled streets and old world charm. The trip takes approx one hour depending on traffic. The main bus terminal (Estacion Sur de autobuses) is situated in the south of the city at the Mendez Alvara Metro station (line 6) Cost each way is 4.50 euros. Continental buses run approx. each half hour. Make sure you board the right bus, as seats are allocated. The number of the bus and seat are shown on the ticket (buses 1 and 2) If you miss the bus, return to the ticket office where your seat will be re assigned. Buses can be quite full even in the winter months with a lot of students making the journey.

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    Aranjuez

    by aeroarce Updated Dec 22, 2002

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    From "Estacion Sur de Autobuses" Southern Bus Station at c/Mendez Alvaro, S/n
    You have daily buses:
    Week Days: each 15 or 30 minutes
    Weekend: each hour

    There are 2 companies:
    Aisa (tel:915271294) 2,90Euros 1way
    Samar: (914684236) 2,41Euros 1way

    notice that prices are 2002 and they might grow up in January next year.

    You can reach the Bus station by Metro stop at Mendez Alvaro, line 6

    you can also reach aranjuez by train.

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    El Escorial

    by aeroarce Written Dec 22, 2002

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    Buses depart from "Intercambiador de Moncloa" Moncloa Hub Station at c/Princesa, S/n

    It takes around an hour to get there.

    You have daily buses:
    Week Days: each 15 minutes
    Weekend: each hour

    The company that goes there is Herranz:
    Price: 2,75Euros one way
    notice that prices are 2002 and they might grow up in January next year.

    You can reach the Bus station by Metro, Moncloa station lines 6 or 3.

    you can also get to El Escorial by train but the train station is quite far from the Monastery and you have tto take another bus.

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    Avila

    by aeroarce Written Dec 22, 2002

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    Buses depart from "Estación Sur de Autobuses" Mendez Álvaro, S/n

    It takes around an 1h30min to get there.

    You have daily buses:
    07:15 08:30 10:00 12:00 13:30 15:45 17:30 20:00

    Price:
    6,5Euros one way
    11,70Euros Return.

    Notice that prices are 2002 and they might grow up in January next year.

    You can reach the Bus station by Metro, Mendez Alvaro station lines 6.

    There are also trains to avila

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    Salamanca

    by aeroarce Written Dec 22, 2002

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    Buses depart from "Auto Res" Plaza Conde de Casal, 6 info:902020999

    It takes around 3h30min to get there.

    You have daily buses:
    08:30 10:30 13:30 14:30 16:30 17:30 20:30
    and 22:00

    Price:
    9,55Euros one way
    14,17Euros Return.

    Notice that prices are 2002 and they might grow up in January next year.

    You can reach the Bus station by Metro, Conde de casal station line 6.

    There is also an Express service that takes 2h30min
    they depart each hour from 07:00 to 20:00 and at 21:30.
    prices are: 17,18 for one way and 25 return.

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    Segovia

    by aeroarce Updated Dec 22, 2002

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    Buses depart from "La Sepulvedana" at Paseo de la florida, 11

    It takes around an 1h45min to get there.

    You have daily buses:
    from 06:30 to 21:30 each half an hour except at 17:30

    Price:
    5,30Euros one way
    8,55Euros Return.

    Notice that prices are 2002 and they might grow up in January next year.

    You can reach the Bus station by Metro, Principe Pio station lines 6, 10 and Ramal Norte.

    you can also reach Segovia by train but it takes more than 2 hours.

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    Toledo

    by aeroarce Written Dec 22, 2002

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    Buses depart from "Estación Sur de Autobuses" Mendez Álvaro, S/n

    It takes around an 1h15min to get there.

    You have daily buses:
    from monday to saturday from 06:30 to 22:30 each half an hour. Sundays from 08:30 to midnight also each half an hour except 14:00 and 23:30

    Price: 3,76euros one way, there are no return tickets.

    Notice that prices are 2002 and they might grow up in January next year.

    You can reach the Bus station by Metro, Mendez Alvaro station line 6.

    You can also reach toledo by train but there are not so many frequencies.

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    Daytrip to Segovia

    by sunset_gal Updated Jul 27, 2003

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    The buses by La Sepulvedana leaves for Segovia every 30 minutes. A return ticket costs 8,52 euros and leaves from Estacion del Norte (Metro: Principe Pio). The bus ride takes 1.5 hours.

    Information correct as of July 2003 :)

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    Daytrip to El Escorial

    by sunset_gal Written Jul 27, 2003

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    The buses by Herranz leaves for El Escorial every 15 minutes. A one-way ticket costs 2,85 euros and leaves from Intercambio de Moncloa (Metro: Moncloa). The bus ride takes 1 hour.

    Information correct as of July 2003 :)

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    Chinchón

    by aeroarce Written Dec 22, 2002

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    Buses depart from Estacion de autobuses at Avenida del Mediterraneo, 49. TEL914097602

    It takes around 45 min to get there.
    Price: 2,80Euros.
    You can reach the Bus station by Metro, Conde de Casal station line 6.

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    High Speed Train

    by maestrousmc Written Apr 14, 2008

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    If you're planning to take the high speed train to Toledo - or any daytrip for that matter - I'd suggest you purchase your tickets in advance. Not knowing this, I showed up to the Atocha station to buy a ticket for Toledo on the AVE only to discover that they were sold out. I had to wait two hours for the next departure -- and this was during the off-season.

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    Renfe Cercanias to Los Cotos

    by davidcross Written Oct 29, 2009

    Madrid Cercanias stop at Nuevos Ministerios, Chamartin and other stations in Madrid, In the section of their route between Atocha and Chamatin they go underground but they are distinct from the Metro. They are mainly used for trips outside the city of Madrid but within the wider Comunidad de Madrid. There is just one line that runs nowhere near the city of Madrid.

    This is a narrow gauge, mainly single track line from Cercedilla to Los Cotos through glorious mountain scenery in the Sierra de Guadarrama. I have wrtten an account with photos at http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/240e4/ba/

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