HOW TO GET THERE
BY ROAD: Toledo is approximately 70Km (43 miles) south of Madrid on the
A-42 highway. From the centre of Madrid you should head towards Atocha and take
the road running due south, called Santa María de la Cabeza. This road to Toledo
is well sign-posted. The exit to Toledo is also well sign-posted from the M-30, Madrid's inner ring-road. The journey by car takes less than 1 hour.
Please refer to our maps.
BY TRAIN: Railway station (RENFE). Paseo de la Rosa.
Toledo. Tel: 925 22 3099
Regular trains depart daily from Atocha railway station in
Madrid (Glorieta de Atocha; Tel: 91 328 90 20) for Toledo about every two hours,
starting at 7:05 a.m. until 8:25 p.m. The trip takes approximately one hour and
The new high-speed train link (the AVE train) between Madrid and Toledo was inaugurated on 15th November 2005.
The AVE train takes just 35 minutes to complete the journey and there are 10 trains per day. The Madrid-Toledo trains leave
Atocha station in Madrid.
BY BUS: Bus station (Estación de Autobuses). Avenida de Castilla-La Mancha. Toledo. Tel: 925
21 58 50. Buses depart daily for Toledo from the Plaza Eliptica Bus Station in
Madrid (Metro: Estación Plaza Elíptica, Avda. Lusitana, s/n). The trip takes approximately one hour fifteen minutes by
Alsa and tickets have to bought at the station.
The station in Toledo is near the river, about three-quarters
of a mile from the centre up a steep ascent, although it is possible to take a
local bus (numbers 5 or 6).
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TRANSPORTATION IN THE CITY
Toledo is the perfect city to tour on foot. All of its monuments, museums and places of interest are close to one another, and long distances are not a problem. However, comfortable shoes are a must since many streets are made of
stones and cobblestones, and walking can be tedious.
- Corral de Don Diego on Calle Magdalena
- El Corralillo, behind the Alcazar fortress
- Plaza de Padilla
- Plaza de San Marcos and Puerta Vieja de la Bisagra (Old Bisagra gateway)
- El Miradero on Calle Gerardo Lobo
- Garaje Alchar on Calle del General Moscardó, 8
- Garaje Santo Tome on Calle de Santa Ursula, 3
- Garaje Toledo on Calle del Instituto, 5
TAXIS: A large fleet of taxis
is also available. The main stops are located at the Cuesta del Alcazar, Cuesta
de la Vega, and the bus station. There is no permanent taxi stop at the railway
station. Radio taxis: Tel: 925 25 50 50.
CAR RENTAL: A car rental company called Aldecar is located on Calle
Venancio Gonzalez, 9. Tel: 925 2145 35. Other car hire options are available
ZOCOTREN: A special sightseeing tourist train, called the
visitors a panoramic view of Toledo and a visit through some of the streets,
with pre-recorded tourist information in Spanish, English and French.
This train runs every day from 11 a.m. to 12 midnight, hourly in winter (October
- March) and every 30 minutes in summer (April - September). Tickets may be
bought at Calle Sillerías, 14 (3.45 euros, children 2.10 euros). The trip takes
approximately 50 minutes and starts in the Plaza de Zocodover.