How to go from Madrid to Toledo

Many of the tourists visiting Madrid make the most of their stay in the Spanish capital to come to our city. it’s a great decision, since Toledo has a great artistic and historical legacy, and staying in our hotel during their  time in our city gives travellers the experience of stopping over in one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.

Whoever wants to come to Toledo from Madrid has an easy task on their hands. There is less than 50 miles from one city to the other and they are excellently connected via road or public transport. In most cases, the route from the Spanish capital to Toledo takes one hour approximately. If you want to stay in Hotel Carlos V, we have a partnership with the public car park located just 200 yards from the hotel, which will allow you to forget about the problems of parking in an old town, which might be a difficult task.

The easiest way is to come by car. You just have to take the A-42 motorway and you’ll be in Toledo in under 50 minutes. We also have the AP-41 motorway, albeit with tolls, that will bring you to Toledo in a similar time, but without the risk of running into traffic jams, which might occur on the A-42 during rush hour.

For those who prefer to use public transport from Madrid to Toledo, there are two great options. The high-speed train is the quickest. Leaving from Atocha station, it takes just 35 minutes to get to Toledo. There are trains approximately every hour or two -depending on the time of day-. On the other hand, the bus alternative is cheaper and has more frequency but it takes approximately one hour (if we take the direct bus). It leaves from the Plaza Elíptica transport interchange, well communicated with the rest of Madrid by metro.

For those of you who still have not visited Toledo, it is good to know that our city’s old town is located at the top of a hill, while the train and bus stations are at the lower part of the city. Therefore, you have to walk up a steep hill to get to the city centre. However, you can use the staircase located next to the train station that will take you straight to the cultural heart of Toledo, close to Plaza de Zocodover, right at the top of the city.