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Madrid-Toledo by train/car?

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1. Posted by ponchik (Budding Member 76 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys,

Quick, but urgent question - is it better to go from Madrid to Toledo by train or by car?
If by train - is it better to order train tickets in advance, via internet? Or is it better just to buy them on-site?

Thanks in advance,


2. Posted by dme (Budding Member 6 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I'd rather take the train. Toledo is and old city with narrow streets and parking is not easy... Also, the best way to get to know it is by foot. There are trains from Madrid to Toledo every hour, and you can just buy the tickets in the train station, no need to buy them online (although if you buy online you won't need to wait for the queue...)

3. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1388 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

train also takes only 30 minutes from Madrid Atocha. I know the renfe site has problems with creditcards from other countries sometimes. Note that from about 1 hour before departure, a separate ticket office opens for this line, as it is not operated by Renfe, but from a smaller company.

A bus from Mendez Alvaro, would be the cheaper options, but takes one hour (but there are many more busses, than trains going.). If at the end you choose to go by car, don't drive it into the old town, look for a parking space in the newer parts.