The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 10 trains that leave Madrid for Toledo every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Average train duration||32 min|
|Average train ticket price||£12 (€14)|
Trains from Madrid to Toledo cover the 42 miles long journey taking on average 32 min with our travel partners like Renfe. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £12, but the average price of train tickets is £12. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Toledo.
You can travel by train from Madrid to Toledo with Renfe for as low as £12. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Renfe is Spain’s national train operator offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travellers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.
Trains from Madrid to Toledo are available throughout the day, on weekends and weekdays. You'll find between four and six trains running on this route each day, spread out pretty evenly. You can catch a train any time from early morning to early evening, and after a mere 30min journey look forward to exploring the ancient wonders of the medieval city of Toledo, former home of the famous Spanish painter, El Greco, and glimpse Spanish culture for yourself.
Examining the train times and schedules more closely, you'll find a choice of around 28 to 42 trains a week, from just before 7:00 a.m. till just before 8:00 p.m. There is not much of a difference in the schedule between weekdays and weekends, so it's a very reliable train service between the two cities. There are generally two early morning trains, then a pause till mid-morning, when another train makes a run. The last trains of the day are between mid-afternoon and early evening. What this timetable means is that if you're not in a rush you can get a train at any time of the day that suits your travel itinerary, and save quite a bit in doing so.
All train trips from Madrid to Toledo are direct runs, none of which require you to make any stops or changes along the way. It only takes around 30min to make the trip, give or take three minutes. There isn't a peak time to speak of, apart from a pair of trains that provide early morning commuter services. For the rest of the day the schedule is regular and sedate. This is a very straightforward route where it's easy to find the train you need. You can plan a trip in advance or buy a ticket at the station.
There's not much variation in ticket prices along this route, but you can use some other tips to find cheaper tickets. Booking well in advance can often earn you an early bird discount. Also try to be flexible with your travel schedule, so that you can take advantage of lower priced train trips as they present themselves. The train operator also offers pensioner discounts for people over the age of 58 and cheaper prices for younger children. Discount programmes with concession cards are also available, and can be used when you book your trip online. Unfortunately you can't do any comparison shopping between main train providers, as this route is only serviced by the state train service, Renfe, but the operator offers exceptionally reasonable prices as it is, so you don't really need to shop around. This is an affordable service designed for economical daily commuting and tourist trips. It's also not a bad idea to keep an eye on our website for special offers or seasonal promotions, which holidaymakers can take advantage of. You can also use our search functions and filters to pinpoint the most cost-effective train trips.
Departure train station: Departures are from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station, the largest station in Madrid. It's in the Atocha area, 2 miles from the city centre. It has a large interior, with all the usual amenities like coffee shops and lounges, as well as Wi-Fi facilities. Aim to arrive around 45min before your train departs.
Arrival train station: You'll arrive in Toledo at the quaint main train station in the town, 1.8 miles from the town centre. There is a bus stop opposite the station and the ride takes 10min. It's classified as a national monument, and doesn't offer all the expansive features of the modern train station. However you can get refreshments and avail yourself of all the standard personal travel amenities expected.
All the trains from Madrid to Toledo are operated by the Spanish national train carrier, Renfe. All of the trains that it runs on this route are high-speed AVA intercity trains, taking about 30min, with one every few hours. You can book your tickets for these trains online in advance. It doesn't matter which train you take – travel times and services on board are all the same. The seats are comfortable and you'll enjoy a pleasant travel experience without any fuss.
Renfe is a train company designed to serve the national populace of Spain, so it offers an all-encompassing service, with the focus on reliability, efficiency and speed. There is only a single class of ticket, to simplify things. This is known as second class, but its effectively the standard kind of economy calls. The ticket policy also allows you to upgrade to what's known as second class plus, at a small additional fee. All tickets can be changed right up until the time of departure, and you can also get a semi-refund if you need to cancel your trip. You can get discount cards for frequent trips, and if you're travelling in a family or tour group, discounts are available on request. Senior citizens also get the opportunity to travel at reduced ticket prices.
With only one type of ticket available on a Renfe train trip, all the services are the same. You get a good luggage allowance and can take a combined weight of 55 pounds, in three luggage items with maximum dimensions of 33 x 21 x 13 inches. You can buy a selection of snacks and sandwiches, or bring your own refreshments. Assistance is available for disabled passengers and those who have difficulty travelling, the Atendo programme. The attendants will help you make your way through the stations as well. You can bring a pet weighing up to 20 pounds with you in a container, and also bring a folded bicycle with you.
Omio customers book a train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Toledo most frequently for this route.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Toledo most often arrive at Toledo and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from this train station to the city centre.
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