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How to travel from Toledo to Cuenca by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Toledo to Cuenca? Look no further.

You'll usually find 3 trains per day running between Toledo and Cuenca, which usually take 3 hours 37 minutes to complete the 148 km journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 23 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Cuenca from Toledo, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. You can travel on this route with Renfe, which is the main train operator in Spain and has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe. During your trip you may travel on one of their high-speed or regional services, all of which offer comfort and air-conditioning as standard.

You can save money on train tickets from Toledo to Cuenca if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $26.55. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Toledo to Cuenca by train

It takes an average of 3h 37m to travel from Toledo to Cuenca by train, over a distance of around 92 miles (148 km). There are normally 3 trains per day traveling from Toledo to Cuenca and tickets for this journey start from $26.55 when you book in advance.

First train

07:55

Last train

13:25

Departure station

Toledo

Arrival station

Cuenca

Journey time

2h 23m

Distance

148 miles (92 km)

Frequency

3 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $26.55

Train and bus operators

Renfe

Toledo to Cuenca train times

Check out the next trains departing from Toledo to Cuenca for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:55 09:57 3h 2m, 2 changes
08:25 13:53 5h 28m, 1 change
12:25 14:48 2h 23m, 2 changes

Renfe and Avant trains from Toledo to Cuenca

You can travel from Toledo to Cuenca on Renfe and Avant trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

Able to reach speeds of at 155 mph (250 km/h), Avant trains operate short and medium distance high-speed services. These trains are intended to cover journeys within the same autonomous community or in two neighbouring communities. For this reason, trains generally don’t offer catering services and travel less than 125 miles (200 km). They have two types of comfort classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class).

Cheap train tickets from Toledo to Cuenca

The price of train tickets from Toledo to Cuenca starts at $26.55 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Toledo to Cuenca by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Toledo to Cuenca

Want to know more about your journey from Toledo to Cuenca? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Toledo to Cuenca take?

The average journey time by train between Toledo and Cuenca is 3 hours and 37 minutes, with around 3 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Toledo and Cuenca by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Toledo to Cuenca is 2 hours and 23 minutes.

How much does the train from Toledo to Cuenca cost?

Train tickets from Toledo to Cuenca can start from as little as $26.55 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Toledo to Cuenca?

No, there are no direct train services from Toledo to Cuenca. Travelling from Toledo to Cuenca by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Toledo to Cuenca leave?

The first train from Toledo to Cuenca leaves at 07:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Toledo to Cuenca leave?

The last train from Toledo to Cuenca leaves at 13:25. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Toledo and Cuenca by train?

Trains travelling from Toledo to Cuenca cover a distance of around 92 miles (148 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cuenca to Toledo.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Toledo to Cuenca for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/21/2023 for travel on 01/21/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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