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Travelling from Madrid to Toledo by train

Holy Toledo, is this one of the best Spanish train routes around? We think so! Travel from the capital to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Toledo in a mere 30 minutes, sounds muy bueno if you ask us! Renfe’s Ave trains will get you speeding your way between destinations, and you’ll get to choose from Second or First Class to make your trip perfectly divine.

From the 13th-century Santa Iglesia to the 16th-century Alcázar de Toledo, the walled old city is a time capsule rich in history and culture, with something new to explore on every corner. Go from present to past with this fabulous route, see our journey information below for more info if you’re not yet convinced!

Madrid to Toledo by train

It takes an average of 32m to travel from Madrid to Toledo by train, over a distance of around 37 miles (59 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Madrid to Toledo and tickets for this journey start from €13.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 32m
Distance37 miles (59 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
Departure stationMadrid
Arrival stationToledo
ChangesDirect trains available
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Madrid to Toledo train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid to Toledo for Saturday 30th May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
17:50 Madrid Atocha18:23 ToledoAlvia/Avant 8172 Renfe Get tickets33m, direct
19:50 Madrid Atocha20:23 ToledoAlvia/Avant 8192 Renfe Get tickets33m, direct
21:50 Madrid Atocha22:23 ToledoAlvia/Avant 8212 Renfe Get tickets33m, direct
08:50 Madrid Atocha09:23 ToledoAlvia/Avant 8082 Renfe Get tickets33m, direct
09:20 Madrid Atocha09:53 ToledoAlvia/Avant 8292 Renfe Get tickets33m, direct
10:20 Madrid Atocha10:52 ToledoAlvia/Avant 8102 Renfe Get tickets32m, direct
11:20 Madrid Atocha11:53 ToledoAlvia/Avant 8312 Renfe Get tickets33m, direct
12:20 Madrid Atocha12:53 ToledoAlvia/Avant 8322 Renfe Get tickets33m, direct
13:50 Madrid Atocha14:23 ToledoAlvia/Avant 8132 Renfe Get tickets33m, direct
17:50 Madrid Atocha18:23 ToledoAlvia/Avant 8172 Renfe Get tickets33m, direct

Renfe and Avant trains from Madrid to Toledo

You can travel from Madrid to Toledo 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 has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, linking major cities with AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia, and Euromed trains. Long-distance routes are served by Altaria and Talgo trains, while regional routes are operated by Media Distancia, Regional and Express Regional trains. Renfe also operates on international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe trains offer four different travel classes, depending on the train you’re travelling on – Turista (Standard), Turista Plus (Premium Economy), Preferente (Business Class) and Club (First Class).

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 Madrid to Toledo

Train tickets from Madrid to Toledo start at €13.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €13.90.
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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 Madrid to Toledo 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Madrid to Toledo? 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 Madrid to Toledo take?

The average journey time by train between Madrid and Toledo is 32 minutes, with around 15 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 Madrid and Toledo by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to Toledo is 32 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid to Toledo cost?

Train tickets from Madrid to Toledo can start from as little as €13.90 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 Madrid to Toledo?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Madrid to Toledo without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Madrid to Toledo. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Madrid to Toledo leaves at 06:50. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Madrid to Toledo leaves at 21:50. 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 Madrid and Toledo by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid to Toledo cover a distance of around 37 miles (59 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Toledo to Madrid. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Madrid to Toledo.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid to Toledo for a typical week day using timetable data for 30/05/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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