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Travelling from Madrid to Toledo by train

Planning to travel from Madrid to Toledo by train? You’ve come to the right place!

The average journey time by train between Madrid and Toledo is 32 minutes, with around 13 trains per day. This 36-mile (59 km) route is served by Renfe’s high-speed Avant trains, which can reach speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h).

As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as direct services are available. Want to travel in style? Choose Renfe’s First Class (also known as Confort in Spanish) and you’ll get to enjoy wide reclining leather seats, at-seat meal service, and access to their Club rooms at the station before you board.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices to Toledo from Madrid in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save.

Go from present to past with this fabulous route from Madrid to Toledo. 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.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey from Madrid to Toledo, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Madrid to Toledo by train

It takes an average of 36m to travel from Madrid to Toledo by train, over a distance of around 36 miles (59 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Madrid to Toledo and tickets for this journey start from £12.44 when you book in advance.

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Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 36m


36 miles (59 km)


15 trains per day


Direct trains available


From £12.44

Train and bus operators

Renfe, ALSA, Grupo Samar

Madrid to Toledo train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid to Toledo for Tuesday 4th June 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:35 08:11 36m, direct
08:15 08:51 36m, direct
09:15 09:51 36m, direct
10:15 10:51 36m, direct
11:15 11:51 36m, direct
12:45 13:21 36m, direct
13:45 14:21 36m, direct
14:50 15:26 36m, direct
15:45 16:21 36m, direct
16:45 17:21 36m, 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 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).

Avant classes from Madrid to Toledo

Compare the different travel classes offered by Avant when travelling from Madrid to Toledo.

Onboard services on Avant

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Madrid to Toledo.


With Avant, you can take up to 3 pieces of luggage, as long as they do not exceed 290 cm and 25 kg in total. On Avant trains, pushchairs and instruments smaller than 30 x 120 x 38 cm are also considered hand luggage.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

If you’d like to stretch your legs, most Avant trains have a café carriage, and in case you’d prefer to stay in your seat, a mobile bar service.


Avant trains do not offer Wi-Fi, but you can watch the films or documentaries that are broadcast in each carriage.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children up to 3 years old travel for free as long as they don’t occupy a seat, but they will need a free child ticket. Children between 3 and 14 years old have a 40% discount on the general price.


You can take your bike or skateboard if it is folded, travels inside a cover and is less than 180 cm in total. If the dimensions exceed 180 cm, it will be considered special luggage and must travel with the pedals removed, the handlebars turned 90 degrees and dimensions less than 120 x 90 x 40 cm.


Your pet can accompany you as long as it weighs less than 10 kg, travels with a pet ticket, doesn’t occupy a seat and is inside a carrier (max dimensions 60 x 35 x 35 cm). The ticket price is 25% of the standard ticket price, except in first class, which will be free.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Avant has an assistance service for people with reduced mobility or disabilities, to request it contact Avant directly.

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Toledo

The price of train tickets from Madrid to Toledo starts at £12.44 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 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 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.

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 36 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 36 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid to Toledo cost?

Train ticket prices from Madrid to Toledo can start from as little as £12.44 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

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 each day. 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 06:42. 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 20:45. 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 36 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.

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