Located about 120 kilometers from Madrid this medieval town makes a beautiful day trip if you want to discover inner Spain. This post will give you all the information on how to get to Avila from Madrid by train, car and other.

how to get to avila from madrid
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How to get to Avila from Madrid by train, car and other

1. Organised day trip from Madrid to Avila and Segovia

If you do not want to navigate the public transport and would also like to visit another World Heritage Site, Segovia, Civitatis offers day trips from Madrid to visit both Avila and Segovia on a day.

You will get to discover the the oldest city walls in Spain in Avila and the stunning Roman aqueduct in Segovia. The tour includes a guided visit to El Alcazar, the Segovia castle that inspired Walt Disney himself.

You can book with free cancellation here >

2. Driving

If you have your own car you can drive to Avila from Madrid in about an hour and 15 minutes. Google maps will very easily show the quickest way but be aware there are tolls that costs around 10€. You can skip it but it will add half an hour to your trip.

We will only recommend driving if you are planning to stop in other places, as the public transport are almost as fast and cheaper than driving.

  • The accommodation in Ávila is quite affordable so if you want to treat yourself we recommend you stay in Parador the Avila.  Paradores are luxury hotels managed by the Spanish state and generally located in the most picturesque buildings like castles and monasteries. Check out Parador de Avila >

3. Madrid to Avila train

The official Spanish railway offers trains departing more or less each hour. Trains depart from the Madrid-Principe Pio station and a return ticket costs around 20€. Be advise to purchase the ticket online from the Renfe website as sometimes trains get full.

Madrid to Avila train
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4. How to get to Avila by bus

The bus company Jimenez Dorado does the route from the Mendez Alvaro station in just around 1 hour and 20 minutes. Ticket costs less than 10€ and there are

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