How to get to Ávila from Madrid (train or bus)


With this guide on how to get to Ávila from Madrid You can make the transfer to this incredible walled city in the most comfortable and fast way.
The most common way to visit this city is by public transport or on a day trip from Madrid, being only 110 kilometers away but another alternative if you have more time, is to rent a car and make a route through the province of Castilla and León, which has other wonders such as the cities of Segovia and Salamanca.

Based on the experience of our visit to this city, in which we write this list of places to visit in Ávila essential, we show you all the options of how to get from Madrid to Ávila, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. Let's get started!

How to get from Madrid to Ávila by train

The most comfortable way to get to Ávila is to take the train that leaves from the Principe Pío station, located near the Royal Palace of Madrid, and that leaves you at the Avila train station in an hour and a half for less than 13 euros per person. Keep in mind that the high-speed train does not arrive in this city and for this reason it takes longer than other cities further away from the capital.
To get to Principe Pío you can take line 6 (gray color) or line 10 (blue color) of the subway or commuter lines C1, C7 or C10 that pass through the Atocha and Chamartín stations.
The train frequency is approximately one hour, leaving the first one at 6:30 a.m. and the last one back to Madrid at 9 p.m. To secure the place, especially on holidays and weekends, it is advisable to book tickets in advance on this page.

Another cheaper option for go from Madrid to Ávila It is to take one of the 4 daily trains that leave from Chamartín Station and leave you at the city train station in about 2 hours for 9 euros.
To get to Chamartín you can take line 1 of the subway, which crosses the entire center, or line 10.
Another faster alternative to get to this station is to take the C3 and C4 commuter train lines that stop at Atocha and Puerta del Sol.
Once at Ávila train station you can walk about 10 minutes to reach the Puerta de Alcazár, the main access point to the walled city.


Where to sleep in Ávila

Once you are clear how to get to Ávila from Madrid And if you decide to spend a night in the city, you can look for a good hotel in the area of ​​the historic center or near the train station.
A great option to stay is Hostal Doña Juana, located near the Puerta de Alcazár and less than 10 minutes walk from the train and bus station.
In addition to its magnificent location, this hostel has a good breakfast, parking, spacious rooms and the best ratings for travelers who have spent the night.

To plan the routes around the city you can follow this guide of Avila in one day.