High-speed RENFE Avant trains run frequently every day. Those departing Madrid’s Atocha railway station for Toledo run daily from 6:50am to 9:50pm; those leaving Toledo for Madrid run daily from 6:50am to 9:30pm. Travel time is approximately 35 minutes. The one-way fare is 13€. For train information in Madrid, call [tel] 90-232-03-20 or visit www.renfe.com. To reach the old city from Toledo’s bus station, take bus 5 to the Plaza de Zocodover (1.40€); a taxi from the station is about 8€).
From Madrid, it’s also feasible to take the bus instead of the train. The main service is provided by Alsa ([tel] 90-242-22-42;www.alsa.es). Buses depart daily from Madrid’s Estación de Plaza Elíptica, Avenida Vía Lusitana, between 6:30am and 11pm at 15- to 30-minute intervals. Travel time is 50 minutes to 1[bf]1/4 hours. A one-way transit costs 5.65€ and can be purchased only at the station. Once you reach Toledo, you’ll be deposited at the Estación de Autobuses, which lies beside the river about 1.2km ([bf]3/4 mile) from the historic center. Although many visitors opt to walk, be ready to climb a hill. Buses 5 and 6 run from the station uphill to Plaza de Zocodover, charging 1.40€ for the brief ride. Pay the driver directly. By car, exit Madrid via Cibeles (Paseo del Prado) and take the N-401 south.
The tourist information office, Plaza del Consistorio, 1 ([tel] 92-525-40-30; www.toledo-turismo.com), is open daily 10am to 6pm.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.