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Getting There -- Flights to Valladolid land at Vallanubla Airport, Hwy. N-601 (tel. 98-341-55-00), a 15-minute taxi ride from the center of town. Air Nostrum (tel. 90-240-05-00; www.airnostrum.es) routes daily flights to and from Barcelona.

Valladolid is well serviced by 16 daily trains to and from Madrid (trip time: 3-4 1/2 hr.). The one-way fare is 15€ to 34€. Another city with train links to Valladolid is Burgos (16 trains per day). The train station (Estación del Norte), Calle Recondo s/n, by Plaza Colon (tel. 90-224-02-02; www.renfe.es), is 1.6km (1 mile) south of the town's historic center, 1 block southwest of the Campo Grande park.

The bus station is an 8-minute walk from the railway station, at Puente Colgante (tel. 98-323-63-08) on the southern edge of town. There are more than a dozen buses every day to and from Madrid (trip time: 2 1/4 hr.). Eight buses per day arrive from Zamora (trip time: 1 1/4 hr.), three buses per day from Burgos (trip time: 1 1/2 hr.).

Valladolid lies at the center of the rectangle created by Burgos, León, Segovia, and Salamanca, and is connected to each by good highways. From Madrid, driving time is about 2 1/4 hours. Take superhighway A-6 northwest from Madrid, turning north on 403.

Visitor Information -- The tourist office, inside Pabellón de Cristal, Calle Acera de Recolectos (tel. 98-321-93-10; www.turismocastillayleon.com), is open in winter daily 9am to 2pm and 5 to 8pm, summer daily 9am to 8pm, and Easter week daily 9am to 9pm.

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.