The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Madrid to Toledo is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 5 buses that leave Madrid for Toledo every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||42 miles (67 km)|
|Average bus duration||1 h|
|Average bus ticket price||$7 (€6)|
|Bus companies||jimenez, Samar or Alsa|
Buses from Madrid to Toledo cover the 42 miles (67 km) long journey taking on average 1 h with our travel partners like jimenez, Samar or Alsa. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $7 (€6), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $7 (€6). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Toledo, Estación de Autobuses.
Buses from Madrid to Toledo are extremely frequent and run daily from early in the morning until late at night, including at the weekends. A bus from Madrid to Toledo departs approximately every 30 minutes from Madrid and the whole journey to Toledo lasts between 50 minutes and just under two hours depending on the time of the day. All this makes it possible to visit the historic town of Toledo during a day trip from Madrid, but if more time is available travelers should consider spending a few days in Toledo, as the town has many things to offer tourists such as stunning, historic buildings and ancient churches.
All buses from Madrid to Toledo are direct connections without any transfer involved. The total travel time is between just under one hour to just under two hours, depending on the time of the day and the expected traffic volume en route. Early morning and afternoon connections tend to be faster, whilst mid-morning and evening connections take a bit longer. So, by taking a bus from Madrid to Toledo in the morning or afternoon, travelers will have more time to explore Toledo's fascinating Old Town.
Buses depart Madrid direction Toledo at very frequent intervals, during peak times as often as every half hour. The service starts early in the morning and runs until late at night with only a short break in the middle of the night. This is a year-round connection that operates both on weekends and weekdays and on average there are more than 60 daily connections by bus from Madrid to Toledo.
Departure bus station: Nearly all buses to Toledo depart in Madrid at the Plaza Elíptica, south of the city center. This square is well connected by metro and bus to every corner of the Spanish capital. Only one bus per day departs from the equally central located Madrid, Plaza de España. Close to both squares visitors can find shops, cafes, and restaurants where they can try local specialties or buy a last-minute gift.
Arrival bus stations: The buses that depart from Plaza Elíptica arrive at Toledo's bus station, near the Tagus river and the bus from Madrid to Toledo that departs from Plaza de España arrives at Avenida Castilla la Mancha (Ronda del Granadal) just a few hundred meters to the south of the former. Both arrival points are in the direct vicinity of all things travelers need, like shops and restaurants and well connected by public transport. Alternatively, the beautiful Old Town of Toledo is in easy walking distance and it will take only around 20 minutes to reach it, from both squares, on foot.
All but one bus connection from Madrid to Toledo is served by Alsa buses. One bus daily is operated by the company Jimenez Dorado and tends to be faster, but also a bit more expensive.
The more frequent Alsa buses run roughly at half-hour intervals and are direct connections without any transfers. They stop also around twelve times between the two cities.
The once-daily Jimenez Dorado bus is also a direct connection, but with fewer stops involved, making it the slightly faster option.
As this is a short connection, there is only one class of seats available with both companies. Bear also in mind that there is no on-board service available, so travelers are advised to bring their own snacks and drinks. Bicycles can be transported on the buses, but it is advisable of stating that when booking the ticket as space for them can be limited. There is no limit to how much other luggage travelers can take with them as long as they are able to handle it themselves. If a traveler requires assistance during their journey because of a disability they should advise the bus company at least 24 hours in advance of this, either when booking the ticket or by calling their dedicated helpline.
When departing from Madrid, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Terminal de autobuses T4 (Aeropuerto de Madrid) and Madrid, Estación de Plaza Elíptica. When arriving in Toledo, you can end your trip in bus stations like Toledo, Estación de Autobuses and Toledo.
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, which is located around 3 miles (4.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Toledo, Estación de Autobuses, located 1.4 miles (2.3 km) away from the city centre.
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