Segovia a UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the grandest, richest and most beautiful town in Spain. It’s located just 90 kilometers far from Madrid. And we will write in this blog post how to get to Segovia from Madrid by train, bus and by car for a day tour. If you are planning to stay longer in Segovia feel free to click here to read our Segovia travel guide.
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Best time to visit Segovia
The weather in Segovia is very pleasant, making it pretty much a year-round destination. Those who want to spend the day walking around should note that the best time to visit Segovia is from March to September. Rainfall can only be expected between November and January while the other months are much drier. From January to March can be cold the weather and maybe can snow.
How to get to Segovia
How to get to Segovia from Madrid by Bus
If you want to get to Segovia by bus. Segovia is accessible coming from Madrid. You can take a bus from Madrid’s Monocloa bus station. You can buy the bus ticket in Moncloa Bus station in the ticket machines with cash or credit card. You can also book online with Avanza. Return ticket will cost you €8. The bus ride will last 1 hour each way. Buses start leaving at 6 30 am and last bus returning to Monclo Bus station from Segovia is around 9 30 pm.
You will reach Segovia’s bus station at Paseo de Ezequiel Gonzalez which is near the Aqueduct. You can go walking be 5 minutes from the bus station to the Aqueduct. This is my favorite option since is the cheapest and you get close to the Aqueduct.
How to get to Segovia from Madrid by Train
Boarding a train from Madrid to Segovia is also quite easy. The train leaves from Chamartin train station and one way costs around €14. It depends on if you get the ticket in advance can be cheaper. If you’re traveling on the AVE (Spain’s high-speed train), you will be dropped off at the Segovia-Guiomar Station. The train will get to Segovia in 28 minutes!
The train station is 6 kilometers far from the Aqueduct. So you can a the bus number 11 or 12 to the Aqueduct or to the central bus station for €2. Click here for more information about prices and schedule to book your train ticket.
If you are in a hurry this option will be the fastest!
How to get to Segovia from Madrid by Car
Segovia is located around 90 km away from Madrid so it’s always best to avoid traveling during the rush hour (7:30-9:30 AM) to avoid delaying your trip. You can leave Madrid from Gran Via or from the M30 and gain direct access to A6 which leads to Segovia. You can also take the scenic route at M601 to Navacerrada. There is a toll road from Madrid that it´s worth it to get to avoid the traffic crossing the mountain. You can get Segovia in one hour The price of the toll road is €7 one way.
The problem with this option would be parking your car will have extra cost in Segovia. There are a few parking lots near the Aqueduct.
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Transportation around Segovia
Going around Old Town is usually done on foot as destinations are very close to each other and it’s also the best way to get to know the Segovia. There are also bike rentals available for those who like to cycle. City buses around Segovia cost €1 except the bus going from Segovia train station to the Aqueduct that costs €2.
Hope it’s useful this post about how to get to Segovia from Madrid by train, bus and by car. Which one is your favorite option to go for a day tour in Segovia. Let us know in the comments below!
What to do in Segovia
Aqueduct of Segovia
The Aqueduct is the city’s most popular and most beautiful landmark in Segovia. The Roman Aqueduct is not just a sight to behold but is also a very historic structure as it was built in 1st century AD. The Aqueduct is made up of more than 20,000 granite blocks that form 163 arches, with its highest point at 28 m high. The Aqueduct is located at the center of town and stretches for 818 m.
Have you ever eaten roast suckling pig? In Spain, the dish is called cochinillo and the best ones are in Segovia. You can order a cochinillo meal for €16 per person while an entire pig costs €110. We really loved Segovia’s version and we highly recommend it! We were 6 of us for eating the whole cochinillo in Segovia and it was too much food. We think is fine for 8 people.
Located in Plaza Mayor is the Segovia Cathedral. Gothic church is the last of its kind made in Spain. The original cathedral perished in a fire on 1520 but has then been reconstructed from 1525-1577. Segovia Cathedral now stands tall and proud on the highest point of the town. The Segovia Cathedral is open from 9:30 AM-5:30 PM and has a small entrance fee of €3.
Great news: The Cathedral has free admission on Sundays from 9:30AM-1:15 PM. The place will be packed then so make sure to go early!
Alcazar of Segovia
Segovia’s Alcazar is a castle that looks like it came straight from a fairytale. In fact, many say that Walt Disney was inspired by the Alcazar when designing Cinderella’s castle. Nowdays we see a reconstruction of Alcazar as the original building burned down in 1862. Gates open at 10 AM and costs €5-7.
Travel tip: Every third Tuesday of the month, entrance to the Alcazar is FREE!
Where to Stay in Segovia
Most of the travelers prefer to stay in Madrid and go to Segovia on a day tour. But we recommend you to stay in Segovia if you have time. Accommodation will be cheaper and you will be able to enjoy the city with more time. Click below in our links to get the best deals looking for accommodation with Airbnb, Booking and Agoda.
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