Avila Travel, Transport and Car Rental

(Avila, Castilla y León, Spain)

Avila TransportationAvila is an easy city to travel around with most of the sights being clustered together. There are many ways to travel in and around this small city, including using the public transport system, although for sightseers, simply putting one foot in front of the other is often the most rewarding way.

Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD) / Arriving by Air

Avila is served by Spain's premier airport, the busy and efficient Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD). It is located 9 miles / 15 km from the centre of Madrid and handles a large number of international and domestic flights.

Madrid Airports Guide


Buses in Avila provide a good method of travel for nearby areas and other locations that might be difficult to reach. A bus leaves daily Monday to Friday at 15:15 for Arenas de San Pedro in the Sierra de Gredos. There is also another daily bus that travels to Valladolid at 07:30 and there are further buses that provide good connections to the nearby cities of Madrid and Salamanca.


There are around 20 trains that travel each day from RENFA station to the nearby city of Madrid, mainly to Chamartin. This journey takes around two hours and is relatively inexpensive. There are also some spectacular views along the way. Many other trains head west to Salamanca at the same cost and there are also connections to the cities of Bilbao, Santander and Malaga.

Car Rental

To travel to Avila from Madrid by car is a fairly simple journey. You need to take the N-V1 main road and then follow this to Villacastin. At this point, bear south-west and take the M-505 via El Escorial. The road becomes the C-505 and then branches off the N-VI just before you reach Las Rozas.

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