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Going from Madrid airport to Toledo first day of trip

My flight from the us arrives at 7 am
Thought I might hop on a train and spend first night I. Toledo then return to Madrid next day. Thought? Was thinking I would nap on train going to help with jet lag.

How difficult is it to get from airport to train.

Posted by
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We did this and it was probably the smartest move of our whole trip. Well, we took the bus, but same idea.

I think napping in the morning would prolong your jet lag. But if you must you must.

Posted by
1178 posts

Arrive at 7 am....through immigration and customs by 800 if all goes well. Take the Airport Express Bus (well marked) to Atocha, 25 minutes travel time, five euros, to the front door. Go through the ticket counter (get a number just like in the ice cream stores here in the states) and go to the platform (through x ray of your luggage. The actual travel time is 25 minutes. Most likely you will get a 10 am or there abouts train. So, 1030 you are in Toledo. Fifteen minutes by taxi to your hotel...get the taxi at the front of Atocha train station.

You will not have time to get much sleep on the train, 25 minutes, smooth ride. And, you may not be able to check in your hotel that early. Most have an afternoon check in time. But, at the same time, you would not be able to check in a hotel in Madrid at 8am either.....Either way, little help with jet lag I fear....

Posted by
16877 posts

You're on the right track with the advice above.