Luggage lockers and Travel via AVE train in Spain

My husband and I, plus another couple, will be spending 2 weeks in Spain in September 2013. We fly into Madrid and plan on a day trip to Segovia. We are trying to decide if we should do a day trip to Toledo, returning to Madrid for the night and then taking another AVE train down to Seville the next morning. The other option might be to take the AVE train to Toledo,store our luggage at train station and tour the city and then just go on to Seville later that same day. WE DON'T KNOW IF THERE ARE LUGGAGE LOCKERS OR ANY LUGGAGE STORAGE AT THE TRAIN STATION IN TOLEDO. ANY ADVICE ON OUR ITINERARY OPTIONS AND LUGGAGE STORAGE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Posted by Douglas
Oak Park, Illinois
2391 posts

Someone else can chime in if I misspeak, but the Toledo train station is pretty small and I don't recall any lockers or luggage storage. And even if there is, they might well be full. Personally, I would try and stay the night in Toledo. It's a great town after dark and you'll be able to enjoy a nice dinner there (wich won't start until at least 7:30 or 8:00). It's also a lot more fun to stroll the streets and alleyways after the hourdes of day-trippers have left. You can catch an early train out of Toledo and then a morning train to Sevilla and be there before noon. They both go through Madrid-Atocha. Book the train tickets ahead of time for steep discounts and to avoid long lines.

Posted by Neil
583 posts

From the occasional similar question occurring on forums from time to time, I believe there is no luggage storage (consigna) at Toledo station - this certainly has no mention - As advised above, not sure you appreciate you cannot go on from Toledo to Seville without returning to Madrid. There is certainly consigna at Madrid Puerta de Atocha, your departure point for both journeys. And not that it matters much, but it is an AVANT (not quite the same high speed) train and not AVE to Toledo. Does this cover all?