Como llegar a las mejores escapadas desde Madrid
28 Mar

How to get the perfect and nearest destinations from Madrid to make a trip (Part 2)

Here you have the second part of the post “how get the perfect and nearest destionations from Madrid to make a trip”. Here you have the other 4 destinations missed on the last post. Do not hesitate to visit them because all of these are unique!

1.How to get to Chinchón from Madrid 

The best options to get to Chinchón from Madrid are the following ones:

  1. By car: To go to Chinchón by car, you must take the A-3 road and then take the exit M-311. The journey is about 50 minutes, so you have a charming ton at your fingertips. In Chinchón, you will not have any problem to park because there is an open free area to park at the entrance of the town. The town is small so it is better to walk around on foot and let it surprise you getting lost around its streets.
  2. By bus: The intercity bus which goes to Chichón can be taken in “la Avenida del Mediterráneo” in “Plaza de Conde de Casal” (Metro Line 6). The bus line is the number 337. This journey takes about 55 minutes. You can check the timetable to go and back on this link. Make sure to check it well because this timetable could be changed depending on the season, holidays, working days… The price per journey is maximum 5,10€ depending on the zone you take it. You could buy the ticket directly at the bus.

2.How to get to Aranjuez from Madrid 

Aranjuez is whitout doubt the perfect trip to get away from the routine, and it is really accessible and also this town is near and the transport is cheap. You have 3 options:

  1. By car: The way to Aranjuez is so easy, you just have to take the road A-4 and it will take approximately 50 minutes. Free parking is possible on the street “de la Reina”, walking straight on that street you will find the Royal Palace, you cannot get lost!
  2. By bus: You can take the intercity bus to go to Aranjuez in “la Estación Sur de Madrid”, located in the station of Méndez Álvaro (Line 6). The bus number line is 423. It is about an hour far away and there is a bus each 15 and 30 minutes. You can check the timetable on this link. The place of arrival is the Bus Station of Aranjuez, located just 7 minutes’ walk away to the Royal Palace. The price is 4,20€ per journey.
  3. By train: The train to Aranjuez is a commuter train (called “cercanías” in Spanish). You can take it in the station of Atocha or Chamartin, these are the main ones but there are more stops, you can check them on this link. This one take approximately 45 minutes and there are a lot of possibilities related to timetable that you can check on this link. You could buy the ticket directly at the station as it is a commuter train you will have no problems; the price of tickets depends on the zone from you take it. In any case, you can get further information about how this kind of train works on this link. The price is around 4-5€. The commuter train line is C3 going to Aranjuez so it will be the last stop. The place of arrival is the Subway Station of Aranjuez and to arrive from there to the Royal Palace it will be 20 minutes on foot but you can also take an intercity bus to go to the city centre.

3.How to get to Alcalá de Henares from Madrid

You have a lot of options of public transport to go to Alcalá de Henares since this town is in the community of Madrid. The best options are the following ones:

  1. By car: if you want to go to Alcalá de Henares with your own car, you must take the a-2 road and it takes about 45 minutes.
  2. By bus: there is also an intercity bus to go to Alcalá de Henaras that you must take in “la Estación de Avenida América”, located in the metro station of “Avenida de América” (Lines 4,6,7 and 9). The intercity bus lines are 223,227 and 229. This journey is about 40 minutes and there are buses each 15 or 20 minutes. You can check the timetable on this link. The place of arrival is “la Vía Complutense”, you can go to the city centre on foot since it is just 10-15 minutes’ walk away. You can buy the ticket directly at the bus and it costs 4,20€.
  3. By train: The train to Alcalá de Henares is a commuter train (called “cercanías” in Spanish). You can take it in the station of Atocha or Chamartin, these are the main ones but there are more stops, you can check them on this link. This train takes approximately 40 minutes and there are a lot of possibilities related to timetable that you can check on this link. You could buy the ticket directly at the station as it is a commuter train you will have no problems; the price of tickets depends on the zone from you take it. In any case, you can get further information about how this kind of train works on this link. The price is around 4-5€. The commuter train lines are C7 (its last stop is Alcalá de Henares) and C2 (be careful because the last stop of this train is not Alcalá de Henares but Guadalajara). The place of arrival is the Railway Station of Alcalá de Henares and this one it is just 10-15 minutes’ walk away so we recommend you to go on foot.

4.How to get to Buitrago del Lozoya from Madrid

Although you have fewer options of public transport to go to this town, it is worth to visit. Here you have the options that you have to get to Buitrago de Lozoya from Madrid:

  1. By car: You must only take the A-1 road and it will take you approximately an hour.
  2. By bus: You can take an intercity bus to get to Buitrago de Lozoya in “El Intercambiador de Plaza Castilla”, located at the metro stop of Plaza de Castilla (Lines 1, 9 and 10). The intercity bus number is 191. This bus takes approximately an hour and a half. You can check the timetable to go and back on this link. Make sure to check it well because this timetable could be changed depending on the season, holidays, working days, … The price per journey is maximum 5,10€ depending on the zone from you take it. You could buy the ticket directly at the bus.

We hope that this post will be useful for you and that you enjoy all your trips even if these ones are just day trips!

If you want to know a brief description of these destinations, you can see it in this post

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