Segovia, a Unesco Heritage Site, is a city filled with architectural and cultural treasures, making it a very popular tour from Madrid. There are six ways that you can get a Segovia day trip from Madrid.
These include a Welcome Pickups tour, a local taxi transfer, a private bus tour, the local RENFE train, an express bus or your own car rental.
Take a day tour to Segovia with Welcome and your own English-speaking, professional taxi driver and discover the beauty of the Spanish countryside. Start your day by being picked up at your chosen pick up point in a new, comfortable car. Greet your friendly driver before heading off on your own 92km tour. Welcome Pickups’ private expedition is comprised of six recommended location stops, along with the many personal stops you can choose for photograph opportunities or to satisfy your own curiosity. Your driver is knowledgeable about the area and will teach you about the history and modern culture along the way. Of course, this is a fully customisable tour to Segovia and you just need to let your driver know at the beginning.
Recommended Tour Stops
Alcázar of Segovia
Aqueduct of Segovia
Segovia Old Town
The total tour time will be 6 hours and you can arrange to do what you want within that time frame. It is available every day of the week, beginning at the time of your choosing. The tour can accommodate from 1 to 8 people. Please note that whilst your driver is a knowledgeable and friendly local, he is not a licensed tour guide to accompany you within the sights. He has been provided though with extended information about the them.
Welcome Pickups Tour Photos
How Much Will It Cost?
The complete package for a Sedan costs €320 for up to 4 people and €390 for a minivan, which can accommodate from 5 to 8 people. However, these prices don’t include the local entrance fees to historical sites. Booking your tour is extremely simple. Just visit the company’s website.
Where Do I Get It From?
Your Welcome driver can pick you up from wherever you choose, Welcome is a door-to-door service! Just let them know in advance when and where you would like to be picked up, and after an initial friendly introduction, you and your driver can be on your way. When you return your driver will leave you wherever you choose in the city centre or back to your hotel.
Everything is fully arranged with Welcome to bring you the highest level of convenience from start to finish. Your transport is door-to-door, your driver is your tour guide, your ride is comfortable and has everything you need. You can be sure right from the beginning that with Welcome you are getting the best tour to Segovia and can leave any concern back home. Extra Tip: Make sure to taste some of the region’s local delicacies such as cochinillo (roast suckling pig), lechazo asado (leg of lamb), judiones de la Granja (a variety of beans). If you are not sure where to try them, ask your driver for some recommendations.
Welcome Pickups drivers are hand selected to be the best, English-speaking local driver-guides. They are professional and passionate ambassadors of their country, so don’t be shy to learn the most from them and try out new things on your day trip.
Local Taxi from Madrid to Segovia
Throughout Madrid, there is a network of over 15,600 taxis that are very easy to find and hail down by only raising your hand. Taxis in Madrid are white with a diagonal red band on their front door bearing the emblem of the city. They have a green light that is on when they are free. Taxis operate 24/7, so you could take one whenever you choose. There are several taxi ranks around the city, indicated by a blue sign with a white letter ‘T’. Taxis must be taken from the corresponding ranks at railway and bus stations and at the airport. Throughout the rest of the city, they can be easily stopped on the street. This is an option that could get you directly to Segovia from Madrid.
Local Taxi – Madrid
How Much Will a Taxi Cost?
The fare is based on a price per kilometre and a price per hour, which is applied alternately depending on the speed of traffic. Zone A encompasses the city of Madrid; Zone B covers all surrounding municipal areas. The initial cost of the taxi is €2.40 Monday to Friday from 6 am to 9 pm and €2.90 during the Weekends and at night. Then the price per kilometre is €1.05 for Zone A and €1.20 for Zone B. Journey time with a taxi will likely be about 1 hour and 10min and 92km, so the cost is estimated around €120 – 150. This cost is subject to change, due to traffic, time of the day and even depending on the day of the year.
Where Can I Get a Taxi From?
A taxi can be hailed on the streets or found at one of the taxi ranks or collections points around the centre of the city. There are various private taxi companies you can ring to order a taxi, although you need to bear in mind that the metre will be turned on as soon as the driver starts heading towards your location.
If you are planning to get a day trip to Segovia with a taxi from the center of Madrid it will be a convenient way to get there. Unfortunately, this is unlikely to be so easy on the return journey back to Madrid from Segovia, and so may cause unnecessary stress. Alternatively, hiring a pre-arranged taxi can be very expensive and needs extra negotiation
Although taxis are the most convenient and quickest mode of transportation, they are also rather costly. If you are on a tight budget, you may wish to try a different transfer option. Bear in mind that taxis in Madrid are not legally allowed to charge for excess luggage and be sure that your driver resets the taximeter before you start your journey.
Local train from Madrid to Segovia
Renfe Operadora (RENFE) is Spain’s state-owned major railway operator having a modern and extensive railway system. Renfe runs Spain’s high-speed AVEs and other mainline trains, as well as local and suburban trains nationwide. An AVE train takes travelers directly to Segovia from Madrid, in a 28-minute trip. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.
Chamartín Train Station – Madrid
How Often to they Run?
Trains from Madrid to Segovia depart from Chamartín train station at least once per hour every day and arrive in Segovia at the Guiomar Station. The first departure on weekdays is 6:40 am, 8 am on the weekends, and the last train back is a little before 11 pm during the week and at 9:30 pm on the weekends. Train times are subject to change, so check the latest train times at Rail Europe, before you depart for the day.
Where Do I Get It From?
Trains to Segovia depart from Chamartín, the second biggest Madrid train station located to the north of the city center. Since it is a public transportation hub, it includes a Metro station inside the premises, the 72 Madrid city bus, and Cercanías trains (all lines except for C-5 and C-9). You can also take a taxi to take you there directly from your accommodation.
Traveling by train to Segovia from Madrid is a rather pleasant and comfortable experience since you have the chance to admire beautiful views of the city of Madrid and its surroundings. In addition, AVE trains offer modern amenities and care-free journeys. However, this is a good option only if you are staying close to the train station. Otherwise, you will have to use other means of transportation to get to the station.
Except for the tickets you should take into consideration the additional costs that occur in order to reach the train station in Madrid. In addition, at Segovia, Guiomar Station is far from the main attractions, so you can take the bus to the old city for €2 per person. The bus takes roughly 15 to 20 minutes to get into the city and runs every 40 minutes. Alternatively, you may take a taxi for €10 or just walk for about 20-30 minutes.
Organised Group Coach Trip from Madrid to Segovia
There are many organised group tours from a central point in Madrid to Segovia. With this option, your chosen company will arrange a coach to transport you and other passengers on the private tour to Segovia. Most of these tours have an included tour guide, providing information about the various locations along the way. Some also include stop-offs at various locations of interest in Segovia.
How Much Does It Cost?
Tickets usually cost between €35-€80 per adult and reduced prices for children. Many tours also have an option for included entrance fees to some of the attractions and lunch at an extra price per person.
How Often Do They Run?
There are usually daily tours or every other day depending on the provider and the number of participants. Booking can be found online from the websites of the various coach tour providers.
Tour buses can often pick you up at your hotel and take you to Segovia and include a licensed tour guide for while you are there. You will be provided with most of what you need for the trip included in the tour. You will also need to depart and follow the tour’s schedule, meaning there is less flexibility to personalise the tour.
Coach tours are very popular, particularly for people in large groups or looking for specialised language tours. Book with plenty of time in advance to make sure you can get enough tickets for your whole group.
Private Car Hire from Madrid to Segovia
Car hire is another option for you to be able to drive by yourself to Segovia from Madrid. This can be an exciting way for you to journey by yourself to Segovia and you will have the ultimate flexibility of choosing your own route, stops and timing. You will want to make sure this trip is well planned since you are in a foreign country and not used to the roads. The journey time in a private car is 1hour and 10 min. You will need to book your car before arriving because car hire companies can be booked out a month in advance, particularly in the summer season.
How Much Does it cost?
This can be relatively cheap, depending on when you book, which model you choose, your age and if you pay online or at the pick-up point. Starting from €40 per day, this can easily rise to €100 per day. However, rental companies will also require a deposit on the car, which may begin from €200 but could be as much as €3000, depending on the model. You will also need to pay for petrol, which will cost around €13 and €7 for tolls each way.
This can be a cheap option, easy to access and has the full flexibility of your own decision making regarding leaving time, amount of time spent on the total trip, routes, etc. However, it will require planning, organisation and booking in advance, particularly in higher season. You will also need to take on the responsibility for getting to Segovia yourself, which may not always be so straight forward. Furthermore, it can be stressful driving in Spain if you’re not used to it, particularly when leaving Madrid.
More than three million cars travel on the streets of Madrid every day, meaning that Madrid has some of the heaviest traffic in Europe. So driving around the Spanish capital can be a stressful and chaotic experience. That is why you should be very careful and avoid rush hours (7-9 in the morning and after 6 in the afternoon).
Bus Transportation from Madrid to Segovia
You can spend one day away from the capital by just taking the bus. The route connecting Madrid and Segovia is served mainly by a bus company, avanza. They run rather frequently and reach Segovia after approximately 1hour 20 min.
How Much Does It Cost?
Tickets cost around €6 each way. In order to book your tickets you can visit the company’s website and be informed for any clarifications. Alternatively, you can purchase them at the company’s ticket offices that can be found in the central bus station or from ticket machines as well. Make sure to book your return ticket as well in order to avoid unnecessary queues in Segovia station.
How Often Do They Run?
The buses run every half hour. However, the schedule is subjected to change during weekends and holidays. That is why, it is advisable to check the company’s website before planning your trip.
It is the cheapest option per person. However, the downside is that travellers need to use other means of transportation in order to arrive at the pickup locations. That can be translated into extra trouble for the traveller who will have to spend more time and energy so as to find the appropriate line that will take them to the one of the aforementioned transportation hubs.
Buses arrive at Plaza del Azoguejo or Segovia Estacio. Azoguejo is just over half a mile from Segovia's city center and can be reached via a 12 to 15-minute walk.
Frequently asked questions
How long is the train ride from Madrid to Segovia?
The AVE high-speed train from Madrid takes about half an hour to reach Segovia from the Chamartín Station.
How far is it from Madrid to Segovia?
Driving distance from Madrid to Segovia is 97 kilometers (60 miles) and it takes about 1 hour and a half to reach Segovia by car.
What is the fastest way to get from Madrid to Segovia?
The fastest way to get from Madrid centre to Segovia is by train since it takes 28 minutes. By car it takes about 1 hour and a half.
Is there a direct bus between Madrid and Segovia?
The route connecting Madrid and Segovia is served mainly by a bus company, avanza. They run rather frequently and reach Segovia after approximately 1hour 20 min.
How do I travel from Madrid to Segovia without a car?
There are 5 ways that you can reach Segovia from the centre of Madrid. These include a Welcome Pickups tour, a local taxi transfer, an organised bus tour, the local RENFE train or an express bus.
Train or bus from Madrid to Segovia?
The train takes 28 minutes to arrive at Segovia and has a cost of 14€ while the bus takes 1hour 20 minutes with a cost 6€.
How many days do you need in Toledo?
Most people visit Toledo as a day trip from Madrid. Ideally, you should try and spend 2 full days and at least 2 nights in Toledo.
Can I drive from Madrid to Segovia?
Yes, you can drive from Madrid to Toledo. You will need to have the correct licensing, insurance and paperwork, such as an international driver’s permit if coming from outside the EU.
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