Getting there & away
Up to nine buses daily serve Madrid (€9.80, two hours). Other services include Valencia (€11.40, 2½ hours, up to three a day), Albacete (€9.20, two hours, up to three daily) and Alcázar de San Juan (€10.80, three hours, 3pm weekdays) via Belmonte. There are also two buses to Toledo (€10, 2¼ hours) on weekdays and one on Sunday.
From Cuenca, the quickest route to Madrid is west along the N400, turning northwest onto the A3 at Tarancón.
Cuenca lies on the train line connecting Madrid and Valencia. Trains to Madrid’s Atocha station depart six times on weekdays and four times on weekends (€9.90, three hours). Trains to Valencia leave four times daily (€10.90, 3¼ hours).