Getting there & away
Buses leave from Ávila’s bus station (920 22 01 54; Avenida de Madrid) for Madrid (€6.55, 1½ hours, eight departures daily Monday to Friday, four daily on weekends), Salamanca (€4.90, 1½ hours, four daily Monday to Saturday, twice on Sunday) and Segovia (€3.90, one hour, six times daily on weekdays, twice daily on weekends). Destinations in the Sierra de Gredos include Navarredonda de Gredos (€3.80, 1¼ hours, two to three times daily) and Arenas de San Pedro (€4.80, 1¼ hours, twice daily).
To get to Madrid, head northeast on the N110 and at Villacastín turn onto the NVI or the parallel A6 autopista (tollway). From Ávila, the N501 heads north to Salamanca, the N110 east will take you to Segovia and the N403 north to Valladolid. For the Sierra de Gredos, take the N502.
In Ávila, underground parking stations (€8 to €10.50, 12 hours) abound in the new part of town east of the city walls, but there are very few within the walls where streets are narrow.