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Getting there & away




The bus station (923 23 67 17; Avenida de Filiberto Villalobos) is northwest of the town centre. Auto Res (902 02 00 52; Avenida de Filiberto Villalobos) has 24 buses daily to Madrid (regular/express €11.20/17.10, three/2½ hours); six buses also serve Valladolid (€6.90, 1½ hours); and four go to Ávila (€4.90, 1½ hours).

There’s at least one bus daily, except Sunday, going to La Alberca (€4.20). Regular buses head to Ciudad Rodrigo (€5.15, 1½ hours), Segovia (€9.25, three hours) and Zamora (€3.85, one hour), and there are services to Béjar (€4.15, one hour) and Candelario (€4.95, 1¾ hours).

Car & motorcycle

The N501 leads southeast to Madrid via Ávila, while the N630 heads north to Zamora. Heading for Portugal, take the N620 west via Ciudad Rodrigo. For the Sierra de Francia, take the C512.

There are few underground parking stations (12 hours €9 to €11.50) in the old part of town – your best bet is along or just off Gran Vía.


Up to six trains depart daily for Madrid’s Chamartín station (€15.30 express, 2½ hours) via Ávila (€7.75, 1¾ hours, eight daily). There are also frequent services to Valladolid (from €6.90, 2½ hours).

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