Trains from Jerez to Madrid
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Dec 5, 2012 8:07 AM Last Post By: neckervd
Dec 1, 2012 7:20 PM
Trains from Jerez to MadridMy daughter is in Spain and needing to get a train ticket to the airport in Madrid, I've been on the Renfe site but Im not sure which one is for the airport. Im pretty sure that this is telling me that she will have to take 2 trains... Am I looking at this wrong? Can someone explain this?
TREN DEPARTURE POINT: DESTINATION DEPARTURE ARRIVAL
Route 1º: MD 13001 JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA SEVILLA SANTA JUSTA 06.15 07.30
Route 2º: A2071 02071 SEVILLA SANTA JUSTA MADRID-PUERTA DE ATOCHA 07.45 10.05
Dec 2, 2012 1:27 AM
Dec 2, 2012 2:54 AM
Dec 2, 2012 4:15 AM
Dec 2, 2012 4:54 AM
Welcome to TT!
Firstly, be aware the trains you quoted don't go to the airport but to Madrid Puerta de Atocha train station (see bellow for more info).
The option you quoted is an enlace option and involves a change of trains in Sevilla Santa Justa station. The transit time between trains is 15 minutes with the option you quoted. Once again, be aware the option you quoted arrives to Madrid Puerta de Atocha station, you'll need to take further transport to the airport (see bellow).
If you go to the timetables and prices area of the web of RENFE and look for the schedule of trains from Jerez de la Frontera to Madrid (all the options arrive to Puerta de Atocha station in Madrid, not to the airport), you'll see there are two type of options enlace and Alvia. Alvia trains are direct (i.e.: you don't have to change trains along the route) from Jerez de la Frontera to Madrid Puerta de Atocha. Enlace means you'll have to change trains along the route.
Once in Puerta de Atocha you have two options to reach the airport:
1) If your flight departs from Terminal 4, you can take a cercanías train from Atocha train station (in the same rail complex than Puerta de Atocha) to the airport (see the commuter trains schedule in the web of RENFE). If you arrive to Madrid in an AVE train (the train out of Sevilla in the option you quoted is an AVE), the train to the airport could be free (ask for info and details once in Madrid; if you arrive in an Alvia train ask too). Alternatively, you can take the express bus from Atocha (ask for the bus stop once you are in Madrid) to the airport.
2) If your flight doesn't depart from Terminal 4, it would be better to take the express bus from Atocha to the airport.
Dec 3, 2012 4:12 AM
5Alternatively, Iberia has 4 daily flights between Jerez and Madrid. Prices start from less than 39 € one way.
Dec 3, 2012 12:22 PM
Dec 4, 2012 12:19 PM
7Hi and thank you so much for the responses, they were EXTREMELY helpful. I was doing searches myself and the only thing I could find were horror stories due to language barriers and mention about taking the Metro to Neuvos Ministerios and picking up Line 8 to the airport. That seemed pretty confusing to me, so I looked at a map which placed Atocha some 16 km away from Barajas Airport. Needless to say I've been sporting a stress headache the past couple days.
anillos_de_saturno you mentioned the AVE train, which I believe is the one she will be coming into Atocha on. I have gone back to the RENFE site and tried to navigate it once more, each time I visit I think I understand just a little bit more. Im pretty positive she will now be taking the Cercanías (C1) right to T4 and then doing an underground to T4S however have not been able to find a price should that stretch not be covered. I hope 11 Euro will do the trick since thats all she has.
Thank you :)
Dec 5, 2012 12:53 AM
8All fares to Barajas airport:
Dec 5, 2012 5:51 AM
9If you come in to Atocha station on the AVE and turn right and go up the escalator (follow exit signs) and head toward the exit...the outside area is full of taxis and busses. The 24hr Express Bus (Bright Yellow) leaves regularly for T4 and it costs Euro5 for the trip. There is also a Customer Service desk in the Station just before you go up the escalator and the guy there speaks English.
Dec 5, 2012 7:45 AM
Dec 5, 2012 8:00 AM
11however have not been able to find a price should that stretch not be covered.
If she arrives in an AVE train, the cercanías train to the airport should be free (she can get it for free using one of the self-service machines or, if it's too hassle for her, in a cercanias ticket box in Atocha). BTW, if I'm reading the web of RENFE rightly, the standard cercanías ticket to the airport costs 2,45 Euros (i.e.: the link provided by neckervd in #8 would a bit outdated). AFAIK, there isn't a (proper) airport supplement yet if going by cercanías.
Dec 5, 2012 8:07 AM
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