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is Madrid to Segovia a popular train route?

Old Mar 28th, 2010, 07:23 PM
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is Madrid to Segovia a popular train route?

Based on what I've read, I purchased round trip tickets for our day trip from Madrid to Toledo. so, I was wondering if Segovia is as popular? and should I purchase those tickets now as well(we'll be there mid May)? I was kinda thinking I could wait and purchase those when we get to Madrid but thought I'd ask to see if anyone here knows this.

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Old Mar 28th, 2010, 08:49 PM
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Its been almost 2 years since we did the daytrip from Madrid to Segovia but our research and experience led us to the bus. It was great with no problems. I recommend it. No need to pre-book--have fun. Paul
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Old Mar 29th, 2010, 12:38 AM
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There are two rail routes to Segovia. One is the new AVE/AVANT line to Valladolid which stops at a new station (Segovia-Guiomar) on the outskirts of Segovia, and another is the old line that serves the old station in city centre. You don't need pre-booking for the second, local line, but for the first, booking is required. There isn't much to choose between the two - while AVE is fast (30 min), you get little view as it's mostly through tunnels and is more expensive. Local line is quite adequate and a lot cheaper, and takes 2 hours (but drops you much closer to town). Both lines start from Madrid Chamartín station.
There is also a bus which departs from Principe Pio bus station, and takes about 75 min.
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Old Mar 29th, 2010, 04:00 AM
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Last March we went to Segovia as a daytrip on the Ave line. WE bought our tickets that same morning with no problem.
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Take the bus-drops you off in town-cheaper and a nice coach bus with assigned seating!
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I forgot to add-with the trains you'll need to take a taxi or a bus to get into town!
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Old Mar 29th, 2010, 05:31 PM
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yea, the bus thing ain't gonna work with the man of the house. he wants to ride the trains! thanks, I already knew about the bus into town so am ready for that part. I think if we buy the tickets once we get to Madrid, we should be fine. we arrive on a Tuesday and plan to go to Segovia either Friday or Saturday.

thanks for the suggestions tho, I really appreciate them!
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