Valladolid is 200 kilometres (125 miles) north-west of Madrid. Its central location in Spain makes it easy to get to. Location Map
Getting to Valladolid – Plan our trip
The best way to get to Valladolid from abroad is by plane. Valladolid has its own airport although most international flights come into Madrid-Barajas airport.
1) Aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajas
If you cannot get a direct flight to Valladolid, Madrid-Barajas airport offers far more possibilities.
- Direct COACH from Terminal 4 at Barajas Airport to Valladolid
There is a bus line that connects Barajas Airport Terminal 4 (T4) to Valladolid. The name of the company is ALSA. With this service, travellers do not need to travel to Madrid city center.
There are quite a few buses from Aeropuerto Madrid Barajas T4 to Valladolid bus station throughout the day. Tickets can be purchased online. You may access de coach times and purchase your tickets at https://www.alsa.es/estaciones/estacion-valladolid
There is free transportation between terminals in Barajas in case you arrive in a different terminal.
In the following link you will find a location map of the Alsa docks (5 to 15) at the Parking Area of Terminal 4: https://www.alsa.es/aeropuertos/madrid-barajas
- TRAIN from Barajas terminal 4 (T4) to Chamartín train station
The Spanish railway company RENFE, connects Madrid with the Madrid Barajas airport through the local train network service “Cercanías” C1 line. The train station is on the terminal T4 floor -1, and is called Aeropuerto T4.
If you arrive in a different terminal you can move to the other terminal in a free shuttle bus service connecting the terminals.
The estimated travel time from Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport to Estación de Chamartín is 11 minutes. The single ticket tariff is 2,60 €, valid for one journey in the two hours after it is issued. For passengers with AVE tickets (high-speed train) connecting with a flight, this service is free. See timetable in Renfe Cercanías
Once you get to Chamartín train station, you can purchase your ticket at the Renfe ticket windows or in the machines. We recommend you book and buy your ticket over the Internet on Renfe´s webpage
You can catch a regional train which takes about three hours and is relatively inexpensive or a high speed AVE, ALVIA or AVANT train which only takes around an hour.
- Coach from Méndez Álvaro coach station
Take the metro from the airport by buying your ticket for 1.5€ + 1€ airport charge. At the end of the line at “Nuevos Ministerios” station, you then have to change to Line 6 (circular) towards “Méndez Álvaro”. The journey time on the metro is about 50 to 60 minutes. At Méndez Álvaro coach station, you can purchase your ticket at the ALSA ticket office window. Coaches run every hour and the journey time is about 2 hours 30 minutes.
You can also get to Méndez Álvaro by taking the commuter train (cercanías) on Line C-1. This takes about 25 minutes and you don’t need to change trains. Trains run each 30 minutes. For further information, see the commuter trains page Renfe Cercanías
Valladolid Airport is small and is located near a village called Villanubla. It forms part of the National Airport and Air Navigation Network AENA.
Companies operating to and from the airport include: Air Europa, Air Nostrum, Iberia, Ryanair, Vueling, etc. WIFI is available throughout the terminal.
Once you land in Valladolid, you can take a taxi or bus to the city centre. You can also hire a car.
The approximate taxi fare to Valladolid is 24 €. Saturday evenings, Sundays, and official holidays there is a night rate which is 26.50 €. You can order a taxi by phoning 983 291 411 or 983 207 755. You should dial +34 when phoning from outside Spain.
Linecar is a coach company operating between Valladolid airport and the city centre. Coach times and reservations T4 Barajas to Valladolid.
Getting to Valladolid by train
You can also get to Valladolid from certain European countries by train with Renfe Internacional. Visit their webpage and choose the option which best suits you. If you are coming from Paris, don’t forget you have a connection to Valladolid.