Madrid to Segovia by train

How to take the rail journey from Madrid to Segovia



From Madrid Chamartin to Segovia Guiomar

Journey Summary

Travel Time
27 min (approx)
Travel Information

Final Destinations:

of the Avant trains = Segovia AV
of the AVE trains = Valladolid
of the Alvia trains = Salamanca

Segovia Guiomar station is 6km from the city centre, but bus services are timed to connect with the trains.
Bus line No.11 goes to the Roman aqueduct and Line No.12 goes to the city centre.
Bus tickets cost less than €1.50.

So the overall journey time from leaving Chamartin station to arriving in central Segovia is around 50-55 mins

Avant Trains:

Mon-Fri = 11 x trains per day
Sat/Sun = 7 x trains per day

Alvia trains:

Mon-Fri = 4 x trains per day
Saty/Sun = 3 x trains per day


Online bookings open: up to 6  months ahead of the travel date - depending on the time of year.

The online booking window can be shorter between late July and early October.

Book early and save: No*

As can be seen above the high speed train service between Madrid Chamartin and Segovia is split between Avant and Alvia trains.
BUT, the Avant trains tend to be cheaper, they're usually around half the price of the Alvia trains.

*On this comparatively short route it seems tickets will cost the same price if you book last minute at the station - you won't save by booking in advance for journeys by the Alvia trains, despite discounted tickets usually being available for those trains.

If you are heading off to Segovia on a day trip from Madrid there is USUALLY an Avant train which departs at 10:15.
However, it's worth looking up this journey online before you head to the station, that 10:15 train is the only mid-morning Avant train.

The alternative Alvia train, which departs at 08:50, is usually more expensive.

To see trains heading to both stations in the town on the Renfe booking service, select 'Segovia (Todas)' as the destination.

Seat Reservations:

Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey.

Rail Pass Users:

Despite this being a comparatively short journey, Rail pass users will need to be pay a reservation fee prior to boarding.

If you will be using the type of pass restricted to a set number of travel days, then our advice is to try and not use it for a day trip from Madrid to Segovia and buy tickets.
Use the day's allocation to add a more distant destination to your itinerary instead.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Trainline €12.60

Trainline Guide

Renfe €12.60

Renfe Guide

Renfe is the national rail operator in Spain and it has recently simplified the range of tickets it sells for express and regional train journeys in Spain.
Which is convenient as there are big savings to be made if you book ahead online.

On this journey

Journey Features

High Speed (total journey)

Good to Know

Don't want to spend more than €12 each way to travel to Segovia?

Would rather arrive at a station in central Segovia?

Then there is an alternative to taking these high speed trains.
There are regional trains which depart from central Madrid and arrive in central Segovia; but they're infrequent and the journey takes two hours.

So if you want to make a day trip from Madrid to Segovia by train, then taking a combination of the high speed trains + buses is the only viable option.

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