Travelling to Valladolid
There are several travel options for the tourist wishing to visit this amazing city. Your travel choices will depend on a lot of where you are travelling from, but you have the options of driving, taking a bus, travelling by train, or flying to your destination.
Valladolid by Air
The airport for Valladolid is located about 10 kilometres outside of the city in the town of Villanubla. The airport supports the services of several airlines, including Ryanair, Air Europa, and Vueling. There are not that many flights to Valladolid, just a handful of domestic flights from Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Palma de Mallorca, and Tenerife.
From the airport, you can take a bus into the city of Valladolid, or you can hire a taxi, or rent your own car. A taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Valladolid will cost you about 15 euros.
Valladolid by Train
The train station in Valladolid is called Estacion del Norte. You will find this station located on the outer edges of town. If you were to walk from the centre of town to the station it would take you about twenty minutes to get there.
The station is operated by a Spanish rail company named RENFE. The train can take you to the main Spanish cities in the country, or it can take you to international destinations like France or Portugal.
If you are in Madrid then the easiest way to get to Valladolid is to hop on the high-speed train and arrive there in less than an hour. This train travels at speeds that allow it to get the passengers where they want to be in a short amount of time.
You can purchase a train ticket at the depot station or you can go online and purchase a ticket in advance. You can plan your itinerary and buy your ticket as much as fifteen days in advance. By doing this you can save as much as 60% off of the price of your tickets.
Valladolid by Bus
If you would prefer to travel between Madrid and Valladolid at a slightly slower pace you might want to consider riding the bus. The bus makes daily trips between the two destinations and that makes it easy for workers to commute between the cities, and for tourists to see all of the sites.
The ride on the bus from Madrid to Valladolid will take a couple of hours and will cost you somewhere in the ballpark of €15-€26. Once you are in the city you will find buses running all day that can help you get around.
Valladolid by Car
Many people prefer to travel by automobile than by bus or train. You do get to slow down and enjoy the sites when you choose to drive your own vehicle or drive a rented car. If you fly into Valladolid you will find rental car services available at the airport so you can hire a car to take you to see the sites of the city. You will find the scenic route between Madrid and Valladolid to be breathtaking. The trip is only 2 hours and 20 minutes long and goes along the AP-6 motorway. A tourist will find several locations along this route that are perfect for taking pictures to help them capture their travel experience on film.