Fastest journey3hr 45m
The train from Madrid to Ronda is the simplest way to travel between the Spanish capital and this Andalusian mountain town – a distance of about 530 km. Twice-daily Altaria trains take less than 4 hrs. If the timings of the direct trains don’t fit into your plans, there is an additional late morning option from Madrid, with a single change of train at Antequera-Santa Ana, which takes about 30 mins longer than the direct trains.
This is a journey full of interesting sights as the train speeds through the Toledo Hills and the Sierra Morena to Andalucía. The final part of the journey has wonderful views of the hills that dominate the Ronda region.
Bookings generally open a couple of months in advance, though this can vary as the Spanish rail operator often releases tickets in batches. It pays to book early if you are looking for cheap tickets, so if you're having trouble finding trains, contact us and we'll email you as soon as booking opens.
Madrid to Ronda
The two direct Altaria high-speed trains leave Madrid Atocha station in the morning and the afternoon. The first half of the journey is fast until the train leaves the dedicated high-speed line at Antequera-Santa Ana for its final run to Ronda. Trains stop three or four times on the way, including in Córdoba.
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