Cáceres is one of the most beautiful small cities in Spain, and it’s easy to reach by train. The celebrated walled Old Town (the Ciudad Monumental) is a fine place to linger for a few days. The rail routes to the region are among the finest in the country, but travel times are on the slow side. Your patience will be rewarded by glimpses of a Spain bypassed by many travellers.
Regular Intercity services from Madrid take about 4 hrs for the run to Cáceres. Onward connections are good, but do check timings carefully as some routes run only infrequently. Mérida, with its fine Roman ruins, is less than 1 hr away to the south. There is a once-daily early morning train direct from Cáceres to Seville, a journey of almost 5 hrs that crosses a remote area of Extremadura to reach Andalucía.
Travel to Cáceres by train from anywhere in the UK or across Europe
Avg 1 change 8hr 1m
Avg 0 changes 3hr 38m