Drive from Madrid to the Monastery (2hr, 20 min drive time)
- Don’t forget to stop at “Area 103” (km 103) for a quick rest stop halfway between Madrid and the Monastery, for legendary tomato toast, breakfast pastries or tapas at the stand up bar area and do a little gift shopping! 😀 19490 Almadrones, Guadalajara, Spain https://goo.gl/maps/3FSKfL9YXcnwfb3r8
- From Madrid, take highway A-2, direction Madrid-Barcelona exit km. 204 (Alhama de Aragón – Monasterio de Piedra); or, in the same highway towards Barcelona-Madrid exit km. 231 (Nuévalos – Monasterio de Piedra).
- Continue following the well-marked signs to the Monasterio de Piedra.
- The Monastery has two parking areas, one for overnight hotel guests and one for other daytime visitors, both conveniently marked upon arrival. Both are exterior surface parking areas, not guarded and free.
- To get to the hotel guest parking, drive through the stone archway at the Monastery entrance, continue forward and turn left.
By public transit
Take the train from Madrid to Calatuyud. The AVE Madrid-Zaragoza-Barcelona train, as well as the Alvia, stops at Calatayud. The high speed train (AVE) duration is about 1 hour from Madrid to Calatuyud.*
Then you have 2 options:
- Take the bus from Calatuyud to the Monastery (runs seldomly, only several times per week, see below).*
- Hitch a ride with a friend or someone with a car from Calatuyud to the Monastery (~30 min drive)
- Train, Madrid-Calatuyud – Renfe: http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html
- Bus, Calatuyud-Monastery – Zaragoza Automobiles: http://www.automovileszaragoza.com/Monasterio-Piedra.asp (+34 976 219 320) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Departs Calatuyud bus station (Taquilla Nº1) on Thursday & Saturday at 10:30am, to the Monastery.
- Departs from the Monastery on Sunday or Tuesday at 5pm, back to Calatuyud.
- App, Rome2Rio https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Madrid/Monasterio-de-Piedra