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How to get to Castelló?

The nearest airport is in Castelló (CDT), 40 km away. Also Valencia (VLC) is very convenient, 65 km away. But you can also fly to others such as Barcelona (BCN), 300 km away; Madrid (MAD), 500 km away, or Alicante (ALC), 250 km away.

1) From Castelló airport (CDT)

Castelló has just got an airport and operates from London Stansted, Bristol, Sophia and Bucharest. To get to the city of Castellon de la Plana from the airport you can take a taxi (€35-45) or a bus (€12). Estimated time 30 min.

2) From Valencia airport (VLC)

You have 2 options:

  1. Taxi to Castelló (65 Km): approximately € 85-100 (price shown by the taximeter, but it should not exceed €100). Estimated journey time: 50 min.
  2. A direct metro from the airport of Valencia to the stop called Xàtiva, in front of the Valencia Estació del Nord Railway Station-RENFE (a one-way metro ticket costs €5, and the estimated journey time is 25 minutes). At Valencia Estació del Nord Railway Station, buy a train ticket to Castelló de la Plana at the ticket windows or at the machines (tickets for trains called “CERCANÍAS/RODALIES” are cheaper). There are frequent trains to Castelló: approximately every 20 minutes on working days and every hour at weekends. A one-way ticket costs €5.80 and the journey takes about 1 hour 15 minutes). The rough total price of this option is €11.

3) From Barcelona airport (BCN)

There is a non-stop train from Terminal T2 at the airport to Barcelona-Sants Railway Station-RENFE (a one-way ticket is €4.10 and the estimated journey time is 30 minutes). At Sants Railway Station, buy a train ticket to Castelló de la Plana at the long distance windows (“Llarga Distància”). Trains to Castelló run frequently – almost every hour (you should book well in advance on Sundays and public holidays, since trains tend to get quite busy). The price is between €20-40. The estimated journey time is between 2 and 3 and a half hours, depending on the type of train you take. Train types and timetables can be consulted at www.renfe.com. You can also buy your ticket online on this site, but remember that if you do this and you arrive late, you will lose it.

4) From Madrid airport (MAD)

By train to Castelló. Go to Terminal T4 at the airport and take the train RENFE (they run frequently, every 30 minutes) and get off at Atocha Railway Station (a one-way ticket is €2.60, and the estimated journey time is 25 minutes). At this station, ask for Madrid Puerta de Atocha (a 2-minute walk away).

From Madrid Puerta de Atocha Railway Station-RENFE, take a high-speed train (AVE) to Valencia Joaquín Sorolla Station. There are AVEs almost every hour. The price is between €29-73. The estimated journey time is 1 hour 45 minutes. You can buy tickets at the station, and you can check the train types and timetables at www.renfe.com. You can also buy your ticket online on this site, but remember that if you do this and you arrive late, you will lose it.

Once you are at Valencia Joaquín Sorolla Railway Station, you have 2 options:

  1. Take a train to Castelló from this station. Trains run approximately every 2-3 hours (a one-way train ticket costs from €7 to €20, and the estimated journey time is between 45 minutes and 1 hour).
  2. Change station by taking a free bus to the Valencia Estació del Nord Railway Station-RENFE just 1 minute away (the buses run every 5 minutes). Once there, buy a train ticket to Castelló de la Plana at the windows or at the machines (tickets for trains called “CERCANÍAS” are cheaper). Trains to Castelló run frequently: approximately every 20 minutes on working days and every hour at weekends. A one-way ticket costs €5.80 and the journey takes about 1 hour 15 minutes).

5) From Alicante airport (ALC)

Take the C6 Subus bus (in the departures avenue on the 2nd floor) straight from the airport to Alicante Railway Station (a one-way bus ticket costs € 3.85, and the estimated journey time is 20 minutes). At the RENFE-railway station in Alicante, buy a train ticket to Castelló de la Plana at the windows. There are trains approximately every 2 hours until 18.25 (the last one). The price ranges from €20 to €36. The estimated journey time is 2 hours 30 minutes. Visit www.renfe.com to check the trains and timetables. You can buy your ticket online, but remember that if you do this and you arrive late, you will lose it.