Avoiding the centre of Madrid

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linda w
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Avoiding the centre of Madrid

Postby linda w » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:29 pm

We are travelling from the south to Santander next month , on our way down our sat nav took us through the centre of Madrid, we don't want to do that again so been advised to do the toll road , what signs do we look for as we approach Madrid ? Thank you

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Re: Avoiding the centre of Madrid

Postby Enrique » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:58 pm

Hi linda w,
Depending where you start out from the South......?

On the A-4/ E5 going North to Madrid either stay on it until you hit the M-50 Ring road , or follow signs to the R-4 (Toll, there are two tolls on this stretch) this also brings you up to the M-50, go East

Stay on the M-50 until you see the A-1/E5 Burgos turn(North side of Madrid) and take that, pickup the A231 at Burgos which takes you over to A-67 and Santander.

The journey from South ( R-4/M50 Junction) round Madrid to the North (A-1) takes 30 Mins

As we stop in Lerma overnight we take above route.

You can also go round the West side of Madrid and use the AP-6 /A-6 then A-62 Valladolid picking up A-67 at Palencia to Santander.


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Re: Avoiding the centre of Madrid

Postby linda w » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:09 pm

Thank you , we too will be staying in Lerma so will follow that route -not too good with maps !!

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Re: Avoiding the centre of Madrid

Postby markwilding » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:52 am

There are three motorways that circumnavigate Madrid. the M30 which is the most inner and by far the busiest, M40, which is the one I usually take and the M50. The M30 is the best if you want to stop off and see a little bit of the city.
Have a good journey.

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Re: Avoiding the centre of Madrid

Postby costakid » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:11 am

Take the M50 and you won’t hit any traffic. I think the signs heading north are Toledo but you don’t go into Toledo.

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Re: Avoiding the centre of Madrid

Postby Enrique » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:24 am

Hi,
Quick correction to above Post................

R-4 junction with M-50 .....take the Right hand lane , Sign reads E5 A4 Madrid Córdoba with the last road number A-1(at bottom right of sign) which is the Burgos turn

Taking the Left hand lane to Toledo will take you round the West side of Madrid.
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