Friday, 20 August 2010

Driving the fastest route from Faro to Madrid

The fastest way from Faro, Algarve, Portugal to Toledo or Madrid is as marked on the following google map:

Transit Times: 7 hours.

I have driven this route several times. It is toll-free motorway all the way apart from near Madrid. Fuel in Spain is cheaper than in Portugal. The road is also newer and better than the Seville - Cordoba - Madrid route. Speeds of 100/120 km per hour can be maintained on most of the route except around cities.

To summarise:

Faro to Seville - A22/A49
Seville to Merida - A66
Merida to Toledo/Madrid - A5

The A66 runs through some beautiful countryside.

Have a great trip