The Strawberry Train

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Running at weekends from spring to autumn (from 24 April to 26 June and 17 September to 13 November 2022)


Enjoy a unique experience that combines culture, leisure and rail travel in spring and autumn. The Strawberry Train does the same Madrid-Aranjuez route that it has been doing since 1984. Departing from Madrid's Railway Museum (Museo del Ferrocarril), the train goes to Aranjuez, a UNESCO heritage site located a short train ride from the Spanish capital, that is famous for its mouth-watering strawberries.

In 1851, Isabella II opened Madrid’s first railway line, the second one on the Peninsula, to connect the Royal Palace in Aranjuez with the capital. This line, which was originally meant to join Madrid with the Mediterranean coast, ended at Aranjuez station but was eventually extended to reach the Palace, to serve the Royal Family. Since 1984, the Strawberry Train (so called because during the trip hostesses wearing period dresses conduct a strawberry tasting session) has paid tribute to this revolutionary invention, which symbolises the arrival of industrialisation in our country.

In 2022, the Strawberry Train is made up of a locomotive and a 1960s carriage, two 1950s wooden carriages called ‘Costa’, a 1950s metal carriage with a side corridor and two 1920s restaurant cars.

Services and Times 2022: 

  • April: 24 and 30
  • May: 1, 2, 7, 8. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29
  • June: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26
  • September: 17, 18, 24 and 25
  • October: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30
  • November: 12 and 13
  • Departure from Railway Museum: 10am. Arrival in Aranjuez at 10.44am
  • Return: 6.36pm from Aranjuez train station. Arrival at the Railway Museum in Madrid at 7.25pm.
    Entrance doors to the museum open at 9.15am // Entrance control closes 10 minutes prior to the departure of the train.

Tourist Routes:

  • Strawberries and Cream (Fresas con nata): including a tourist route around Aranjuez on the tourist train and a guided walking tour of the Island Garden and the Parterre.
  • Strawberries from the Tajo (Fresas del Tajo):  with a boat trip on the Tajo on a tourist boat with a guide on board (45 minutes) and a guided walking in the morning of the Prince’s Garden, Parterre Garden and the Island Garden. 
  • Natural Strawberries (Fresas al natural): includes a guided visit of the Prince’s Garden, Parterre Garden and the Island Garden, as well as transfer to the monumental area of Aranjuez.  
  • Royal Strawberries (Fresas Reales): includes visit to the Royal Palace at Aranjuez, entrance to the Falúas Museum, guided tours on foot and by bus of the monumental area and gardens and strawberries from Aranjuez on the return journey to Madrid.

Tickets and information:

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An observation deck at 92 metres.

Our online store (in Spanish) sells artisan souvenirs.

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