Castelló de la Plana, the capital of the province of Castelló, is a small city of 180,000 inhabitants that lies between the Desert de les Palmes hills and the Mediterranean Sea, and is surrounded by orange groves.
The city is approximately 50 minutes away from Valencia (65 km to the south) and two hours away from Barcelona, in the north (285 km). Castelló has a mild Mediterranean climate, with a pleasant temperature of around 27ºC in the summer and 18ºC in the winter. Castelló enjoys more than 300 sunny days a year.
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HOW TO REACH CASTELLÓ
Castelló is well connected by road and rail to other important towns and cities around Spain and Europe. And thanks to the nearby airport in Valencia, flying to other parts of Spain or Europe is no problem either.
There are two airports close to Castelló: Castelló airport, which has been recently opened (www.aerocas.es) and Valencia airport, which can be reached by metro and train (www.aena.es). Companies like Ryan Air serve both Castelló and Valencia airport.
Flights to Barcelona, Alicante and Madrid are also a possibility as regular train connections serve all these destinations (see below).
By train (RENFE)
Valencia-Castelló (Rodalies/Cercanías). Approximate journey time: 55 minutes (trains run every 30 minutes every day).
Barcelona-Castelló. Approximate journey time: 2 h 15 min. (daily trains).
Madrid-Castelló (AVE). Approximate journey time: 3 h (daily trains).
Alicante-Castelló. Approximate journey time: 2 h 35 min. (daily trains). www.renfe.es
The N340 road, the A7 dual carriageway and the AP7 motorway link Castelló with the rest of Spain.
Valencia-Castelló (65 km): 1 h.
Barcelona-Castelló (285 km): 2 h 30 min.
Madrid-Castelló (432 km): 4 h 30 min.
Alicante-Castelló (265 km): 2 h 30 min.
There are bus routes that connect the city with the villages in the province and with other Spanish towns and cities.
From Barcelona with ALSA: www.alsa.es (there are buses directly from the airport).
From Madrid with AutoRes: www.avanzabus.com.