Public Transport to, in and from Madrid

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Public Transport to, in and from Madrid Reviews

Pearl510 Pearl510
162 reviews
Jul 11, 2007
Madrid is a city well served by public transport. When you arrive at the main Airport (Barajas) there are bus and metro connections to the center of the city. In my opinion, it would be foolish to take a cap, as the other connections are comfortable, cheaper and fast.

We used the metro to reach Puerta del Sol. Earlier, there wasn't a connection up to Terminal 4 (the newest airport Terminal), yet this has changed. Today, from anywhere in the airport, metro connections can be taken. The price to the center is 2 euro, but when you plan to use the metro again you can also buy a 10 trip ticket. This is not personal so you can share it as well with other people, and it is one of the best deals you can go for. There are tourist passes available as well, which grant you unlimited use of the metro network for one or more days. Prices and detailed information (about other means of public transport in Madrid as well) can be found on this website:

To travel out of Madrid use long distance busses or trains. There are plenty connections from the Puerta de Atocha train station, and if you wish you can book all tickets in advance on the Renfe website ( and then collect them in the station before you leave. We used the AVE connection to travel from Madrid to Sevilla. This is a high speed connection and the trip takes only 2:30 hours approximately. The ride is extremely comfortable and the price is reasonable. If you have more time the busses are cheaper, yet in this case much much slower too.
This is a map of the metro network…
kimakje says:
i know you wrote this a while ago, but it was super helpful! thanks.
Posted on: Jan 20, 2008
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