Getting around Madrid

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The following measures have been put in place on Madrid's transport network to ensure travelling around the city is as safe as possible:

  • Masks must be worn at all times on all public transport.
  • At peak times Metro runs 100% of its trains.
  • Taxis and VTC services (cars with drivers) can give a ride to a maximum of three people. Passengers are not allowed to sit in the front seat.

Get around the city easily, quickly and economically with our tourist travel card which gives unlimited use of all public transport.

The airport express service links Barajas with the city centre in 40 minutes for five euros. It runs 24 hours a day and accepts card payment.

With over 300 stations linked together by 15 lines, Madrid's underground will get you around the city quickly and hassle-free.

If you're in a bit of a hurry or just feel it's too cold to walk, the city has thousands of taxis waiting to take you wherever you want to go.

Madrid runs an efficient bus service that allows you to take in the city sights as you travel to your destination.   

The Cercanías suburban train system connects Madrid with other towns and villages in the region, including El Escorial and Aranjuez.

Explore the city in an eco-friendly way and stay fit at the same time. You don’t need to bring your own bike!

Find out the basic rules for getting around our city by car. It is compulsory to display the environmental disc!

useful tips

Don't leave your hotel without this city map featuring Madrid's most famous landmarks (PDF, 15.8MB)

Download the map to one of the most modern underground transport networks in the world (PDF, 1.4 MB)

An informational map to help you discover the city using its public bus system (PDF, 2.4MB)

Some guidelines to help you fully enjoy your stay and make sure that nothing catches you off guard.

COVID-19
  • Find official coronavirus guidance and resources for visiting Madrid safely and for protecting yourself and those around you.
    Last updated: 23/11/2020

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  • Located right in the centre of the country, Madrid is very well connected to the rest of the country and to the rest of the world, and can be easily reached by plane, train, coach and car.

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