Getting around Madrid

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

The airport express shuttle coach will get you from Barajas straight to the centre of Madrid in just 40 minutes for just five euros.

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!

Madrid has an excellent transport system and a lot of traffic so we recommend you leave your car behind and hop onto a bus or metro. But if driving is your only option, here a few rules you need to keep in mind.

useful tips

Don't leave your hotel without this city map featuring Madrid's most famous landmarks (PDF, 5.8MB)

Download the Madrid Underground map and get to know one of the most modern underground transport networks in the world (PDF, 1.7MB)

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

Things you should know before coming, so that you can enjoy your trip to the fullest.

  • 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.

    Travelling to Madrid
  • Aeropuerto


Make your way up to the observation deck for some stunning views.

Climb on board and discover the city in a panoramic format.

And have fun in October with all the plans we’re proposing.