Transportation information for Madrid, southwest
Madrid Barajas Airport
Located 15 kilometers
(nine miles) from the center of Madrid, the airport currently handles more than
25 million passengers a year. The Metro (public transit) connection is excellent:
take line 8 from the airport to Nuevos Ministerios (12 minutes) and connect or
take a taxi to your final destination.
Metro Rapid Transit
transit system serving greater Madrid.
Connects to Plaza de Colón in the city center, but traffic can be a
problem. AeroCITY minibus door-to-door (from the city center) services another
Atocha (south Madrid) is the city's largest train station; Chamartín (north Madrid)
is the other. Atocha services mostly Spanish cities; Chamartín serves international
destinations. With cheap competitive fares offered by discount airlines, it is
often better to fly.
City Buses are often crowded and most
tourist walk or take a cab. Telephone: 913 936 000 or 913 058 345/342 or 902 353
Inexpensive (within the center city) and well regulated.