Public Transport

In Madrid we have one of the best public transport networks in Europe at bargain prices compared to other European cities.

The city offers special tickets for tourists, the Tourist Transport Season Ticket (TTST) which is the most practical and cheapest way to travel in Madrid. This ticket is valid for all kinds of public transport within the region with no distance restrictions for the duration of its validity.


The TTST is personal and non-transferrable. When purchasing a ticket an official document (national ID card, passport, etc.) will be required as a proof of identity, and the number of which will be written on the voucher.

The TTST voucher is provided together with instructions for its use in Spanish and English, as well as maps of the underground and rail network, a Madrid street map and a map of the Community of Madrid with indications for means of transport and main points of interest.

There are five kinds of season tickets: for 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 calendar days. The validity period commences the moment they are used for the first time, at which time the expiry date will be printed on the reverse side of the voucher.

The TTST may be acquired at all stations within the Metro network and at the Passenger Assistance Centre at the Airport T1-T2-T3 station. It can also be obtained at Tourist Offices, Offices of the Consorcio Regional de Transportes (Regional Transport Consortium), at certain tobacconist and newspaper kiosks, places of tourist interest, major tour operators, major travel agencies, hotels throughout the city and via internet.



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There are different mini cabs and taxi companies.  They all apply the same official rates and are identified by the same colors and style.

Start trip rates

2,10€ Monday to saturday From 6:00 to 21:00 h
2,20€ Sundays and national holidays From 6:00 to 21:00 h
2,20€ Monday to Friday From 21:00 to 6:00 h, next day
3,10€ Saturday, Sundays and bank holidays From 21:00 to 06:00 h, next day


2,95€ Travels start at bus or train stations
5,50€ Travels start or finish at airport terminals
2,95€ Travels startor finish at Fair park Juan Carlos I (IFEMA)
6,70€ Travel in Christmas eve and new year eve that finish between 21:00h and 6:00 h next day

* Maximum supplements to be charged are up to two.


Madrid offers a wide bus network to reach virtually any location for 1,5€ per single trip with no limit on distance or stops. If you are planning to travel several times during your stay, you can save money by acquiring a 10 ticket pass. You can get your ticket when you board the bus.

The bus line network can be checked at any bus stop.


The subway is probably the best way to travel around Madrid. It’s comfortable, safe and fast.

Madrid Metro's network is composed of 293 kilometers and 300 stations.
For identification, each line is marked with a number as well as with different colors.

Click on the following link to find the  Metro map.

Single trip 1,5€. Single trip to the airport: 5€


Tourist bus

Madrid’s bus company offers a multilingual audio guided tour through most emblematic spots of the city. Every 20 minutes, from 10 to 19h, on a hop on and off system, two lines are available to discover Modern and Historical Madrid. Each tour takes about 80 minutes depending on traffic conditions. The buses can accommodate people with limited mobilityTourist bus, route 1

Tourist bus, route 1

It starts off from calle Felipe IV, close to Prado Museum, and Jeronimos church, from where it goes to Puerta de Alcala, Neptuno and Cibeles fountains, Gran vía to Plaza de España, Debod temple and the Royal Palace, where you will also find the Cathedral and takes you to the Puerta del Sol. Then it goes back to the Castellana, to visit the main Museums: Reina Sofía, Thyssen, Prado.

Tourist bus, route 2

It starts from the same point as route 1, but it takes straight Castellana to see the Palacio de Cibeles, Columbus square, to the stadium of  Real Madrid, passing through the most moder part of the city. Then it takes you back through Serrano street, where you can see the Lazaro Galdiano Museum, to finsih at the Puerta del Sol, Parliament and Neptuno fountain.


Madrid is proud of its local train network which connects almost every point of the region with downtown Madrid at very reasonable rates.

Local train service maintains high standards in terms of punctuality, cleanliness and general conditions to ensure a pleasurable experience for passengers.

To check routes click on the  train map , or if you need to check the timetable, kindly click on  train timetable.