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The Many Wonderful Ways to Get In and Around Madrid

Whether it is by air, train, bus, taxi or car – you can easily and affordably travel in and around Madrid Spain. Below is an overview of the plethora of options at your disposal as you get to know the real Madrid.

By Air:  The Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport

This airport operates direct flights to 200+ destinations around the world and is located 7.5 miles from Madrid. Barajas has four terminals and is the third busiest airport in Europe. In addition, it has 148,500 square feet of shopping, restaurants, exhibits and leisure facilities – including a newly opened wellness centers.

Getting To and From the Airport


The Metro

From the center of Madrid, it takes less than 20 minutes to arrive at the airport.


There is an airport express option, as well as, six other lines in and around the city. In addition, there is a free shuttle bus service that runs every five minutes, between 6:30 am and 11:30 pm, connecting all of the terminals.


There is an official service, Taxi Airport Madrid, which can take reservations by telephone or via the Internet. They offer a flat fee from the airport to Madrid’s city center.


The Renfe Cercanias has a new line that services Terminal 4 every 30 minutes from the Principe Pio station. AVE ticket holders can travel free of charge to and from this line.


There are several access routes and ring roads leading to the airport with over 10,000 parking spaces.

Once In Madrid, Getting Around Other Regions of Spain

By Train

The Renfe railway system has mid- and long-distance train options. Many, but not all are high speed options. In addition, the Renfe travels to and from France and Portugal if that is on your travel itinerary.

Mid-Distance Options

There are 15 destination lines of which three are high-speed. For example, you can travel to Toledo in 30 minutes via the Avant line while a trip to Valencia might take 6.5 hours.

Long Distance Options

There are 23 destination lines of which most are high-speed. On the AVE line a trip to Seville should take 2.5 hours while a trip to Barcelona will be three hours.

By Metro: Use an App

If you are an iPad or iPhone user, download the free Madrid Metro Map for easy-to-use access to the Metro lines. Android users can access the Madrid City Travel Guide Map which can guide you through essential routes and access tips.

Madrid Convention Bureau Can Help Plan Your Trip

The Madrid Convention Bureau is ready and willing to help you plan your next trip to Spain whether it is for business or pleasure, MICE or convention, or corporate retreat! Contact them in one of the following ways: Telephone: (+34) 91 758 55 28, Fax: (+34) 91 541 42 25 or email Let these travel experts help plan your stay and make sure your attendees enjoy all the elements of Spain!

For up-to-the-minute information about this region and other attractions in Spain, please join the Spain Meetings and Events Community @ i-Meet.


About the Author

De-de Mulligan is a professional blogger and desires to visit Madrid. She is a regular contributor to i-Meet, the online business community for people who plan meetings and events. Please connect with her on i-Meet, LinkedIn and follow her on Google+ for her portfolio of blog posts about meeting and event trends and technology.

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