How to get to the center of Madrid
Arriving in bright and sunny Spain to admire the country's historical heritage and beautiful beaches, you will be met by the country's main air gate - the international airport of the capital - Barajas. In order for the vacation to go smoothly and leave only pleasant memories, you need to take care of all the details in advance: how to get to the center of Madrid from the airport, find your hotel, plan excursions. We will devote our article to the first question and decide on efficient and fast transportation options to the center.
Aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajas, built back in 1928, is today the largest airport in the country and one of the 50 most visited in the world. It is located just 13 km northeast of the capital's center and consists of four terminals. International flights land at terminals 1 and 4. Shuttle buses, painted in green, with a light board, run between all four terminals.
So, let's figure out how to get to the center easily and quickly.
- Exprés Aeropuerto. Such a specialized bright green express bus for cruising between Barajas and Atocha train station. Express goes on the route seven days a week. However, when planning your move, keep in mind that the Estación de Madrid Atocha stop is only open from 5am to 23pm. The ultimate is the Plaza de Cibeles. Interval of movement - every half hour. The trip, worth 5 euros, is paid by the driver, he also issues a ticket.
- Underground. The city and the airport are connected by a direct metro line (marked in red L8). You need to go to the terminal station Nuevos Ministerios, where you can change trains to other metro lines. The journey will take from 20 to 30 minutes, depending on which terminal you are leaving from. A boarding pass can be purchased at the box office or special machines directly at the entrance to the subway. There you can get a Madrid metro map for free.
- Taxis. The trip will cost more, a double fare is applied at night. If you call a taxi by phone, remember that the meter is turned on from the place the driver was sent to you, and not from the moment you board the transport. Such a trip will certainly cost more, compared to public transport and will amount to 30-40 euros. You need to stock up on cash in advance, because not all services accept payment by card.
- Car rental service. Convenient, fast, comfortable, immediately from the airport. A tangible bonus of a rental car is the lack of reference to any schedule, the choice of a car to your taste from an inexpensive compact car to a luxury car. Schedules and places for stops depend only on your desire. An important point is the lack of the need to carry heavy luggage, because you can safely leave your burden in the trunk of the selected vehicle model.
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