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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station) by train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  47 min

  1. Take the train from Aeropuerto T4 to Piramides C1

Cheapest option

Line 203 bus, bus  •  1h 17m

  1. Take the line 203 bus from Aeropuerto T4 to Cibeles 203 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cibeles to El Rastro C03

€4

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station) 22.6 km

€35 - €50

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station) 22.6 km

€2 - €4

Shuttle  •  21 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Madrid Airport to El Rastro (Station)

€28

Towncar  •  21 min

  1. Take a town car from Madrid Airport to El Rastro (Station) 22.6 km

Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station) by train and walk

The journey time between Madrid Airport (MAD) and El Rastro (Station) is around 40 min and covers a distance of around 23 km. The fastest journey normally takes 39 min. Operated by Renfe Cercanias, the Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station) service departs from Aeropuerto T4 and arrives in El Rastro (Station). Typically 180 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
40 min
Fastest journey time:
39 min
Journey distance:
23 km
Services per week:
180
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:02
Last service departs at:
21:31

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station) train and walk schedules

Madrid Airport (MAD) → El Rastro (Station)
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  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in El Rastro (Station) is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in El Rastro (Station) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in El Rastro (Station) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station) is to drive which costs €2 - €4 and takes 21 min.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station) is to taxi. Taking this option will cost €35 - €50 and takes 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station). However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at El Rastro via Cibeles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Piramides. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and El Rastro (Station) is 14 km. The road distance is 22.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station) without a car is to train which takes 47 min and costs .

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The train from Aeropuerto T4 to Piramides takes 40 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station) bus services, operated by Empresa Municipal de Transportes, depart from Aeropuerto T4 station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station) train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, depart from Aeropuerto T4 station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station) is to train which takes 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 203 bus and bus, which costs €4 and takes 1h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station).
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  • Distance: 13.5 km
  • Duration: 47 min

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and El Rastro (Station), Madrid, Spain?

Renfe Cercanias operates a train from Aeropuerto T4 to Piramides hourly, and the journey takes 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station) via Cibeles in around 1h 17m.

Train operators
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Aeropuerto T4 to Piramides
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Bus operators
Empresa Municipal de Transportes
Phone
+34 902 50 78 50
Email
atencioncliente@emtmadrid.es
Website
emtmadrid.es
Bus from Aeropuerto T4 to Cibeles
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
EMT Madrid
Bus from Cibeles to El Rastro
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
EMT Madrid
Other operators
Taxi from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station)
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Taxi Reserva
Phone
+34 910 85 54 44
Website
taxireserva.es
Taxi Airport Madrid
Phone
+34 685 31 42 67
Website
taxiairportmadrid.com
Radio Taxi Madrid Aeropuerto
Phone
+34 911 76 00 81
Website
taxiaeropuertobarajas.com
Joinup
Phone
+34 915 33 14 64
Website
joinup.es
Jayride
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Madrid Airport to El Rastro (Station)
Estimated price
€28
Towncar from Madrid Airport to El Rastro (Station)

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station) bus services, operated by Empresa Municipal de Transportes, arrive at El Rastro station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station) train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, arrive at Piramides station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station) is 23 km. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Rastro (Station).

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There are 1518+ hotels available in El Rastro (Station). Prices start at €75 per night.

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