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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Aeropuerto T4 to Chamartin
  2. Take the train from Chamartin to Sol

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Line 203 bus

  1. Take the line 203 bus from Aeropuerto T4 to Cibeles

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid

Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Madrid Airport to Madrid

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Madrid Airport to Madrid

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid by train

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33 min Average Duration
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Madrid Airport (MAD) → Madrid
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid is to line 203 bus which costs €1 - €6 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid is to taxi which costs €35 - €45 and takes 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Cibeles. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Sol via Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 min.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Madrid is 12 km. The road distance is 22.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 33 min to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid 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 Madrid is to train which takes 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 203 bus, which costs €1 - €6 and takes 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 12.4 km
  • Duration: 33 min

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

You can take a train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid via Chamartin in around 33 min. Alternatively, Empresa Municipal de Transportes operates a bus from Aeropuerto T4 to Cibeles every 5 minutes. Tickets cost €2 and the journey takes 55 min.

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
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Aeropuerto T4 to Chamartin
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Train from Chamartin to Sol
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Sol
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Empresa Municipal de Transportes
Other operators
Taxi from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
€35 - €45
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
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Madrid Airport to Madrid
Estimated price
€36
Towncar from Madrid Airport to Madrid

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

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, arrive at Sol station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid is 22 km. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid.

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