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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  •  27 min

  1. Take the train from Aeropuerto T4 to Recoletos C1

Cheapest option

Line 203 bus  •  55 min

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

2€ - 6€

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid 22.4 km

35€ - 45€

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid 22.4 km

2€ - 4€

Shuttle  •  22 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Madrid Airport to Madrid

Towncar  •  22 min

  1. Take a town car from Madrid Airport to Madrid 22.4 km

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid is to drive which costs 2€ - 4€ and takes 22 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 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Recoletos. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 27 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 27 min and costs .

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The train from Aeropuerto T4 to Recoletos takes 27 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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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 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 203 bus, which costs 2€ - 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: 27 min

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

Renfe Cercanias operates a train from Aeropuerto T4 to Recoletos every 30 minutes, and the journey takes 27 min. Alternatively, Empresa Municipal de Transportes operates a bus from Aeropuerto T4 to Cibeles every 10 minutes. Tickets cost 2€ - 4€ 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 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Aeropuerto T4 to Recoletos
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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
Eco Taxi Madrid
Phone
+34 911 25 16 02
Website
ecotaximadrid.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Madrid Airport to Madrid
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 Recoletos 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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