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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  24 min

  1. Take the train from Aeropuerto T4 to Recoletos C1

$2 - $4

Cheapest option

Bus  •  55 min

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

$1 - $35

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center 11 miles

$35 - $50

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center 11 miles

$2 - $3

Private transfer  •  25 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Madrid-Barajas Airport T4 to Madrid City Center

$80

Uber  •  22 min

  1. Take an Uber from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center 11 miles

$26 - $35

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

Madrid Cercanías (RENFE) operates a train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 24 min. Alternatively, EMT Madrid operates a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 55 min. Autocares Grupo Samar also services this route 4 times a day.

Train operators
Bus operators
EMT Madrid
Phone
+34 902 50 78 50
Email
atencioncliente@emtmadrid.es
Website
emtmadrid.es
Bus from Aeropuerto to Cibeles
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
EMT Madrid
Autocares Grupo Samar
Holiday Taxis
Phone
+44 1273 828200
Website
holidaytaxis.com
Shuttle from Madrid-Barajas Airport T4 to Madrid City Center
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
holidaytaxis.com
Book at
holidaytaxis.com
Other operators
Uber Madrid
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
uberX
$26 - $35
UberONE
$40 - $55
Taxi from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Taxi Airport Madrid
Phone
+34 685 31 42 67
Website
taxiairportmadrid.com
Eco Taxi Madrid
Phone
+34 911 25 16 02
Website
eco-taxi.es
Madrid Taxi
Phone
+34 608 40 96 59
Website
madridtaxi.es
Taxi Aeropuerto Madrid
Phone
+34 665 25 07 40
Website
taxi-online-madrid.es

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center?

The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Madrid City Center is 12 km. The road distance is 18 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center?

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center is to drive which costs 1€ - 3€ and takes 22 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center?

The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center is to taxi which takes 22 min and costs 30€ - 40€.

Is there a direct train between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Madrid City Center?

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 24 min.

Is there a direct bus between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Madrid City Center?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aeropuerto and arriving at Cibeles. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

How long does it take to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center?

The train from Aeropuerto T4 to Recoletos takes 24 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.