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

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Bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Airport to Madrid 203 / ...

$1 - $23

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Train  •  22 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid Airport to Recoletos C1

$2 - $3

Taxi  •  22 min

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

$35 - $45

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

$75

Uber  •  22 min

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

$25 - $35

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Airport and arriving at Madrid. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid Airport and arriving at Recoletos. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 22 min.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Madrid City Center is 12 km. The road distance is 17.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center without a car is to bus which takes 55 min and costs 1€ - 20€.

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The bus from Madrid Airport to Madrid takes 55 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center bus services, operated by EMT Madrid, depart from Aeropuerto station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center train services, operated by Madrid Cercanías (RENFE), depart from Madrid Airport station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center is to bus which takes 55 min and costs 1€ - 20€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 1€ - 3€ and takes 22 min.

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  • Distance: 7.7 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

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

EMT Madrid operates a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 55 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Madrid Cercanías (RENFE) operates a train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 22 min.

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
$2 - $4
Schedules at
EMT Madrid
Autocares Grupo Samar
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Madrid-Barajas Airport T4 to Madrid
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
hife.es
Book at
movelia.es
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
$75
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
$25 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
UberX
$25 - $35
One
$35 - $50
Taxi from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center bus services, operated by EMT Madrid, arrive at Cibeles station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center train services, operated by Madrid Cercanías (RENFE), arrive at Recoletos station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center is 18 km. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center.

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The nearest airport to Madrid City Center is Madrid (MAD) Airport which is 12.3 km away. Other nearby airports include Valladolid (VLL) (172.3 km).

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There are 3676+ hotels available in Madrid City Center. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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