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

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Recommended option

Line 8 subway  •  33 min

  1. Take the line 8 subway from Aeropuerto T4 to Nuevos Ministerios 8

€8 - €10

Cheapest option

Line 203 bus  •  55 min

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

€2

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

€28

Towncar  •  22 min

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

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid by subway and train

The journey time between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Madrid is around 33 min and covers a distance of around 19 km. The fastest journey normally takes 29 min. Operated by Metro de Madrid, Renfe Cercanias and Renfe Viajeros, the Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid service departs from Aeropuerto T4 and arrives in Sol. Typically 584 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
33 min
Fastest journey time:
29 min
Journey distance:
19 km
Services per week:
584
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:45
Last service departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid subway and train schedules

Subway services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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 €2 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 10 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 Nuevos Ministerios. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 min.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Madrid is 11 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 line 8 subway which takes 33 min and costs €7 - €10.

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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 Metro de Madrid, depart from Aeropuerto T4 station.

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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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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 11 km
  • Duration: 33 min

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

Metro de Madrid operates a vehicle from Aeropuerto T4 to Nuevos Ministerios every 10 minutes. Tickets cost €3 and the journey takes 21 min. Alternatively, Empresa Municipal de Transportes operates a bus from Aeropuerto T4 to Cibeles every 10 minutes. Tickets cost €2 and the journey takes 55 min.

Train operators
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
€28
Towncar from Madrid Airport to Madrid

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid train services, operated by Metro de Madrid, arrive at Nuevos Ministerios 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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