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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V by subway, train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Recommended

Line 8 subway, train

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

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Line 203 bus

  1. Take the line 203 bus from Aeropuerto T4 to Estación De Atocha

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V

Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Madrid Airport to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Madrid Airport to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V by subway, train and walk

The journey time between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Plaza del Emperador Carlos V is around 43 min and covers a distance of around 21 km. This includes an average layover time of around 6 min. Operated by Metro de Madrid, Renfe Cercanias and Renfe Viajeros, the Madrid Airport (MAD) to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V service departs from Aeropuerto T4 and arrives in Plaza del Emperador Carlos V. Typically 728 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

728 Weekly Services
43 min Average Duration
€8 Cheapest Price
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Madrid Airport (MAD) → Plaza del Emperador Carlos V
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Plaza del Emperador Carlos V is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Plaza del Emperador Carlos V is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Plaza del Emperador Carlos V is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

Last updated: 19 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V is to line 203 bus which costs €2 and takes 1h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V is to taxi which costs €35 - €45 and takes 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Estación De Atocha. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Atocha via Nuevos Ministerios. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 min.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Plaza del Emperador Carlos V is 12 km. The road distance is 20.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V without a car is to line 8 subway and train which takes 43 min and costs €7 - €10.

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It takes approximately 43 min to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V, including transfers.

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

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V train services, operated by Metro de Madrid, depart from Aeropuerto T4 station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V bus services, operated by Empresa Municipal de Transportes, arrive at Estación De Atocha station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V.
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  • Distance: 12.4 km
  • Duration: 43 min

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and Plaza del Emperador Carlos V, Spain?

Empresa Municipal de Transportes operates a bus from Aeropuerto T4 to Estación De Atocha every 5 minutes. Tickets cost €2 and the journey takes 1h.

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 Nuevos Ministerios to Atocha
Ave. Duration
9 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-Nuevos Ministerios to Madrid-Atocha Cercanias
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Empresa Municipal de Transportes
Other operators
Taxi from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V
Ave. Duration
18 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
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Madrid Airport to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V
Estimated price
€36
Towncar from Madrid Airport to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, arrive at Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V is 21 km. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V.

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