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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to San Francisco 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, line 118 bus  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the train from Aeropuerto T4 to Piramides C1
  2. Take the line 118 bus from Pirámides Cercanías to Metro San Francisco 118

Cheapest option

Line 203 bus  •  1h 39m

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

€2

6 alternative options

Train  •  1h 11m

  1. Take the train from Aeropuerto T4 to Atocha C1

Line 203 bus, line 47 bus  •  1h 44m

  1. Take the line 203 bus from Aeropuerto T4 to Estación De Atocha 203
  2. Take the line 47 bus from Atocha to Metro San Francisco 47

€4

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Madrid Airport (MAD) to San Francisco 27.8 km

€45 - €55

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to San Francisco 27.8 km

€2 - €4

Shuttle  •  23 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Madrid Airport to San Francisco

€28

Towncar  •  23 min

  1. Take a town car from Madrid Airport to San Francisco 27.8 km

Madrid Airport (MAD) to San Francisco by train and bus

The journey time between Madrid Airport (MAD) and San Francisco is around 1h 16m and covers a distance of around 28 km. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 6m. Operated by Renfe Cercanias and Empresa Municipal de Transportes, the Madrid Airport (MAD) to San Francisco service departs from Aeropuerto T4 and arrives in Metro San Francisco. Typically 165 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 16m
Fastest journey time:
1h 6m
Journey distance:
28 km
Services per week:
165
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:32
Last service departs at:
21:31

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Airport (MAD) to San Francisco train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Departing Monday

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) → San Francisco
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COVID-19 help in Spain

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Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in San Francisco is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in San Francisco is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in San Francisco 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: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to San Francisco is to line 203 bus which costs €2 and takes 1h 39m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to San Francisco is to taxi. Taking this option will cost €45 - €55 and takes 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Vía Lusitana-Consejería De Empleo Y Mujer via Av.Ciudad De Barcelona-Est. Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 39m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and San Francisco is 18 km. The road distance is 27.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to San Francisco without a car is to train and line 118 bus which takes 1h 10m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 10m to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to San Francisco bus services, operated by Empresa Municipal de Transportes, depart from Aeropuerto T4 station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to San Francisco is to train which takes 1h 11m and costs . Alternatively, you can line 203 bus, which costs €2 and takes 1h 39m.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to San Francisco bus services, operated by Empresa Municipal de Transportes, arrive at Estación De Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to San Francisco is 28 km. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to San Francisco.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 17.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 10m

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

Renfe Cercanias operates a train from Aeropuerto T4 to Atocha hourly, and the journey takes 32 min. Alternatively, Empresa Municipal de Transportes operates a bus from Aeropuerto T4 to Estación De Atocha every 10 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 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Aeropuerto T4 to Piramides
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Train from Aeropuerto T4 to Atocha
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Bus operators
Empresa Municipal de Transportes
Phone
+34 902 50 78 50
Email
atencioncliente@emtmadrid.es
Website
emtmadrid.es
Bus from Pirámides Cercanías to Metro San Francisco
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
EMT Madrid
Bus from Aeropuerto T4 to Estación De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
EMT Madrid
Bus from Atocha to Metro San Francisco
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
EMT Madrid
Other operators
Taxi from Madrid Airport (MAD) to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
€45 - €55
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
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Madrid Airport to San Francisco
Estimated price
€28
Towncar from Madrid Airport to San Francisco

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