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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid-Barajas Airport by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  36 min

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Aeropuerto T4 C1

Cheapest option

Line 203 bus  •  50 min

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

2€

5 alternative options

Train, line 8 subway  •  41 min

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios C4 / ...
  2. Take the line 8 subway from Nuevos Ministerios to Aeropuerto T4 8

8€ - 10€

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid-Barajas Airport 20.3 km

35€ - 45€

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid-Barajas Airport 20.3 km

2€ - 3€

Shuttle  •  19 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid Airport

28€

Towncar  •  19 min

  1. Take a town car from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid Airport 20 km

Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid-Barajas Airport by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Madrid-Barajas Airport is around 29 min and covers a distance of around 18 km. The fastest journey normally takes 29 min. Operated by Renfe Cercanias, the Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid-Barajas Airport service departs from Madrid Atocha Station and arrives in Aeropuerto T4. Typically 23 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
29 min
Fastest journey time:
29 min
Services per week:
23
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:15
Last service departs at:
05:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid-Barajas Airport walk and train schedules

Madrid Atocha Station → Madrid-Barajas Airport
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid-Barajas Airport is to line 203 bus which costs 2€ and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid-Barajas Airport is to taxi which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Aeropuerto T4. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Atocha and arriving at Aeropuerto T4. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 29 min.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Madrid-Barajas Airport is 12 km. The road distance is 20.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid-Barajas Airport without a car is to train which takes 36 min and costs .

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The train from Atocha to Aeropuerto T4 takes 29 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid-Barajas Airport bus services, operated by Empresa Municipal de Transportes, depart from Estación De Atocha station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid-Barajas Airport train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, depart from Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid-Barajas Airport is to train which takes 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 203 bus, which costs 2€ and takes 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid-Barajas Airport.
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  • Distance: 12.5 km
  • Duration: 36 min

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Madrid-Barajas Airport, Spain?

Renfe Cercanias operates a train from Atocha to Aeropuerto T4 twice daily, and the journey takes 29 min. Alternatively, Empresa Municipal de Transportes operates a bus from Estación De Atocha to Aeropuerto T4 every 15 minutes. Tickets cost 2€ and the journey takes 45 min.

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 Atocha to Aeropuerto T4
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Madrid-Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Empresa Municipal de Transportes
Other operators
Taxi from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid-Barajas Airport
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
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid Airport
Estimated price
28€
Towncar from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid Airport

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Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid-Barajas Airport bus services, operated by Empresa Municipal de Transportes, arrive at Aeropuerto T4 station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid-Barajas Airport train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, arrive at Aeropuerto T4 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid-Barajas Airport is 20 km. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid-Barajas Airport.

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