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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid City Center by bus, subway, train, taxi or foot

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Line 6 bus  •  3 min

  1. Take the line 6 bus from Prado - Atocha to Antón Martín 6 / ...

€2

4 alternative options

Line 1 subway  •  5 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from Estacion Del Arte to Sol 1

€3

Train  •  11 min

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Sol C3 / ...

€5 - €7

Taxi  •  4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid City Center 2.8 km

€6 - €8

Walk  •  25 min

  1. Walk from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid City Center 2.2 km

Madrid Atocha Station → Madrid City Center
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid City Center is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid City Center is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid City Center is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 2 Aug 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid City Center is to line 6 bus which costs €2 and takes 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid City Center is to line 6 bus which costs €2 and takes 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prado - Atocha and arriving at Antón Martín. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Estacion Del Arte and arriving at Sol. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 min.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Madrid City Center is 1 km.

The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid City Center without a car is to line 6 bus which takes 3 min and costs €2.

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The line 6 bus from Prado - Atocha to Antón Martín takes 3 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid City Center bus services, operated by Empresa Municipal de Transportes, depart from Prado - Atocha station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid City Center 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 City Center is to line 6 bus which takes 3 min and costs €2. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €5 - €7 and takes 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid City Center.
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  • Distance: 1.4 km
  • Duration: 3 min

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Madrid City Center, Spain?

Empresa Municipal de Transportes operates a bus from Prado - Atocha to Antón Martín every 5 minutes. Tickets cost €2 and the journey takes 3 min. Alternatively, Metro de Madrid operates a vehicle from Estacion Del Arte to Sol every 10 minutes. Tickets cost €3 and the journey takes 5 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 Sol
Ave. Duration
4 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 Sol
Ave. Duration
3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Empresa Municipal de Transportes
Other operators
Taxi from Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid City Center
Ave. Duration
4 min
Estimated price
€6 - €8
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

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Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid City Center bus services, operated by Empresa Municipal de Transportes, arrive at Antón Martín station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Madrid City Center train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, arrive at Sol station.

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