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There are 6 ways to get from Museo del Prado to Plaza de Colón by bus, train, subway, taxi, car or rideshare

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Line 312 bus  •  1h 9m

  1. Take the line 312 bus from Madrid to Arganda del Rey-Av. Instituto 312

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 2m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Arganda del Rey 29.1 km

4 alternative options

Line 351 bus  •  1h 14m

  1. Take the line 351 bus from Ronda Atocha-Estación De Autobuses to Real-Av.Valencia 351 / ...

Train, line 9 subway  •  1h 14m

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Vicalvaro C2
  2. Take the line 9 subway from Puerta De Arganda to Arganda Del Rey 9

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Museo del Prado to Plaza de Colón 29.1 km

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Museo del Prado to Plaza de Colón 29.1 km

Museo del Prado to Plaza de Colón by walk and bus

The journey time between Museo del Prado and Plaza de Colón is around 31 min and covers a distance of around 30 km. The fastest journey normally takes 10 min. Services are operated by Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid. Typically 210 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
31 min
Fastest journey time:
10 min
Journey distance:
30 km
Services per week:
210
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:45
Last service departs at:
22:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Museo del Prado to Plaza de Colón walk and bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Museo del Prado to Plaza de Colón is to rideshare, which costs €2 and takes 1h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Museo del Prado to Plaza de Colón is to taxi which costs €40 - €50 and takes 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Arganda del Rey-Av. Instituto. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Museo del Prado to Plaza de Colón. However, there are services departing from Atocha and arriving at Arganda Del Rey via Puerta De Arganda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 14m.

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The distance between Museo del Prado and Plaza de Colón is 26 km. The road distance is 29.1 km.

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The best way to get from Museo del Prado to Plaza de Colón without a car is to line 312 bus which takes 1h 9m and costs €3 - €7.

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The line 312 bus from Madrid to Arganda del Rey-Av. Instituto takes 45 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Museo del Prado to Plaza de Colón bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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Museo del Prado to Plaza de Colón train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, depart from Atocha station.

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Museo del Prado to Plaza de Colón bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Arganda del Rey-Av. Instituto station.

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Map of how to get from Museo del Prado to Plaza de Colón.
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  • Distance: 25.6 km
  • Duration: 1h 9m

What companies run services between Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain and Plaza de Colón, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Arganda del Rey-Av. Instituto every 15 minutes. Tickets cost €3 - €7 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 Vicalvaro
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Arganda del Rey-Av. Instituto
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €7
Website
alsa.com
Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid
Phone
012
Email
tarjetatransportepublico@madrid.org
Website
crtm.es
Bus from Ronda Atocha-Estación De Autobuses to Real-Av.Valencia
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Arganda del Rey
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€2
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Taxi from Museo del Prado to Plaza de Colón
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
€40 - €50
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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Museo del Prado to Plaza de Colón train services, operated by Metro de Madrid, arrive at Arganda Del Rey station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Museo del Prado to Plaza de Colón is 29 km. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Museo del Prado to Plaza de Colón.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Museo del Prado and Plaza de Colón. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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