Travel options in Madrid

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Travel in Madrid

In Madrid it could hardly be easier to travel like a local, because the public transit system is modern, efficient and cheap. What's great is that the buses and Metro are all part of the same network, which makes it easy to purchase the right tickets. You can be sure that if you can't reach a destination by bus then there will be a Metro station close by instead. The Metro is the second-largest in Europe behind London and features ticket machines with four different languages at every station.

By road, it is not recommended to drive a car in the city, as the roads can be very intense and traffic jams are common. Taxis are all white with a red stripe and are affordable, provided you are aware of the special surcharges that apply for certain times of day and destinations. Official taxis will provide a table with a full list on demand.

Local Transport in Madrid

  • Most locals will use the bus or Metro to get around. A single will cover five stations and cost €1.50, while ten trips will cost between €12.20 and €18.30.
  • Alternatively you could get a day pass for €6 or a weekly pass for €33.40.
  • Metro signs are easy to spot; they are a rhombus with red trim, and "Metro" in white on a blue background.
  • If you're travelling late at night there's a large network of night buses travelling every 20 minutes from designated stops

Top cool tours in Madrid

Best of Madrid Private Tour

from

€30.00 p.p.

Kickstart Tour of Madrid with a Local

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€8.50 p.p.

Madrid's Fun Ride: Family Friendly Bike Tour

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€33.50 p.p.

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Ian Madrid
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Kickstart Tour of Madrid with a Local

We had a great time exploring Madrid, and with the help of our expert guide we saw things we'd otherwise have missed, learned things we wouldn't have known, and knew where we wanted to go back to later to explore further. And the churros at San Gines were the best!

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alan Madrid
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Del Prado Skip The Line & Surrounding Highlights

Our tour with Dino to the Prado and surrounding area was excellent.
His knowledge and of art and passion was infectious.
Strongly recommend using Dino.

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Susan Madrid
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Del Prado Skip The Line & Surrounding Highlights

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Prado and surrounding area with Dino. Dino was professional, friendly, very knowledgeable, and passionate about the Prado art.
I highly recommend scheduling a tour of the Prado with Dino.