Travel options in Madrid

Withlocals experiences in Madrid are

100% With locals

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a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
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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.

Best of Madrid: Highlights & Hidden Gems

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€22.00 p.p.

Madrid by Bike: The Local Way

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€33.00 p.p.

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Meg Ana
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Classic Cooking Class: Paella, Tapas & Sangria with Market Visit

Our family of four had a great time cooking with Ana! We began at the market which made us feel like locals! Then we were off to her lovely apartment to cook together. She had everything organized and ready for us. She had an apron for each of us to wear, dishes were laid out and she explained all of the details of the recipes for us. We loved the experience! It was great to visit a Spanish home and hear stories of her life in Madrid. We enjoyed every minute of our cooking class and highly recommend it for others!

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Micaela Madrid
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Best of Madrid: Highlights & Hidden Gems

I can thoroughly recommend this tour. Beth, was very personable and extremely knowledgeable on both the history and current issues of Madrid. We learnt so much in such a short space of time and really feel that we have a better understanding of the layout of Madrid. Thoroughly recommend !!

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Nicole Enrique
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A customized trip with Enrique

On last Saturday we had a tapas tour with Enrique. He took us to 3 amazing tapas bars. We had an amazing experience and the tapas and drinks were great. Enrique is an amazing tour guide and very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. There was great wine, great drinks, great conversation and a great tour guide. A 10 out of 10. We will suggest anyone to go on this tour.