Travel options in Madrid

Withlocals experiences in Madrid are

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The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

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for you.

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.

Kickstart Tour of Madrid with a Local

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€8.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Akash Madrid
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Best of Madrid: Highlights & Hidden Gems

This was our first time trying withlocal out and it turned out to be great. We chose Edgard as our “guide” (more like a buddy who knows Madrid really well) and he didn’t disappoint us. The tour covered a lot of interesting places and had enough history content to keep us interested in how everything came to be in Modern day Madrid. We walked around, went to different places, from Castles to local tabernas and saw Madrid from the eyes of a local. Edgard kept giving us recommendations on what to try (places to go to, food, wines etc.) and armed with this information we chose the places we liked most and never felt like we ever went to a tourist trap. A really good part of traveling is knowing the local culture and people, and edgard helped us do exactly that. Of course, this is a 3 hour tour so we couldn’t possibly cover everything in detail, but it gave us enough options to explore in depth and enjoy our stay in Madrid.

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Hester Madrid
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Best of Madrid: Highlights & Hidden Gems

We spent last weekend in Madrid and on Saturday we had the pleasure of taking a city tour with Edgard. We had an awesome tour and learned so much about Madrid's history. What made it even better where the urban legends that he also told us. Edgard was great company and never did we feel rushed, it was a relaxed walk and so interesting. Anyone visiting Madrid soon: book a trip with Edgard, you won't regret it. Edgard, thanks for a wonderful morning in Madrid. All the best Hester and Pablo

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Jasna Madrid
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Kickstart Tour of Madrid with a Local

My partner and I have been using walking tour guide's sevice for over 10 years but never have we had such an amazing tour guide. Very well prepared, systematical, professional on the one hand and kind, positive, and funny on the other. Full of good advice where to go and what to do. Will contact you via whatsapp beforehand and tailor the tour matching your preferences and interests. Will equip you with tourist map with interesting places drown, restaurants, local gems….After we had said good bye to her we followed her instructions about where to go/see/do/eat and felt that she really maximised our Madrid experience. Elena is a beautiful human being and we wish her a lot of private and professional success.