Travel options in Madrid

Withlocals experiences in Madrid are

100% With locals

Who you see is who you get.
The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

100% Private

All Withlocals experiences
are private, meaning exclusively
for you or your group.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

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


€30.00 p.p.

Best of Madrid: Highlights & Hidden Gems



€22.00 p.p.

Kickstart Tour of Madrid with a Local



€9.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Melissa Julio César

Madrid Street Photography Workshop

I did the Street Photography Workshop with Julio and it was fabuous. We want a nice walking tour of several neighborhoods while talking about photography. He gave me some great pointers on taking street photos. I don't know that I will ever be that great at them but now I have tools to try. I would highly recommend booking an experience with Julio. You won't regret it.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Paul Madrid

Wine & Tapas Tour: A Gourmet Journey

Paul and Stephanie,
Jorge was wonderful. He spent the whole evening with us probably around four hours. He met us on time and even though some of the tapas Places were not open he improvised and we had a wonderful evening. The food was wonderful, refreshing and eclectic as was the conversation with Jorge. What an amazing young man and what exceptional Life stories he has to tell. It was our pleasure to have him guide us this evening.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Bryan Jorge

Private Gastronomy Tapas Tour & Wine Pairing

Jorge was an exceptional host who was fun, knowledgeable, and introduced us to some spectacular foods. Would do this again if I had the chance.