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Madrid, the capital city of Spain!

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Getting there You can get to Madrid from Seville, Bilbao and Tarragona. Best price and travel duration below.

From Barcelona 02:30 AU$ 40
From Marseille 07:03 AU$ 219
From Lisbon 10:43 AU$ 37
From Seville 02:20 AU$ 51
From Bilbao 04:52 AU$ 22
From Tarragona 04:46 AU$ 53
From Ronda 03:54 AU$ 42
From Huelva 03:40 AU$ 54
From Cadiz 04:05 AU$ 34
From Algeciras 05:22 AU$ 44
From Gijon 05:55 AU$ 31
From Irun 05:35 AU$ 25
From Oviedo 05:29 AU$ 31
From Jerez De La Frontera 03:27 AU$ 33
From San Sebastian 05:18 AU$ 25
From Benicassim 03:17 AU$ 68
From Huesca 02:05 AU$ 62
From Palencia 02:13 AU$ 30
From Cordoba 01:43 AU$ 25
From Valladolid 01:35 AU$ 58
From Ciudad Real 00:52 AU$ 31
From Malaga 02:25 AU$ 36
From Castellon De La Plana 02:56 AU$ 45
From Toledo 00:33 AU$ 19
From Logrono 03:15 AU$ 90
From Leon 03:14 AU$ 28
From Pamplona 03:03 AU$ 26
From Girona 03:24 AU$ 93

Getting around From Madrid, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Toledo 00:33 AU$ 19
To Ciudad Real 01:01 AU$ 42
To Valladolid 01:47 AU$ 58
To Cordoba 02:04 AU$ 25
To Huesca 02:13 AU$ 53
To Palencia 02:20 AU$ 61
To Seville 02:47 AU$ 44
To Malaga 02:50 AU$ 48
To Castellon De La Plana 03:19 AU$ 79
To Leon 03:20 AU$ 34
To Pamplona 03:21 AU$ 26
To Logrono 03:23 AU$ 36
To Benicassim 03:27 AU$ 56
To Ronda 03:45 AU$ 42
To Jerez De La Frontera 03:53 AU$ 65
To Zumarraga 04:02 AU$ 54
To Girona 04:03 AU$ 79
To Huelva 04:06 AU$ 54
To Cadiz 04:29 AU$ 68
To Tarragona 04:34 AU$ 67
To Bilbao 05:00 AU$ 22
To Algeciras 05:13 AU$ 44
To Oviedo 05:31 AU$ 47
To Barcelona 05:36 AU$ 40
To Gijon 05:57 AU$ 79
To Paris 10:28 AU$ 280
To Lisbon 10:43 AU$ 37
To Blois 12:51 AU$ 428

While you're there

Madrid, the capital city of Spain

With over one thousand years of history, Madrid is one of the Spanish cities that best reflect the mixture of cultures that have passed through it. Start in Old Madrid to see the imprint of the Royal House of Habsburgs at the Plaza Mayor (main square). Over time, the square has served as market place, outdoor theatre, bullring and even a place for executions.

From the Plaza Mayor, walk through the southern arch (Arco de Cuchilleros), to arrive at the Calle de Cuchilleros. This street symbolises the Old Madrid, with old-fashionned shops, old bull-fighting posters and bodegas (wineries). Look out for the oldest restaurant in the world, Sobrinos de Botin. Continue to Plaza de Segovia Nueva, passing in from of the San Isidro cathedral, before arriving at Plaza de la Cebada, southward. Next to it is the Latina district, famous for its market and tapas bars. Take the Carre San Fransisco street to reach the Basilica San Francisco, before walking northward on Calle Bailen to reach the Cathedral of Almudena and the Royal Palace. From this place, you will get the best view of Madrid.

One of the things that most characterises Madrid is its intense social life.

There are countless options for having a good time: going for a beer and eating tapas, enjoying a tasty cocido (typical stew), a concert or a show… And of course, this city offers interesting museums such as the Thyssen Bornemisza museum, if you like impressionist paintings from painters including Van Gogh, Matise, Monet and Pissarro.

A wonder city like Madrid is an invitation for shopping. Calle Fuencarral, north of Gran Via, is lined with trendy fashion stores while Spanish high-street brands cluster around Puerto del Sol.

Madrid Visitors and Convention Bureau
Plaza Mayor, 27 28012 Madrid
Tel: (+34) 91 701 22 10

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Madrid can be found.

Madrid railway station(s)

Madrid Atocha Train Station

Madrid Atocha Train Station

Address: Avenida de Barcelona Madrid

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8am to 11:53pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 11:59pm
Public holidays: 8am to 9:30pm

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (AVE), Regional & long distance trains (RENFE), Intercity trains
Tourist Information Point, Lost and found, Police station, Restaurants, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Madrid Chamartin Train Station

Madrid Chamartin Train Station

Address: Calle de Agustín de FoxáMadrid 28036 Madrid

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 9:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: Not available
Public holidays: 9am to 1pm

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (AVE), Regional trains, Intercity trains
Tourist Information Point, Car Parking, Currency exchange, Lockers, Lost and found, Police station, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Madrid Princi Pio

Address: Paseo de la Florida, 5 28008 Madrid


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Customer reviews

  • "Comfortable Journey"    
    Train was on time, comfortable and fast. My only complaint is that when booking online from Australia not all scheduled times are available for booking. Tried to book a different time through the USA site but it wouldn't let me. Please open up the whole timetable to Australia.  
  • "lets see how fast we can go"    
    This was an excellent trip as we had to get from Seville to Madrid. if we went by plane we would have spent a little more time from point to point when you take the waiting to board and the bag collection for the plane into account, you would also have to travel into Madrid from the airport where as the train. you arrive board travel @260-280 klm/ hr and disenbark close to town centre with access to metro its a winner  
  • "Barcelona to Madrid"    
    We found the train trip very smooth and very comfortable and organized. Thankyou Joe  
  • "Madrid to Seville"    
    Train was comfortable, on time and the most efficient way to travel between Madrid and Seville  
  • "Cadiz to Madrid"    
    We had a great trip from Cadiz to Madrid, the 4hr 30mins went so quickly. The seating was all forward facing which was good and we had plenty of room. Would take this trip again tomorrow if we could.  
  • "Great Comfort"    
    We enjoyed the efficiency of the train system and the ease of getting our train. It would be easier though if more people spoke English, we were surprised how few employees of the train system spoke English considering there are so many holiday makers.  
  • "Easy travels!"    
    We were extremely delighted with the efficient service of Renfe from Malaga to Madrid. The speedy train was clean, roomy and punctual.  
  • "beautiful Spain"    
    very helpful staff, fantastic train, very smooth at such high speed, great stations everything was just so lovely about Spain you have a great country. excelent rail service.  
  • "Train from Madrid to Valencia"    
    A very comfortable trip and there were no problems with our tickets or train schedules everything was punctual and I would always recommend train journeys throughout Spain and Italy.  
  • "Rail from Seville to Madrid"    
    Great journey. Train was on schedule and arrived on time at destination. Clean, great seats even in tourist class and comfortable journey. Recommend for future travel.  
  • "Trains "    
    Fast train is the only way to travel- punctual, clean. A great experience.  
  • "Train experience"    
    Travelling from Madrid to Sevilla on the AVE fast train was an amazing experience. The train was a excellent and easy way to transport around Spain. Very punctual.  
  • "Trains in Spain"    
    Very comfortable, however it would have been nice to have access to a Lounge prior to departure and perhaps service once on the train - a la Train Travel between states in the USA. It would also have been beneficial to have an am departure rather than the pm service only. I am still wondering why I paid to travel First Class - from my observation, there is no benefit for paying 1st class...... Sincerely, David Peel  
  • "Something different"    
    I had been travelling in Europe for about a month..planes..buses..and decided to travel on something different. It took me back to my childhood when I used to travel on train a fair bit.. It was great..I didn't need to be there an hour before (like planes).. And was comfortable, plenty of leg room and great to be able to get up and walk around when required...head to the dining car etc. Was great to also watch some of the scenery..missed when flying..  
  • "Renfe"    
    Very fast and comfortable, only took 35 minutes. Very convenient to leave our luggage at Atocha Puerta as we were returning from Toledo and only needed an over night bag for 2 nights.  
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