Getting there

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

From Barcelona 02:30 AU$ 42
From Marseille 07:03 AU$ 227
From Lisbon 10:43 AU$ 39
From Seville 02:20 AU$ 53
From Bilbao 04:52 AU$ 23
From Tarragona 04:46 AU$ 55
From Ronda 03:54 AU$ 44
From Huelva 03:40 AU$ 56
From Cadiz 04:05 AU$ 35
From Algeciras 05:22 AU$ 45
From Gijon 05:55 AU$ 32
From Irun 05:35 AU$ 26
From Oviedo 05:29 AU$ 32
From Jerez De La Frontera 03:27 AU$ 34
From San Sebastian 05:18 AU$ 26
From Benicassim 03:17 AU$ 71
From Huesca 02:05 AU$ 64
From Palencia 02:13 AU$ 31
From Cordoba 01:43 AU$ 26
From Valladolid 01:35 AU$ 60
From Ciudad Real 00:52 AU$ 32
From Malaga 02:25 AU$ 37
From Castellon De La Plana 02:56 AU$ 47
From Toledo 00:33 AU$ 19
From Logrono 03:15 AU$ 94
From Leon 03:14 AU$ 29
From Pamplona 03:03 AU$ 27
From Girona 03:24 AU$ 97

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$ 58
To Valladolid 01:47 AU$ 60
To Cordoba 02:04 AU$ 45
To Huesca 02:13 AU$ 55
To Palencia 02:20 AU$ 63
To Seville 02:47 AU$ 82
To Malaga 02:50 AU$ 76
To Castellon De La Plana 03:19 AU$ 84
To Leon 03:20 AU$ 35
To Pamplona 03:21 AU$ 37
To Logrono 03:23 AU$ 37
To Benicassim 03:27 AU$ 85
To Ronda 03:45 AU$ 44
To Jerez De La Frontera 03:53 AU$ 68
To Zumarraga 04:02 AU$ 56
To Girona 04:03 AU$ 82
To Huelva 04:06 AU$ 97
To Cadiz 04:29 AU$ 82
To Tarragona 04:34 AU$ 69
To Bilbao 05:00 AU$ 39
To Algeciras 05:13 AU$ 45
To Oviedo 05:31 AU$ 56
To Barcelona 05:36 AU$ 42
To Gijon 05:57 AU$ 82
To Lisbon 10:43 AU$ 39
To Blois 12:51 AU$ 443

Madrid city guide

Madrid, the capital city of Spain

Madrid is the capital city of Spain, located in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula. This cosmopolitan city is inhabited by more than 3 million people basked in a culturally and artistically rich environment. Well known for its amazing nightlife along with its intense cultural and artistic activities, Madrid appears is a versatile city which will satisfy every traveller’s need and curiosity. The energy of this city will drive even the most reluctant ones to dance, explore and tasting all sorts of delicacies… This is called the movida vibe! For spectacular views over Madrid, take the teleférico cable car over Casa del Campo’s 4000 acres of wild woodland. It leaves from Paseo del Pintor Rosales street, near Argüelles Metro station.

Discover the outstanding Prado museum, the Plaza Mayor and rest in the vast and verdant oasis of Parque del Retiro before feeling the temperature of the late night flamenco shows. Madrid has two main train stations, namely Madrid Atocha railway station and Madrid Chamartin railway station.

When you are there

1. Things to do and see

2. Eat and drink

3. Shopping

4. Information for tourists

Madrid station(s)

Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Madrid.

Madrid railway station(s)

Madrid Atocha

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.


Madrid Chamartin

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.


Madrid Princi Pio

Address: Paseo de la Florida, 5 28008 Madrid

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Customer reviews

"Comfortable "

  Andrew c. 
We travelled Madrid to Seville in 2 1/2 hours at speeds up to 290 km/hour Very comfortable and convenient form of travel  

"Great way to travel"

  Michael s.  21/09/2014
We holidayed in Spain. The trip from Barcelona to Madrid was fast, comfortable and without mishap. The opportunity to travel in daylight by land gave us an chance to see some of the countryside of Spain. For trips like this, the fast train is a better option than air. We are non-Spanish speakers, signage in the train stations was clear and easy to follow in Barcelona, very confusing trying to locate taxis in Madrid. Booking via the web was easy although Spanish only ticket had us reaching for the translation book to check details were correct. I will recommend this service to others.  

"Perfect ride"

  Dexter m.  16/09/2014
Taking the AVE train to Madrid was a good decision. Not only it was fast, the ride was smooth and hustle free. Traveling and at the same time looking at the beautiful countryside of Spain made it perfect. I would take the train again should I be back.  

"So glad we travelled by train"

  Ian b.  23/08/2014
We weren't sure what to expect or how easy it was going to be. Bought the tickets to travel from Barcelona to Madrid online, well in advance. It was a very comfortable journey and no messing about when we arrived. Liked it so much, we caught the train to Toledo.  

"Great experience"

  Graham j.  06/08/2014
My wife and I travelled from Barcelona to Madrid. We decided to go first class because it was not much more expensive than second class. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The seats were very comfortable, we received complimentary drinks and a snack and a movie was screened albeit in Spanish. The service was also excellent. The trip took only three hours and we wished it had been longer.  

"lets see how fast we can go"

  Clive c.  09/11/2013
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"

  Joseph m.  07/11/2013
We found the train trip very smooth and very comfortable and organized. Thankyou Joe  

"Madrid to Seville"

  Robyn t.  30/10/2013
Train was comfortable, on time and the most efficient way to travel between Madrid and Seville  

"Cadiz to Madrid"

  Merridy r.  23/10/2013
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.  

"Easy travels!"

  Nancy h.  17/10/2013
We were extremely delighted with the efficient service of Renfe from Malaga to Madrid. The speedy train was clean, roomy and punctual.  

"Train from Madrid to Valencia"

  Luciana s.  12/10/2013
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.  

"Train experience"

  Kerry g.  02/10/2013
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.