Madrid, the capital city of Spain!
|From Barcelona||02:30||AU$ 43|
|From Marseille||07:03||AU$ 233|
|From Lisbon||10:43||AU$ 40|
|From Seville||02:20||AU$ 55|
|From Bilbao||04:52||AU$ 23|
|From Tarragona||04:46||AU$ 56|
|From Ronda||03:54||AU$ 45|
|From Huelva||03:40||AU$ 58|
|From Cadiz||04:05||AU$ 36|
|From Algeciras||05:22||AU$ 46|
|From Gijon||05:55||AU$ 33|
|From Irun||05:35||AU$ 26|
|From Oviedo||05:29||AU$ 33|
|From Jerez De La Frontera||03:27||AU$ 35|
|From San Sebastian||05:18||AU$ 26|
|From Benicassim||03:17||AU$ 73|
|From Huesca||02:05||AU$ 66|
|From Palencia||02:13||AU$ 31|
|From Cordoba||01:43||AU$ 26|
|From Valladolid||01:35||AU$ 61|
|From Ciudad Real||00:52||AU$ 33|
|From Malaga||02:25||AU$ 38|
|From Castellon De La Plana||02:56||AU$ 48|
|From Toledo||00:33||AU$ 20|
|From Logrono||03:15||AU$ 96|
|From Leon||03:14||AU$ 30|
|From Pamplona||03:03||AU$ 28|
|From Girona||03:24||AU$ 99|
Getting around From Madrid, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.
|To Toledo||00:33||AU$ 20|
|To Ciudad Real||01:01||AU$ 45|
|To Valladolid||01:47||AU$ 61|
|To Cordoba||02:04||AU$ 26|
|To Huesca||02:13||AU$ 56|
|To Palencia||02:20||AU$ 65|
|To Seville||02:47||AU$ 46|
|To Malaga||02:50||AU$ 51|
|To Castellon De La Plana||03:19||AU$ 84|
|To Leon||03:20||AU$ 36|
|To Pamplona||03:21||AU$ 28|
|To Logrono||03:23||AU$ 38|
|To Benicassim||03:27||AU$ 60|
|To Ronda||03:45||AU$ 45|
|To Jerez De La Frontera||03:53||AU$ 69|
|To Zumarraga||04:02||AU$ 58|
|To Girona||04:03||AU$ 84|
|To Huelva||04:06||AU$ 58|
|To Cadiz||04:29||AU$ 73|
|To Tarragona||04:34||AU$ 71|
|To Bilbao||05:00||AU$ 23|
|To Algeciras||05:13||AU$ 46|
|To Oviedo||05:31||AU$ 50|
|To Barcelona||05:36||AU$ 43|
|To Gijon||05:57||AU$ 84|
|To Lisbon||10:43||AU$ 40|
|To Blois||12:51||AU$ 455|
Madrid city guide
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.
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 Train Station
Address: Avenida de Barcelona MadridOpening 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 Train Station
Address: Calle de Agustín de FoxáMadrid 28036 MadridOpening 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.
Interactive Rail Map
Nearby and easily reachable by train
Main cities in Spain
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- "Comfortable Journey" Leanne p. 14/11/2013
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" 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.
- "Great Comfort" Michael g. 20/10/2013
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!" 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.
- "beautiful Spain" Henry t. 14/10/2013
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" 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.
- "Rail from Seville to Madrid" Katerina m. 08/10/2013
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 " Kerry g. 02/10/2013
Fast train is the only way to travel- punctual, clean. A great experience.
- "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.
- "Trains in Spain" David W p. 16/09/2013
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" Lisa u. 03/09/2013
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" James p. 07/08/2013
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.