Madrid

Getting there

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

From Paris 15:00 AU$ 279
From Barcelona 02:30 AU$ 60
From Lisbon 09:30 AU$ 39
From Seville 02:20 AU$ 52
From Bilbao 04:47 AU$ 31
From Santiago De Compostela 05:25 AU$ 32
From Zaragosa 01:15 AU$ 39
From Jerez De La Frontera 03:29 AU$ 108
From Malaga 02:20 AU$ 56
From Toledo 00:33 AU$ 19
From Valencia 01:35 AU$ 52

Getting around

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

To Toledo 00:33 AU$ 16
To Zaragosa 01:39 AU$ 58
To Seville 02:48 AU$ 53
To Malaga 02:50 AU$ 137
To Jerez De La Frontera 03:39 AU$ 113
To Barcelona 03:40 AU$ 60
To Valencia 03:40 AU$ 82
To Bilbao 04:55 AU$ 77
To Santiago De Compostela 08:50 AU$ 31
To Lisbon 09:30 AU$ 39
To Paris 15:00 AU$ 279

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
Services:
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

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
Services:
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

"Train travel with Rail Europe"

  Susan l. 
We travelled by train quite regularly on our recent trip to Spain and booked all the tickets through Rail Europe. The best trip we did was from Madrid to Barcelona; the train was very modern, very smooth and very fast. The seats were very comfortable, and the cafeteria sold a variety of light meals, snacks and drinks. There was an LED display indicating the speed at which the train was travelling. Overall this was a very sophisticated form of travel and it was very relaxing to sit back and watch the scenery slide past. One disappointing aspect of booking through Rail Europe was that the tickets I booked from Seville to Madrid were unavailable for a long time, and only came through almost by chance as I received an email to say they had suddenly become available, but I had to ring that day to secure them. Luckily I was home on sick leave and able to do this. Had I been at work, this would not have been possible and we would have missed out on these train tickets. It would be nice to see the ticket booking system improve in this regard.  

"Great way to travel"

  Nola b.  14/07/2014
We both enjoyed this very much impressed by both Madrid and Cordoba train Stations and the ease and speed of traveling this way.  

"Train Madrid to Barcelona"

  Stephen k.  13/07/2014
Trip was great very fast...all good  

"Heading For The Camino"

  Lynn h.  10/07/2014
WE were heading to Sarria from Madrid to begin our Camino walk. The train was convenient and easy to find the platform. There was food and drink available on the train. Would definitely use Renfe again.  

"Fast and efficient"

  Kerry o.  06/07/2014
I recently travelled on the fast train between Barcelona and Madrid. All I can say is that the trip was excellent - on time for both departure and arrival with comfortable seats, ultra clean carriages and very sooth delivery into the city centre.  

"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.