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Madrid, the capital city of Spain!
|From Barcelona||02:30||AU$ 40|
|From Marseille||07:03||AU$ 215|
|From Lisbon||10:43||AU$ 37|
|From Seville||02:20||AU$ 50|
|From Bilbao||04:52||AU$ 21|
|From Tarragona||04:46||AU$ 52|
|From Ronda||03:54||AU$ 41|
|From Huelva||03:40||AU$ 53|
|From Cadiz||04:05||AU$ 34|
|From Algeciras||05:22||AU$ 43|
|From Gijon||05:55||AU$ 31|
|From Irun||05:35||AU$ 24|
|From Oviedo||05:29||AU$ 31|
|From Jerez De La Frontera||03:27||AU$ 32|
|From San Sebastian||05:18||AU$ 24|
|From Benicassim||03:17||AU$ 67|
|From Huesca||02:05||AU$ 61|
|From Palencia||02:13||AU$ 29|
|From Cordoba||01:43||AU$ 24|
|From Valladolid||01:35||AU$ 56|
|From Ciudad Real||00:52||AU$ 31|
|From Malaga||02:25||AU$ 35|
|From Castellon De La Plana||02:56||AU$ 44|
|From Toledo||00:33||AU$ 18|
|From Logrono||03:15||AU$ 88|
|From Leon||03:14||AU$ 27|
|From Pamplona||03:03||AU$ 26|
|From Girona||03:24||AU$ 92|
Getting around From Madrid, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.
|To Toledo||00:33||AU$ 18|
|To Ciudad Real||01:01||AU$ 41|
|To Valladolid||01:47||AU$ 56|
|To Cordoba||02:04||AU$ 24|
|To Huesca||02:13||AU$ 52|
|To Palencia||02:20||AU$ 59|
|To Seville||02:47||AU$ 43|
|To Malaga||02:50||AU$ 47|
|To Castellon De La Plana||03:19||AU$ 78|
|To Leon||03:20||AU$ 34|
|To Pamplona||03:21||AU$ 26|
|To Logrono||03:23||AU$ 35|
|To Benicassim||03:27||AU$ 55|
|To Ronda||03:45||AU$ 41|
|To Jerez De La Frontera||03:53||AU$ 64|
|To Zumarraga||04:02||AU$ 53|
|To Girona||04:03||AU$ 78|
|To Huelva||04:06||AU$ 53|
|To Cadiz||04:29||AU$ 67|
|To Tarragona||04:34||AU$ 66|
|To Bilbao||05:00||AU$ 21|
|To Algeciras||05:13||AU$ 43|
|To Oviedo||05:31||AU$ 46|
|To Barcelona||05:36||AU$ 40|
|To Gijon||05:57||AU$ 78|
|To Paris||10:28||AU$ 275|
|To Lisbon||10:43||AU$ 37|
|To Blois||12:51||AU$ 419|
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.
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
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
Main cities in Spain
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- "Great trip" Graeme p. 16/11/2015
So quick and comfortable - really enjoyed the trip.
- "MALAGA TO MADRID" Wendy k. 11/11/2015
Excellent service and staff Like first class air travel! Would recommend it The AVE trains are excellent. Much more convenient than flying between Malaga and Madrid.
- "Madrid to Cordoba" Alexander Turner m. 10/11/2015
A very pleasant comfortable trip and decent meal. Particularly the leg room and space
- "Excellent" . 03/11/2015
Very comfortable trip, excellent service and very clean. Definitely value for money. Very convenient as a group of five to travel by train to Madrid with ease.
- "Travelling by Train" Chee Lim p. 02/11/2015
Very comfortable and wide seats. Very easy getting to both the train stations at Madrid
- "Great trip" Lester r. 01/11/2015
The trip was completely uneventful which is exactly the way it should be. Easy to make booking on the website, very comfortable seating and very cost effective. We had a little problem finding our way around Madrid station as there appeared to be very few signs in English but ground staff were helpful.
- "Best way to travel in Europe" Lisa c. 27/10/2015
I'm usually a plane traveler, but decided to go back train from Barcelona to Madrid and loved every minute of it. It was comfortable, spacious and very easy to access. The train was spot on on time as well. No waiting endless hours to check-in. The toasted sandwich I had on board was delicious as well. would highly recommend this way of travel to anyone.
- "Fast and convenient" Russell v. 25/10/2015
great trains. very quick and easy to board and decamp Great service in business class
- "Fast, comfortable, direct" John m. 19/10/2015
Direct into the centre of Madrid - with easy access to the Madrid metro system for transfer to our hotel.
- "Renfe Spain - Ave" Carol w. 17/10/2015
The value for money evaluation didn't work! It was reasonable for the excellent Ave service. I do not want my name to be posted or used in any way. thanks, Carol
- "Touriste Plus class" Susan Winifred f. 14/10/2015
Highly recommended. Good clean and very comfortable carriage. Actually managed to sleep due to the comfort of the seat which had a good recline and foot rest.
- "An excellent experience" Chris f. 13/10/2015
We really enjoyed our experience on your train during our journey between Malaga and Madrid and would recommend your service to all travellers. We will be sure to use your service on our next visit to Spain. 5 stars
- "HST trip" Roger h. 08/10/2015
Excellent trip, once we got on the train. Problems finding our allocated seats. Little indication at Barcelona of where the correct carriage was to be found. A simple number on the outside near the door would help greatly. We got on in carriage 6 and had to scramble through to carriage 3. Better indication on tickets would also help. Otherwise OK.
- "Spain in comfort" . 04/10/2015
It was a marvellous way to travel - fast, efficient and comfortable.
- "Great way to see the country" Greg r. 01/10/2015
The train ride and view was very enjoyable. The only negative was the toilet seemed to have trouble flushing and there was no soap in the soap dispenser.