Madrid

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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$ 41
From Marseille 07:03 AU$ 221
From Lisbon 10:43 AU$ 38
From Seville 02:20 AU$ 52
From Bilbao 04:52 AU$ 22
From Tarragona 04:46 AU$ 53
From Ronda 03:54 AU$ 42
From Huelva 03:40 AU$ 55
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$ 69
From Huesca 02:05 AU$ 63
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$ 91
From Leon 03:14 AU$ 28
From Pamplona 03:03 AU$ 27
From Girona 03:24 AU$ 94


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$ 49
To Castellon De La Plana 03:19 AU$ 80
To Leon 03:20 AU$ 34
To Pamplona 03:21 AU$ 27
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$ 66
To Zumarraga 04:02 AU$ 55
To Girona 04:03 AU$ 80
To Huelva 04:06 AU$ 55
To Cadiz 04:29 AU$ 69
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$ 41
To Gijon 05:57 AU$ 80
To Paris 10:28 AU$ 282
To Lisbon 10:43 AU$ 38
To Blois 12:51 AU$ 431

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
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 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
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

  • "Great trip"    
    So quick and comfortable - really enjoyed the trip.  
  • "MALAGA TO MADRID"    
    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"    
    A very pleasant comfortable trip and decent meal. Particularly the leg room and space  
  • "Excellent"    
    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"    
    Very comfortable and wide seats. Very easy getting to both the train stations at Madrid  
  • "Great trip"    
    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"    
    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"    
    great trains. very quick and easy to board and decamp Great service in business class  
  • "Fast, comfortable, direct"    
    Direct into the centre of Madrid - with easy access to the Madrid metro system for transfer to our hotel.  
  • "Renfe Spain - Ave"    
    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"    
    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"    
    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"    
    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"    
    It was a marvellous way to travel - fast, efficient and comfortable.  
  • "Great way to see the country"    
    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.  
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