The Madrid transport network is one of the best and most efficient in the world. Getting around Madrid by public transport is easy, fast, and safe. Conversely, getting around by car is impractical due to traffic, parking options, and traffic restrictions.
Metro de Madrid
The metro is the most efficient and fastest method of transport to get around Madrid, and it is safe.
It is made up of 12 conventional metro lines as well as 3 light rail lines and a tram that connects the outskirts of the city. Madrid has 238 stations, reaching 296 kilometres in length.
TIMETABLE: Monday to Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. (The last train starts its route at 1:30 a.m.)
Commuter train in Madrid
Madrid’s commuter trains connect different parts of the city with each other, taking advantage of the main Metro stations, and also connect the main towns of the Community of Madrid and other nearby provinces.
TIMETABLE : It varies depending on the lines. In general, it is from Monday to Sunday, from 5:00 a.m. to 00:00 a.m.
For more information visit the official website of Cercanías.
Buses in Madrid (EMT)
Madrid has an extensive fleet of buses with more than 200 lines that connect practically all points of the city due to the 10,000 bus stops throughout all of Madrid.
From Monday to Sunday, from 6:00 a.m. to 00:00 p.m.
This is an approximate schedule, since it can change depending on the lines.
There are 26 night lines available, known as Buhos (Owls).
Normally working from Monday to Sunday from 11:20 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
However, on Fridays, Saturdays, and holiday nights, there are other lines known as Bho that make similar routes to the Metro, but when it is closed,.
More information visit the official website of the EMT.
Taxis in Madrid
Getting around by taxi is the best option to go quiet and comfortable, but it is not an economical means of transport, although it is true that prices are lower than in other cities in Europe. Some of the taxi companies in Madrid are: Pidetaxi, Taxi Mercedes Madrid, Teletaxi, Frenow (mytaxi),
There are more than 15,000 taxis in Madrid every day, so it’s easy to find one at the right time. Taxis are white with a red band on the front door and a taxi sign at the top, which lights up green when free.
The taxi service has had a fixed price and an ecological discount since January 1, 2020.
To prevent scams, it is important that you take into account the amount of the supplements and the taximeter. There are many taxi drivers who, due to ignorance of the customer, try to take advantage of it by marking or adding supplements that do not correspond.
From Monday to Sunday (including public holidays) 24 hours a day.
Bike rental in Madrid
You can get around in a healthy and ecological way, enjoying the outdoors and the streets of Madrid at your own pace while exercising.
The capital has the BiciMAD service, which offers a service provided 100% with electric bicycles that is practical, simple, and sustainable. It has more than 2500 bicycles and nearly 200 stations, and it stands out for the use of information technologies. .
TIMETABLE: From Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day.
Accommodations in Madrid
We have apartments in Madrid Centro, and as a quieter and less touristic area, you can consider apartments in Barrio Salamanca. Next to Serrano Street and Paseo de la Castellana, we provide holiday apartments in the Scultor Building.
Before coming to Madrid for the first time, we recommend you take a look at these tips for your first time in Madrid, this post about your first visit to Madrid or consider this quick plan to visit Madrid in one day.