Public Transport in Madrid
Madrid’s public transport system is extremely efficient; it connects the city’s main interest points and is quite cheap, compared to other European cities.
Main means of public transport
- Madrid Metro was opened in 1919 connecting Sol with Cuatro Caminos. Nowadays, it has a total length of 148 miles (283 km) and is one of the longest metro systems in the world.
- Madrid has a fleet of 2,000 buses for over 200 different lines. Sometimes the buses can be the best way of getting around Madrid, and another way of discovering the city.
- Madrid’s commuter rail service called Madrid Cercanías connects various parts of the city and the main towns in the Community of Madrid.
- The taxis in Madrid are comfortable and inexpensive. Read about the taxi tariffs, taxi telephone numbers and our tips as not to get tricked.
- The Madrid City Tour is the official sightseeing bus in Spain’s capital. Choose one of its two routes to discover the city’s main landmarks.
Tourist travel pass
If your hotel is not in the city center, you might want to check out Madrid’s tourist travel pass in our article on money saving tips to make the most of your holidays in Spain’s capital.