The Madrid transport network extends throughout the capital and is reasonably accessible. Tickets can be used both for buses and metros, cercania trains have a different tariff.
Public transport passes in Madrid are recommended for those who are going to be in town for a long time. The main ones are:
30 day pass: 54,60€ (US$60.2) for zone A (the centre) and 99,30€ (US$109.5) for C2.
Youth pass (under 26): 20€ (US$22)
Single Ticket Prices
|Ticket Type||Single Ticket||10 trips||Airport Ticket|
|Price||1,50€ (US$1.7)||12,20€ (US$13.5)||4,50€ (US$5)|
The Madrid tourist transport card is non-transferrable, and can be used for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 days from validation. During the chosen time, you have unlimited use of the Madrid transport network.
|Zones||1 day||2 days||3 days||4 days||5 days||7 days|
|Zone A||8,40€ (US$9.3)||14,20€ (US$15.7)||18,40€ (US$20.2)||22,60€ (US$24.9)||26,80€ (US$29.5)||35,40€ (US$39)|
|Zone T||17€ (US$18.7)||28,40€ (US$31.3)||35,40€ (US$39)||43€ (US$47.4)||50,80€ (US$56)||70,80€ (US$78)|
Children under 11 have a 50% discount on the tourist card.
Where can I buy the tickets?
Public transport tickets can be bought in the metro station machines and in some tobacco shops. Bear in mind that the first time you buy a ticket you must also buy a Multi card, which is a transferrable card where you can load the tickets.
It costs 2,50€ (US$2.8) and is valid for 10 years.