The public transport in Madrid is very well organized. Both citizens and tourists find it easy to manage. It consists of 4 types of public transport: metro, bus, suburban railway and so called light rail. On this page you can find a list of all types of transport in Madrid as well as prices that will help you find your way in the city.
City transport in Madrid is very well organized. Both Madridians and tourists find it easy. It consists of 4 types of public transport: metro, bus, suburban railway and light rail. METRO is a very long underground line, one of the longest in the world. Madrid Metro has 12 lines, which connect all important city districts, sights, parks, streets. It is very easy to use. The metro station and the metro are marked in red-blue-white. On the main city square Puerta del Sol, there are lines 1, 2, 3, from where somehow everything starts.
Transport from/to the airport. The official transport service of the city of Madrid, which operates 24 hours a day from Barajas Airport to the city center, every day of the year, with a reduced timetable on December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1, is "Express airport". Departures are from Atocha station during the day (6:00h - 23:30h) and Cibeles station during the day and night (23:30h - 6:00h). The ride takes about half an hour, and the ticket costs 5.00 euros. You can buy a ticket on the bus, in cash or by credit card.
Parking in Madrid, when we talk about the city center, is divided into two zones, blue and green. And the prices in these zones are from Monday to Friday from 09:00 - 20:00 €2.70 for 2 hours. On Saturdays, parking is charged from 09:00 to 15:00 at the same price as on weekdays. On Sundays, parking is free in some places, and in green areas you can park for no longer than an hour and the price is then 2.05 euros.
The Madrid cable car is considered one of the more interesting attractions of Madrid because many visitors choose to ride it to see Madrid and all its beauties from a different perspective. The cable car is 2457 meters long and connects Parque del Oeste with Casa de Campo. The gondola was opened in 1969, and Van Roll was in charge of it. It has a total of 80 cabins with six seats. Some monumental buildings, green areas, highways, gardens and the most important parts of the city can be seen while riding.