Madrid is a large city, but the advantage is that most of the monuments, museums and places of interest are grouped in the center, which offers the opportunity to discover walking. If we wanted to go this tourist area on foot without stopping and good train, be long before we are about two hours to make the journey. However, the extensive public transport network allows you to move comfortably and efficiently to anywhere in the capital.
In the city of Madrid the regular bus service is run by the Empresa Municipal de Transportes (EMT). It has 216 lines that connect every street within Madrid, 171 of them are regular daily, it has 26 night lines, popularly called “owls” (búhos), 12 night lines that substitute the subway’s lines during the weekend’s night or the holydays’ night, called “metro owls” and seven lines that service the surroundings of some university campuses.
Tel.: (+34)91 406 88 00 / Web: www.emtmadrid.es
To see more information about the intercity buses click on the Madrid Transports Consortium website.
Airport bus :
EMT is the public bus company that operates throughout Madrid. The 200 bus service runs from T1, T2, T3 to Avda. De América and the service 204 runs from T4 to Avda. De America. The bus services stop in the departures and arrivals of each terminal.
You can travel between any terminal by a free shuttle bus service that runs every 5 minutes.
- EMT Bus : Tel: +34 90 250 7850
- Airport Express buses : http://www.emtmadrid.es/lineaAeropuer…
This suburban network is formed by twelve lines and three “metro ligero” lines (tram). These lines allow passengers to move around the city quickly and punctually, the trains run nonstop from 6 a.m. to 1.30 a.m.
- Tel.: (+34)902 444 403 / Web: www.metromadrid.es
- Metro website : http://www.metromadrid.es/en/index.html
Short distance trains :
Renfe’s short distance train service within the Autonomous Region of Madrid has many possibilities available to carry out interesting trips to the region’s towns.
Through the “special routes” Renfe proposes routes which allow people to get to Warner Brothers amusement park in San Martín de la Vega, to Faunia in Vilcálvaro, to Madrid’s amusement park / Zoo Aquarium -both in Casa de Campo– or to discover the very special and distinguished cities of Aranjuez and Alcalá de Henares.
Tel.: (+34)902 320 320 / Web: www.renfe.es
Even though the largest localities in the region have their own taxi network, the ones used the most are the capital’s taxis, white with a diagonal red line. They run around the city every day and it is easy to find them on the streets. Besides the taxi’s tariffs are less expensive than in the rest of Europe, so if you go from the airport to Madrid by taxi you could spend around 25 euro, while for the same route you could spend 40 euro in Rome or till 50 euro in Paris.
- Radio Taxi: (+34)91 447 51 80/ (+34)91 405 55 00
- Taxis for disabled citizens: (+34)91 547 86 00
- Tele Taxi: (+34)91 445 90 08