Transport – Although Madrid is a city
with many different areas and sights for tourists
to enjoy, it is surprisingly easy for visitors to
find their way around the city. From the Metro to
the bus, there are plenty of inexpensive ways for
tourists to get around the capital. Information on
public transport is always readily available, and
the services offered are relatively cheap and reliable.
If you do decide to use Public Transport,
always make sure that you use a reputable company,
in order to ensure your safety. You should also be
extra vigilant about not getting overcharged, as some
people (taxi drivers in particular) take advantage
of tourists when they hear a foreign accent.
Buses are cheap and convenient,
but are not always the most comfortable mode of transport.
They can get very hot inside, especially during the
warm summer months. Air conditioning can be found
on most coaches if you are travelling for long distances,
but most commuter buses haven’t got that luxury.
The Metro system is quick and easy
to use, and the travelling times are short. There
are direct routes to most major parts of the city,
and any necessary changes are normally hassle-free
and quick. The same applies to the national railway
service of Madrid.
Below, we have listed the contact details of some
of the major travel establishments that you might
need to use during your vacation:
1. Barajas Airport T1 Terminal
Tel: 91 305 86 56
2. Atocha Railway Station
Glorieta del Emperador Carlos V
Tel: 91 563 02 02
3. Chamartín Railway Station
Agustín de Foxá
Tel: 91 323 21 21
4. RENFE (Spanish National Railway)
Tel: 91 563 02
5. Main Bus Station
Tel: 91 468 42 00