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Madrid - moving around inside the city

Diogo Marques

COMING TO MADRID MADRID? Here are some tips about how to move around inside the city:

The best way to move inside Madrid or its region is by public transportation. Moving around is even simpler, with Madrid’s extensive, modern metro system all you’re likely to need. There are also plenty of buses, as well as reasonably priced taxis.

From/to the airport:

Taxi -  € 30
Bus - number 200 connects to Avenida de America Metro and bus station. Linea Express goes to Atocha Train Station in about 40min. Tickets € 5

Inside the city:

Taxi - You can pick up a taxi at ranks throughout town or simply flag one down. Flag fall is €1.95 from 6am to 10pm daily, €2.15 from 10pm to 6am Sunday to Friday and €2.95 from 10pm Saturday to 6am Sunday; make sure the driver turns the meter on. You pay €0.92 per kilometre (€1.06 between 10pm and 6am). Several supplementary charges, usually posted inside the taxi, apply; these include €5.25 to/from the airport; €2.75 from taxi ranks at train and bus stations, €2.75 to/from the Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I; and €6.50 on New Year’s Eve and Christmas Eve from 10pm to 6am. There’s no charge for luggage.
Among the 24-hour taxi services are Radio-Taxi (91 405 55 00, 91 445 90 08, 91 447 51 80) and Tele-Taxi (91 371 21 31, 902 501 130).
Radio-Teléfono Taxi (91 547 82 00, 91 547 86 00; runs taxis for people with a disability in addition to normal services. Generally if you call any taxi company and ask for a ‘eurotaxi’ you should be sent one adapted for wheelchair users.
A green light on the roof means the taxi is libre (available). Usually a sign to this effect is also placed in the lower passenger side of the windscreen.
Tipping taxi drivers is not common practice, although most travellers round fares up to the nearest euro or two.

Metro - Madrid’s modern metro ( is a fast, efficient and safe way to navigate Madrid, and generally easier than getting to grips with bus routes. There are 11 colour-coded lines in central Madrid, in addition to the modern southern suburban MetroSur system as well as lines heading east to the major population centres of Pozuelo and Boadilla del Monte. The metro operates from 6.05am to 2am. In theory most trains are air-conditioned in summer, but that doesn’t mean it always works.
Colour maps showing the main central Madrid metro system are available from any metro station; the MetroSur is unlikely to be of interest to visitors.
The metro covers 284km (with 282 stations), making it Europe’s second-largest metro system, after London. To give you an idea of its scale and popularity, passengers make around 650 million metro rides in Madrid annually.

All those informations are updated. Enjoy Madrid!

Knowing more about Madrid

Diogo Marques

Madrid is the highest capital in Europe (over 600 meters AMSL). It can be very cold in the winter time, and is usually terribly hot during the summer. Madrid offers all the attractions of a major European capital. Dozens of museums (Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Reina Sofia), monuments (Royal Palace, Atocha station, Basilica San Isidro), huge parks (Casa del Campo, Retiro), an efficient, clean and air conditioned transport system, a reasonably-sized city-center, and shops that will delight all shopping addicts (El Corte Ingles, Zara, Bershka, Pull & Bear, XTG or ES for local brands).

But beyond these essential, Madrid is above all a city to experience: you must take time to enjoy a drink under the arcades of the Plaza Mayor, cut through the crowd to Puerta Del Sol, walk the streets of Malasaña, the birthplace of Movida, or Chueca, Madrid's gay district, and of course feel the fever of Madrid's nightlife. And if you really want to know Madrid, then come and be part of the Gay Pride parade next year! Orgullo ("pride") is the largest party of the year in Madrid. In July's first days, the city suddenly loses all inhibitions. During a weekend, everyone unites, partying half-naked, agglutinated on the streets of Chueca. Gorgeous-looking and seductive, the parade walks across Gran Via, under water buckets thrown by accomplice local residents.

Madrid has fun. Madrid is a fiesta. A fiesta not to be missed!