Madrid Metro
Madrid Metro
4.5
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The area
Neighborhood: Justicia
How to get there
  • Gran Vía • 1 min walk
  • Sevilla • 4 min walk
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travel4scuba
Charlotte, NC204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We bought the 5 day tourist pass and taking into account single trip prices we loss money on it but you have the peace of mind. The system is pretty clean and easy to figure out. To and From airport was probably the best usage of it. We were centrally located so we could walk to most places faster than using the metro but it saved the legs toward the end of the trip.
Written January 5, 2020
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VinnyP1
London, UK452 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Madrid is well served by public transport and the Metro is a vital part of it. The key is to buy a card (machines at stations) then add journeys. Single journeys vary. Most trips for tourists are Zone A and 10 trips is just over 12 Euros. These can also be used on the buses and some overground. The machines also operate in English and take cash or credit cards the stations are pretty logical and easy to navigate. They mostly have lifts for people with mobility problems, buggies etc.
Written January 21, 2020
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Customer London
London, UK151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Super easy to use, well sign posted (British tourists who can't speak Spanish) and very clean! Changes from line to line are clear, loads of escalators with very few stairs, mainline stations well signposted. You need to buy a pass 2.5 Euros, which basically lasts forever, and you can put as many tickets as you want onto the pass; no photos needed, and the machine gives you a plastic card which you can then use over and over again to top up. There were 4 of us travelling around Madrid, and we all used the same pass, just handing it backwards and forwards at the barrier. It's cheaper if you buy a batch of tickets, (10 trips for 8.50) and there's an extra ticket that can be bought on the machine if you're going to the airport. Although not everyone was wearing masks, there is an announcement to suggest that people wear masks (at the time of visit in Oct '22 we had to wear masks on Iberia flight into Madrid, but nowhere else). Top tip, there's a little swing handle on the door to open and close, different from other metro systems, and also, keep bags / wallets / phones etc safe. We didn't have any problems, but I wore a cross body handbag inside my jacket just to feel more secure. Really recommend for getting about, and easy map to follow.
Written November 6, 2022
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Manuel S
Madrid, Spain184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
One of the best transport systems in the world, and among the cheapest. It has seen better days, but it is still in tip top condition. Forget the taxi to get to the center, there is a direct line from the airport that in no time, and for a minimal price, will take you right straight into the centre of Madrid.
Written January 19, 2020
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sandra n
Sun City, AZ1,281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
I cannot say enough about using the Metro in Madrid. As in any large city, to see a lot of it, the best way is to use the most efficient, most economical and to get the most local feel of the city, you use their metro system. The Madrid metro is clean, safe and right up there at the top with the best of them, around the world. We always use the metro everywhere we have traveled all over the world, as long as they are safe. It is smart traveling and we see so much more in less time. Thank you Madrid for helping to making our visit great!
Written February 4, 2020
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,504 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Took the metro from the airport to central Madrid. Easy to use, staff is always around willing to help and the train cars are very clean. The extensive metro network covers virtually every area of the city and numerous suburban neighborhoods. Ticket machines are user-friendly and operate in several languages. Probably the most economical way to travel in/around Madrid.
Written January 17, 2020
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Mr Livercool
St Helens, UK3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We tested the water with a single trip to see if the card worked .we bout the travel card that you load up with trips. aftyer that we were flying . We hit a town (name esapes de Henares which was deffo worth a visit. we even got the metro/ and big boys train to the airport which was quiter easy ........
Written March 7, 2020
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Viktor M
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The price of travelling with metro is correct, BUT I especially recommend that if you are from abroad DO NOT use your bank card at the ticket maschine just CASH! When you buy a Public Transport Card (TTP) and tickets, 3,5 euro per item will be charged on your card over the normal purchase-price. I bought a TTP with 2 ticket (6.10 euro) and the system charged further 3 x 3.5 = 10.5 euro "service fee". If you pay with cash (euro) at the maschine, than you will have not problem.
Written October 20, 2023
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Global822904
United States18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Take the Metro Folks...
While this was my second visit to Madrid I was traveling alone and was unsure about navigating the train system in Madrid. Yet once I picked up a map of the Metro at the local station I realized how simple it was. I even used the ticket machine which provided a card with 10 prepaid trips. Also, the Metro is quite clean and safe. Within minutes I was on my way to an area of Madrid called La Latina where there is a giant Flea Market every Sunday. If you ever need to pick up souvenirs or unique gifts for family and friends this is the place to go.
Written January 27, 2020
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Seeking True Quality
Europe3,169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We used the metro during our five-day stay in Madrid in various circumstances.

We bought a card at the ticket vending machine at the Ciudad Lineal station and filled it with a number of rides. As permitted, the two of us used the same card - we handed it between us after passing the barrier.

It was easy to navigate the network and change the lines. The waiting time for the trains was very convenient.
Written September 29, 2023
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