Mass Transportation Systems in Madrid

THE 5 BEST Madrid Mass Transportation Systems

Mass Transportation Systems in Madrid

Transportation
Traveler rating
Neighborhoods
Good for
7 places sorted by traveler favorites
  • Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.

What travelers are saying

  • Abid F
    Rawalpindi, Pakistan329 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Clean and on time. Not crowded like London. Airconditioners worked well. Travelling was easy and there were convenient stations all over the city.
    Written June 14, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Kimberly V
    Scottsdale, AZ422 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Out of traveling by train in so many countries generally in first class, Renfe is THE worst. FROM the booking process to the travel experience, we have seen nothing that compares to how awful it is. I opted to book directly despite reading how awful the Renfe site was and went against the advice of blogs and other reviews I read. I did this so I could choose my own seats for our family in first class seats for two separate journeys-- one from Madrid Atocha to Malaga and one from Malaga to Barcelona Sants. Both would be relatively long journeys and again, we wanted premium seating and the ability to change the ticket if need be. I attempted to book the tickets before leaving the US. I had to do this MULITIPLE times due to the fact that the website is incredibly, painstakingly tech wanky. It refuses to allow for the US country code of 01 to be placed in where the credit card information goes and therefore the credit card declines over and over again! So booking 4 tickets, which requires ALL the information of passports and phone and addresses and the like along with choosing the seats and one of our adult daughters doesn't eat pork, SO I placed that for one of her meal options.. to then get to a screen and have the site go down. The first buying experience took me two days. The second part of the journey took me even longer. That time we again bought the same type of ticket because our journey was from Malaga to Barcelona Sants and we wanted the best possible experience we could have and again the ability to choose suites in a quiet car. It took me hours upon hours with the Renfe site crashing and not being able to recognize the country code with my phone again. Finally I was able to do it on my phone via the app which was not easy on day 3 of attempting it. On the journey the attendant moved two passengers from another car into our car across from us and would not serve us. We asked her if we could get drinks and she said we could go to the cafeteria car for our drinks/food and I tried to show her our premiere ticket; the app crashed on me again. She became super rude to us. We also didn't really appreciate her moving the guests from the other car next to us, as we had purchased the quiet car so one of our daughters could work quietly while on our almost 6 hour journey and these two guests wanted to chat and be on their speaker phones almost the entire trip. We asked the attendant who would not stop being rude after we had asked her to serve us and tried to show the premiere ticket we had and she seemingly then would go out of her way to ignore us and told us that WE could move! She would not take the trash from our table and we placed it into an empty little bin on an empty seat and she picked it out of the bin and slammed it back on to our table and wagged her finger at us and said , 'next time you tell me! I take it!' and proceeded to not take that , (it was two water bottles and one cava split bottle). So when she came back, I asked her to take it and the trash from our bin and she said she would take the bottles. This lady was so rude. This was our 600E ticket and the lack of service. Awful. So my advice is to go through another site because you will get super frustrated and you won't get the service either way or just try and book from your app. The lavatory in our first class area was disgusting two hours into the journey and it's not as though our gem of an attendant was going to clean it. I still love train travel in Europe, and the Spanish countryside is beautiful; I just wish that Renfe was better with its booking and service.
    Written March 28, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • NorwichHarley
    Ketton, UK230 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Travelled Granada to Cordoba. Pleasant station café. Make sure you leave at least 30 minutes to clear unexpected security where everyone has to put there bags through scanner and then queue again for single person to check tickets. No prior warning that this happens.
    Surprising that there were no refreshments on board given that train continued onto Seville. Train ok but the whole experience not great. Probably use the bus next time.
    Written March 18, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Daniel C
    Berlin, Germany2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Horrible is an understatement. Non-existent, horrible, disrespectful service. I have never seen anything like this in the world. The worst imaginable urban transport.
    Written November 28, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Bruno M
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Terrible. A short bus track without any type of interest. Only does a little bit of Serrano and Castellana. Avoid at all costs. It is almost a scam.
    Written December 5, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
All Madrid HotelsMadrid Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Madrid
All things to do in Madrid
Day Trips in Madrid
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars