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Madrid Airport Guide to Madrid Airport - MAD

Madrid Airport - Train to city centre

To get from Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport to the city center you need to board RENFE Cercanías line C-1, which takes you to downtown Madrid.


By taking C-1 line, passengers are able to get to:

- Chamartin: 11 minutes
- Nuevos Ministerios: 18 minutes
- Atocha: 25 minutes
- Mendez Alvaro: 29 minutes
- Principe Pio: 38 minutes

See C-1 line map here.


Service hours:

- To Madrid Airport Terminal 4: From 06:02 am to 11:33 pm.
- To Principe Pio: From 05:56 am to 10:25 pm.

Frequency is of 30 minutes, and during Metro Line 8 is shut down, every 15-20 minutes.



The Train station is located in Terminal 4, floor -1.

Remember that its name is "Aeropuerto".


How to get there?

Passengers should get to the train station by taking any of the free frequent shuttle buses that connects all airport terminals.

See Terminals section for further details about schedules.



One-way ticket costs 2,60€ and its validation for the trip lasts for two hours. Please note that the ticket is for free for passengers with an AVE ticket connected with a flight.

Return ticket costs 5,20€. The outbound journey bust be done two hours after buying the ticket, and returning can be used at any time during the day.

Bonotren is a 10 trips ticket valid for a month. It can be used for other travelers at the same time. To buy this ticket you will need RENFE & TU card, which costs 2€.

More information at: 902 320 320


Where do I buy my ticket?

Tickets are sold at the RENFE machines distributed within the train station facilities.