How to Get from Madrid City Center to Airport and Any Other Destinations
The capital of Spain is the biggest transport hub of the country. You can get from it to Granada, Toledo, Atocha Train Station or Barajas Airport by taxi, public transport or by transfer.
Taxi from Madrid
Are you thinking how to get to Madrid or from it to Valencia, or Toledo? In this case, one can use the service of one of the city’s taxi companies.
Taxi service in Madrid is quite a popular mode of transport. You can find a car here almost everywhere, so you do not even have to call a special service. All the taxis, usually are colored in white with a red stripe on the front doors. If you see a green light on the car, you can get inside with no doubt, the car is vacant.
Payment for a taxi is always made according to taximeter. You will be charged the starting fee of about 2.05-3.1 euros. It will take you around 30-35 minutes to get from Madrid city center to Barajas Airport by taxi. At the same time, time of day and day of a week may affect the prices: the fare for a taxi is much higher at night and on holidays.
Transfer from Madrid
If you prefer travelling long distances with maximum comfort, use Kiwitaxi service.
The private transfer will pick you up from any point of Madrid and will drive you right to the destination point. At the same time, the driver will take care of your safety: he will be driving fast but carefully.
You can book transfers in Madrid online, on the Kiwitaxi site. Fill in the booking form to do this, and specify the pick-up time and date, as well as your contact data. Then, it is necessary to make a small prepayment. You can do it in any currency convenient for you.
If you have decided to travel with a child, do not forget to mark the box that you need a child seat, when booking. You should do it for two reasons: to follow the Spain law and be confident in your children’s safety.
Transfer from Kiwitaxi will drive you to Toledo in 1 hour and 10 minutes, with the Economy car class ride costing you approximately 111 euros, the Minivan 4 pax — around 123 euros, and the Minibus 19 pax — about 369 euros.
You will be able to get to Atocha Train Station in record time, as it will take you just 15 minutes. At the same time, the trip will cost you from 30 to 148 euros, depending on the car class you will choose.
If you come across any problems with an order or service, just call our round-the-clock support service. Our dispatcher will help you clarify all misunderstandings and will explain how to make an order correctly.
Public transport in Madrid
One can get from the capital of Spain by cheaper mode of transport — bus, train or metro.
Barajas International Airport is located 12 km far from the city center. You can get there by metro if you take a train at Nuevos Ministerios station. The travel time will be about 15 minutes, and the fare will be around 5 euros.
It is better to use a bus or a train to get to the distant points. But do not forget, that public transport will not provide you with such comfort and safety as a transfer.
Madrid: useful information
The capital of Spain is rightfully considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Here you can find everything for the great rest: antique architectural buildings, museums with ancient fossils, best nightclubs, and super modern business centers.
The city climate is adapted to residents’ nightlife. People here are often having the siesta in the afternoon, but at night citizens can stay outside until 5-7 in the morning. That is why if you prefer a nightlife, you can freely go for a walk around the city at a late time of day.
Tourists must visit the attractions such as Royal Palace, The Prado Museum, The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, as well as go for a walk on the Puerta del Sol square.
All around the world, Madrid is famous for its different restaurants, buffets, and cafes. One can taste here plenty of local dishes, from Andalusian gazpacho to Valencian paella.