Getting There


Madrid’s huge international air hub is called Barajas Airport located 12km north east of Madrid. It was newly extended in 2006 and now handles about 25 million passengers a year. You can get the metro right into the centre of the city from Barajas making it one of the easiest to use airports in Europe. At the airport there are two main metro stations: Aeropuerto T1, T2 y T3, situated at the centre of the terminal of T2 and Aeropuerto T4, situated at terminal T4.

The RENFE connects Madrid with Barajas Airport via T4 tickets cost around €2.55 for 1 way.

There are many taxi ranks all over the airport, taxis are run on a meter system but should cost appox €30 from the airport to the centre of Madrid.

Madrid has two train stations – Antigua Estacion and Atocha – which are both well connected to other transport.


Getting Around


Madrid’s metro is easy to use, cheap, extensive and some of it is even air conditioned. It runs from 6am to 1.30am.


There’s a good bus network throughout Madrid for which you use the integrated metrobus ticket – valid on Metro and bus.


Relatively cheap and handy, especially at night after the metro stops.


Where to stay

Cat’s Hostel

Cat’s Hostel, right in the centre of Madrid, is the preferred lodging for those looking for an economical, comfortable, and clean place to stay….