I am travelling to Madrid next week and need to get from the airport to the Hotel Laris, Calle del Barco, 3. 28004 (off Gran Via)
Can anyone tell me the easiest way to travel - bus, train, taxi?
And an idea of cost
The metro looks very confusing!!!
Also, does anyone know if this hotel is okay?
Thank you for your help
The hotel (or hostal) is just N of Gran Via and right in the middle of a noted red light area (also some drug dealing). We stay at the TRYP Cibeles which is right on Gran Via. But one block N and your right in the middle of the those plying the oldest profession. If you check the hotel out on tripadvisor.com, every post refers to the the prostitutes being out front. S. of Gran Via you don't get that problem. The Metro from the airport is very easy to use and inexpensive. It (Line 8) takes you to Nuevos Ministerio. You can then take line 10 either to N to line 1 and take 1 to Gran Via or Go S on Line 10 to Alonza Martinez and then switch to line 5 for a short metro to Gran Via. Or you can walk from Alonzo Martinez which will take about 10 to 15 minutes. You can arrange for a shuttle, but sometimes that means waiting for 4-5 others to be dropped off. Even with 5 of us, we had to wait 15 minutes at another hotel for someone who was not ready. Taxis are reasonable in Madrid, but the airport is a ways out. When I am by myself I take the metro, with my family I take a shuttle. Karl
The metro isn't confusing at all, what you need to figure out is which direction your destination is at and at every metro station there's maps so all you need is time to read.
With that said, www.ctm-madrid.es (sorry, only in Spanish) gave these results:
* Metro only:
Take the metro at Terminals 1, 2 or 3 until Nuevos Ministerios (end of journey). From there change to metro line 10 on the direction "Puerta del Sur" and get off at the stop called Alonso Martínez. There change to metro line 5 on the direction "Casa de Campo" and get off at the stop called Gran Vía. From there you walk to the hotel.
There's also results by bus but they seemed more complicated than they have to be. Also I took tomorrow's date (29 Nov) at noon for the search. A metro single ticket costs 2€ including a 1€ fee for travels from the airport. For savings check out the Abono Transporte Turístico on my Madrid page.
Hope it helps and that someone gives you better directions.
Hehe Karl we posted at the same time.
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