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    Be careful

    by littlebush Written Oct 8, 2013

    The metro from the airport is easy but beware if u buy a ten ticket Carney, if u want to share between two u need to select two people on the machine or u will end up having to buy two ten carnet which u won't need in a weekend. Which is what we did because the dumb birch working there told us to. So we wasted 15 Euro for nothing. To be honest most of it is walkable so just get a one journey ticket. Also when u buy the ticket it includes a 3 Euro supplement for the airport. But doesn't include it when u come back, so u have to go pay another 3 Euro. Rip off.

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    Airport bus

    by leics Updated May 26, 2012

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    I think this is an excellent service.

    The yellow airport buses leave from T1, 2, 4 every 15 minutes or so and run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    The buses have ample room for luggage and make the journey to Atocha bus station (by Renfe, Cercanias and Metro) in around 20 minutes if traffic is light...as it was for both of my daytime journeys (around 4pm and around 12 noon)

    The fare in Feb 2012 was 2 euro and now (May 2012) it is 5 euro...but that still seems to me very reasonable. You can just pay the driver, which is even easier.

    The bus stops at O'Donnell and Plaza Cibeles as well as Atocha. Stops are displayed on an electronic sign inside the bus.

    The photos show you where to catch the bus at Atocha: look for the circular brick building. Outside Arrivals just walk to the right of all the taxis until you come to a yellow bus stop.

    Airport Express bus Atocha bus stop Where you will catch the bus at Atocha
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    Barajas to Atocha by bus

    by gwened Written Jan 4, 2012

    there is aerocity and the new bus service direct from Barajas to Atocha, and then the metro and then the taxi. You have one hour, my min bare always is 1H30, so you are very tight but it can be done if all goes well

    take bus 203 at Barajas to Atocha, they go by every 20 mins at the airport.
    http://www.emtmadrid.es/Servicios/lineas.aspx?mapaFiltro=20311&tituloLinea=203%20-%20ATOCHA-AEROPUERTO&mapaX=441576&mapaY=4473330

    line 203 at Madrid official transport site
    hope it helps

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    Exprés Aeropuerto (Airport Express) (bus)

    by Redang Updated Oct 30, 2011

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    As of 5 November 2.010, there is a new bus (yellow) service linking the Aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajas (Madrid-Barajas Airport) and the city centre.

    * Timetable:
    - From 6,00 (6,00 a.m.) to 23,30 (11,30 p.m.), from/to Atocha Railway Station.
    - From 23,55 (11,55 p.m.) to 5,35 (5,35 a.m.) from/to Cibeles Square.

    But DO check the timetible in case it changes (see the web down below).

    * Stops:
    - Atocha-Intercambiador/Interchange: Metro: Atocha-Renfe (line 1); train: long distances (including AVE/high speed train) and suburban trains; buses: there are many actually.
    - Cibeles: Metro: Banco de España (line 2); buses: many too.
    - O'Donnell street corner Doctor Esquerdo street: Metro: O'Donnell (line 6); buses: many too.
    - Aeropuerto Terminal 1: Metro: Aeropuerto T1, T2, T3 (line 8).
    - Aeropuerto Terminal 2: Metro: Aeropuerto T1, T2, T3 (line 8).
    - Aeropuerto Terminal 4: Metro: Aeropuerto T4 (line 8).

    Take into account:
    - On the way city-airport: T1 and T2 are at salidas/departures; T4, llegadas/arrivals.
    - On the way airport-city: T1, T2 and T4, at llegadas/arrivals.

    * Fee: 2,00 € (pay onboard); don't forget that it may change.

    * Approximately 40 minutes (depending on the traffic).

    What to do if you want to go to Cibeles and the metro doesn't operate at that time? There is a bus service called Buhobuses (buho=owl) that links Cibeles with many parts of the city. The number of those buses begins with N.

    For metro, buses, trains and buhobuses, you can check the different tips I added.

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    Autobuses Nocturnos (Nightly Buses)

    by Redang Updated Jun 13, 2011

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    This tip is especially dedicated to Nightlife lovers.

    There is a series of nightly buses that can be helpful for you if you don’t want to take a taxi at night (or you want but you don’t find it). They are called BúhoBuses (OwlBuses), and they begin with N: Nx, Nxx....

    Normally, they leave from Plaza de Cibeles and there are also some others (during the weekends) that cover the same route the metro lines do, but you'd better check the website to know more. They begin with L: Lx, Lxx...

    EMT (Madrid, Espa��a/Spain)

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    Aeropuerto Madrid-Barajas (Madrid-Barajas Airport)

    by Redang Updated Jun 13, 2011

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    Aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajas (Madrid-Barajas Airport): When you arrive in Madrid by plane and you don't want to be lost (or at least you try not to be) or you want to check the time of arrival/departure.

    There are 4 Terminals and a shuttle bus that links all of them.

    The easiest and fastest way to go from/to the airport to/from the city centre is by metro (line 8) and there are two different stations:
    - Aeropuerto T1, T2, T3: It serves Terminals 1, 2 and 3.
    - Aeropuerto T4: It seves Terminal 4.

    But there are buses too:
    - Number 200: Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4 (to Avenida de América interchange, level -2, platform 18).

    From there (Avenida de Anérica), there are many buses and four metro lines: 4, 6, 7 and 9.

    So, you have to check which terminal your flight operates from/to.

    NOTE: As of 5 November 2.010, there is a new bus service linking the airport and the city centre; check next tip.

    Aeropuerto de Madrid/Madrid Airport (Spain) Aeropuerto de Madrid/Madrid Airport (Spain)

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    Airport Bus from Atocha Renfe Station

    by hawkhead Updated Apr 18, 2011

    The bus stop can be a little tricky to find. At Atocha Renfe, when you come out of the entrance where all the taxis are, the bus stop is opposite, just slightly to the left - HOWEVER, between you and the stop there are about five lines of taxis, a road for inbound taxis, plus knee-high concrete barriers. Not an easy pathway! You can do one of two things - you can go to your left and keep on going until you come to a crossing, cross and come back to the exit/entrance to the Cercanais (commuter line) station, outside of which is the bus stop. Or you can go down into the Renfe station and follow the signs to the Cercanais station and come up as outlined previously. The bus is bright yellow - and, as the information girl said, is the only yellow bus in Madrid! Runs every 15 minutes to the airport, with stops at a couple of places on the way. Costs €2. Pay the driver. Plenty of room for suitcases. At busy times you may have to stand. We were on the 06.45 bus and it was standing room only by the second stop, so getting on at Atocha is recommended. Goes to Terminal 1, Departures.
    Of course, it also returns to Atocha but we didn't take it that way. However, it leaves from Terminal 1, Arrivals.

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    HIGH SPEED TRAIN TO VALENCIA

    by MaheshSamtani Written Jan 8, 2011

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    the month of December 2010 saw a long time plan become reality finally. the high speed train link between Valencia and Madrid and vice versa was finally inaugurated. This train is supposed to be one of the most modern trains from around the world and as a Valenciano I am happy to have it connecting my home town.

    The train takes 90 minutes to cover a distance of 360 kilometers between the 2 cities and the connection makes travel a perfect day trip from either of the cities. The train reaches speeds of 300 kilometers an hour. There are connections that are direct and there are others that stop in cities like Cuenca and Utiel.

    the frequency of the trains are scheduled for one at the top of every hour starting at 6 in the morning and going on until 9 at night. The AVE will have two-class service in 12 coaches with 365 seats: four Club Class coaches with 71 seats and eight for Tourist Class with 294 seats.

    Ticket costs vary and when purchased on the internet with some time in advance you can travel for just 35 Euros one way. So next time you are in Madrid or in Valencia consider this fantastic high speed day trip.

    Just one more tip the Valencia (AVE) high speed station ins called JOAQUIN SOROLLA as the there is another terminal with a different entrance for other trains and this is called VALENCIA NORD, so for this train go to the JOAQUIN SOROLLA STATION.

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    tickets for metro and the emt

    by rkearns Written Jan 4, 2011

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    i checked out both the EMT (bus) website and the metro website. the bus line has either a single ride pass 1 euro that's only valid on the bus, or a 9 euro metrobus pass that allows ten rides on either metro or bus.

    http://www.emtmadrid.es/Home/Informacion/Titulos-de-tte--y-tarifas.aspx

    the metro website only says that the types of passes and tickets you can buy are posted on the walls of the stations and platforms, but it doesn't list them on the site.

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    tickets for metro and the emt

    by rkearns Written Jan 4, 2011

    i checked out both the EMT (bus) website and the metro website. the bus line has either a single ride pass 1 euro that's only valid on the bus, or a 9 euro metrobus pass that allows ten rides on either metro or bus.

    http://www.emtmadrid.es/Home/Informacion/Titulos-de-tte--y-tarifas.aspx

    the metro website only says that the types of passes and tickets you can buy are posted on the walls of the stations and platforms, but it doesn't list them on the site.

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    Itinerarios Turísticos Peatonales

    by Redang Written May 29, 2010

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    Pedestrian Touristic Pathways.

    From Plaza de Cibeles, you can follow 6 different self-guided pathways.
    Metro: Banco de España (line 2).

    There is also a site that gives advice regarding some other walking tours:
    www.frommers.com/destinations/madrid/0056010008.html

    There are also guided tours; find more cheching:
    www.esmadrid.com/es/portal.do?TR=C&IDR=473&IDM=71&NM=3 (different languages)

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    Pathways sign (Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid, Spain)

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    Madrid airport

    by geojean Written Mar 7, 2010

    Madrid is fairly large airport but not as crazy as Paris. I never had problems with connections there I have flown through there 3 times. That be said, I always think smaller airports are easier. I would assume Bologne is smaller, however I have never been there. If the price is the same I would go through Bologne. If the price is higher I would go through Madrid.

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    TOURIST TRAVEL PASS

    by MaheshSamtani Written Nov 22, 2009

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    The Tourist Travel Pass is the most practical, easiest and cheapest way to get around Madrid.
    Pass holders can use any public transport within the Madrid region, and there are no limits imposed as to the number of trips made while the card is still valid.
    The pass is valid for 2 travel area - Zone "A" and Zone "T". In one of the pictures that I have posted with this tip, there is a map with the zone limts for this pass. My suggestion would be to buy a A zone pass for when yuo are in the city, as the cost is per day and Zone T, in case your travel is outside Zone A. Please note that you can only use this pass on metropolitan buses and local trains NOT on RENFE trains.
    You can buy this pass for 1,2,3,5,7 Days. Costs start from € 5.20 for Zone A and € €10.20 for Zone T.
    You can buy this ticket in any tourist office or online from the following link
    http://www.neoturismo.com/es/transportes/abonotransportesmadrid

    MADRID TOURIST TRAVEL PASS The A & T ZONES FOR USE OF THIS CARD
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    Abono de transportes

    by Aerond Written Mar 29, 2009

    I live in the area... my tip is: Get your appartment/room either in Moncloa area in Madrid or in Galapagar (nearby town), then go to the campus by bus. Number 631 departs from Moncloa every 10 minutes, and also pases through Galapagar. The campus is really easy to spot as it is the last stop. For transport you can get Abono de transportes, which is a monthly card which allows you to move through the areas for which you pay. I think the campus is in zone C1, which would be around 75€/month. A C1 card will allow you to move in every metro/train/bus in areas A, B1, B2, B3 and C1 :)

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    Suburban buses

    by gmg61 Written Jun 8, 2008

    A network of 370 lines that connects Madrid with the towns and villages of the region.
    The suburban buses are easily recognized by their green color and operate from 6 a.m. to 11.45 p.m., but there is also a network of night buses

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