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|Airport||By Cercanias (train), metro (subway), bus or taxi.|
|Train station||By Cercanias (train), metro (subway), bus or taxi.|
|Car||Car not necessary|
Activities near Madrid City
|Great for||Walking holidays, City breaks, Nightlife, Cycling holidays|
How to get there
Madrid Barajas Airport has four terminals: T1, T2, T3 and T4. There is also a satellite terminal at T4: T4S.
These two terminals (T4 and T4S) are connected by a continuous automatic underground train (APT).
The four terminals are connected by a free shuttle bus system.
From Madrid Barajas Airport to "Puerta del Sol":
By metro (subway). Line 8 to "Mar de Cristal", then transfer to line 4 in "Goya "and finally another transfer to line 2 to the stop of "Sol".
By Cercanias (train). Line C1 to "Chamartin" or "Nuevos Ministerios", then transfer to line C3 or C4 to "Sol".
By Bus. take the bus 203 to "Plaza de Cibeles" and there take the bus 51 to "Puerta de Sol".
Taking the metro to Madrid is comfortable, fast (about 40 minutes to "Sol" from Madrid Barajas Airport), inexpensive and efficient.
But it is unadvisable to use the metro with a lot of luggage.
Keep in mind that it is common to find groups of pickpockets that operate within the Madrid metro.
Take special precaution as well if travelling in a group (the pickpockets' preference are large groups that do not speak Spanish and are distracted among themselves).
From train (Atocha or Chamartin) to "Puerta del Sol":
By metro (subway). From "Atocha". Line 1 to "Sol".
By metro (subway). From "Chamartin". Line 10 to "Alonso Martinez" and transfer to line 5 to "Sol".
By Cercanias (train). From "Atocha". Lines C3 and C4 to "Sol".
By Cercanias (train). From "Chamartin". Lines C3 and C4 to "Sol".
By bus. From "Atocha". Take the bus 32 or 6 to street "Jacinto Benabente" then walk to "Puerta de Sol".
By bus. From "Chamartin". Walk to "Agustin de Foxa" and take the bus 5 to "Virgen de los peligros" then walk to "Puerta de Sol"
Public transport in "Puerta de Sol":
Cercanias (train, lines C3 and C4), metro (subway,lines 2, 3 and 5) and bus (line 50, 51, 3, N51, N17, N16 and a lot more very close).
See the schedules, maps and routes:
Guide for Madrid: