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Madrid by train - City guide & train tickets

What is the name of the main station in Madrid? 
There are two main stations. One is Madrid-Chamartin and the other one is Madrid-Puerta de Atocha or just Madrid-Atocha.

Can you walk from the station to the (old) city centre? 
Yes, both of the stations are located in the centre of the city. 

Which hotels do you recommend near the station?  
Check our list of recommended hotels near the station Madrid-Atocha. Or our list of recommended hotels near the station Madrid-Chamartin.

Which trains run to Madrid? 

  • AVE high speed trains by Spains national rail company RENFE. A high speed train that connects many cities in the country and to/from France
  • Talgo, long distance trains by RENFE, the national railway company in Spain
  • Alvia connects both cities that are on the high-speed line and cities that are on normal train tracks. Maximum speed 250km / h.
  • Media Distancia (MD) trains connect larger cities with small cities

Are there direct trains to major cities nearby? 
Yes, to virtually every city in Spain.

Do you offer all train tickets to Madrid? 
Yes, we offer all train tickets - always the best price, no booking fees and e-tickets! 

About Madrid
Have a stroll on the well known Plaza Mayor and get to know the capital of Spain! Travel by AVE high speed train from Barcelona to Madrid. Try some tapas in one of the tapas bars and visit great sights as the Royal Palace.

Madrid Atocha - Info

Train Station Madrid

Madrid Atocha is the name of one of the two main stations in Madrid. The other main station in Madrid is Madrid Chamartin. AVE-trains run very regularly to  Seville, Cordoba and Barcelona. There is a daily night train to Lisboa. 

Facilities

  • Wifi: no 
  • Luggage lockers: yes, 6h30-22h00
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, see Saba

To the city centre (Centro) 

  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: rental shops are nearby 
  • Scooter: rental shops are nearby
  • Tram: - 
  • Subway: 3 minutes, M 1
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

 

Madrid Atocha - Hotels near the station

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  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Hotel Mediodia**

Classic Spanish hotel just 5 minutes from the station. High ratings. Affordable.   
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NH Madrid Atocha***

Opposite of Madrid Atocha, comfortable and modern. Great views, high ratings, great value for your money.    
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AC Hotel Carlton by Marriot****

Very convenient hotel just 300 meters from the station. Extensive breakfast buffet.   
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Madrid Atocha - Rental cars

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Madrid Charmartin - Info

Train Station Madrid

Madrid Chamartin is the name of one of the main stations in Madrid. The other main station is Madrid Atocha. AVE-trains run very regulatly to  Seville, Cordoba and Barcelona. There is a daily night train to Lisboa. 

Facilities

  • Wifi: no 
  • Luggage lockers: yes, 7h00-23h00
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, see Saba

To the city centre (Centro) 

  • Walking: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Bike: rental shops are near 
  • Tram: - 
  • Subway: 20 minutes, M 1
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

 

Madrid Chamartin - Hotels near the station

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  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Tryp Madrid Chamartin****

Affordable 4-star hotel opposite Madrid Chamartin. Swimming pool, Spanish comfort hotel.    
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Hotel Via Castellana****

Very convenient hotel with great views. Often special deals. A few minutes by foot from the station.     
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Exe Plaza****

Modern, very fine hotel, just 5 minutes from the station. Great views, large rooms. High ratings. 
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Madrid Chamartin - Rental cars

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