Madrid Public Transportation and Taxis
Public Transport Card (PTC)
Is a great way to reduce transportation cost while in Madrid! The PTC permits users to obtain the “30-Day Pass”, which allows unlimited use (for 30 days) of public transportation in Madrid (metro, bus, and the Cercanías train system) unlimitedly for only 20 euros in you are under 26!
Is a prepaid contactless public transport card.
Locals have several alternatives for our travels fast, convenient and affordable, combining different complementary modes of transport to get to anywhere in the region.
6:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Madrid has one of the largest and most efficient metro systems in the world.
Cost: Each Single 1 trip ticket costs 1,50€ – 2€ (depending on the length of the journey*). A standard Metro combination pass offers 10 rides on the metro/buses for 12,20€.
5:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
The Cercanías suburban trains are cheap and fast, making them the best option for getting to and from towns near the capital.
Trains normally pass by every 10 to 30 minutes.
Cost: The price varies according to the distance covered. You can buy a single ticket or a bonotren with ten trips. These are the fares, based on the zones. One-way tickets are valid for one journey during two hours following issue; the 10 journey pass are valid for a month.
6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Daytime lines span the entire city of Madrid, so it is best for students to get to know the buses particular to the areas they will be living, studying, and possibly working in.
Cost: One ride is 1,50€, or you can use your combination 10-ride pass.