Everything That You Need To Know About the Madrid Airport Transfer

May 8, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

There you are at Madrid Airport, and you wonder what your options are. Luckily for you, we have laid out for you all the Madrid airport transfer options, starting from the cheapest to the most expensive one.



The first train is at 6:00 in the morning and the last one leaves at 23:30. There are no trains in between. A one-way ticket costs €3.4. It doesn’t get cheaper than that.


The bus runs 24/7, every hour or so and it costs €5. Getting from the airport to Madrid usually takes 60 minutes or so. Sometimes even more if you catch the rush hour.


The Metro runs from 06:00 to 01:30 during the day, 22:00 to 23:00 and 23:00 to 02:00, respectively at an interval of 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 15 minutes. The ticket for the metro costs €8, and it takes approximately 40 minutes to get to Madrid.

Airport Taxi

Going from the airport to Madrid will cost you a flat fee of €35. That gets you to the Atocha Train Station. Any further than that and you will be charged at what the taxi meter shows. Most of the taxi drivers don’t speak English so that communication might be a bit challenging.

Welcome Pickups

They charge the same fee as the airport taxi – €35. However, you need to order it through their website. Once you make the booking, this is what you get:

  • A professional driver that has been thoroughly vetted by their staff. One that is a professional, got good manners and speaks English. In addition to that, he will be waiting for you at your gateway exit with a sign with your name on it.
  • Even if your flight is late, he will be there waiting for you. The drivers that work with Welcome Pickups monitor flights and make sure they are on time no matter what.
  • If asked, the driver can give you advice and tips on how to get around the city, what to see, where to exchange money, how to get to places, and so on.
  • You can share the ride and cost with another passenger.
  • You can choose between a sedan and a minivan. That’s in case if there is more than four of you or you got plenty of luggage that doesn’t fit in a sedan.
  • You can order multiple vehicles if you are part of a larger group.
  • There is a 24/7 customer support for all Welcome Pickups’ clients through email or phone. Whatever question or request you might have, they can help you with that.
  • All the sedans and minivans have been recently purchased and are regularly cleaned for your maximum comfort.

In Conclusion

Bus, train, and metro seem like the obvious choice. But if you want to check out the surroundings and don’t like to wait for the bus, the train, or the metro, Welcome Pickups is your best bet. They cost as same as a regular taxi and most importantly, they can meet all your other demands.

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