The train station is a few miles outside of the city centre. You can get into the city using Madrid’s Metro system, local buses and commuter trains or by catching a cab.
C/ Agustín de Foxí, s/n Madrid 28036- Madrid
Opening hours: 04:30-00:15 Daily
The station is too far from the city centre to walk. But Madrid is a great city to explore on foot once you get there.
Madrid is well served by local buses. These run across the city to and from the station. Look out for the new blue buses, these run on natural gas. You can buy tickets for travel once onboard.
The city Metro is modern, efficient and covers much of Madrid. You can catch trains to and from the station until around 01:30. Tickets, which are also valid on local buses and trains, can be bought from machines inside the station.
There’s a taxi rank outside the station’s main entrance. Registered city taxis are white and have a green light on their roofs.
A bike is a great way to get around Madrid. But make sure to check the rules around taking it on the train before you travel. It might be a better idea to hire one once you arrive in the city.
Local trains run direct to the city from the station. You can buy a ticket from a machine inside the station.
Estación de Chamartín is Madrid’s largest train station. The first station building on the modern-day site opened in 1851. It was almost destroyed by fire and was rebuilt using designs supplied by Gustave Eiffel in 1892. The current station contains a moving memorial of olive and cypress trees, one for each of the 191 commuters who died in Al Qaeda bombing attacks on March 11th, 2004.