Getting around Madrid on Public Transport

Madrid is a city with a quality public transport system, concerned about environmental issues and the quality of the air the citizens breathe.


There are basically three types of ticket you can buy to use the Madrid city transport system. The tickets are equally valid for the buses, the subway (Metro) and the light railways (tramways). 

The single trip ticket in Zone A: Price 1.50€

o   Some restrictions/supplements may apply

o   The flat rate for the bus to/from the airport is 5.00€ 

The 10 trip ticket in Zone A: price 12.20€.

o   Some restrictions/supplements may apply 

The Tourist ticket: unlimited bus/metro/tramway travel in Zone A during the validity of the ticket (children under 11 are entitled to a 50% discount on this ticket)  

This ticket can be purchased for 1,3,4,5, or seven days.   

Turist Ticket

Tickets can be purchased at:

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport

Sales Office and Tourist Information 

Hours: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. thru 8:00 p.m.
Tourist information service: Monday thru Sunday from 10:00 a.m. thru 8:00 p.m.

At all Metro Madrid network stations and when you board the bus (for a single trip).

Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid Management office, Plaza Descubridor Diego de Ordás, 3 

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8.00 a.m. thru 8.00 p.m. 

Discounts may be available for large families and handicapped persons. 

To have all the information on public transport in your cell phone, download the app EMT Madrid. 

o   The nearest Metro station to the conference is Cuidad Universitaria (Line 6 – color grey).  Madrid is a safe city, as is the Metro system. The network can be used at all times without worries, but it’s just as well to keep an eye on your belongings.  

Metro web page:

Bus transport web page:  

o   The 200-odd bus lines which cover the city are open between 6.30 a.m. and 11.30p.m. (approximately).  “Night Owl” buses run from 11.30p.m. to 5.50a.m.

In order to see the city from the top of an open tourist bus (the usual hop-on/hop off option), have a look at: