Guide to use the metro in Madrid
The Metro lines
The metro network of Madrid is very complete, and it currently has 12 lines that circulate throughout the city and connect it with the metropolitan area. Of all of them, the line 8 (Nuevos Ministerios-Airport T4) stands out, which links the capital with the international airport of Barajas and the Madrid Fair (Ifema), as well as the lines that reach the new urban developments (line 11 to the PAU of Carabanchel and line 1 of the light metro, to Sanchinarro and Las Tablas). The closest metro stations to Gran View Apartments are Gran Vía, Callao, Ópera and Santo Domingo, so you will have no problem getting around the city. If you want to see the complete map, you will find it on the official website of Metro de Madrid.
Every person over 4 years old must travel with a valid metro ticket, integrated in a Public Transport Card (TTP). As we have mentioned, one of the great advantages of the metro is its price, as single tickets cost between 1,50€ and 2€, depending on the distance traveled. However, combined tickets are also offered, such as the 10-trip card, the annual pass, the youth pass, the tourist ticket or the 30-day pass. In addition, special discounts are offered for large families or people with disabilities. You can check all prices and fares here.
The schedule of the Madrid metro is always the same, and, unlike other cities, does not change on holidays, so you can use it from 6:00 am to 1:30-2:00 pm (depending on the station). Normally, subways run every 15 minutes at most, depending on the time of day and line.
Most Madrid metro stations are adapted for people with reduced mobility and other disabilities, providing elevators, escalators, ramps, Braille text on signs and machines, platform edge supplements, pavement regulations, lighting, signage, etc. More information, as well as a list of adapted stations, can be found on their website.
Due to the pandemic, now it is mandatory to wear a mask from the age of 6, and it is not allowed to eat or drink in the subway.
Now that you know all the details about the metro, explore Madrid staying in total comfort at Gran View Apartments. From where you can easily access several stations to start your adventure. Book now!