One feeling that you have when you arrive to Madrid is that is very easy to communicate with any part of the city.
As one of the capitals that has one of the best transport networks, your arrival to Barajas airport has direct communication with the city center. Through the regular metro and bus lines. You also have the chance to catch an express bus to or from the airport.
You can even count with many tourist tours that will help you to explore the city in detail. But where you can get the best tourist information about Madrid will be at the tourism office headquarters in Plaza Mayor.
Precisely the Madrid Metro is one of the most functionals, as it has about 320 kilometers of roads, divided into twelve lines, plus other three less conventional. Thus, through the metro you will get to any point of the capital, even if you’re far away from the downtown area.
Madrid has an urban bus network through which you can access any point in the city, even places where subway lines can not reach. In addition, you can enjoy the famous “owls” (night buses) to move at night, from 23:00 to 05:00 hs.
Rates in both means of transport
The price of a single ticket for both metro and bus, varies depending on the distance, establishing its value between 1.50 and 2 euros. Anyway, if you are making several trips it is best to take out a bonus for 10 trips for the price of 12,20 euros. You can use this tickets in either metro or buses. Here you can see the transport rates in Madrid.
Although there is also the possibility that acquire a tourist transport card, that will let you access all kind of public transport. Its price varies between 8.40 euros to 70.80 euros (depending on the area and days).
These buses run through the main points of interest in the city. The red buses (Madrid City Tour) with two different routes (one day or two days), allows hop on and hop off during the journey. Its rates vary from 21 € to 25 € per adult.
Yellows (Madrid Bus Visión) are more affordable (€ 12 per adult) but do not allow hop on and hop off during the journey, and provides offers for online purchase.
If you want a glance at the most stimulating things of the city, Segway Trip offers various tours in segway for everyone: Madrid-Rio, Barrio de los Austrias, Casa de Campo, Real Madrid, etc. Its shop is located in Plaza San Miguel, 2, in front of Mercado San Miguel.
Lockers for your luggage
Moreover, in the heart of the city you’ll find the first store dedicated to lockers, which offers three sizes of fully supervised luggage lockers. It’s called drop it! And it is in Calle Jardines, 25, 28013 Madrid.
Madrid gastronomic proposal offers affordable prices for everybody, with settled 10 euros menus in almost all restaurants. You can also find menus for 9 € or 12 €. A menu consists of a starter, main dish, dessert and a drink. Most of them also include bread for this price.
Another aspect you should consider are tips. They are not mandatory and there is no fixed rate, but they are a gesture of thanks.
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