Madrid Metro Information
The Madrid Metro is the rapid transit system that serves the inhabitants living in Madrid, Spain. Madrid metro is the sixth longest metro in the world and it uses left-hand running on all lines. The rapid transit system opened in 2007 and it is the first metro system in Spain. Madrid is situated in the center of the country with 3 million inhabitants and Madrid Metro is the second largest metro network in Europe after London. The light rail system is 293km long serving 288 stations. The Madrid metro system is divided into two separate networks, small profile network and large profile network. The small profile network includes line from 1 to 5 and R. The large profile network includes the new line from 6 to 10 and line 12.
Madrid Metro Lines
Madrid metro has 13 lines and the rapid transit system started operation in 1919. Most lines are built underground and most metro stations are built with two side platforms. All the lines are recognized by number and color.
- Line 1 – Line 1 operates between Pinar De Chamartin and Valdecarros and the length of the route is 23.8km serving 33 stations.
- Line 2 – Line 2 operates between Las Rosas and Cuatro Caminos and the length of the route is 14km serving 20 stations.
- Line 3 – Line 3 operates between Villaverde Alto and Moncloa and the length of the route is 16.4km serving 18 stations.
- Line 4 – Line 4 operates between Arguelles and Pinar de Chamartin and the length of the route is 16km serving 23 stations.
- Line 5 – Line 5 operates between Alameda de Osuna and Casa de Campo and the length of the route is 23.2km serving 32 stations.
- Line 6 – Line 6 is the only circular metro line in the world with length 23.5km serving 28 stations.
- Line 7 – Line 7 operates between Hospital del Henares and Pitis and the length of the route is 31km serving 30 stations.
- Line 8 – Line 8 operates between Nuevos Ministerios and Aeropuerto T4 and the length of the route is 16.4km serving 8 stations.
- Line 9 – Line 9 operates between Mirasierra and Arganda del Rey and the length of the route is 39km serving 28 stations.
- Line 10 – Line 10 operates between Hospital Infanta Sofia and Puerta del Sur and the length of the route is 40km serving 31 stations.
- Line 11 – Line 11 operates between Plaza Eliptica and La Fortuna and the length of the route is 8.5km serving 7 stations.
- Line 12 – Line 12 is a circular line that operates entirely outside the city of Madrid. The length of the route is 41km serving 28 stations.
- Line R – The line R operates between Opera and Principe Pio and the length of the route is 1km serving 2 stations.
- Line ML 1 – It is the line that operates between Pinar de Chamartin and Las Tablas with the length of the route 5.3km serving 9 stations.
- Line ML 2- It is the line that operates between Colonia Jardin and Esta cion de Aravaca with the length of the route 8.6km serving 13 stations.
- Line ML 3 – It is the line that operates between Colonia Jardin and Puerta de Boadilla with the length of the route 13.6km serving 16 stations.
Madrid Metro Map
Map of Madrid Metro showing various lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it or Download Madrid Metro Map in PDF.
Madrid Metro Hours
Madrid metro operates every day from 6am until midnight 1.30 am. The metro operates normally on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The Metro train arrives in a 2 to 4 minute interval during working hours.
Madrid Metro Fares, Tickets and Cards
There are several ticket types available at Madrid metro station and two types of tickets available are standard metro ticket and tourist tickets. The simplest ticket with single journey will cost 1.50€ and 10 journey ticket will cost 9.30€. Tourist ticket, 1 day fare is 5.20€ and 2 day fare will cost 8.80€.
Madrid Metro Parking
There are no park and ride services available at Madrid metro station. Car parking spaces are only available Atocha station and you will be required to parking fees.
Madrid Metro Rules and Tips
Metro riders can purchase ticket from the ticket machines in Spain. Madrid metro offers a comfortable and safe ride to passengers. Passengers travelling metro without a valid ticket will be liable to pay the penalty fare 20 times the price of a single ticket. Access with bicycles is allowed on Madrid metro. Guide dogs are allowed and small pets can be carried in containers.
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