Madrid Metro

Madrid Metro  Information

The Madrid Metro or Metro de Madrid is a rapid transit system that serves the capital city of Madrid in Spain. The system began operations on 17th October 1919, and presently has 13 lines that serve 300 stations.  The system has a total track length of 293 km (182.1 miles). The system is operated by Metro De Madrid. It is one of the most popular means of public transport in Madrid, Spain.

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.

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Madrid Metro  Hours

The metro service starts operation at 6:00 am and operates until 1:30 am the next day. The service is provided for all days.

 Madrid Metro  Fares, Tickets and Cards

The fare system on the metro network is zone based. A single one trip ticket for Metro Zona A costs 1.50-2.00€. Tickets can be purchased for 10 trips, on either metro Zona A or EMT buses. The ticket costs 12.20€ and is valid on all Zone A stations and EMT stops. To travel on the Metrosur network (Line 12), a single trip ticket and 10 trip Metrosur journey ticket costs 1.5€ and 11.20€ respectively. These tickets are valid on travel between Line 12 stations and Puerta del Sur and Joaquin Vilumbrales stations on Line 10.

To travel on MetroNorte (Line 10), a single ticket costs 1.5€ and 10 trip Metronorte journeys cost 11.20€. The tickets are valid for all stations between Hospital Infanata Sofia and La Granja stations on the MetroNorte network.

Similarly one trip and 10 trip ticket for travel on MetroEste (Line 7) cost 1.5€ and 11.20€ respectively. To travel on TFM (Line 9), a single trip and 10 TFM journeys cost 2.00€ and 12.20€ respectively.

To travel on whole of the metro network, a combined ticket, Metro Combined ticket can be purchased for 3.00€. This ticket is valid for one journey on the entire network on any day of the week. Similarly, a Metro Combined 10 journeys ticket costs 18.30€.

Various types of Season Tickets are also available. To travel on all types of public transport, a Transport Season Ticket can be purchased. It provides unlimited rides on the public transport in the desired zone and time period. This ticket comprises of a card and magnetic voucher and is personal. The ticket is valid for people in the age group 23-64 years.

Tourists can purchase Tourist Transport Season Ticket for 1, 2 3, 5 and 7 days. The ticket can be used on consecutive days. This ticket is personal and cannot be transferred and can be used on all forms of public transport within the region and within the validity period.

All tickets can be purchased from vending machines and ticket booths.

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 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

The tickets need to be validated at turnstiles both at entry and exit stations. Transit of bicycles is allowed at specific times during Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and from 9:00 pm till the close of operations. On weekends and public holidays, the bicycles can be carried all day. Guide dogs accompanying disabled persons are allowed on the metro.

 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 Pictures

 Madrid Metro Resources

  1. Madrid Metro on Wikipedia
  2. Official Website of Madrid Metro