Metro in Madrid (Spanish: Metro de Madrid) is the metro system service that runs throughout the city of Madrid, capital of Spain. It is so far the easiest and cheapest way to move around the city. The cleanliness and security of the trains are one of the priorities of Metro in Madrid to ensure their unique service throughout the whole people and tourists of Madrid.
The network of the whole Metro has up to date, 238 stations on 12 lines (plus one shuttle and a system of tram) totalling up to 300 kilometres worth of railroads making up almost 92% of Madrid’s underground. The network is considered to be the 6th largest and longest network in the world.
It is growing exponentially and expanding throughout the possible positive outlook to serve people and tourists of Madrid better. It is a competing network against Shanghai, London, New York, Moscow and Tokyo. An average of about 2.5 million passengers per year was found to be boarding the trains of Metro.
Metro Ligero is a system of tram under the network of Metro in Madrid. Including 12 lines, one shuttle and 3 lines of Metro Ligero, each of them has distinct features. On all the 12 lines, each line is numbered and represented by one colour.
Each line colour and station connections are the following:
If you are planning to ride the metro during your whole trip in Madrid, it is wiser to get familiar of the packages and special fares to know which could be the most appropriate fare fee. Over the years, the fares are gradually changing but still maintain its reputation of being cheap in terms of general and special fares.
Fares are as follows:
Special fare packages that are offered for tourist are as follows:
Unfortunately, the operation time for Metro in Madrid is not 24 hours per day although rest assured that the trains are always available from 6:00AM to 2:00AM. Last trip for the Metro departs on 1:30AM from the first station of the line. An alternative way of travelling the route of Metro is a service called ‘Buhometro’. The route of each line is followed by a bus on the surface with exception to those places with low demand for travelling in the surroundings of the city. This service is always available during Friday nights, Saturday nights and precedent day of an eve.