Train in Madrid

Train in Madrid

recognizable with a white curved line inside a red circle symbol. Indeed it is very difficult to be in an unfamiliar so being familiar with this symbol is a great start for you.

RENFE is the national rail train service in Spain. They are responsible for the services provided by the local trains. From the main station in Madrid, you can get through different important villages around the capital like Toledo and Segovia. Main stations in Madrid includes Atocha, Chamartin and Nuevos Ministerios that connect different places from different directions. One fun thing about the trains is that you can get boarded on “double-decker” style trains which can be really a good experience. Cercanías Madrid is indeed a good travelling scheme to move back and forth between places because it has dozens of stations in its urban centre. Zones and lines of local trains in Madrid

Local trains in Madrid are a bit more expensive compared to buses and Metro services but it is reasonably cheap compared to train services from other places like UK. Also, it provides a better travel time to take a train when travelling with buses and Metro services. Because there are 89 local stations of the train, fewer stations compared to buses and Metro, it would take less time when travelling to different places. Crossing the city would be very handy for you if you are concerned about time and comfortable ways to travel with the train. Cercanías Madrid has 9 lines, most of them running all over the Autonomous

Region of Madrid connecting the city to other towns in the surroundings:

  • C-1: Príncipe Pío – Atocha – N. Ministerios – Chamartín – Aeropuerto T4
  • C-2: Guadalajara – Alcalá – Atocha – Chamartín
  • C-3: Aranjuez - Atocha – Sol – Chamartín
  • C-3a: San Martín de la Vega – Pintoweag
  • C-4: Parla - Atocha – Sol – Chamartín / Cantoblanco – Alcobendas /\
 
 

Cantoblanco – Colmenar Viejo

 

  • C-1: Príncipe Pío – Atocha – N. Ministerios – Chamartín – Aeropuerto T4
  • C-2: Guadalajara – Alcalá – Atocha – Chamartín
  • C-3: Aranjuez - Atocha – Sol – Chamartín
  • C-3a: San Martín de la Vega – Pinto
  • C-4: Parla - Atocha – Sol – Chamartín / Cantoblanco – Alcobendas /
 
 

All of these lines are either leaving from Atocha or passing through it. Prices of local trains in Madrid

 

The Cercanías start their operation everyday between 5am to 6am and stop at around midnight. During rush hours, you can easily board in a train within 5 to 8 minutes of waiting time. On the other hand, train passes every 10 to 15 minutes of waiting time for the rest of the day.

 

There are 7 zones mapped out on the community of Madrid. The zones are also used in mapping out the route of buses and Metro services. You can either buy a single ticket or a Bonotren that includes 10 journey passes. The most common prices of the train ranges below:

 

  • 1 or 2 zones:Single ticket : €1.75 Bonotren: €13.20
  • 3 zones: Single ticket: €2.50 Bonotren: €17.95
  • 4 zones: Bonotren: €13.20
  • 5 zones: Single ticket: €3.30 Bonotren: €23.45
  • 6 zones: Single ticket: €3.95 Bonotren: €27.55
  • 7 zones: Single ticket: €5.30 Bonotren: €37.05
 
 
 

There is also an additional feature of the Cercanías which is called Green Area. They offer a fixed price per boarding from any stop within the network to the C-9 line. (Cercedilla – Cotos)

 

Getting to the airport by local trains in Madrid

 

The most convenient when going to the airport of Barajas is by using local trains compared to riding up by bus, by Metro or by taxi. Unfortunately, they only arrive at Terminal 4, runs on Line C1, of Madrid – Barajas airport to or from the city centre. Line C1 runs from Terminal 4 of Madrid – Barajas to or from the city centre.

 

Local trains in this area passes every 30 minutes of waiting time and they come really handy when you are coming from another regional or high speed (AVE) train because the ticket can be free of charge under the RENFE services. If not, you are obliged to pay for a single ticket that cost €2.40. It will be better, if Another feature of these trains includes a user-friendly and very spacious luggage for your comfort. There are also additional services that can be rendered that you can enjoy when using the train.