Last updated on February 3rd, 2023 at 12:25 pm
How To Get From Madrid Airport To Chamartin – You can go by metro, train, taxi and private transfer.
What Is The Distance From Madrid Airport To Chamartin?
The distance from Barajas Madrid airport to Chamartin is 16 kilometers. Click here to book online activities in Madrid and day tours
The travel time by taxi from Madrid Barajas airport to Chamartin is 15 minutes. The taxi fare from Madrid airport to Chamartin is around €30. Read here how to get from Madrid airport to city center and Madrid airport to Bernabeu Stadium
What Is The Cheapest Way From Madrid Airport To Chamartin?
The cheapest way from Madrid airport to Chamartin is by train Renfe Cercanías for €2.60. The train travel time from Madrid airport to Chamartin is around 20 minutes.
You can get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi especially if traveling in a group.
If you get to Madrid Chamartin Train Station it will be great to visit places near Madrid: how to get from Madrid airport to Toledo, Madrid airport to Avila, how to get from Madrid airport to Segovia, Madrid airport to Salamanca and Madrid to Segovia.
SIM CARD AT MADRID BARAJAS AIRPORT
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Where to stay in Madrid
For accommodation in Madrid prices can start from €15 for a dorm room in the city center. If you are looking for a mid-budget you can get deals for€50 and you will find luxury hotels for €150.
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How to get from Madrid Airport to Chamartin
Metro from Madrid Airport to Chamartin (Easiest Way)
The easiest way from Madrid airport to Chamartin is by metro. There are two ways to go by metro from Madrid Barajas airport. One of them is from the airport’s Terminal 1, 2 and 3, and the other option is from Terminal 4.
If you want to use Madrid’s metro, the first thing you have to do is buy a metro card to move around Madrid. The card costs €3 and you can buy them from metro machines with cash or credit card.
Once you buy your card, you then have to add credits to the card to go around the city center or other destinations in Madrid that you are planning to visit. Aside from the initial €3 for the metro card, €3 will be added for your fare from Madrid airport to Chamartin along with the extra €2 to go around Madrid.
If you want to get to Madrid from the airport using the metro, it will cost you €8. But you will be able to use the metro card while visiting Madrid adding more credits. The metro starts at 6 am until 1 30 am.
If you’re headed to Chamartin Train Station, you have to transfer in Nuevos Ministerios and get into Line 10 heading to North Hospital Infanta Sofia and you will have only 4 Metro Station from Nuevos Ministerios to get to Chamartin. You can check the stations and schedules in Metro de Madrid’s website.
The total fare from Madrid airport to Chamartin by metro is €8 for one-way ticket. The travel time from Madrid airport to Chamartin by metro is around 30 minutes depending on your final destination.
It will be worth it as I mentioned if you will use the Madrid Metro card in the city next days. Anyway you should purchase €3 metro card and top up. Maybe you can find your Metro Card for free in information if they are promoting Metro campaigns (but don’t trust on this).
Train From Madrid Airport to Chamartin (Cheapest Way)
The cheapest way from Madrid airport to Chamartin is by train. (If you want to go from Madrid airport to Atocha) Going by Renfe Cercanías of Madrid is another great choice for you to get Chamartin from the airport, especially if arriving in Terminal 4 of the airport.
The travel time from Barajas Madrid airport to Chamartin is 20 minutes by Train Cercanías. You will have to walk 5 minutes at the airport. And you will have only Fuente de la Mora Train Station before getting to Madrid Chamartin Train Station.
The train fare from Madrid airport to Chamartin is €2.60 (last time I did was July 2022 and still same price) and €0.50 cents for the card that you can use in the future if you stay in Madrid.
But it can be tricky since is only going to Terminal 4 and not to Terminal 2 (mostly domestic and European flights) and Terminal 1 (mostly international flights). There is a Transit Bus for free connecting Terminal 4 (the one is farther) with Terminal 3, 2 and 1 in Barajas Airport.
Taxi From Madrid Airport To Chamartin
As you guys know, riding a taxi is for sure the most comfortable way to get to Madrid Chamartin from the airport. There is a fixed taxi fare from Madrid airport to Chamartin is €30.
So it would be best to have someone to share the ride with. It’s fixed price from 2019 (will update for sure when changing) and again is €30 read below I’m taxi driver in Madrid.
Here’s a fun fact: I was actually a taxi driver in Madrid (see the picture above) before I started traveling the world and meeting Rachel. This was my job until we started our travel blog in November 2015. Would you believe that? Cool, right?
Anyway, as I was saying, a taxi ride from Adolfo Suarez Barajas Airport to Chamartin lasts 15-20 minutes on a taxi. These vehicles are available 24/7 and accept both cash and credit cards. Very convenient, indeed!
The best thing by taxi is so comfortable and you will not have to be worried of anything until you get to your hotel or Airbnb in Madrid. It can be expensive but if there are 2-3 of you totally worth it the comfort. If you are on a budget keep reading the other options which are cheaper.
How to get from Madrid airport to Chamartin by Private Transportation
Car Rental at Madrid Airport
There are many options for renting a car in Madrid’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Madrid. It will take you 20-30 minutes to get to Chamartin from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport.
Car rental options can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Toledo and Segovia. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging.
Private Transportation from Madrid Airport to Chamartin
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be expensive. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Madrid.
Best Way From Madrid Airport To Chamartin
The best way from Madrid airport to Chamartin is by taxi or airport transfer if you prefer comfort. In my opinion quality price I would say the best way from Madrid airport to Chamartin by metro is only 30 minutes.
The cheapest way from Madrid Barajas airport to Chamartin is by train for €3. It will take 20 minutes of travel time faster than the metro if you get to Terminal 4 at Barajas Madrid Airport.
BEST TIME TO VISIT MADRID
Spain has four lovely seasons and the loveliest which are spring and fall. In these periods it is considered the best time to visit Spain. Summer might get too hot and winter might get to cold. So from the months of March to May is where Spring falls.
The Fall is in the month of September to November. The season of Spring and Fall is the best time to visit because of is filled with sunshine and tourist will be delighted to stay in the country.
CASH IN SPAIN
Euro is one of the most known and important currencies all over the world. €1 is equivalent to $1.03. ATMs in Spain are used more often to buy stuff rather to have cash on hand. You can pay with a card almost everywhere bars, hotels and supermarkets.
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