Getting to Madrid
A new terminal was recently added to Madrid Barajas International Airport, making it among the top 5 largest and most important in Europe. National and international carriers from all continents fly here direct. It's 16 km (10 miles) east of the center, with bus and metro service at Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4. Otherwise, a taxi to the center will cost about 25€.
Madrid's Estación de Atocha (Atocha Station) handles most RENFE trains (Spain's national rail service). There are routes all over Spain and even to Portugal and France. It's easily accesible by metro, and located just down the street from the Reina Sofia Museum.
Madrid has a couple of bus stations, but the largest is Estación Sur at metro stop Méndez Álvaro. Routes, prices and locations vary by company. You can call +34 91 435 22 66 for general information.