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Metro Madrid is a fast, affordable way to get around the city, but it’s also one that has its own etiquette and set of rules. Learn some valuable tips for riding the Madrid subway and you’ll be traveling around like a local in no time.
A free Madrid subway map is available at most Metro stations. Go to the ticket office and ask the staff to hand you one. All you have to say is “Un mapa, por favor” (A map, please).
For price and convenience, the Madrid subway – also called Metro, can’t be beat. It has some 300+ stations throughout the city, so chances are there is a Metro station near where you want to go.
Here are some general bicycle tips that will help you to prevent bike theft, whether the bike is yours or a rented one. Trust me, it’s not very nice to discover early in the morning right before going to explore the city or after a pleasant dinner with your friends that your bike has been stolen…
BiciMAD is a bicycle rental program operated by the Madrid City Hall (Ayuntamiento). It offers thousands of 3-speed unisex bikes at 250+ stations or service points scattered around the city.
Go to a bike on rent shop if you want to explore Madrid pedaling. Biking is a healthy, sustainable and fun way to see the city.
Are you considering riding a bike?Madrid, unlike many other cities in Spain, is not bike friendly. It has few cycle paths and no citywide bike rental scheme as in Seville or Barcelona.
Cycling in Madrid is a fun and healthy way to get around the city. While it’s true that Madrid is not particularly flat, riding around its streets can provide a richer understanding of the space and distance that get warped behind bus windows and destroyed in the tunnels of the Metro.
Have you heard about the Madrid Multi Card? It’s surely the easiest and best way to use Madrid’s public transport in an convenient and cheap way. If you’re familiar with other New York’s MetroCard or London’s Oyster card, then this should be easy.
Madrid buses are, along with the Metro, the best way to move around the city. Apart from being an efficient and cheap means of transport, you can get anywhere you want, including the airport, and the main bus (Estación Sur and Avenida de América) and train stations (Atocha and Chamartín).