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 continues to have one of the most modern transport systems in the world. There is a wide range of transport tickets available, which adapt to your particular needs depending on the number of trips, travel zones or preferred means of transport.
One of them is the Madrid Multi Card or Tarjeta Multi in Spanish.
Let’s have a look at how the Madrid public transportation card works!
Depending on your travel plans, you can also take advantage of the Tourist Ticket (Abono Turístico in Spanish).
The Madrid Multi Card is a prepaid or wallet public transport card.
As the name suggests, it can have multiple users. So it’s not bonded only to one person as Madrid public transport cards (e.g. the monthly season card).
In addition to this, the Multi Card is contactless, rechargeable and has a duration of 10 years. The warranty of the card is two years during so you are entitled to get a free replacement if you happen to have a defective card.
The Madrid Multi Card costs 2.50€. If the first charge of Multi Card is a Billete Turístico (Tourist Ticket), the Multi Card sale-price will be included in the price of the Billete Turístico.
Your can purchase your Multi Card without any ticket and it’s available at:
The Multi Card allows you to load simple titles of the following public transports.
Moreover, you can combine different tickets depending on where you’re going.
Validation is compulsory in all cases, both in the first trip and in the transfer. When making the transfer, no additional trip will charged, provided that not more than 60 minutes have passed since the first validation and being used in a different line to that used previously.
The Airport Express Bus is not integrated in the public transport network in terms of fares, therefore, it has a specific fare. Have a look at:
The fare for urban buses lines of a town other than Madrid depends on the zone where such town is located. The zone to which each stop belongs is shown in the post or in the bus shelter of such stop.
The fare depends on the origin and destination fare zones. The zone to which each stop belongs is shown in the post or in the bus shelter of such stop.
In the case of a suburban line that leaves and re-enters the same zone, the fare will correspond to the upper area (provided it has stop in that section), regardless of subsequent re-entering the lower zone.
The following tickets are not available on your Madrid Multi Card:
It’s very simple to use it. Place your card on the ticket reader, which will deduct a trip. In addition, the validation screen will inform of the card balance by counting the available tickets.
You can recharge your Madrid Multi Card at:
There will be no limit of recharging during its period of use.
You can check out your card balance in all the selling-points network.