The Madrid Travel City Pass (also known as Tourist Ticket or Billete Turístico) allows you to use of all public transport in the Madrid region for an unlimited number of trips during a certain period of time. So it’s an incredibly practical and profitable way to get around the city!
The best way to make the most out of your time is to combine your Madrid Travel City Pass with a tourist card such as a Madrid Card (my favorite) or a Madrid Tourist Card.
This city pass is also called Tourist Ticket or Billete Turístico in Spanish, and it is a transport pass. It’s basically a personal card that allows to make an unlimited number of trips, using the regular public transport services.
In order to get your Madrid Travel City Pass, you first need to purchase a Madrid Multi Card.
As soon as you get yours, you are entitled to get free unlimited rides using all public transport services (subway, light rail, buses and trains) in Madrid and the rest of the region – comunidad autónoma.
It’s available for a set number of calendar days (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 days) and you can choose between two zones: A and T.
Have a look at the official Billete Turístico fares.
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. So the card itself will be free!
Your can purchase your Multi Card without any ticket and it’s available at:
It’s very simple to use it. Place your card on the ticket reader, which will confirm the validity of the card.
Your Madrid Travel City Pass is valid from the time of their first use and for the calendar consecutive days included in the selected ticket. Additionally you will be able to use the night services until 5:00 (5:00 AM) on the last day.
You can use your Zone A Tourist Ticket in:
Your Zone T Tourist Ticket is valid for the above mentioned cases. And you can also use it in:
Be careful because your Tourist Ticket is not valid in any Renfe Regional trains (Media Distancia in Spanish).
Once your Tourist Ticket expires, you can use your Multi Card regularly charging single and 10-trip tickets. Have a look at a complete guide to use your Madrid Multi Card correctly.
As you can see on the map below,
These are a few reasons that should incline you to get your Madrid Travel City Pass as soon as you arrive to the city:
Zone A is my recommended option if you’re going to stay in the city center and plan to get around there.
Zone T is my recommended option if you’re planning on making day trips to places like El Escorial, Chinchón, Aranjuez or Alcalá de Henares.
IMPORTANT: It cannot be used on high-speed trains (including the AVE to Guadalajara and the Avant to Toledo) nor Renfe Operadora regional trains.