Getting from Madrid Airport to Aranjuez

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How to get from Madrid to Aranjuez

There are 4 transportation options from Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) to Aranjuez; bus, taxi, metro and suburban rail train. The most convenient option is taking a Madrid airport taxi starting at 70€, depending on traffic and time of day. Suburban Rail is the cheapest option. Tickets start at 4.05€ and the journey takes 80 minutes.The bus is another option but requires a transfer to the train in the city centre. Tickets start at 5.55€ depending on type of ticket. The journey is approximately 100 minutes. Another well priced option is the metro. This takes 80 minutes and starts at 5.55€ per ticket. All public transport options require a transfer. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Madrid at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 1PASSENGER
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi 70 48min 24/7
Welcome Pickups 81 43min 24/7
Professional and polite English-speaking drivers, flight monitoring, meet & greet at the gate, no hidden fees, free cancellation
Metro 5.55 80min 06:00 - 01:30
Suburban Rail 4.05 80min 06:00 - 23:30
Bus 5.55 100min 24/7

How to get from Madrid Airport to Aranjuez by Taxi

Taking a taxi from Madrid-Barajas Airport is the most convenient way to get from there to Aranjuez. There are taxi ranks outside of the 4 terminals in Madrid airport and are white with a red diagonal stripe. To avoid miscommunication or charge issues, we recommend pre-booking your Madrid airport taxi.

Taxi fare from Madrid Airport to Aranjuez

Fare is charged based on the taximeter and varies by destination and traffic in the area. Make sure that the taximeter is reset when you get into the taxi.

*Avoid negotiating a fixed price with the local drivers by just pre-booking your Madrid airport transfer.

Where do I get it from?

Taxis can be found outside of all 4 terminals at Madrid-Barajas Airport.

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Convenience

Taxis run 24/7, so no matter what time you arrive to the airport you can grab a taxi. They are also the fastest option, so if you are in a rush, a taxi is best.

Editor’s Note

Taxis are by far the fastest and most convenient option. However, taxi fares can be quite costly. If you want to escape the busy airport and get to your destination as quickly as possible, then take a taxi. If you have a little more time, opt for a different mode of transportation.

Useful Tips

Taxis in Madrid can fit up to 4 people with 3 pieces of luggage
For more than 4 passengers or more than 3 luggage you have to book a minivan
Make sure that the taximeter is on
It is illegal to overcharge you for excess luggage
The journey from Madrid Airport to Aranjuez is 48 minutes

How to get from Madrid Airport to Aranjuez by Metro

If you are staying for few a days and you don’t have more than one luggage, then metro is a good option. Madrid-Barajas Airport is connected by a subway to Nuevos Ministerios station in Madrid where you will need to transfer to the Suburban Rail. Metro ticket will be 1.50€ and the Suburban Rail ticket is 4.05€ which makes your total trip cost 5.55€. Unfortunately, the Metro doesn't operate after 01:30.

Cost

5.55€

Trip Duration

80 minutes

There is an average waiting time of 5 minutes.

Convenience
Value
Safety
The Metro runs from 6:00 until 1:30

How much is the Metro from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Aranjuez?

A one-way ticket cost starts at 5.55€ depending on ticket type. There are ticket machines in every subway station, both in the airport and in the city stations.

Where do I get it from?

The Metro station is located inside the Madrid-Barajas airport with two different stations at Terminal 2 and Terminal 4. So, if you are arriving in Terminal 1 or 3 you can catch the free bus and head either to Terminal 2 or Terminal 4.

Convenience

Located directly in the Airport, the subway is extremely easy to access. The main line that reaches Madrid-Barajas Airport is line 8. Metro line 8 is also connected with Metro lines 6,10, 9, 4, as well as the Suburban Rail Train so you can transfer to Aranjuez.

Editor’s Note

The Metro line is direct and cheap. This is a great option if you don't have a lot of luggage, or if you have a tight budget.

Useful Tips

There are ticket machines in every subway station, both in the airport and in city stations
Be careful with your personal belongings
Suburban Rail tickets can be purchased at the Atocha Station
Metro does not run after 1:30

How to get from Madrid Airport to Aranjuez by Suburban Rail

The national railway company of Spain operates routes from and to Madrid airport with line C-1. The train has 5 stops but the Nuevos Ministerios station is where you will transfer to the C-3 line to Aranjuez. It is not advised to choose the train as your transportation option, especially if you arriving from terminals 1, 2 or 3.

Cost

4.05€

Trip Duration

80 minutes

Waiting time is 5 to 15 minutes depending on the time of day.

Convenience
Value
Safety
Trains run from 6:00 until 23:33

How much is the train from Madrid Airport to the city centre?

Local train plus Suburban Rail costs start at 4.05€ depending on destination and ticket type.

Where do I get it from?

The train arrives at terminal 4, so if you are arriving at terminal 1,2 or 3 you have to take the internal bus and head to terminal 4 on floor -1.

Convenience

If arriving to terminal 1 or 2 it is an extremely long process to reach the train station in Madrid-Barajas Airport. From these terminals you need to take an airport shuttle which is time consuming and stressful.

Editor’s Note

Traveling by train is far from ideal. It's not very comfortable, and it isn't the safest option in regards to your belongings.

Useful Tips

Each train ticket is only valid for 2 hours after the ticket is issued
Be aware that the last train departs from Madrid Airport at 23:33
Keep your personal belongings close

How to get from Madrid Airport to Aranjuez by Bus

There is a 24/7 express bus from Madrid-Barajas airport to Atocha Station where you will need to transfer to the Suburban Rail station in order to take the C-3 train to Aranjuez. This train only operates between 05:30 - 23:30 so if your arrival is before that time, you will either need to wait in the station or get a taxi to your destination.

During daytime the bus stops at O’Donnell, Plaza de Cibeles and Atocha railways station. At nighttime the bus only stops at O’Donnell and Plaza de Cibeles.

Cost

5.55€

Trip Duration

100 minutes

There is a 15 minute waiting time between buses.

Convenience
Value
Safety
The express bus runs 24/7

How much is the bus from Madrid Airport to the city center?

Tickets start at 5.55€ for both bus and Suburban Rail tickets, depending on the ticket type. Buses only accept cash.

Where do I get it from?

The express bus can be found outside terminal 1, 2 and 4. If you are arriving at terminal T3, there is a free airport shuttle connecting all terminals. You should catch this shuttle, or walk to terminal T2

Convenience

The express bus runs 24/7 which means that no matter what time you land, you can jump on a bus to Madrid centre where you will need to transfer to the Suburban Rail line C-3. However, if you land in terminal 3, you must take the internal shuttle to another terminal. As the bus only makes 3 stops in the centre, it can be difficult to get to your exact desired location.

Editor’s Note

If you aren't in a hurry to get to your destination then this could be a great transportation option. The buses run all day, every day, and provide some great views of the city. The only downfall is that it does not connect to the Atocha Station in the evening.

Useful Tips

Atocha Railway Station bus stop has a connection with Suburban Rail line C-3
At nighttime the bus doesn’t reach Atocha railway station
Tickets can be purchased in cash only

Welcome Pickups transfer

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Madrid. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How far is the Madrid airport from the city centre?

Madrid-Barajas Airport is 18 km away from Madrid city centre. The fastest mode of transport will get you there in 20 minutes.

How much is a cab from Madrid airport to city centre?

Taxis at Madrid-Barajas Airport are charged by a flat rate fee. The cost of the journey to the city centre will be 30€. However, f you are traveling outside of the central ring, the rest of the journey will be charged with a taximeter.

Where is the centre of Madrid?

The centre of Madrid is a neighbourhood called Sol, next to the Teatro Calderon and the central bus station, Carretas - Puerta del Sol.

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