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From Airport to Latroupe Prado Hostel Madrid

The day has finally arrived. You're on your way or you've already set foot in Madrid. It must have been days of unbearable waiting, counting the days to get to the Spanish capital, we understand.

Have you worked on your itinerary? Do you know what to visit in Madrid on your multi-day visit? We're sure you've made a route, checked out the best restaurants to eat cocido madrileño, and have no doubt where the best party atmosphere in Madrid is.

But there is a question that is as obvious as it is overlooked in all the trips we make. You've got off the plane, you're ready to get to your hostel and unload everything to start your adventure, how to get to Latroupe Prado Hostel Madrid, your home in the city centre?

There are many occasions when our eagerness to start a trip clouds the most obvious question: how do I get to my starting point? Well, we are going to solve that doubt so that you can start your routes as soon as possible. 


Arrival to Madrid

If you have used the car, bus or train as a means of transport, you are in luck. Obviously, by car you won't have any problems getting where you want to go, and the bus and train will drop you off in fairly central locations, such as Atocha Station.

The question changes when you have flown into the Spanish capital. That's where the biggest obstacle lies, although thanks to the excellent public transport network and its structure, getting to the city centre will be quick and easy.


From Barajas Airport to Latroupe Prado Hostel Madrid

You have several transport options. Depending on your budget, whether you are in a hurry to get there or not, if you are travelling with a lot of luggage and even the number of people you are travelling with, one option will be more advisable than another. Here are your options:


Metro: The metro is the most used and common option for most travellers, and the main reason is its simplicity and convenience. It is very well connected and in just over half an hour you will find yourself in the city centre. To get to the airport station, just follow the signs and you'll find ticket machines and staff who will be happy to help you. The cost is just under five euros.

The most common stop is Nuevos Ministerios, as this is where it connects to the suburban train and where the main lines depart from. Getting around the Madrid metro is easy and you will always find someone willing to give you a hand if you need it.

Once in Nuevos Ministerios, go to the bus stop and take bus number 27 Embajadores. A little over 15 minutes later you will arrive at your destination: Reina Sofía. Get off here and just cross the street to Paseo de las Delicias, 1. A perfect getaway needs a location to match; Latroupe Prado Hostel Madrid.


Train: We go out to the surface to take another of the great options we have. The train from Barajas Madrid Airport's T4 station will take us to the heart of the city, passing through Puerta del Sol, Nuevos Ministerios and Atocha station.

If you get off at Nuevos Ministerios, the route to Latroupe Prado Hostel Madrid is explained just two paragraphs above, but if you get off at Atocha, getting to your new home in Madrid is going to be a piece of cake. Are you ready? Just cross the street to Paseo de las Delicias and that's it.

The journey is quicker, about twenty minutes, than the metro and just as comfortable and efficient. The cost of the journey is around three euros.


Bus: The Express Aeropuerto is waiting for you in terminals T1, T2 and T4 at Barajas Airport, ready to take you to the Plaza de Cibeles and Atocha areas, the nerve centre of Madrid's transport system.

Its service is constant, 24 hours a day, and runs every few minutes. Obviously, the arrival time will depend a lot on the time of your arrival in Madrid and, consequently, on the traffic. However, we can tell you that it takes around 45 minutes to get to the centre and costs around five euros.

And you already know that getting off at Atocha is the best decision you can make, firstly because of its excellent connection with the rest of the centre of Madrid, and secondly because Latroupe Prado Hostel Madrid is just a few steps away, at Paseo de las Delicias, 1.


Taxi: As with the bus, journey time is largely dependent on the time of day you use the bus. Faster and more comfortable than the bus, it is a great option if you are four or five people without too much luggage. It has a fixed price of 30 euros.


How to get around in Madrid

You're already in Madrid, in the heart of the city centre, eager to see everything, discover everything and, why not, eat everything. How do you get around? If you're in the city centre itself, walking is the best option, to see every corner.

However, if you plan to travel medium distances, don't forget to take out your Tourist Transport Pass, known as the Tourist Card or Day Pass.

It allows you to use all public transport in the Madrid Region. There are tourist travel passes for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 calendar days and for zones "A" and "T".


Zone A refers to the metro, as well as all the blue urban bus lines of the EMT, zones 0 and A of the Renfe suburban network and the ML1 of the Metro Ligero.

On the other hand, the T zone includes all Metro zones, the blue urban bus lines of the EMT, as well as the interurban green bus lines of the Community of Madrid. To this, we should add the entire Renfe Cercanías network and the Metro Ligero ML2 and ML3 lines and the ML4 line of the Parla Tramway.