How to get to Madrid Chamartín Train Station

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Madrid Chamartín station information & facilities

Distance from Madrid Chamartín to city center
Distance from Madrid Chamartín to city center
4.8 miles (7.8 km)
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Travel to Madrid Charmartin train station from Madrid city center

Madrid, the capital of Spain, is also known to be the third-largest city in the European Union. Madrid is located in the heart of Spain, and it is the political, economic, and cultural center of the country. Moreover, Madrid is also home to the UN's World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The city has incredible modern infrastructure while being able to preserve much of its historic monuments and landmarks. The train station Madrid Chamartín is one of the two main train stations in the city, the other being train station Madrid Atocha. Train station Madrid Chamartín is located within the city limits of Madrid and 4.7 miles (7.6 kilometers) away from the city center. Although not within walking distance from Madrid city center, the train station is easily and directly accessible with public transportation.

What is the best way to get to the train station from the city center

If travelers decide to travel to the train station from Madrid city center, there are a few routes they may choose from. Travelers that find themselves closer to the Auditorio Nacional de Música, the most convenient route would be to catch the subway (Purple Line, 9) from Cruz del Rayo station in direction of Paco de Lucia for five stops, and then switch subways at Plaza de Castilla (Dark Blue Line, 10) in direction of Tres Olivos and get off on the next stop, Madrid Chamartín Railway Station, for a total travel time of 26 minutes. If travelers find themselves closer to Plaza del Sol, regarded by locals as the true city center of Madrid, it is suggested to simply catch the urban train cercanías (C3 or C4) from Sol station, and get off two stops later to arrive at Madrid Chamartín Railway Station within 13 minutes. 

How far is it from the city center to the train station? 

The train station Madrid Chamartín is located 4.7 miles (7.6 kilometers) away from the city center of Madrid, Plaza del Sol. If travelers wish to arrive at the train station from Madrid city center, the recommended route would be to use the urban train (cercanías). It is suggested that travelers leave from the Sol station and catch the urban train (C3 or C4) for two stops to arrive at their destination, Madrid Chamartín Railway Station, with a total travel time of 13 minutes. The other main train station of Madrid, Madrid Atocha, is located around 1.4 miles (2.3 kilometers) from the city center of Madrid and can be easily reached with the same route, getting off after one stop to arrive at their destination, Madrid - Atocha station.

How accessible is the train station for those with limited mobility?

The train station Madrid Chamartín has applied facilities and services to facilitate the transit through the train station to all travelers with disabilities or limited mobility. The measures that train station Madrid Chamartín took to ensure full access for all its passengers include the following: improved access to the train station, new visual and auditory information systems for travelers, access ramps to tracks and main lobby, accessible and reserved parking, and accessible itineraries. The station has an extension of platforms to facilitate access to trains, proximity bands and yellow stripes to be detected by travelers with visual impairments, non-slip rubber steps between platforms, elevators to grant access to all platforms, and restrooms for passengers with limited mobility.

Local tips: the train station points of interest

For art enthusiasts, the Prado is one of the most popular art museums in the world with a great collection of works by renaissance and baroque artists. The Retiro Park, a short walk away from the Prado museum, is a beautiful 19th-century park that used to belong to the royal family. On the theme of royalties, the Royal Palace, which was built in the mid-1700s, is the largest royal palace in Western Europe. Of course, a day in Madrid would not be complete without visiting the Plaza del Sol and Plaza Mayor. Lastly, to end the day on a relaxing note, travelers are encouraged to enjoy some typical Spanish tapas with a glass of red wine at the Mercado de San Ildefonso.

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