Get to know Madrid by boarding a double-decker bus and admire the city's cultural and architectural magnificence. Explore the city at your own pace and make the most of your visit. You will be given a map of the city and discount checks for different shops and restaurants in the city.
Madrid City Tour is one of the easiest and most comfortable ways of discovering the city. All you have to do is buy your one- or two-day ticket, hop on the bus, put on your earphones, listen to the recorded commentaries and enjoy the streets, monuments and places of interest you pass by. You can hop off wherever you want, as many times as you like.
Say on the same day you want to visit the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace. With Madrid City Tour, you can get to them all quickly and easily, without having to know the local bus routes or change lines on the underground. The buses are equipped with audio guides in 14 languages (Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Dutch, Chinese, Arabic, Catalan, Basque and Galician).
This service operates every day of the year. The starting time is the time of departure from the departure points for each route, and the end time is the time when the buses return to the terminals.
The frequency of the bus routes is 8-9 minutes in high season and 14-15 minutes in low season. This frequency is only approximate, and may vary depending on traffic conditions
Route One (the excursions take approximately 80 minutes)
The first route starts off from Calle Felipe IV, next to the Prado Museum, and then goes on to Puerta de Alcalá and the Prado-Recoletos thoroughfare – where you can find the Neptuno and Cibeles Fountains –, followed by Gran Vía. The bus continues along this central avenue to Plaza de España and then, after passing the Debod Temple, enters the old part of the city, where you’ll discover the Royal Palace, La Almudena Cathedral and Puerta del Sol. The last part of the journey takes you back along Paseo del Prado and past the Royal Botanical Gardens, and the Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums before coming to the Prado Museum.
The extended route is available twice a day (at 10.05am and 8.40pm) and takes you all the way to Madrid Río, the city’s new urban park and beach. It also goes to the area around Moncloa, taking in the Ejército del Aire (Spanish Air Force Base), the Faro de Moncloa viewpoint tower and Arco de la Victoria (Victory Arch). There’s also a night tour in the summer months, with two departures starting at 10pm.
Route Two (it takes approximately 65 minutes)
The second route offered by Madrid City Tour also starts off next to the Prado Museum, but then continues along some of the city’s main thoroughfares, such as Castellana, Prado and Recoletos, and their side streets. Sights include the Cibeles Palace, now home to the Madrid City Council and one of the most spectacular buildings along this route. The bus passes by the Marqués de Salamanca Palace, the Nuevos Ministerios buildings, the AZCA shopping complex and the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. This route also takes you into Barrio de Salamanca, with its designer boutiques, and past the Lázaro Galdiano Museum. The final stage of the journey takes in Puerta del Sol, the Congress of Deputies and Plaza de Neptuno, the square where the journey comes to an end.
All buses have low floor for this tour are wheelchair and mobility scooter accessible as they have a ramp. Ramp exit/entyrance is only at back doors.
This is a barrier free tourist activity accessible for wheelchair and mobility scooters users. Contact Accessible Madrid if you need a mobility scooter when travelling to Madrid Hire an electric scooter at Accessible Madrid . This company offers home delivery service for electric scooter rentals in Madrid. If you are a disabled traveler, and you will be visiting Madrid, Madrid contact Accessible Madrid (www.accessiblemadrid.com). Accessible Madrid will be happy to help you planning your accessible holidays in Madrid. Try our wide range of accessible services (transfers adapted van, accessible tours in Madrid, etc). We also offer accessible tours and excursions to Toledo, Segovia, El Escorial, Aranjuez, etc, always departing from Madrid.
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The extended version of this route is also available twice a day (at 12.15pm and 4.05pm), going all the way to the new high-rise Cuatro Torres Business Area and Las Ventas Bullring.
Madrid City Tour details:
November to February: 10am to 6pm (passing by every 14-15 minutes)
March to October: 9am to 10pm (passing by every 8-9 minutes)
Tickets may be purchased on the buses, at hotels, travel agencies, the Madrid City Tour Information Centre, and at its webpage, www.madridcitytour.es, as well as any other sales channels that may be available at any time. Calle Felipe IV (no number, next to the Prado Museum); Julià Travel, Plaza de España 7 ; Madrid City Tour buses
With a ticket valid for either one or two consecutive days, you can hop on the bus at any stop, provided that there’re free seats.
Adults: €21 (one day) and €25 (two consecutive days).
Kids (ages 7-15) and over-65s: €9 (one day) and €12 (two consecutive days).
Families (two adults and two kids): €53 (one day).
Children (under 6): free.