Tips for traveling by bus in Madrid

autobus madridTraveling by bus in Madrid is something quite common, although the segway is, as we have already commented on other occasions, one of the most comfortable and ecological ways to tour Madrid. But, being a large city where you often have to travel quite long distances, sometimes you will have no choice but to travel by bus. And although the network is quite good, the truth is that it is not easy to learn how to get around it, so some advice in this regard always comes in handy.

Most bus lines in Madrid run from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and the interval you can spend at the stop waiting for a new one to arrive is usually between 4 and 15 minutes, although you have to take note that weekends tend to happen less frequently.

Although you intend to move all the time on a segway, it is easy for you to get to Madrid by plane. In that case, it is interesting that you know that line 200 connects terminals 1,2 and 4 with Avenida de América for the same price as any other urban bus. Another option is to take line 101, which connects terminals 1 and 2 with Canilleas. It is probably the cheapest way to get from the airport to the city center.

travel by bus through Madrid, owl bus, a night alternative to the segway

Another time when getting around on a segway can be tricky is at night. But, although we have said that most buses close their services at 23:00, there are also a series of night buses, also known as owls, which run more than 26 different routes. Logically, they are a little more limited than the daytime ones, but they can get you out of more than one trouble.

Of course, both night and day buses are perfectly adapted for people with disabilities, so that no one has problems getting around the capital by public transport.

If you want to leave the capital and get to know some of the surrounding towns, at the bus interchange in Plaza de Fernández Lareda you can find buses to many other towns. For example, to go to Getafe you will have to take bus line 411.

Private buses are another option to public buses to move around Madrid

Although the offer of public buses in Madrid is very wide, another option that you can access if you travel in a group is to rent a private bus. In the capital there are a large number of bus companies, some of them specialized in tourism, which can offer a quality service at affordable prices.

Thus, for example, if you travel with your group by plane, you can hire a private bus that will pick you up at the airport and take you to the hotel and later hire a segway tour to know the city. If big cities like Madrid have something, they are options for travelers, so it is about knowing them all and finding the one that best suits your needs.

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