Madrid has two principle long distance
railway stations, Atocha and Chamartín.
Atocha is used for most destinations
to the south and west of the country, the
high speed AVE trains which travel to Cordoba
and Sevilla and also serves as the hub of
local train network.
Chamartín serves as the station
for trains headed east and north. Many trains
stop at both stations, so you can often chose
whichever is most convenient. Keep in mind
that Atocha is closer to the city center.
Tickets and scheludes can be obtained in the
train stations, the RENFE
(Spanish national railway) office on calle
Alcalá, or from a travel
(Spanish national railway)
Information and reservations (including
AVE trains) 902 24 02
Internacional information 902 24 34 02
Further information can be found at
Info E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Estación de Atocha)
Glorieta del Emperador Carlos V
or see 5 on the center
|Atocha is the
largest and most used train station. The
photo shows the front of the old Atocha
station now renovated and converted into
a sort-of botanical garden for high humidity
plants. The trains now arrive into a modern
station attached to the rear of the one
shown in the photo.
Note that there is a separate metro station
named Atocha, which IS NOT directly connected
with the train station.
the station is the 'Puerta de Atocha'
the place from the AVE departures to Andalucía.
Also this is the main station for trains
to Levante, and some for the North of
Spain, that stop 15 minutes after in Chamartín
Agustín de Foxá
|In the north
of the city. From this station trains
go to the North of Spain, although some
of them stops also in Atocha.
Pío - Norte
Paseo de la Florida, corner Cuesta
de San Vicente.
totally restored this station is for the
"Cercanías" trains. Near
the Plaza de España. See the cercanías
Paseo de Recoletos
Plaza de Colón.
station between the Cibeles and Colón.
Castellana corner Raimundo Fernández
|Close to the
financial area and the Bernabéu