There are connecting flights to Madrid from several Indian cities. One can reach the Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas airport and then commute to the other locations. The major flight operators are Aeroflot, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Etched and British Airways.
Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport is the main airport which is located at a distance of 13 km from the centre of the city. It is one of the best airports in Europe's and is served with numerous airlines. It is also the home base for Iberia airlines. There are 4 terminals in the airport and the terminal 4 has its own metro and commuter train stations. Madrid is the major European hub for the Iberian peninsula as well as for the Latin American flights. There are direct flights from many European cities and major capital cities around the world. There are air shuttles between Madrid and Barcelona and daily connections with all the Spanish cities.
Madrid is well connected to other cities and one can take a car to reach here. A 1 motorway connects Madrid to Irun, while Barcelona is connected by A2 motorway. A 3 motorway connects Madrid to Valencia and A4 connects it to Seville. There are many car rental companies in Madrid. Parking within the city is not much of a problem and it follows the pay and display system.
Renfe is the major train operator to/from Madrid. There are frequent trains that operate between Madrid and Barcelona, Tarragona, Zaragoza, Lerida, Cludad Real, Huesca, Milan, Lisbon and Paris. The two train stations in Madrid are Chamartin and Atocha and both these stations have excellent Cercanias and Metro commuter train services. Most of the international and northbound trains arrive and depart from the Chamartin station, while Atocha station serves to cities like Barcelona and Valencia. There is a Renfe Spain pass service that offers the chance to travel around Spain for all the non residents and it is valid for one month from the first trip.
There are eight international and intercity bus stations in Madrid. The two most important ones are the Estacion Sur bus station and the Avenida de America station. There are regular scheduled connections with domestic and international destinations from Madrid.
Madrid boasts about having one of the best public transport systems in the world. It has the second largest metro network in Europe. The buses and subways also form a very well integrated network. One can get travel passes for getting around. The subway or the underground is the best option for daily commutation as it is a less expensive option. Whatever places the metro places don't cover, the buses do it. There are also night buses in the city. Madrid also has the option of travelling by local trains.
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