Travel to Real Madrid & Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Getting There & Away
Madrid is Spain’s largest city, is home to the country’s largest airport, and is a major transportation hub for Spain – so getting in and out of the city is easy from cities all over Spain and elsewhere.
Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD) is the busiest airport in all of Spain, and also one of the busiest in Europe, so getting in and out of Spain via airplane is easy. Barajas Airport is the main hub for Spain’s national flag carrier, Iberia Airlines, and more than 60% of the incoming and outgoing flights at Madrid on any given day are Iberia’s. The air shuttle route connecting Madrid with Barcelona is the busiest in the world, so if you can get easily to Barcelona it’s a snap to get to Madrid. Getting into Madrid from the airport, which is about 12km from the city center, takes about 20 minutes on the metro. You’ll take line 8 from tha airport, and a metro ticket is about €2. A taxi ride into the city center will cost you about €25.
Madrid serves as the primary rail hub for the country, so its train stations havefrequent service to and from points all over Spain and also outside the country. The two large train stations in Madrid are the Chamartin staion and the Atocha station. There are regular trains to and from Barcelona (a journey of just over 2.5 hours), several routes to major cities outside Spain which go through Barcelona first, and there’s also a direct train to and from Paris. There are high-speed trains which connect Madrid with Seville in about 2.5 hours.
From the Barajas Airport, it’s just under a 14km drive to the stadium. You’ll head southeast from the airport – you’re heading for the N-100/Autovia de acceso al Aeropuerto de Barajas/M-14, following the signs for Madrid. Take the ramp to your left for Madrid/M-40, and then you’ll be able to mergo onto the N-100/Autovia de acceso al Aeropuerto de Barajas/M-14. Take exit 2 for E-90/A-2 toward Madrid, and then merge onto the A-2/Av de America. Follow the Av de America for about 7.5km, and then follow the Calle de Maria de Molina. Turn right at Paseo de la Castellana. You’ll need to turn slightly left and then turn right to stay on Paseo de la Castellana. Then turn right at Plaza de Lima, slightly right at Paseo de la Castellana again, and then you’ll turn right twice in order to stay on Paseo de la Castellana. The stadium will be on your right.
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