Madrid Train Stations

Madrid Train Stations...there are two main train stations in Madrid, Atocha and Chamartín where you can start your travels to any destination. 

Most of the AVE trains (high speed trains) depart from the Atocha Station but a couple of them do so from the Chamartín Station.

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Madrid Train Stations basic information


Atocha Station
Glorieta del Emperador Carlos V
Metro:  Atocha-Renfe (Linea 1)
Buses: 6, 10, 14, 19, 24, 26, 32, 34, 36, 37, 41, 45, 47, 54, 55, 57, 59, 60, C1, C2, 78, 85, 86, 102, 119, 141, 148
    Chamartín Station
Augustin de Foxá s/n
Metro:  Chamartín (Linea 10)
Buses:  5, 14, 16, 66, 67, 70, 80, 107, 124, 129,
134, 135, 147, 150, 173, 174, 176, 178                 

Atocha Station

Madrid_Train_Station_AtochaAtocha station is located about a 20 minute walk from the Puerta del Sol, in the neighborhood of Atocha in the Glorieta of the Emperor Charles the V. The original train station was mostly destroyed by a fire in 1892, after the fire a larger station was rebuilt and reopened in 1895.  In 1992 the main building was taken out of service and the terminal was converted into a large rest area with shops, cafes, travel agencies, restaurants and most impressive of all a spectacular covered tropical garden unique in the world. It is breathtaking! Even if you are not planning on taking any trains during your stay if you find yourself anywhere in the neighborhood it is worth stopping by to view this well kept tropical paradise. On March 11, 2004 Atocha station was the site of one of the most horrific terrorist attacks taken place in Madrid, 192 people died and more than 1500 were injured. On June 10, 2004 the Atocha station memorial was dedicated to the victims of the attacks.

Chamartín Station


Chamartín Station is a bit smaller and not as beautiful as the Atocha Station, but what it lacks in character it delivers in functionality. Most of the trains departing from this station serve the northwestern part of Spain as well as Lisbon and Paris. Since the 23rd of December 2007 it too provides service to some of the Ave Trains,  particularly those going to Segovia and Valladolid Ocampo Grande.




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