Since Madrid was declared the capital of the Spanish Empire in 1561, it has not stopped developing, growing and consolidating itself as one of the most important European capitals, especially in terms of tourism, surpassing even London and Paris.
To consolidate this tourist potential, mobility is essential. That is why the Spanish capital presents multiple alternatives for Madrid residents, visitors and tourists to enjoy one of the most spectacular and exciting cities in the world.
The efficiency of the subway
Of all the transport alternatives, the Madrid Metro is the most economical, efficient and comfortable one thanks to its network of lines, which connect places as far apart as the Barajas Airport and the Madrid Fair and transport visitors to all the places of interest in the capital.
The Madrid Metro is considered the most complete one in all the major European capitals thanks to its spectacular design, which reaches all corners of the city.
Madrid also has a modern urban bus network that runs through all the neighbourhoods and areas of the city. For the convenience of users, it offers fixed stops and schedules, including the famous "búhos", or night-time buses.
As part of its commitment to the UN 2030 Agenda, the new buses do not release CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
Like any large capital, Madrid has an important network of more than 15,000 taxis distributed throughout the city's main strategic points. These include squares, museums, shopping centres, hotels, main avenues and administrative offices.
Bicycles, scooters, motorcycles and shared vehicles
Another great social engineering revolution is the spectacular network of bicycle lanes created thanks to the ambitious Madrid 360 project and BiciMAD, a service of specialized bicycle rental agents located in the main public parks. The aim is to turn Madrid into a sustainable and environmentally friendly city.
Additionally, in March 2023, a bold City Council plan began promoting personal mobility vehicles, including electric scooters, for comfortable, agile and efficient transportation, especially on short routes. Rental points have made 2,000 scooters available to the public.
Lastly, we must highlight the electric motorcycle rental service and shared vehicles designed to reduce the number of large vehicles on the avenues, reduce CO2 emissions to a minimum and turn Madrid into a true epicentre of sustainable ecotourism.