Madrid Bus Tour City Tour

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Madrid City Tour is the only official Hop On Hop Off tour bus in Madrid, which offers you the chance to get on and off the tour bus as many times as you like and including its open-top deck so that you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

Timetable Route 1 - Historic Madrid: 10:00 - 18:00. 

Last tour from Museo del Prado starts at: 16:20
Full tour duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Paseo del Prado is closed to traffic every Sunday from Atocha to Cibeles, from 9:00 to 16:00.  It affects the Botanical Garden and Prado Museum stops; but alternative stops are enabled in Alfonso XII street. Route 1 and Route 1 Extended leaves from Alfonso XII street.

Alternative stop at Puerta Felipe IV of the Retiro Park, located in Alfonso XII Street, in front of number 28 (Casón del Buen Retiro)


Timetable Route 1 Extended - Two departures per day: at 10:10 and 14:30

Full tour duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Paseo del Prado is closed to traffic every Sunday from Atocha to Cibeles, from 9:00 to 16:00.  It affects the Botanical Garden and Prado Museum stops; but alternative stops are enabled in Alfonso XII street. Route 1 and Route 1 Extended leaves from Alfonso XII street.

Alternative stop at the Felipe IV Gate of the Retiro Park, located in Alfonso XII Street, in front of number 28 (Casón del Buen Retiro).

Timetable Route 2 - Modern Madrid: 10:00 - 18:00.
Last tour from Plaza Neptuno starting at: 16:50
Full tour duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Timetable Route 2 Extended - Two departures per day: at 12:30 and 16:30
Full tour duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Night Route - Two departures pe day: at 22:00 and 23:00 (June 16 - September 15)
Full tour duration: 1 hour

*Bus frequency: every 30-40 minutes ➡ Download our APP to locate the bus in real time!

* Following local Covid regulations, all passengers must board the bus wearing a mask. See more information at the bottom of this page.

 

MADRID CITY TOUR NOTICE

FRIDAY the 3rd OF FEBRUARY 2023

  • From 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Demonstrations. Our routes will suffer modifications, detours and delays. The following stops may not be served: Colegiata/Mayor

SUNDAY THE 5th OF FEBRUARY 2023

  • From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Marathon. Our routes will suffer modifications, detours and delays. The following stops may not be served: Plaza de Colón, Plaza de Cibeles, Calle Alcalá, Plaza de Neptuno, Templo de Debod
  • From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m: Paseo del Prado will be closed to traffic between Atocha Square and Cibeles Square. The following stops will not be served: Jardín Botánico, Museo del Prado. An alternative stop will be served in front of Felipe IV Gate, by the Retiro Park, just opposite Cason del Buen Retiro (located 28 Alfonso XII street). Route 1 and the extended Route 1 will start from this location.
  • From 11:40 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Demonstrations. Our routes will suffer modifications, detours and delays. The following stops may not be served: Colegiata/Mayor, Calle Atocha 116.
  • From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Demonstrations. Our routes will suffer modifications, detours and delays. The following stops may not be served: Gran Vía, Calle Alcalá, Plaza de Cibeles, Plaza de Neptuno.
  • From 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Demonstrations. Our routes will suffer modifications, detours and delays. The following stops may not be served: Plaza de España, Gran Vía.

Apart from the mentioned stops, other unexpected disruptions may occur which can affect others of our bus stops.

We apologize for the inconveniences.

 

  1. Route 1: Historical Madrid

  2. Route 2: Modern Madrid

  3. Extended Route 1: Historical Madrid

  4. Extended Route 2: Modern Madrid

Some of the stops of the Historical Madrid Route are suspended due to the pedestrianization of Puerta del Sol. We will soon offer a new definitive touristic route. 

 

Discover the historical and emblematic Madrid with the Madrid City Tour Route 1: Historical Madrid. This circular itinerary will take you to Madrid's heart, to go over the magnificent woodland and artistic Paseo del Prado, and to admire the architectural jewels of the Hapsburg. The history of Madrid and Spain has been written in the most classical area of Madrid's streets, districts and more symbolic highlights. From Triángulo del Arte to Palacio Real and from Plaza de Cibeles to Puerta de Toledo, the Madrid City Tour Route 1: Historical Madrid offers you a complete historical, artistic and monumental tour to visit the most emblematic city's tourist places.

 

Create your own bus tour itinerary, go over Madrid's old town on your own and visit the most characteristic monuments of Madrid. Barrio de las Letras, Paseo del Prado, Parque de El Retiro, Gran Vía and Puerta del Sol are some of the most symbolic places in Madrid that you must visit on foot. Artistic, historical, bucolic and gastronomic. The Madrid City Tour Route 1: Historical Madrid offers you all the looks of this majestic city.

 

All the routes are included in the price of the ticket.

Madrid is more than historical places and royalty monuments. The Madrid City Tour Route 2: Modern Madrid will allow you to get to know the newest and most innovative Madrid: from Estación de Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios and from Puerta de Alcalá to Puerta del Sol. Discover the most contemporary architectural masterpieces of the capital of Spain in a tourist bus itinerary that will take you to the imposing Torres KIO, to admire the Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí works at Museo Reina Sofía, to contemplate modern sculptures at Museo de Arte Público and to raise your eyes to Colón towers.

 

The Madrid City Tour Route 2: Modern Madrid focuses its tour in this avant-garde museums area and governmental headquarter. The Congreso de los Diputados and ministerial buildings of Nuevos Ministerios carry a great weight in this route. Also sport is well represented and the itinerary gets you close to Estado Santiago Bernabéu, the Real Madrid stadium. Life, art and most contemporary style of Madrid are perfectly contemplated in our tourist buses Route 2: Modern Madrid. A unique itinerary that will take you to discover the most modern architectural wonders of the capital of Spain.

 

All the routes are included in the price of the ticket.

On board the Extended Route 1: Historical Madrid you will explore the tourist places of Route 1 Historical Madrid as well as those  monuments which are distant from the city centre and that worth a visit during your stay in Madrid. The Extended Route 1: Historical Madrid will get you close to the historical Puente de Segovia and Puente de Toledo, to the Manzanares River bank and to the unforgettable Teleférico from where you will admire the finest panoramic views of the city.

To enjoy Madrid, the Extended Route 1: Historical Madrid has two hours of operation per day, depending on the season. You will be able to go over this city's zone taking the bus at 10:10 hours and 14:30 hours in Winter, and at 10:05 hours and 18:05 in Summer.

 

Route duration: 1h 45 min.

All the routes are included in the price of the ticket.

The Extended Route 2: Modern Madrid will take you to the tourist places of Route 2 Modern Madrid as well as other essential monuments: the imposing Torres KIO, the magnificent Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, the modern Palacio de Deportes, the palace Casón del Buen Retiro and to the emblematic Estación de Atocha.
 
To enjoy Madrid's modernity, the Extended Route 2: Modern Madrid makes available to you two hours of operation per day, depending on the season: at 12:30 hours and 16:30 hours in Winter, and at 12:15 hours and 16:05 hours in Summer.

Route duration: 1h  45 min.

All the routes are included in the price of the ticket.

MADRID BUS TOUR ROUTES & BUS STOPS

ROUTE 1: HISTORIAL MADRID

Some of the stops of the Historical Madrid Route are suspended due to the pedestrianization of Puerta del Sol. We will soon offer a new definitive touristic route. 
See details Historical Madrid (Essential Route)
See details Historical Madrid (Extended Route)

1.- Museo del Prado* 12.1.- Puente de Segovia  (Extended Route)
2.- Puerta de Alcalá 12.2.- Paseo de Pontones - Madrid Río (Extended Route)
3.- Barrio de Salamanca 12.3.- Puente de Toledo (Extended Route)
4.- Plaza de Colón 13.- Puerta de Toledo
5.- Plaza de Cibeles 14.- Gran Vía de S. Francisco, 8 
6.- Gran Vía, 14 15.- Colegiata/Mayor
7.- Gran Vía, 32 16.- Atocha, 116
8.- Gran Vía, 54 17.- Jardín Botánico
9.- Plaza de España 1.- Museo del Prado
10.1.- Princesa Esq. Alberto Aguilera (Extended Route)  
10.2.- Plaza de Moncloa (Extended Route)  
10.3.- Teleférico (Extended Route)  
11.- Templo de Debod  
12.- Puerta de San Vicente  

*Paseo del Prado is closed to traffic every Sunday from Atocha to Cibeles, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  It affects the stops Jardín Botánico and Museo del Prado; but alternative stops are enabled in Alfonso XII street. Route 1 Extended departs from Alfonso XII street.

ROUTE 2: MODERN MADRID

See details Modern Madrid (Essential Route)
See details Modern Madrid (Extended Route)

1.- Plaza de Neptuno 10.1.- Ortega y Gasset (Extended Route)
2.- Plaza de Cibeles 10.2.- Ventas Bullring (Extended Route)
3.- Plaza de Colón 10.3.- Goya Palacio de Deportes (Extended Route)
4.- Museo de las Esculturas 10.4.- Puerta de Alcalá (Extended Route)
5.- Museo de Ciencias Naturales 10.5.- Casón del Buen Retiro (Extended Route)
6.- Nuevos Ministerios 10.6.- Atocha - Glorieta Emperador Carlos V (Extended Route)
6.1.- Plaza de Cuzco (Extended Route) 11.- Serrano, 66
6.2.- Plaza de Castilla  (Extended Route) 12.- Museo Arqueológico
7.- Santiado Bernabeu  - Concha Espina, 18 13.- Puerta de Alcalá
8.- Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas 14.- Alcalá, 17
9.- Museo Lázaro Galdiano 15.- Puerta del Sol 
10.- Serrano, 61 16.- Plaza de las Cortes

*All the routes are included in the price of the ticket.*

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  • Bus Tour Advantatges

    Madrid City Tour is your best option to visit the sightseeing the city!

    • Unlimited access to Hop On and Hop Off, hop on and off whenever you want!
    • Different routes with the best of Madrid
    • More than 40 stops
    • Free WiFi on board
    • Open-top double-decker bus: enjoy the views!
    • Covid-19 protection protocol
    • E-voucher accepted - don't print!
    • Real-time bus location on the App
    • Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Audio guide in 14 languages with everything you need to know about Madrid
    • Free tickets for children up to 6 years of age
  • General information

    How often do the buses pass by the stops? 

    The current operational frequency ranges from 30 to 40 minutes. However, these frequencies may vary, because of traffic, number of people at stops, and others.

    It is advisable to download the City Tour Wordlwide app to locate the bus in real time. 

    The frequency of the buses means that you can do the whole route throughout the day up until 80 minutes or 65 minutes before the bus services finish for the day. The 16.40 and 20.40 buses (depending on the season) are the last ones which will allow you to do the whole of route 1. The 16.50 and 20.50 buses (depending on the season) are the last ones for route 2.

    How long does each route take? 

    MADRID CITY TOUR service has been designed in the way that Route 1 lasts about 80 minutes and Route 2 lasts about 60 minutes. However these routes times may vary, because of the traffic, the number of people at the stops and others. Remember that you can hop on and off at any bus stop when you like on the same day.

    Is it possible to get into the bus at any stop, or should I go to the first stop in the route? 

    If you already have your tickets or would like to purchase them on the bus itself, you may get the bus at everyone of the MADRID CITY TOUR stops.

    Can I get off the bus and take it again later? 

    Yes, the ticket allows to hop on-off and change the routes as many as you like, using it in a non-limited way, during the official schedule of MADRID CITY TOUR.

    Are animals allowed on board?

    With the exception of guide dogs, no animals or pets of any kind are permitted on board Madrid City Tour buses.

  • COVID-19 PROTECTION PROTOCOL

    Madrid City Tour has implemented all hygiene and sanitation, disinfection, and protection measures necessary to guarantee the safe use of its vehicles by employees and passengers.

    Cleaning and Disinfection:

    • Use of highly effective products that kill viruses and bacteria.

    Vehicle occupancy:

    • Do not use the seats marked as "not available".

    Protective equipment: 

    • Use   of   masks   and   other   protective equipment   by   our   employees and  passengers. 
    • Hand sanitizer freely available for employees and passengers.

    Distancing and contact prevention: 

    • Marked circuit for the circulation of passengers inside the bus. 
    • Only passengers wearing their own mask, which must be worn for the entire journey on the upper and lower deck of the vehicle, will be allowed on board.

    Disclosure of information: 

    • Infographics and posters with the procedures to be followed to protect employees and passengers on display. 
    • Information shared directly with passengers through social media and on our website.