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Tips to know when travelling to Madrid

Madrid travel tips

1) To save on the Madrid metro, buy a 10-ride ticket that can be shared

A 10-ride ticket saves you some money on the Madrid metro. Such a ticket costs 12.2 euro, while one trip costs 1.5-2 euro. It is also useful when travelling with friends or family since anyone can use such a ticket.

2) If you love underground hangouts, check out La Tabacalera in Madrid

La Tabacalera is a cultural centre in an old abandoned tobacco factory in the Lavapies area. Here you can find the weirdest creative people. If you like graffiti and cellars, then this is the place for you. La Tabacalera also hosts many masterclasses, from longboarding to ballet classes.

3) Most cafes in Madrid start serving breakfast from 10:00, so don’t wake up too early

Many cafes in Madrid serve breakfast from 10:00 until 14:00. Some establishments have a separate breakfast menu, including hot dishes and desserts, but a standard Spanish breakfast is a bun with coffee. In any case, waking up early to have breakfast in Madrid is not worth it – the locals go to bed after parties only after 04:00, so breakfasts are late here.

Travelers usually depart from San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, San Francisco, CA Train Station, or San Francisco, CA - Fisherman’s Wharf when they travel from San Francisco to Madrid. Book your trip to arrive at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas, Madrid - Puerto de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín railway station, Madrid - Méndez Álvaro, or Madrid-Plaza Eliptica. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, American Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Finnair. San Francisco and Madrid have 333 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Madrid, consider visiting Plaza Mayor, Segovia, and Museo Del Prado.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Iberia AirlinesIBEIBYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 3 hours before flight
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
FinnairFINAYYesNo

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What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
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What are the most popular routes to and from Madrid?
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What airports are near San Francisco?
The main airport in San Francisco is San Francisco International. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, San Jose International, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
What airports are near Madrid?
The main airport in Madrid is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas. It is also served by Valladolid, Burgos Airport, Salamanca.
What buses and trains depart from San Francisco?
A number of bus and train companies depart from San Francisco, including Greyhound.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between San Francisco and Madrid?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between San Francisco and Madrid thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between San Francisco and Madrid can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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Which airlines fly between San Francisco and Madrid?
Currently, you can fly between San Francisco and Madrid with United Airlines, American Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Finnair.
When's the best time to travel between San Francisco and Madrid?
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