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Madrid Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

See Spain's capital by open-top double decker bus. The official Madrid City Tour lets you explore 3+ routes for 1 or 2 days.

• Visit top attractions from Retiro Park to Santiago Bernabeu.

• Free Wi-Fi, tourist guide and mobile app available onboard.

• Present your ticket to the driver at any hop-on hop-off stop.

• BUY NOW, tickets are sent immediately by email.

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• Quick Tour Facts •

Season:

All Year Round.

Commentary:

Pre-recorded English, Español, Català, Euskara, Galego, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Português, Nederlands, Русский, 中文, العربية and 日本語.

Kid's Channel available in English and Spanish.

Bus Times / Frequencies:

See Timetable Download or route descriptions.

Duration:

See route descriptions.

Departure Points*:

Blue Route: Museo del Prado.

Green Route: Plaza de Neptuno.

*You can start the Madrid City Tour at any its hop-on hop-off stops.

Pricing Conditions:

Child tickets aged 7-15 years.

Senior tickets aged +65 years.

Family tickets include 2 adults and 2 children.

Children aged 0-6 years travel free.

Family tickets do not include 2-day validity.

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Highlights

  • 1-2 Day Sightseeing Transport
  • Prado Museum
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
  • Plaza de Cibeles
  • Plaza Mayor
  • San Francisco el Grande Basilica
  • Gran Vía

About The Madrid City Bus Tour:

Madrid City Tour is the official sightseeing bus tour operator in the Spanish capital. Every green space, plaza, art museum and nightlife hotspot that typifies this international culture haven is incorporated across multiple hop-on hop-off stops.

'Hop-on Hop-off' means that you're free to come and go from the buses as often as you like. If a particular landmark grabs your attention simply disembark at the closest stop and explore up-close with the free Madrid City Tour mobile app (downloadable on-board).

There's 5 routes to discover: Historical Blue, Modern Green, Extended Blue, Extended Green and a special Night Route. Details of each can be found in the section below. 1-day tickets are valid on their date of issue, while 2-day tickets are valid on one extra consecutive day.

While aboard the buses you can choose to sit on the open-top upper deck or on the sheltered lower deck. Regardless of where you're seated you'll be treated to on-board commentary about the history and culture of Madrid via a 14-language audio guide. A special kids commentary is also available on the green and blue routes (English and Spanish).

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Ticket Usage Instructions:

Upon purchase please print off the ticket voucher you receive from this site and exchange it at any one of the tour's hop-on hop-off bus stops (see below). Madrid City Tour staff will provide you with tickets which you can use at any point during the validity period (1-2 Days).

Downloads:

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Madrid's Bus Tour Routes:

Historical Madrid | Blue Route:

Discover the regal splendour of Golden Age Spain on the main line blue route. With stops ranging from Plaza de Colón and Cibeles to Almudena Cathedral and the Golden Triangle of Art, the blue route provides an unfettered window into Madrid's artistic, architectural and historical heritage.

  • Tour Frequency / Times: 09:00-22:00, every 10-15 minutes.
  • Duration: 1 full circuit lasts approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.

Modern Madrid | Green Route:

Explore Madrid's contemporary districts and cultural attractions on the green sightseeing route. Highlight locations range from the Public Art Museum and Plaza de Neptuno to Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and the Museo Lázaro Galdiano.

  • Tour Frequency / Times: 09:00-22:00, every 10-15 minutes.
  • Duration: 1 full circuit lasts approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.

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Night Bus Route:

See the majestic lights of Madrid after dark with your 1 or 2-day bus ticket. Operating from June 16 - September 15, 2016, the Night Route follows the same path as the Historical Madrid route. It's a guided tour without any hop-on hop-off stops. If you'd like to join head along to the Prado Museum at least 15 minutes before the 22:00 departure time. Two night buses run per day.

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Extended Blue Route:

Travel to the outskirts of the city centre two times per day* by riding the extended blue route. It provides access to the Puente de Segovia (Madrid's oldest bridge), the 18th century Puente de Toledo, and the cable car station. Check the departure times and frequency below:

  • Mar-Oct (10:05 & 18:05)
  • Nov-Feb (10:10 & 14:30)
  • Frequency: Every 14-15 minutes.

*This means that normal blue route tours departing Museo del Prado (stop 1) at 10:05 and 18:05 (or 10:10 and 14:30) will include the extended stops. Every other full departure between these two time pairs will not include the stops. This works the same for the extended green route.

Extended Green Route:

The extended green route allows visitors to travel into the northern end of the Chamartín district as well as explore the eastern reaches of Calle de Alcalá. Hop-off at Plaza de Castilla to see the iconic Torres KIO, or the ultra modern skyscrapers of the Cuatro Torres Business Area (CTBA). By riding the bus to stop 10.2 you can also disembark outside the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas.

  • Mar-Oct (12:15 & 16:05)
  • Nov-Feb (12:30 & 16:30)
  • Frequency: Every 14-15 minutes.

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Madrid City Tour Highlights:

Madrid is famous for it's hospitable accommodation of vast and various culture scenes. It's nightlife is some of the best in Europe and some of the world's most esteemed art museums call it home. Gran Vía is known as the street that never sleeps and hopping off here allows you peruse an array of upmarket shops, theatres and drinking spots.

No city break in Madrid is complete without an explorartion of the famous 'Golden Triangle of Art'. This is an arrangement of the city's top three art museums: The Museo Nacional Del Prado (Prado Museum), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

The Prado Museum features pieces that were once part of the Spanish Royal Collection, including vast numbers by Francisco Goya. The Reina Sofia is mostly dedicated to modern art and it's two big names are Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. And the Thyssen-Bornemisza houses an eclectic treasure trove of European pieces that span eight centuries worth of style.

Itinerary

Historical Madrid Bus Stops (Blue Route):

  • 1, Museo del Prado
  • 2, Puerta de Alcalá
  • 3, Barrio de Salamanca
  • 4, Plaza de Colón
  • 5, Plaza de Cibeles
  • 6, Gran Vía, 14
  • 7, Gran Vía, 30
  • 8, Gran Vía, 54
  • 9, Plaza de España
  • 10, Templo de Debod
  • 11, Teatro Real
  • 12, Palacio Real
  • 13, Puerta de Toledo
  • 14, San Francisco el Grande
  • 15, Catedral de la Almudena
  • 16, Plaza Mayor
  • 17, Puerta del Sol
  • 18, Círculo de Bellas Artes
  • 19, Museo Thyssen
  • 20, Museo Reina Sofía
  • 21, Jardín Botánico

Modern Madrid Bus Stops (Green Route):

  • 1, Plaza de Neptuno
  • 2, Plaza de Cibeles
  • 3, Plaza de Colón
  • 4, Museo de Esculturas
  • 5, Museo de Ciencias Naturales
  • 6, Nuevos Ministerios
  • 7, Santiago Bernabéu
  • 8, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
  • 9, Museo Lázaro Galdiano
  • 10, Serrano, 61
  • 11, Serrano, 66
  • 12, Museo Arqueológico
  • 13, Puerta de Alcalá
  • 14, Alcalá, 17
  • 15, Puerta del Sol
  • 16, Plaza de las Cortes

Extended Blue Route Bus Stops:

  • 9.1: Princesa Esquina Alberto Aguilera
  • 9.2: Plaza de la Moncloa
  • 9.3: Teleférico de Madrid
  • 10.1: Puerta de San Vicente
  • 10.2: Puente de Segovia
  • 10.3: Paseo de Pontones-Madrid Río
  • 10.4: Puente de Toledo

Extended Green Route Bus Stops:

  • 6.1: Plaza de Cuzco
  • 6.2: Plaza de Castilla
  • 6.3: Paseo de la Castellana - Cuatro Torres
  • 10.1: Ortega y Gasset
  • 10.2: Ventas Plaza de Toros
  • 10.3: Goya Palacio de Deportes
  • 10.4: Casón del Buen Retiro
  • 10.5: Atocha-Glorieta Emperador Carlos V
  • 10.6: Plaza de Neptuno
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