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Transportation Madrid-Alcala de Henares

by ancabelascu Online Now Mar 13, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Hi there, can you tell me how I could get from the airport Barajas to Alcala, in the cheapest, easiest and fastest way?Is there a direct train or bus?

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    Re: Transportation Madrid-Alcala de Henares

    by hawkhead Online Now Mar 13, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    No. This is the way to do it:

    There isn't a direct connection between the airport and Alcalá de Henares, apart from taxis. The taxi ride will take you around 20 minutes if it is not rush hour and will cost you about 60 €.

    A cheaper option is to take the subway from the airport to Nuevos Ministerios (line 8) and then, transfer to line C-2 "Cercanías" (commuter trains) in the same station, that will take you to Alcalá de Henares. The subway ride will take you 15 minutes and the Cercanías journey 25 min. The frequency of the subway is 2-5 minutes and Cercanías 3-10 min. The fare of the whole trip won't be more than 7-8 €.

    (If you arrive later than 10 pm, frequencies are lower. The subway closes at 2 am)

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    Re: Transportation Madrid-Alcala de Henares

    by gwened Online Now Mar 13, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    well I do the trip by car, but the CTM Madrid interurban bus lines says line 223 takes you from ave America interchange to Alcala de Henares.

    ctm-madrid.es/servlet/RedTra...


    From the airport you take line 8 direction nuevos ministerios but stop at Mar de Cristal, there take line 4 direction Arguelles but stop at Avda de America, where is the bus terminal.

    you can trace at metro de madrid at
    metromadrid.es/en/viaja_en_m...

    Hope it helps

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    Re: Transportation Madrid-Alcala de Henares

    by nomad7890 Online Now Mar 13, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    You can also do all train - I don't recall if you leave from Chamartin or Atocha - just go to the "Cercanias" section of the station.

    Be on alert as Nuevos Ministerios is a favorite of pickpockets - although all metros share this notoriety.

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    Re: Transportation Madrid-Alcala de Henares

    by Redang Online Now Mar 13, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Sorry Gwneed, 223? I think it's 200

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    Re: Transportation Madrid-Alcala de Henares

    by ancabelascu Online Now Mar 14, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    thank you all

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    Re: Transportation Madrid-Alcala de Henares

    by Redang Online Now Mar 14, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    SORRY! I meant bus 200 from the airport to Av América Interchange; so, 223 is fine; sorry again

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    Re: Transportation Madrid-Alcala de Henares

    by gwened Online Now Mar 14, 2012 at 2:52 AM

    no problem Redang, visitors know more jejeje ::)
    Cheers

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    Re: Transportation Madrid-Alcala de Henares

    by Redang Online Now Mar 14, 2012 at 3:07 AM

    I confued becaus I thought you were talking about the bus Airport-Intercambiador; I reread it and........

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    Re: Transportation Madrid-Alcala de Henares

    by gwened Online Now Mar 14, 2012 at 3:20 AM

    ::)

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  • Re: Transportation Madrid-Alcala de Henares

    by 26tyersal Online Now Mar 18, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    I always take the bus -more intersting,cheaper and closer to the old part!

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