Facts and usage statistics about public transit in Madrid, Spain

Commute patterns by Light Rail, Metro, Train, Bus & Cable Car in Madrid - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in Madrid get around each day with public transit compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transit and the average distance people in Madrid walk each day. See which Light Rail, Metro, Train, Bus & Cable Car and stations are most popular in Madrid, and more!

Madrid has 5 transit type(s), including: Light Rail, Metro, Train, Bus & Cable Car, operated by several transit agencies, including Metro de Madrid, Metro Ligero, Renfe Cercanías, Tranvía de Parla, EMT, Interurbanos, Autobuses urbanos de Móstoles, Autobuses urbanos de Leganés, Autobuses urbanos de Getafe, Autobuses urbanos de Alcorcón & Autobuses urb. de Coslada y San F. de H.

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In Madrid, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 45 min. Over 46% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in Madrid each day? Commuters wait on average 10 min, but over 29% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within Madrid is 9.4 km. Yet 52% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transit riders who transfer lines at least once in Madrid is 29%. On average, 44% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in Madrid, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.65 km? Approximately, 18% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time in Madrid

How long do people usually commute in Madrid by public transit everyday?

The average amount of time people in Madrid spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday is 45 min.

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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in Madrid, Spain?

The percentage of transit riders in Madrid who ride public transit, including Light Rail, Metro, Train, Bus & Cable Car for more than 2 hours every day is 46%.

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Waiting Time in Madrid

How long do people usually wait at a station in Madrid every day?

The average amount of time people in Madrid wait at a stop or station for their Light Rail, Metro, Train, Bus & Cable Car line on a weekday is 10 min.

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How many people in Madrid usually wait a long time at a transit station?

The percentage of people in Madrid who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work is 29%.

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Trip Distance in Madrid

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in Madrid?

The average distance people in Madrid usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Light Rail, Metro, Train, Bus & Cable Car is 9.4 km.

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How many people have a long commute every day in Madrid?

The percentage of people in Madrid that usually travel for over 12 km in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit is 52%.

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Number of Transfers in Madrid

How many people perform single line trips in Madrid?

The percentage of people in Madrid who don't need to transfer during an average commute trip (one way) is 29%.

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How many people transfer twice during a single trip in Madrid?

The percentage of people in Madrid who make exactly two transfers when traveling to a certain destination on a single trip is 29%.

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Walking Distance in Madrid

How far do people usually walk per trip in Madrid?

The average distance people in Madrid walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work is 9.4 km.

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How many people walk for more than 1 km in Madrid?

The percentage of people in Madrid who walk for over 1 km each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work is 52%.

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Most popular Bus lines

  • 34 - Plaza de Cibeles - las Aguilas
  • 17 - Plaza Mayor - Colonia Parque de Europa
  • 118 - Glorieta de Embajadores - Avenida de la Peseta

Most popular Bus stations

  • Intercambiador De Moncloa
  • Intercambiador De Plaza Castilla
  • Av.Mediterráneo-Conde De Casal

Most popular Metro lines

  • M-6 - Circular
  • M-1 - Pinar de Chamartí­n - Valdecarros
  • M-5 - Alameda de Osuna - Casa de Campo

Most popular Metro stations

  • Nuevos Ministerios Metro
  • Sol Metro
  • Avenida De América

Most popular Bus lines

  • 34 - Plaza de Cibeles - las Aguilas
  • 17 - Plaza Mayor - Colonia Parque de Europa
  • 118 - Glorieta de Embajadores - Avenida de la Peseta

Most popular Bus stations

  • Intercambiador De Moncloa
  • Intercambiador De Plaza Castilla
  • Av.Mediterráneo-Conde De Casal

Most popular Metro lines

  • M-6 - Circular
  • M-1 - Pinar de Chamartí­n - Valdecarros
  • M-5 - Alameda de Osuna - Casa de Campo

Most popular Metro stations

  • Nuevos Ministerios Metro
  • Sol Metro
  • Avenida De América

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