The second major train station in the capital of Spain, Madrid, Chamartin was opened in 1975. The Chamartin train station is located in the northern part of town, about 7 km (4.5 miles) from the Madrid city center. This rail station mainly serves trains from northern Spain, including the high-speed line AVE, as well as some international services. Though Chamartin is not as big as the central Madrid Atocha Station, it still boasts great amenities and is a nice departure/arrival hub.
Sneak Peek Inside the Madrid Chamartin Station
Madrid Chamartin is quite a busy train station which means that it can be a bit difficult to navigate around it for the first time. Of course, you can use one of the many Chamartin station maps located inside to help you find your way on the spot, yet to help you get a better understanding of what it looks like from the inside, consider watching the video below.
More About the Madrid Chamartin Railway Station
What facilities does the Chamartin rail station have?
The station is quite spacious and provides a wide range of amenities an ordinary station doesn't commonly have. The Chamartin station not only has information desks and ticket offices, but also ATMs, WiFi, car parking, a variety of shops and cafes, its own hotel, and even bowling. Moreover, the Chamartin luggage storage service located onsite offers to keep your belongings safely for a small fee.
How can I get from Chamartin Station to the international Madrid airport Barajas?
You can reach Barajas Airport catching one of the "Cercanias" trains (C1 and C10), always departing from track 11 of the Chamartin station and arriving at Terminal 4 of the airport. The trains usually depart with an interval of 15-20 minutes daily.
Can I reach the Chamartin station by metro?
Yes, it is possible to get to the railway station by subway as the metro station Chamartin is located right below and is connected with the rail station by a sheltered passage. You can get to the train station, using the Line 10 metro.