What is the distance from the high speed train station to the Madrid airport and the best way to get from one to the other? Thanks.
As we remember, Madrid's airport is connected to the metro. Never having used that particular line, we cannot tell you how long the trip is but that is easily found by googling "Madrid Metro". There are 2 main train stations. Yhe northern is Chamartin and the southern Atocha. How far you are from the airport depends on the station at which your train arrives.
If you're taking the hi-speed train, you'll be out of Atocha station. It takes About 45 minutes to make the Metro journey from the airport, and you have to make two transfers, with some stairs along the way. The BEST way to get between the two is to splurge for a cab ride...should cost about 30 Euro. Check out the Madrid metro map at http://www.metromadrid.es (click on "Plano.") You're going from the top right to the lower center, along the blue line to ATOCHA-RENFE.