This page tells you all about the Madrid tour bus. The fleet of buses travel 2 routes through the city, past many of the major sites. The tourist bus of Madrid is a convenient way to see Madrid. You can be sure that you won't miss out on seeing the most popular attractions, nor will you get lost. The planning has been done for you, so even if you don't know the city you will be taken to many of the main attractions. What's more, we've compiled a guide for you so that you can find out here where to buy tickets for this city tour, how much they cost, and also, as we've travelled on the buses, we can tell you more about the routes that they take.
There are 2 routes: Route 1 is History Madrid; Route 2 is Modern Madrid. Routes 1 and 2 last 75 minutes.
Both routes are circular and you can catch the bus from any stop on the route.
You can hop on and off the bus whenever you like giving you control over what you prefer to see. There'll be another one along every 20 minutes, and you can get back onto any bus you like, from any route. This is a fantastic way to jump off and see a few sites before getting back on and travelling to the next location.
Whilst you're on the bus, headphones are provided for you to listen to an audio guide that tells you all about the important buildings, streets and other sites that you are seeing. The audio guide is available in several languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and Russian.
Keep hold of the map you get with the ticket. It gives you discounts at many attractions.
In total there are 29 different stops. You will pass most of the major museums, including the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia. You can also travel to Madrid's famous Rastro (Sunday street market) and through the central square of Puerta del Sol. The Vision Tour bus also passes the magnificent Royal Palace.
You can buy tickets on the tourist buses themselves or you can purchase them online:
Hours of operation:
March–October: 09:10 –22:00
November–February: 10:00 – 18:00
1 day €21.00
2 days €25.00
7 to 16 years
1 Day €10.00
2 Days €13.00
6 years and under go for free.