This page tells you all about the Madrid tour bus. The fleet of buses travel 2 routes through the city, past all the major sites. The tourist bus of Madrid is a great 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. 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.
The great thing is though, that you can hop on and off the bus whenever you like. 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 all 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: 9 AM–10 PM
November–February: 10 AM–6 PM
Ticket price: Adults €20.00 for 1 day or €24.00 for 2 days
7 to 16 years old €9.00 for 1 day or €12.00 for 2 days
6 years and under go for free.