Atocha Station

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  • Address: Glorieta Del Emperador Carlos V, 28045 Madrid, Spain
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 11:59 pm Details
  • Phone: +34-902320320
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Educational Site, Leisure, Architecture , Station
Tickets From $240.07

Railway stations make for curious tourist attractions – they are largely just functional, but with the passage of time, gain a sense of history and romance… the sense of having witnessed many journeys. This station, the first one in Spain, has stories to tell too: a first original station that was destroyed by fire, and the second, which bears a monument to honor the victims of a terrorist attack on March 11, 2004. It’s weathered everything though – a 1985 expansion transformed the old terminal into a delightful rest area with loads of entertainment and shopping options.

The Atocha station really stands out, because despite being a steel and iron wrought structure (which tend to be dark), the interiors are warmly lit up everyday. Architecture and photography fans can’t get enough of it. Give the memorial a visit too.

Though it might surprise you that a railway station can be a popular attraction, the Atocha Station in Madrid is in fact one of the popular spots in the city. You can visit the attraction with a ticket for the Atocha Station tour. On our official ticket booking portal you can see Atocha Station ticket prices for tours and even combine the Atocha Station tickets with a number of other fun attractions around Madrid. Buy tickets for Atocha Station tours in advance and don’t waste any time in the future arranging anything else.

  • Traffic is always heavy, so mind your kids and your luggage.

  • The station is open daily.
  • Hence you can visit the station any time of the day within the duration.

  • Atocha Underground Station 

  • Foodissimo
  • Puerta de Atocha
  • Dunkin Donuts

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  • Atocha Station Address: Glorieta Del Emperador Carlos V, 28045 Madrid, Spain
  • Atocha Station Contact Number: +34-902320320
  • Atocha Station Timing: 05:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Atocha Station Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Atocha Station(preferred time): 09:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Atocha Station: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 29.89% of people who visit Madrid include Atocha Station in their plan

  • 38.89% of people start their Atocha Station visit around 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Atocha Station

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

93.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Atocha Station

People normally club together Palacio De Cibeles and Plaza Colon while planning their visit to Atocha Station.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Great place and friendly staff. Lot of options. Just be there early so that u won't miss the train due to security checks which takes at least 20minutes. I hope that they extend their trains till late nights....

  • It was a pleasure for us to have safe and smooth travel. Got here early in the morning around 5 am and took a train from Madrid to Granada.

  • Busy train station in Spain's capital. It feels at times like all trains travel through Atocha regardless of origin or destination. Good selection of shops and cafés including a pharmacy. The old brick part is lovely. Negative it is a bit of maze and Renfe staff can be rude at times. A red cap type service would be nice. Despite being listed as an available service and racks all over the station, trolleys for luggage are nowhere to be found.

  • Convenient to the city (and to/from anywhere you want to go in Spain from the capital) Atocha is like most train stations anywhere in the world: no matter how great they are it’s best when you’re on the seat on the right train going to the right city. This wasn’t complicated but two things to focus on: 1) don’t confuse the subway stop for the main train session; and 2) remember you need to go through security. I had a good experience but I saw a lot of people on other trains who were scrambling because they thought they’d be waking onto the train. Do yourself a favor (if you’re not familiar already) and get there early, get through security... and then get your cappuccino.

  • Extremely rude customer service help desk; ironic isn’t it? If you’re a help desk you’re supposed to help people, because that’s your job. I tried communicating with the lady using google translate and she didn’t want to cooperate. I actually needed help and your refused to give me any.

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