The Transport Card (TTP) allows you to travel by metro, bus and train everywhere in Madrid (and also to Toledo).
You will have to recharge it every 30 days. If you are under 26 years-old, the cost will be 20€ every time you recharge it; if you are older, it will be 54,60€ (Complutense students) or 63,70€ (Carlos III students)).
Cards can be charged at the metro and train stations and
also at the “Estancos” (stores where stamps and cigarette-related products are
We strongly suggest that you make an online appointment before arrival (30 days in advance) to obtain it in person on the day of your appointment in Madrid.
The Public transport system in Madrid connects all parts of the city and also the suburbs.
The train system, known as Cercanías, connects larger distances in the Autonomous Community of Madrid.
The metro system connects the different parts of the city and some of the nearer cities. It is the second largest Metro system in the EU, after London, and the 8th in the world.
There are two main kinds of buses. The blue buses connect the neighbourhoods and different parts of the city, and the green ones connect the city with the suburbs and other cities inside the Autonomous Community of Madrid.
Buses information: http://www.crtm.es/tu-transporte-publico/autobuses-emt.aspx?lang=en