C2 : Guadalajara

The city of Guadalajara lies 62 kilometres north-west of Madrid and is the last stop on the C2 Cercanias line. The map below shows the stations on this line, which carries on beyond Atocha to Madrid’s Chamartin railway station.

 

C2 Cercanias to Guadalara.

C2 Cercanias to Guadalara.

 

Taking the C2 trains from Atocha

This is a major commuter line in Madrid, including important urban areas like Vallecas, San Fernando and Torrejón de Ardoz. C2 trains depart from the Cercanias Station, located on the very bottom floor of Madrid Atocha Station. If you’re arriving on foot, taxi or long-haul train you’ll need to go down the escalators to bottom of the atrium.

C2 trains depart from the lower level, clearly seen from the atrium.

C2 trains depart from the lower level, clearly seen from the atrium.

 

Tickets

You can purchase your tickets at the station using the ticket machines located around the escalators. Many Madrileños don’t use paper tickets and pay using contactless payment card called the Tarjeta Transporte Público. These cards can be purchased for 2,50 Euros and pre-loaded with fares at a discount. They are also used on the Madrid Metro networrk.

Do you need a ticket?

If you’ve arrived into Atocha on one of the long-haul train services like AVE – these fares include the Cercanias fare too. Check your ticket.

 

The ticket machines are underneath the escalators.

The ticket machines are underneath the escalators.

Train times

You’ll find massive departure boards showing you the status of the network as well as upcoming departures to Guadalajara.

Information screens for Cercanias departures.

Information screens for Cercanias departures.

Boarding

You can access the platform with your ticket or by “touching in” on the contactless readers (red) on the automated gates.

Entrance to platforms via contactless card or ticket.

Entrance to platforms via contactless card or ticket.