Departing Atocha guide.

Departing Atocha

We’ve put together some “walk-through” guides that will take you, step-by-step, through the departures process at Madrid Atocha.

AVE & Long-haul

Some clear guides about what to expect on your long-haul journeys. What to expect, security and (very important) from which floor does your train depart. Did you know there are two Platform 9’s for example?


First-time visitors to the city often fail to grasp the depth and scope of Madrid’s “other” commuter network. Depending on your route, Cercanias can get you there with less hassle : for example, a direct train to Madrid Airport or three changes of Metro line (with steps!) … check out our guides.

You’ll find a complete guide to the Cercanias network on our site too!

 Enjoy your time at Madrid-Atocha.