The Madrid cable car is a good option to see the Spanish capital from the heights and enjoy good views. In this article you will find all the necessary information to be able to get to and from this attraction, as well as other outstanding information such as how long it lasts, what the route is, etc.
Below you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with in this article.
Price and schedule
Tickets to get on the Madrid Cable Car can be purchased both online and at the box office. The general one-way ticket costs € 4.20, while the round trip costs € 5.90. Young card holders have a 10% discount at the box office. It is also cheaper for large families.
As for children under three, they rise free. On the other hand, people who have a disabled card that justifies a disability of 33% or more, will have a free ticket for a companion.
Also, at the box office you can find different bonuses and offers with which to visit several attractions of the city:
- Cable car and Zoo Aquarium Madrid: € 24.45 (€ 20.75 for children under 7 years old)
- Cable car and Amusement Park in Madrid: € 33 (€ 26.50 for children less than 1.4 m)
- Cable Car and Tour Las Ventas: € 16.10 (€ 12.70 for children measuring less than 1.4 m)
If a group of 20 people or more goes, the round trip costs € 5.20 and one ticket is given for every 20. As for schools, they have to be a minimum of 10 for this price to apply and they are given two tickets for every ten for teachers. However, the reservation must be made in advance.
There is a ticket method called Flexiticket, which allows you to use the cable car in one of the seven days following the chosen date. It must be purchased seven days in advance.
Finally, during some special days there are some offers. For example, on Valentine's Day, for a different rate, you can enjoy the trip by cable car with some detail, such as a glass of cava.
The cable car schedules vary throughout the year. As a general rule, these are their opening and closing hours:
- From May to August: from 12 to 21
- April and September: from 12 to 20
- From October to February: from 11 to 19
- March: from 11 to 19:30 (closes some days)
How to get there and travel
To access this attraction, there are two different stations. One is the station of Rosales, with direction between the streets Paseo del Pintor Rosales, Marqués de Urquijo and Paseo de Camoens (5 min. From the Temple of Debod). The nearest metro station is Argüelles and, in addition, it can be reached with bus lines 21 and 74.
The other is the station of the Cottage, located on Cerro Garabitas. The Batán and Lago metro stops are approximately 2 km away. By bus, you can reach line 33. If you want to go by car, you must take Exit A5 – Casa de Campo – Amusement Park – Zoo. In both stops there is free parking, so parking will be very simple.
The route made by the cable car is between these two stations. It lasts 11 minutes and a height of 40 meters is reached. Among the areas through which the West Park and the Prince Pío Station stand out.
In addition to the cable car, we can find other facilities. On the top floor of the Casa de Campo station there is a restaurant and a cafeteria with a terrace, from which you can get discounts by acquiring the menus online.
In this same place is the Pumba Children's Park, aimed at children between 2 and 12 years. It has two distinct zones: a ball pool and an adventure circuit. Half an hour costs € 3 and one hour € 5.50.
In these locations you can organize different events, as well as celebrate the birthday of the smallest, as some children's activities are offered as craft workshops.
The cable car is underway even if there is rain or snow, as these weather events do not affect its operation. However, it is subject to the daily wind conditions.
The dogs and pets in general are allowed. However, the animal must go throughout the trip in a bag or own basket and accompanied by its owner.
As for the baby carriages, you can go with them, but they must be foldable, since you may be asked to fold. There is also free parking for strollers in both stations. You can also ride bikes: you should only indicate at the box office.
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