Lines: 4, 5, 10
One of the largest and busiest stations in Madrid, slightly north-east of the main centre, its connections to lines 4, 5 and 10 mean that journeys to the centre are rapid. It’s also a busy interchange, with buses from Barajas airport terminating in nearby Plaza de Colón. Within walking distance of party district Cheuca, the picturesque boulevard of Paseo de Recoletos, and the impressive Spanish National Library, this is an area for people wishing to avoid the very centre of the city while still remaining within easy distance of its attractions. Visitors in the second half of the year can browse the antique bookstalls and craft fairs that line the Paseo from September to December.
With a number of mid- to high-end hotels nearby such as the NH Embajada and the Gran Versalles, this might best suit business travellers who want quick and easy transit to and from the airport.