From the Airport

Metro line 8 runs from all the airport terminals to Nuevos Ministerios station in central Madrid. Estimated travel time: 12-15 minutes to Nuevos Ministerios.

Several bus lines run from the airport to central Madrid. Takes 40mins from Atocha-Renfe. A single ticket costs €5. Luggage is carried free. You can buy tickets (cash only) on board the bus.