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Madrid is Spain’s capital city; famous for its stunning architecture, tree-lined boulevards and enormous collections of fine art. Madrid is the largest city in the country, with over 3 million residents over an area of around 600 square kilometers. Travelers come from all around the world to see the Prado Museum, the baroque Royal Palace, and the cobbled squares or “Plazas”. There are countless sites in Madrid, but what’s the best way to visit all the top attractions?

Book a Hop on Hop off Madrid tour and discover Madrid at your own pace!

Sit back and enjoy the panoramic city view, while listening to engaging commentary from your free audio guide (available in 14 languages). With a Madrid sightseeing bus tour, you can choose an action-packed itinerary and see as much as possible in one day. Or you can relax into the Spanish city vibes and take it slowly, soaking up the views along the way with your Madrid city tour hop on hop off day excursion. 

That’s the beauty of this Madrid city tour bus; “hop on” and “hop off” whenever and wherever you like! Best of all, you get to visit the city your way!

Madrid Bus Tour Routes & Highlights

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Hop On Hop Off Madrid Ticket Tips

Madrid City Tour Bus: What To Expect

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Known For

Culture, Art & Architecture

Activity Type

Madrid Bus Tour

Yearly Visitors

6 Million +

High Season

June - August

Currency Required

European Euro

Time Zone

GMT +2:00

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Madrid Bus Tour Routes & Highlights

Historical Madrid Tour - Green Line

If you love history, impressive architecture and classical monuments, then this is the tour for you! Book the Hop On Hop Off Madrid route 1 and you will be taken to all of the best artistic, historical and majestic monuments of the city. 

  • Marvel at the 237 balconies facing the center of the Plaza Mayor square.
  • Drive along the bustling avenue Gran Vía, which connects Plaza de España and Alcalá Street.
  • Walk around the neoclassical monument in Puerta de Alcalá. The triumphal arch was formally the gate of the Walls of Philip IV.
  • Visit the Spanish royal family's official residence at the Royal Palace of Madrid

Modern Madrid Tour - Blue Line

Madrid is also a cosmopolitan and avant-garde city. Discover the best of modern Madrid on the blue line Madrid double-decker bus tour! This itinerary is packed with abstract sculptures, contemporary architecture and all that is shiny and new in Madrid! 

  • Travel in between the striking twin office buildings of Torres KIO, also known as the Gate of Europe towers. 
  • Admire the tropical and vivid garden set in the middle of Estación de Atocha
  • Take a break and stretch your legs at Madrid’s public square, Puerta del Sol
  • Make your football dreams come true at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. This is THE Real Madrid stadium where football legends such as Cristiano Ronaldo have made magic happen! 

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Whether you hop off the bus to admire the top Madrid attractions or you stay on board, remember to capture each moment. Make the memories last forever! Check out these photo opportunities to get inspired: 

  • Pose against the glass panels of The Crystal Palace at the Retiro Park. The rays of sunshine reflect on the structure, provide you with the opportunity for that picture-perfect shot. 
  • Snap a photo of the iconic Metropolis Building from the open-top deck as you travel down Gran Via.
  • Sample some traditional Spanish tapas when you make a food stop at Mercado de San Miguel. Make sure to take a photo of the tapas before they reach your mouth!

Do you want to be featured on our social media? Choose the best snap from your city sightseeing Madrid experience, post it on your IG, and tag #dotravelgram. 

Hop On Hop Off Madrid Ticket Tips

  • From June to September, a new schedule is added to the circuit. The Madrid open bus tour night route takes you around the same places the Historical Route (Green Line) does, but without stopping. 
  • The Madrid city tour bus tickets allow you to change routes as many times as you wish. 
  • If you feel like a day ticket is not enough, a 2-day ticket is available. This pass allows you to take your time exploring with ease as you split your time between the Blue line and the Green line. 

Madrid City Tour Bus: What To Expect

  • Personalized Itinerary - Personalize your sightseeing itinerary and explore Madrid at your own pace. Hop on and hop off as many times as you wish!. 
  • Comfortable Travel - Sit back, relax and enjoy the best panoramic views of the city from the top deck. Avoid spending money on public transport to move around, book a bus tour, and reach all the main sights with only one transportation ticket. 
  • 2 routes and 30+ stops - The Madrid Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour covers all the major emblems of the city. Choose the Historical (Green Line) or the Modern Madrid routes (Blue Line); they both drop you off right in every top attraction. 
  • Professionally guided - Excellent audio guide commentary is provided throughout the whole journey for you to know exactly where you are and what significant events happened there. 


What is a Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour?

The hop-on hop-off bus tour is a special mode of transportation taking you around the main attractions within a city. The type of bus used for these tours allows you to visit all the top attractions and offers you the options of hopping on and off the bus as many times as you want!

Even if you didn’t plan your trip or you’re short on time, the Madrid bus map has all the information laid out for you to arrange your sightseeing tour of Madrid. 

Is there a Hop On Hop Off Bus in Madrid?

Yes! The City Tour Bus Madrid has several route options for you to explore the city on your own time. The Green Route takes you to the old, artistic and historical part of the city. The Blue Route travels around contemporary architectural masterpieces such as Torres KIO and Museo Reina Sofía. Whether you choose the blue or green line, the Madrid tour bus price starts from 20€ (including both routes). 

Can you buy Hop On Hop Off tickets on the bus?

Yes you can, although booking your Big Bus Madrid tickets online guarantees availability. The Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Madrid is very popular, especially during the summer season; consequently, tickets sell out fast! Reserve your Madrid Hop On Hop Off Bus tickets in advance to secure your place.

How long is the Hop On Hop Off tour?

The Open Top Bus Madrid run-time depends on the line you choose. The Green Line takes around 80 minutes to complete the circle-route and the Blue Line makes its loop in roughly 60 minutes.

Jump off the bus at any Hop On Hop Off Madrid bus stops and explore for as long as you want!

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