Hotel Meliá Castilla
Calle del Poeta Joan Maragall, 43
28020 Madrid, Spain

The Mélia Castilla is strategically located in the city centre, a few metres from the Paseo de la Castellana and close to Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. The hotel is located within a comfortable environment, surrounded by popular commercial streets and convenient transportation. Its 915 bedrooms and more than 79,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, makes the Mélia Castilla the largest hotel in Madrid.


Madrid is the capital of Spain and its largest city. The population of the city is roughly 3.3 million and the entire population of the Madrid metropolitan area is calculated to be around 6.5 million and is the third-largest city in the European Union. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural centre of Spain.



By Metro

Madrid’s Barajas Airport has Metro stations in Terminal T2 and the newer Terminal T4. Trains leave every 5 minutes from 6.00am to 2.00am. Line 8 (pink line) goes straight to the Nuevos Ministerios Metro station in the centre of Madrid, with a journey time of just 12 minutes. From Nuevos Ministerios please change to the line 10 (dark blue line) and drive until Plaza Castilla. Then, there is a 5-min walk until Melia Castilla. The price of a single journey to or from the airport is currently 5 euros, which includes a supplementary airport charge. If you already possess a valid Metro ticket, you can simply purchase the airport supplementary ticket which is 2 euros cheaper. See the Madrid Maps section to download a plan of the Madrid Metro or visit the Madrid Metro website.

By Taxi

If you prefer the method of taking a taxi, walk outside the airport terminal to the taxi ranks. Do not accept offers from drivers inside the terminal, since these are often illegal drivers and you will almost certainly get ripped off. There is now a fixed rate of 30 euros to any central location (within the M-30 ring-road).

By Bus

The old 89 bus route to Plaza Colón has been discontinued and replaced by the Exprés Aeropuerto (Airport Express), a 24-hour service which has only 3 stops after the airport: O’Donell, Plaza de Cibeles and Atocha (this last stop only during the daytime hours between 6 am and 11.30pm). The buses run every 15 minutes during the day and every 35 at night, and the journey takes approximately 40 minutes. Tickets cost 5 euros and may be bought on board. There are stops at terminals T1, T2 and T4.
You may see the Airport Express information sheet here.