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How to get to La Cristalera


In the following you can find how to get from the airport (Barajas) to Madrid and from Madrid to La Cristalera.

From the airport (Barajas) to Madrid

Once in the airport you can get to town by bus, METRO or taxi.

By bus


From Barajas airport one can take a bus to Madrid, that stops right infront of the International arrivals lounge. This bus is fairly frequent (15-30 minutes periodicity) and its last stop is at Plaza de Colón, close to the center of town.


By METRO


From Barajas airport one follow the signs "Metro" to the subway station. Line 8 (the pink one) takes you directly to Nuevos Ministerios quite efficiently (about 12 minutes). Here is a map of the metro.


By taxi


You can take a taxi from the airport to town, for approximately 20 €.


From Madrid to La Cristalera

Once in Madrid, the only way to get to Miraflores de la Sierra by public transport is to take the bus.

By bus


There is a public bus from Madrid to Miraflores de la Sierra. It is the bus number 725, leaving from platform 5 of the bus terminal of Plaza de Castilla (the metro station is called Plaza de Castilla). The trip takes about one hour. The Residence-Hall La Cristalera is in Km. 2 of the road from Miraflores de la Sierra to Rascafría, so from the bus stop to the residence you will have to take a taxi or walk this distance.

On weekdays, the bus starts from Madrid at:

7.00, 7.30, 8.15, 9.00, 9.40, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30, 13.10, 13.40, 14.30, 15.00, 15.30 16.10 16.40, 17.10, 17.40, 18.30, 19.00, 19.30, 20.10, 21.00, 22.00, 23.00

For more information about bus timings, see:
http://www.mirafloresdelasierra.org/autobuses.html
or phone the bus company "Hermanos de J. Comenarejo S.A.", phone number 913 146 408


By car


Take the road M-607 to Colmenar Viejo, then M-609, and after Soto del Real, take M-611. The distance from Madrid to Miraflores de la Sierra is 49 Km. Once in Miraflores de la Sierra, take the road to Rascafría. "La Cristalera" is in Km. 2 of this road. This is summarized in this map.


Links about public transport in Madrid

The following links may be useful to move in town:

  Transport Information System
  Metro
  Train