Atocha Train Station or Estación de Atocha is situated in the southern part of the city, near the city center. It's the largest and busiest station of the Spanish capital Madrid and handles approximately 16 million passengers annually. It's situated in the district of Arganzuela and was inaugurated in 1851. The gigantic railway complex serves the Spanish commuter trains (Cercanías), as well as intercity, regional and high-speed trains in the direction of Seville, Córdoba, Barcelona or Valencia.
Atocha has been in the news a lot because of the terrorist attacks in 2004, killing 191 people and wounding 1,800.
Do you want to stay in Madrid? Tourist attractions like the Queen Sofia Museum, the botanical garden and the Parque del Retiro, are all at walking distance. There are, however, also taxis and city buses near the station on the Plaza del Emperador Carlos V. In addition, there are two subway stations: Atocha and Atocha Renfe. You can also rent a car in Madrid.
The station, with its impressive nineteenth-century glass roof, looks more like a modern airport than an old train station. It's fully equipped including an information desk, a lost-and-found desk, ticket offices, and several travel agencies.
Restaurants and shops
The old station, which no longer met the needs of these times, was preserved and turned into a shopping mall with many (fast-food) restaurants and (outdoor) cafés where you can eat and drink something nearby the tropical garden! Outside the station you'll find a wide range of nice and affordable restaurants, with sandwiches and daily menus at € 13.
Frequently asked questions
Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest?
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
What do I need to do when picking up a car?
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
Are there any additional costs?
Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period).
What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
What is a worry-free label?
This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
How can I change or cancel my reservation?
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
When will I get a confirmation of my booking?
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).
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