I read the Madrid Metro website and none of the fare tables I can find seem to mention age. Most other major metro / underground systems that I've seen charge less for children and/or seniors.

Does Madrid not do this? Why not?

  • My experience in North America is that kids fares are the exception, not the rule. – LessPop_MoreFizz Aug 5 '13 at 11:51

About the only difference is noted at the bottom of the page of ticket prices:

Children under the age of 4 may travel without a ticket.

So yes, some children get a discount, but not all.

However, there is a tourist season travel ticket, for x number of days which you can purchase, for certain zones and various combos. For this, children under 11 get a 50% discount, as indicated on the page.


Children under the age of 4 don't need a ticket.

There are monthly/season tickets at reduced rates for people under 23 as well as 65 and over. And a special ticket for "official large families" and hadicapped persons.

However, there don't seem to be any reduced rates for regular single tickets.

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