In this post we are going to explain the process for getting the Madrid Public Transportation Card. In some cases, it will be difficult and a long and stressful process, but we will give you two different ways you can use to get your Transportation Card!
First of all, you will have to ask for an appointment at the Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid, and once there, fill out a form and then wait between 7 and 10 days to get your card, only being available to do that process once here in Madrid. As you may know, during those days if you use the public transportation you will spend 2€ per ride, so we truly recommend getting your Madrid public transportation Card before you come to Madrid.
We, in Set a foot, want to simplify that process for you so that you do not have to wait any minute for getting your card. Hire that service through our webpage www.setafoot.com and once we have all the information we need from you to proceed with your card, we will have it ready in a maximum of 3 days (weekends not included), but usually less than that. And, if you hire it from your hometown even before coming to Madrid, you will have it ready to use from the very first day you set your foot in Madrid. Check out www.setafoot.com/doityourself#public-transport-card-section to know more about the service and the info required to proceed (ID Picture, copy of your Passport).
We really hope that the tips included in this post are useful for you to know how to ride Madrid as a local.
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