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Find your way to Reina Sofia | Transportation routes & tips

Where is Reina Sofia Located?

Address: C.de Sta. Isabel, 52, Centro, Madrid, Spain 

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The Reina Sofía Museum is located in the vibrant heart of Madrid, Spain. It stands in the heart of the city which grants visitors easy access to other iconic landmarks such as the Prado Museum and Retiro Park.

Getting to Reina Sofia by public transport

By Metro

Best For: Saving time and Budget travel 

Travel time: 15 minutes (from Puerta del Sol, a central point in Madrid)

Closest stop: Atocha Renfe Station

Timings: 06:00 AM to 02:00 AM the next day

  • Take the Line 1 metro from Puerta del Sol Station
  • Hop off at Atocha Renfe Station
  • From Atocha Renfe Station, it takes 5 minutes to walk to the Reina Sofía Museum

By Bus

Best For: Budget travel 

Travel time: 20 minutes (from Puerta del Sol)

Closest stop: Reina Sofía bus stop

Timings: 06:00 AM to 11:30 PM  

  • Take a bus line 6, 10, 14, 19, 26, 32, 34, 36, 37, 41, 45, 59, 85, 86, 102, 119, C1, C2, and E1
  • Hop off at the Reina Sofía bus stop which is located in front of the Reina Sofía - 130

Getting to Reina Sofia by Car

Driving Route

Best for: Convenience and flexibility

Travel time: 10 - 15 minutes 

Distance: 2.0 km

  • Hop into the car to start from Puerta del Sol and head southeast on Calle de Alcalá toward Carrera de San Jerónimo.
  • Continue straight onto Calle de Atocha until you reach the Reina Sofía Museum.

Parking Facilities

The nearest parking spaces to the Reina Sofia are:  

  • Parking Atocha Renfe: 300 meters away from the Reina Sofia museum. 
  • Parking Plaza Santa Ana: 400 meters away from Reina Sofia museum.  
  • Parking Hiper Centro Atocha: 500 meters away from Reina Sofia museum.  
  • Parking SABA Atocha Renfe: Around 600 meters from Reina Sofia museum.  
  • Parking Plaza Jacinto Benavente: 700 meters away from Reina Sofia museum. 

Walking to Reina Sofia

Best for: Sightseeing

Travel time: 20 minutes

Distance: 2.0 km

Reina Sofia is located in the heart of the city which makes it easily accessible from most landmarks in Madrid. Embark on the delightful 20-minute walking journey, walk through the bustling streets, historic landmarks, and vibrant neighborhoods. 

Begin your adventure from Puerta del Sol, and take a southward path along the vibrant Calle de Atocha. As you reach the magnificent Plaza Mayor, admire the beauty of charming courtyards. Discover hidden gems en route allowing you to appreciate Madrid's beauty. Arrive at the museum to explore the world-renowned collection of modern art.

Atocha Renfe Station
Sol Station

Start the journey from Atocha Renfe Station, which is the shortest route to the Reina Sofía Museum. The 5-minute walk northwest on Calle de Atocha until you reach the Reina Sofia museum. 

Enjoy a vibrant stroll of 1.8 km down Calle Mayor from Sol station. Pass through the Plaza Mayor soaking in the city's energy.




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Frequently asked questions about getting to Reina Sofia

Where is Reina Sofia located?

Reina Sofia Museum is located in Madrid's heart, near the famed Prado along Paseo del Prado.

Which city is Reina Sofia in?

The Reina Sofia is located in Madrid city.

How do I get to Reina Sofia?

You can reach Reina Sofia by bus, metro, and by car.

Which is the best way to get to Reina Sofia?

The best way to reach Reina Sofia is by metro if you are on a budget. If you don’t waste any time then choosing a car would be the best option to reach Reina Sofia.

Which is the fastest way to get to Reina Sofia?

The fastest way to get to Reina Sofia is by car.

Which is the cheapest way to get to Reina Sofia?

The cheapest way to reach Reina Sofia is by metro or bus.

Which is the closest bus stop to Reina Sofia?

The closest bus stop to Reina Sofia is the Reina Sofía bus stop which is located opposite the Reina Sofia museum.

Which is the closest train station to Reina Sofia?

The closest train station to Reina Sofia is Atocha Renfe Station.

Which is the closest subway station to Reina Sofia?

Atocha Renfe Station is the closest subway station to Reina Sofia, which is just a 2-3 minute walk away.

Can I park at Reina Sofia?

No. There is no parking at Reina Sofia. However, visitors can park free of charge in the Museum's loading bay.

Is there parking for disabled persons at Reina Sofia?

Yes. The Reina Sofía Museum offers parking for disabled persons in its underground parking garage or loading bay.