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REAL MADRID

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

How to get to the Bernabéu

The stadium is best reached by metro line 10. Stop Santiago Bernabéu lies right next to the stadium. In the centre, line 10 can be caught at Plaza de España or Tribunales, but can otherwise be reached with a transfer (e.g. line 1 from Puerta del Sol or Atocha train station).

From Atocha, Paseo del Prado, or Plaza de Cibeles one can also take bus 14 or 27 to get to the stadium. Take bus 14 in the direction of Avenida Pio XII. It passes the stadium on the Paseo La Habana. Take bus 27 in the direction of Plaza de Castilla, and get off at Plaza Lima, right in front of the stadium.

From metro station Callao in the city centre, one can take bus 147. Take the bus in the direction of Barrio del Pilar and get off at Plaza Lima.

From Puerta del Sol one can take bus 150 in the direction of Colonia Virgen del Cortijo. Again, get off at Plaza Lima.

Address: Avenida de Concha Espina 1, Madrid

Real Madrid Tickets

Tickets for Real Madrid games can be bought online through the official website or Ticketmaster, by phone +34 902 32 43 24, or at the ticket windows (taquillas) of Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.

Tickets that are bought online can be picked up at the printing kiosks at the stadium.

Regular tickets tend to go on sale in the week before the match, though VIP tickets are available earlier. There is generally not much reason to buy a VIP ticket as Real Madrid only sell out a few high-profile matches per season and tickets for most matches are easily available if bought in advance.

For those matches that do sell out, e.g. El Clásico, the Madrid derby, and high-profile Champions League matches, one needs to revert to the secondary market. The likes of viagogo and Ticketbis offer good choice and tend to be reliable, though can get expensive. Prices for regular matches tend to be competitive though or even lower than face value and can offer an alternative for those wanting to book their tickets much in advance.

Ticket prices depend on the opponent, but typically start at €30.00 for a seat behind the goal and €40.00 for a seat at one of the sides.

Stadium tours

Real Madrid offer self-guided stadium tours, during which you follow a route through the stadium. The route includes the dugouts, presidential box, press room, changing rooms, players’ tunnel and trophy room, and ends in the club shop.

The stadium is opened Mondays to Saturdays from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Sundays and public holidays from 10:30 am to 6:30 am. On matchdays the tour is open until 5 hours before kickoff (though with limited access).

No reservations are required, though the tour can be booked online. Entrance costs €19.00.

For more information call +34 91 398 43 70.


club Atlético de madrid

Estadio Vincente Calderon

Getting there

The stadium is an approximate 30 minutes walk from Plaza Mayor, and even less from Madrid’s Palacio Real, from where it is an almost straight walk south.

The closest metro station is Pirámides, from where it is a 10-minute walk to the stadium. Pirámides lies on metro line 5, which crosses right through Madrid’s centre (e.g. stops Ópera, Callao, and Gran Via). Metro station Marques de Vadillo, also on line 5, but on the other side of the river, lies a 15-minute walk away from the stadium.

Pirámides station is also served by Cercanía commuter trains. Line C-7 and C-10 connect the stadium with, among others, train stations Atocha and Chamartín.

Tickets

Tickets for Atlético games can be bought online, by phone +34 902 530 500, via the Servicaixa cash points, or at the ticket windows of the stadium from a few days before the match.

Tickets are also available on the gate before the start of the match. Atlético’s attendances are among the highest in the Primera División, but they do not tend to sell out more than one or two home matches per season.

Ticket prices depend on the opponent, but generally start at €30.00 for an upper-tier seat behind the goal and range up to €80.00 for a central seat at the main stand.

You can find a seating plan here (pdf).