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Madrid Layover Tips for Flight Attendants | WOC

Madrid Layover Tips for Flight Attendants | WOC

Make the most of your next layover in Madrid with special layover tips for flight attendants.

Curtsies and bows — let the royal fanfare hype your stride across the pavements of medieval Madrid. Welcome to Spain’s capital filled with castle-like architecture, secret garden and noche loca bars!

Shall we escort you, your highness?

What to do in Madrid for 24h – 48h?

Getting Around

While carriages befit Madrid’s rustic vibe, public land transport like buses, taxis and metro are your best options in exploring the wonders of the this place on your layover. Parking spaces are congested so drop your plans for car rental.

Metro: Efficient and ReliableMetro

Price: starts at EUR 1.50

The Experience: It can go as far as 294 kilometers over 301 stops, ensuring you reach your destination in the quickest and most comfortable way. Opens from 6.00 hrs to 21.40hrs.

WOC tip: Plan your trip for maximum efficiency by visiting

Taxi: Convenient as always


Price: Meter starts at EUR 2.40

The Experience: Taxis can be hailed anywhere in the city. (Uber is available too). Ride if you wish to get a closer view of the passé urban sights.

WOC Tip: Avoid rush hour and bring cash.


Food in Madrid

If good food was the world’s currency, then Madrid tops the stock market in Spain. The tastiest and most affordable dishes are served in the wee cafes and restaurants and amongst them, here is the most precious culinary gem every flight attendant should visit.

Museo del Jamon

Eat, drink & eat again at Museo del Jamon.

The Experience: A meat lover’s paradise! Venture through various hams, sausages and meat sandwiches and pair them with a good ol’ chug of beer or wine. Opens from 8:30hrs to 20:30hrs on Sundays to Thursdays and 8:00hrs to 13:00hrs on Friday and Saturday.

Price: starts at EUR 1

WOC Tip: You can’t miss this on your city tour as it has six museums spread across Madrid – in Calle Mayor, Carrer San Jeronimo, Plaza Mayor, Captain Haya, Paseo del Prado and Avenida de Cordoba.


Shopping: Plaza Mayor

Location: Plaza Mayor, 28012 Madrid

The Experience: The best bargains in all Inditex brands are here – Zara, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti and many more!

Plaza Mayor: Shop all you can!

WOC Tip: Since shopping fashionable apparel comes cheap, expect to spend. A lot.

Sightseeing in Madrid

Enchanted Forest at MadridBosque Encantado (The Enchanted Forest)

Location: Camino de Marañones, 217, 28680 San Martín de Valdeiglesias, Madrid, Spain

Price: EUR 11 per person

The Experience: A magical landscaped garden awaits you here from 10:00hrs to 7:30hrs from Monday to Friday.

WOC Tip: Get here through a minibus at EUR 2 per round trip.


Puerta del Sol: Center of the CapitalPuerta del Sol

Location: Puerta del Sol, s/n, 28013 Madrid

The Experience: Lovely morning walks are fanciest taken on this strip – from the plaza to the shops and dreamy cafes. Find numerous bars and tapas around the area too.

WOC Tip: It’s the center of the capital so ensure to equip yourself with your walking boots stylish enough for leisurely walks down to a late-night party fiesta.


Azotea del Circulo de Bellas Artes

Location: Calle de Alcalá, 42, 28014 Madrid

Price: starts at EUR 4 per person

The Experience:  Immerse into a captivating 360-degree view of Madrid, overlooking the snowy mountain caps lining the sky from afar. The building is crowned by the prominent sculpture Minerva by Juan Luis Vassallo.


Nightlife: Terraza Cibeles


Location: Palacio de Cibeles, Plaza Cibeles, 1, 28014 Madrid

Price: starts at EUR 15

The Experience: While this may be quite expensive than other hangout places around Madrid, you may flaunt in luxury with the rich views of the capital and a gourmet selection of snacks and cocktails.


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Masalana: the hippest place to be in Madrid

Trendy nightlife and cultural sights scatter around this hip[ster] barrio. This district houses the cheapest beers and most laid-back bars ambient of artistic interiors and architecture. Think traditional bookshops, art museums, record stores and graffiti.

WOC Tip: Get here via metro. Watch out for falling shoes.

Flight Attendants discounts in Spain

World Of Crew gets you a few awesome deals only for cabin crews in Madrid. Have a look into these and let us know if you manage to visit them during your layover!

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Any cool experiences to share in Madrid?

May you enjoy every bit of your adventure in Madrid. If you have any special layover tip for Madrid that you would like to share with us and other fellow flight attendants, let us know in comments

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