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Where to store bags for a few hours in Madrid?

Jun 4th, 2017, 07:31 PM
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Where to store bags for a few hours in Madrid?

Hi! We will be travelling in Portugal and Spain in a few months and are working out the logistics of getting back to Seattle... Our easiest option (flying Malaga - Paris-Seattle) leaves us with a 1 hour layover in CDG, which sounds terrifying and improbable. I am looking into the possibility of taking the train to Madrid instead ( we are coming from Ronda) and arriving around 2pm. We would then need to store our bags - we are travelling with a 4 year old too - and spend a few hours in the city maybe checking out Retiro Park and having dinner before grabbing bags and heading up to a hotel near the airport as our flight home is 6:30am the next morning ( and then we have a 1:35 layover at CDG which still seems tight but much more doable!). Does this seem possible? Can we store our bags at the train station then grab them and take the metro up to the airport? Thanks!
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Jun 4th, 2017, 10:52 PM
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You can store your luggage at Atocha station or at the airport. If you have a hotel, you can drop the luggage off and go out and enjoy what time you have. I wouldn't bother trying to find something close to the airport. You can get to the airport from the center of the city in around 25 minutes in heavy traffic. That's not much different if you were to stay at the airport Hilton.

As far as having dinner, you wouldn't be sitting down until after 8:00 pm at most restaurants.

You might want to read Maribel's Guide to Madrid for a bit more useful information.
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Jun 5th, 2017, 07:51 AM
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Thanks! Our flight out is at 6:30am on a Monday - is the metro running regularly at about 4am? Also, does a 1:35 layover in CDG sound doable ( with a 4-year-old, so we can't exactly sprint)?
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Jun 5th, 2017, 08:04 AM
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Metro to the Madrid airport takes changing lines...

Taxi is your best bet...30 euros fixed rate.
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Jun 5th, 2017, 09:54 AM
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Stay in Madrid city and take a taxi in the morning.
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Jun 5th, 2017, 11:09 AM
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1:30 at CDG seems tight...depends on the arrival time, distance between terminals, security line up..
If you are sitting in the front of the flight you might deplane faster., of not even that
can take 10 + min.
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Jun 5th, 2017, 11:10 AM
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Metro Line 8, from Nuevos Ministerios to the airport, doesn't run before 6:05 am.
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Jun 5th, 2017, 02:35 PM
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This is several months in advance, but it looks like we fly into 2F at CDG and out of 2E (the K gates) so they are pretty close together. Fingers crossed! As I mentioned, since we are coming from Ronda a much easier way for us to get home is to fly from Malaga to Paris instead of Madrid to Paris, but that flight only gave us a 60 minute layover!
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