Whether you plan on spending a day in Ávila or jumping on the AVE to Seville, Madrid’s rail networks are inexpensive and easy to navigate. You can plan online using RENFE’s English site.
Atocha is the largest train station in Madrid. It serves commuter trains, intercity and regional trains from the south, as well as AVE high speed trains from Seville, Barcelona and Valencia. If you have some time to spare, don’t miss having a quick cortado in the tropical gardens. The second railway station is Chamartín in the north of the city. It serves Segovia, Valladolid, and the northwest. Got the wrong station? Jump on a connection with Atocha and you’re sorted.
Finally, both Atocha and Chamartín have left luggage lockers, as do Plaza Colón airport transfer terminal and Estación Sur de Autobuses.