The Madrid Chamartín Station is the second-most used train station in Madrid, only behind the Puerta de Atocha. If your destination is towards the north of Spain, it is very likely that you have to come here, since it unites the capital with the north in addition to having connections to the south of the country.
Some of the key cities to which you can travel by high velocity trains (AVE) are Barcelona, A Coruña and Vigo. If your destination is in the south, some cities like Almerá have connections to this station. The Madrid Chamartín Station has been moving the madrileños since 1967 and, for a while, it was the most important station in Madrid when Puerta de Atocha was under construction. However, it returned to second place after Puerta de Atocha was completed, although we still love it very much.
It is a zone with a lot of traffic where you go to travel or to pick up someone and you can get a huge headache when trying to find a place to leave your car. The blue and green zones dominate the parking spots in the area. This type of parking has time limitations and are very expensive. Don´t try to trick your way out of it since the train stations and other similar places have the highest presence of traffic controllers.
You are also unlucky with the time, as there is a two-hour limit in the green zone and a four-hour limit in the blue zone. If you stay over the time restrictions, you will have to pay a hefty fine. If you are travelling away, you can´t leave your car but if you are going to pick someone up, you have to be very attentive because if the train is delayed, you can get a ticket. To avoid all the fuss, the best thing to do is to reserve a parking spot online with Parclick for the time you want so that you don´t have to worry and you will save money from not being fined.
If you are coming for business at the Plaza de Castilla where the Kio Towers and the Four Towers are located, the best option is to glance at the traffic and choose a parking garage online through Parclick. It is easy and fast, only taking two minutes and you can find a space in whichever zone works best for you at the price that you want to pay.
It is also a good option to leave your vehicle near the Chamartín Station if you plan on being in the area, since the Metro stop at this station has connections with lines 1 and 10 of the commuter train. Also, you will never be bored here since there are an endless number of places to drink something.
But, what happens when you have made your parking reservation with Parclick (since you have great foresight), but your train is delayed? Well, there is a solution for you. In the Chamartín Station you will find a lot of stores to kill the time and you can do great things like go to restaurants to drink piscolabis while you curse the trains and their delays. However, you can only do this if you have left your car with Parclick, and you will forget everything, knowing that your vehicle is in a monitored parking deck.