Madrid is a city with culture in every corner. Whether you’re taking in the sights at The Prado or Reina Sofia museums, souvenir hunting in the boutiques of Plaza de la Paja or hitting the numerous cafés and tapas bars, let Luggage Mule ship your luggage to your hotel so you can enjoy your city break carefree.
Customs: As Spain is an EU member state travel in and out of Madrid is fairly comfortable but rules and regulations do still apply for EU citizens. Make sure you don’t get caught out. See our Spain and Luggage Mule prohibited list pages for information on what you can and cannot ship.
Price: One was shipping from £29.99!
Shipping times: 4 working days.
Flights: Flights to Madrid usually take two and a half hours. Madrid Barajas International Airport is the main gateway.
Currency: Euro (€)
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen passports or any other EU state citizens are not required to have a visa to travel to Madrid. Other nationalities however may need a Schengen visa. To check the visa requirements of your country visit Schengen Visa Information website.
Time difference: Central European Time, GMT+2.
Packing for Madrid
Summers in Madrid are incredibly hot particularly in July and August with temperatures rarely dropping below 30°C and sometimes reaching as high as 40°C. When travelling during this time of year remember your suncream, sunglasses and a hat. It’s also wise to pack some long-sleeved shirts to keep those arms under wraps and away from the sunshine. Winters are cold with infrequent rain. We recommend hat and gloves when travelling outside of peak season. Whenever you visit, pack comfortable shoes for sightseeing and formal clothing for high-end restaurants.
Ship your bike to Madrid
Madrid’s public bike system, BiciMad, utilizes electric bikes but the city has much to offer cyclists using their own wheels too. The Atocha to Recoletos route follows the historical boulevard of Paseo del Prado passing the Prado Museum and Caixa Forum. There is also a bike loop at the Retiro Park, popular amongst bike enthusiast Madrileños. For those seeking more of an inner-city challenge, the route from Madrid’s Royal Palace to Casa de Campo embraces Madrid’s steep forest throughfares. With reasonable rates and reliable service, Luggage Mule can help you ship bike anywhere in Madrid so that you can explore the Spanish capital on your own two wheels.
Ship your golfing gear to Madrid
There are some great golf courses in and around the Spanish capital. Found on the western bank of the Manzanares River on the outskirts of the city, the Club de Campo is regularly visited by Madrid’s mayor. And the two courses of Club De Golf Olivar De La Hinojosa and Club de Golf La Dehesa are a short drive from the centre of the city. Luggage Mule will allow you to land at your destination safe in the knowledge that your golfing gear has already arrived at your resort ready to be picked up.
What to ship home from Madrid
There are numerous souvenirs to bring home from Madrid including flamenco shawls, ceramic dishes, paella pans, and football jerseys. Many of these items can be bought in Spain’s main department store of El Corte Inglés where you’ll also find popular Spanish brands such as Zara and Mango. For those seeking more expensive purchases, the shops in the Salamanca district, on the streets of Goya, Lagasca and Ortega y Gasset, sell everything from contemporary jewellery to designer clothes. Madrid’s oldest hat shop, La Favorita C.B. founded in 1894, sells all kinds of traditional Spanish hats. Whether you’re looking for gifts or souvenirs, with our exceptional 30kg shipping allowance Luggage Mule has you covered for the return journey no matter what you purchase.