Originally Posted by MIKEJ
We are going to Malaga next week and are uncertain which route to take through Madrid. Autoroute and Sat Nav take us on the E5/A1 through Madrid, but Michelin suggest we exit at Junction 21 and take the M50. Any experiences/suggestions on these routes?
With the completion of the Madrid ring road transiting the city is
now very easy. It's a very well engineered "Spaghetti" junction, I
set the cruise control at 60 mph and maintained that speed for most
of the trip round the ring road. For rapid entry/exit to the city
there are the R (rapid) routes they are clearly marked "Peaje/Toll"
We used R4 to exit the city and it cost us €7.05 for the 56 km
journey well worth the expense to avoid the very heavy traffic
leaving the city.
If you are transiting the city from the north (E5/A1) to the south
(E5/A4) just follow this route.
Take M50, Head towards E90 A2 Zaragoza M45 A3 A4
Head towards R3 Valencia E901 A3 Valencia A4 R4 A42 R5
E5 A4 Cordoba Exit 46.
Or for rapid route follow signs R4.
These instructions might seem complicated but they are easy to
follow. If by any chance you do get lost just follow any A4/R4