Madrid has an extensive bus network with three important bus terminals. These terminals include Estación Sur de Madrid (South Station), Estación de Avenida de América (North Station) and Estación de Conde de Casal. All the buses in Madrid operate from these terminals.
Méndez Alvaro (Estación del Sur), Avenida de America, Conde de Casal, Principe Pio (Paseo de Florida), Moncloa and Plaza de Castilla are some of the other important Madrid bus stations.
In the south of Madrid lies Méndez Alvaro which is just a short ride from the Atocha railway station. From this bus station, travellers can get buses to several destinations located in southern, north-western and eastern parts of the city.
Avenida de America is situated in the north-eastern side of the city and is connected to the metro station and airport. Buses are available till Barcelona, Bilbao, Vitoria and Burgos, among others.
The Plaza de Castilla, Principe Pio and Conde de Casal bus stations cater to local buses. All these bus stations are connected with the railway station and metro stations in the city through an extensive bus network.
There are both government-owned and privately-operated buses in Madrid. The Empresa Municipal de Transporte (EMT) manages all the public buses. It is owned by the Madrid Town Council and the buses are usually red in colour. These buses operate daily from 6 am to 11:30 pm. After 11:30 pm, EMT operates night buses till 5 am, on different routes.
The suburban buses are privately-managed and are green in colour. Both express and normal services of these buses are available in Madrid on daily basis.
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