What is European Youth Card? Is it useful?

What is European Youth Card? Is it useful?

What is the European Youth Card? Is it useful?

European Youth Card in Madrid is named as Carne Joven. Is a special card for young people between 14-30 years old Europeans.

Why it’s useful?


  • Discounts all over the world – in Madrid many concerts, clubs, exhibitions are cheaper when You have Carne Joven
  • Travel insurance – if you travel a lot it’s a great opportunity to have it. You don’t have to pay any extra money and You have travel insurance all over the world, not only Europe! It’s valid until you’ll be 31 years old.
  • Also, you can ask for special Carne Joven with bank account – may be in your country is different currency and You need a bank account in euros, or maybe you just need a Spanish account? That’s a perfect choice for you because you will have discounts, travel insurance, and a credit card in one!

How much is it?

That’s the best thing! It is only 4 euros, and you need to pay while making it in the special office or Caixa bank. There are no renewals. You pay only once and You have travel insurance until you’ll turn 31 years old!

What is European Youth Card? Is it useful?

European Youth Card

Where I can apply for Carne Joven?


  • You can get it immediately in these two offices:

The Office of the General Directorate for Youth and Sport of the Community of Madrid: Calle Recoletos, 1-1st floor, from 9 to 14:00 (Colon Metro station and Recoletos train station).

Madrid Youth Office. TIVE. Calle Fernando el Católico, 88, from 9:00 to 19:00 (Moncloa Metro station), uninterrupted, from 1st April to 30th September.

Remember that You can pay for a card only in CASH!

–             You can do it online in this link – https://www.carnejovenmadrid.com/en/apply/online-application

–             Get your conventional Youth Card or your Youth Money Card at any branch of CaixaBank in Madrid

What do I need to do to apply for it?


  • Be European Citizen
  • Reside in the Community of Madrid (residential registration not necessary)
  • Be between 14 – 30 years old
  • Bring Your ID / Passport
  • Pay 4eurs fee

Do You need more information? Look over there -> https://www.carnejovenmadrid.com/en/

Enjoy your discounts!!!