Madrid Airport

Madrid Airport, known fully as the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (more commonly just Madrid-Barajas) is the busiest airport in Spain and the largest by size in Europe. Built in 1928, Madrid-Barajas is within the capital's boundaries, just 9km from the CBD and 13km from the historical centre.


The airport is arranged into four main terminals, plus a smaller satellite terminal for T4.


T1 is the main terminal and is used by most international airlines. T2 is set aside for domestic flights and for some flights within the Schengen zone. T3 and T4 are used for Iberia and Air Nostrum flights, with T3 handling flights to and from France and Portugal and T4 looking after other Iberia flights, plus oneworld check-ins.


ATMs can be found in terminals 2 and 4, while currency exchange booths are in all four. Tourist information offices are open between 9am and 8pm in terminals 1, 2 and 4.


While terminals 1, 2 and 3 are fairly close together, Terminal 4 is around 4km to the north. A free shuttle bus connects T4 to the other three terminals. 



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Please note: all information is correct as of September, 2016.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

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Travellers in the city centre can take the Carrera de S. Jerónimo to M-23. From there, they can get on M-40 to M-14.

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Both train and Metro services are available at the airport.


The Metro runs from the first floor of each of the terminals, and travels on the pink line to Nuevos Ministerios. Tickets cost €4.50-€5 depending on how far you're going.


Another option is the Cercanías C-1 commuter service. This leaves from the basement of T4 and costs €3 into the city centre.

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For €5, an express bus links all four terminals to the city centre. This runs around the clock, with departures every 15-20 minutes during the day and every 35 minutes at night.


A public bus, number 200, links the airport to Avenida de América. A one-way ticket costs €2, but if you have a weekly ticket or a 10-trip ticket, these can also be used. This bus stops outside the departure gates of terminals 1 and 2 as well as the arrivals section of T4. 

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Taxis can be found outside each of the four main terminals. A trip to the city centre costs €30-€40 and takes 20 minutes in good traffic.

 Who flies to Madrid

 Airport Contact Details

Madrid Airport

Centro de Carga Aérea,
Edificio de Servicios Generales,
Oficina 701,
E-28042 Madrid SPAIN

Tel:902 404 704


 Location Details

Longitude:3° 33' 47'' W
Latitude:40° 28' 19'' N
ICAO code:

 Airport Location

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