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Madrid Barajas Airport

General information

The largest airport in Spain is located on the outskirts of Madrid, a city with 3.2 million inhabitants. The airport was given the name Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas Airport in 2014, in tribute to Spain’s first democratically elected prime minister. It is the primary hub for national flag carrier Iberia (T4) and Air Europa (T1, T2). Moreover, Ryanair (T1) offers many connections to and from Madrid Barajas Airport.


Where is Madrid Barajas Airport situated?

The airport is northeast of the city centre (Plaza Puerta del Sol). By car, Madrid Barajas Airport is accessible via various motorways.

How many terminals does Madrid Barajas Airport have?

Madrid Barajas Airport consists of five terminals: T1, T2, T3, T4 and T4S. T4 and T4S are situated at some distance from T1, T2 and T3, travellers can travel by shuttle buses between the terminals. Satellite Terminal T4S is accessible by an automated people mover from Terminal T4, the underground train ride takes only 3 minutes.

Does Madrid Barajas Airport have an Automated People Mover (APM)?

Yes, the automated people mover at the airport is called the Madrid Barajas Airport People Mover. It connects Terminal 4 with Satellite Terminal T4S.

TIP: Many well-known museums, sights and attractions require online reservations. If you plan to visit the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real) and Museo del Prado during your stay, the convenient Madrid Digital Pass (including Hop-On Hop-Off bus tickets) is highly recommended!

Airport Map



The distance from Madrid Barajas Airport to the centre of Madrid is 17 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Madrid.

From MAD Airport to Madrid City centre by Car
17 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Madrid Barajas Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Madrid Barajas Airport you can travel by train and metro. Visit the Madrid Barajas Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Madrid Barajas Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Madrid is about € 30.-. Book your taxi at Madrid Barajas Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From MAD Airport to Madrid City centre by Taxi
17 km
25 min
€ 30.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Madrid Barajas Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Madrid Barajas Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Madrid Barajas Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Madrid Barajas Airport.



Departures and arrivals

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Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Madrid Barajas Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Madrid Barajas Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Iberia
  • Air Europa
  • Ryanair
  • Norwegian
  • Iberia Express


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Madrid Barajas Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


TaCH Madrid Airport, Madrid

Situated just 2 km from Madrid Barajas Airport, this design hotel offers rooms with flat-screen TVs. Hotel täCH Madrid Airport features a paddle tennis court, a games room, and a restaurant.

Hotels in Madrid

Looking for the best hotels in Madrid? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Posada del León de Oro Boutique Hotel, Madrid

Posada del León de Oro is located in Madrid’s La Latina district, 100 metres from Plaza Mayor and 200 metres from La Latina Metro Station. It offers free Wi-Fi.


Palacio de los Duques Gran Meliá - The Leading Hotels of the World, Madrid

Palacio de los Duques Gran Meliá - The Leading Hotels of the World is located 300 metres from Madrid's Royal Palace, the Royal Theatre and the Cathedral. It features a seasonal rooftop pool and a terrace with panoramic city views.


Hotel Liabeny, Madrid

Located just 200 metres from Puerta del Sol in the centre of Madrid, Liabeny includes a gym with a sauna.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Madrid Barajas Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Madrid: Prado Museum Direct Entrance Ticket

Discover masterpieces of art with a full-day entrance ticket to Madrid’s Prado Museum and see works by Velázquez, Goya, El Greco and many more. Covering the full range of Spanish art, the collection includes 7,600 paintings and 1,000 sculptures.


Madrid: 10 Tapas 2.5-Hour Cooking Class

Go on a culinary journey through the regions of Spain at a 10 tapas cooking class in Madrid. Work in a small-group environment to benefit from hands-on help from a professional chef.

Tour & transport

Madrid: 1 or 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Hop on board this open-top double-decker bus for a 1 or 2-day sightseeing tour of Madrid. Choose from two routes and see everything from historical sites like the Royal Palace to modern skyscrapers.


  12 reviews

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Latest airport reviews

Less than a minute ago

Not sure why... but the A terminal, they've limited the seating!! International outbound flight, and less than 100 seats at the gate, but 300+ on the plane. Instead, you're expected to sit on uncomfortable marble steps further from the actual gate. And, within the 100 seats, there was 4 electric plugs!! Two gates away, there was a charger station, that again offered no seating!!

Robert Fox
1 month ago

Unquestionably, my worst airport experience in over 50 years of air travel. I would double down on all the poor reviews I read. For openers the MAD staff simply does not care. I love Spain and visited 6-8 times in the 70's and 80's. Last time in 2017. Never again will I visit Spain via that airport. You would think airport authorities have gotten the message by now and taken sorely needed action. Apparently not as I read 2022 reviews.

Rekha Padhiar
4 months ago

Queued for 2.5hrs upon arrival at this airport for immigration on 24th May 2022. Only 2-3 officers’ windows operating out of around 12!

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