Madrid Barajas Airport

Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)


The busiest airport in Spain, Madrid Barajas Airport is conveniently located just 5.6 miles (9km) from Madrid's financial district. Ample public transport links, including buses and trains, make it easy to get into Madrid from Barajas Airport.

The facility is huge, processing a whopping 49 million passengers each year. Flights to Madrid Barajas Airport come in from all over the world, including destinations like Dublin, Moscow, Athens, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Cancun, London, Paris, Toronto, New York, Miami, Havana, Cairo, Tel Aviv, Amman, Bangkok, Seoul and Beijing.

Madrid Barajas Airport is an environmentally-conscious facility, operating several ongoing awareness programmes for both employees and passengers. Large domes in the roof allow plenty of natural light in, alleviating travel fatigue for weary passengers on long-haul flights. A good selection of restaurants and a world-class shopping area also contribute to making Madrid Barajas Airport a pleasure to travel through.


Madrid airport is located eight miles (13km) from the city centre.

Getting to the city

Trains on the Spanish Railway Network (RENFE) do not run directly to the Madrid Barajas Airport but long-distance, AVE and suburban train stations are accessible using the Underground. Trains run daily, linking to the city and stations connected to the main rail network. The airport is served by regular EMT and Intercity buses, as well as the Metro system and local taxis. The airport bus connects to the Plaza de Colon, departing from the Arrivals level of each terminal every 15 minutes, day and night. Several car hire companies are represented at the airport. Madrid Barajas Airport is about a half-hour drive from the centre of Madrid.


GMT +1 (GMT +2 between March and October).


Tel: +34 (0)91 393 60 00.

Car rental

Several car hire companies are represented at the airport including Avis, Hertz, National and Europcar.

Airport Taxis

There are official taxi stands outside each terminal, and visitors are advised to use these rather than unofficial taxis. Journey time to the city centre is around half an hour.

Transfer between terminals

Moving walkways connect three of the airport's four terminals. A free metro service and transfer bus is available for passengers changing flights and terminals, this service includes all of the airport's four terminals.


Facilities at the airport include banks, currency exchange, ATMs, shops, restaurants and bars, chapels, business centres, a post office and pharmacies. The new Terminal 4 has a Turkish bath, and foot spa and hydro-massage area. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline or travel agent in advance.


Parking at Madrid Barajas Airport is available outside each terminal. Rates are charged at roughly €0.02 per minute for the first half hour, and increase slightly after that up to a daily limit of €18. Long-term parking may be booked in advance on the airport website.

Departure Tax





Flights to Madrid Barajas Airport are available via Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, easyJet, EgyptAir, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Korean Air, LAN, Lufthansa, Luxair, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, Saudi Arabian airlines, SAS, Swiss International, Thai Airways, United, Us Airways, Vueling and Wizz Air.


Wifi is available in the dining areas of Terminals 1, 2 and 3, and all of Terminals 4 and 4S.

Business Lounges

The airport has seven travel lounges offering services like fax and copy facilities, wifi and catering services. A general business centre is located in Terminal 4, and is open from 8am to 8pm. Conference facilities are available at the Autogiro, Goya and Manzanares conference rooms.

Madrid Barajas Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.