Airports in Madrid
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.
Madrid Barajas Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
Become our Madrid Travel Expert
We are looking for contributors for our Madrid travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Madrid or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.
Intrepid Travel, one of the world's leading suppliers of small group adventures focused on getting off the beaten track, interacting with the locals and having real life experiences throughout Spain.