Tourist Information Guide

Madrid Airport (Madrid - Barajas Airport)

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This page contains essential information about Madrid Airport. It provides advice on how to travel to and from the airport, and the facilities that are available there. You will also find detailed information on car parking and car hire. Madrid Airport is situated 13 kilometres North East of the city and has 4 terminals: T1, T2, T3 and the brand new T4.

Madrid Airport Transport

Madrid Airport Facilities

Car hire companies:
Situated in T1 and T2 Click here for more details

Secure lockers
Rate for 1 day or less
Large locker: €5.42
Medium locker: €4.82
Small locker: €4.22
Larger storage space is available.
Tel: +34 91 393 6938

The Airport also has 8 plastic luggage wrapping machines situated throughout the 4 terminals.

Cash machines in all terminals

T1 and T2 also have branches of the BBVA and La Caja banks

Airport information points in each terminal
Tourist information in T1
Opening hours:
Monday - Sunday: 09:00 - 20:00

Tel: +34 91 578 7810

Lost property
General Tel:
Iberia: +34 90 111 1342
Vueling: +34 90 280 8005
United Airlines: +34 90 096 1266
Ground Force: +34 91 324 3453

There are 10 lost luggage facilities in Madrid Airport.
Click here for the official airport website page that provides their phone numbers.

Beauty centre and massage centre
Childrens play area
Business centre
Post office
Wi-Fi wireless internet access
Transit bus between terminals

Madrid Airport Terminal Information

There are 4 terminals; T1, T2 and T3 and T4. On the whole, international flights depart from T1. Domestic flights from T2; and T3 operates regional flights. Although there are some exceptions. Click here to view more detailed information regarding flights and their respective terminals.

Duty Free

There are plenty of opportunities for shopping within the airport. You can buy everything from food and drink to jewellery and music. One of the best places to view a detailed shopping guide is on the official airport website.

Airport Map

If you would like to see a map of Madrid Airport, you can do so on the official website. Click here to view the Madrid Airport map

Tip If you need medical attention whilst at the airport, ask your airline to fax a request detailing your needs to the following number.
Tel: +34 91 746 6112. And there is a Personalised Customer Care Service for Passengers with Visual Impairments. The service means that flight departure information is sent to you via your mobile or a phone provided by the airport. You must request the service before your day of travel, or when checking in.


International arrivals are mostly at T1, except for some Iberia and Air Europa flights (which will be at T2). You will find domestic arrivals at T2, and regional arrivals at T3.

Transfer and Transport from Madrid Airport to the City Centre

Official Madrid Airport Taxis are White
There are plenty of taxis at Madrid airport
Select your preferred method of transport from the list below, and follow the link for more information.

Madrid Taxis
A taxi is a comfortable and direct way of traveling into to city centre. The journey is around 20 - 25 minutes, subject to traffic, and costs about  to the city centre.
Taxi to the city centre
Taxi fare: €30.00
Click for more info about the Madrid taxi service

Madrid Airport EMT Bus service
The EMT buses are easy to spot


There are 2 standard bus services that run from the airport to either the Avda. De América, or Canillejas. The 200 stops for De America stops at T1, T2 and T3. The 204 service leavest from T4 for Avd. De América.

Single ticket: €1.50

Click for more info about the Madrid bus service

metroMetro (Underground / Subway system)

The airport falls within zone A of the metro, and line number 8 leaves directly from the first floor of T2. The journey time to the city centre is around 45 minutes, although you will have to change lines to go right to the centre. You can change at the Mar de Cristal station onto line 4. Or stay on line 8 until Nuevos Ministerios, and from here change onto line 10. Both these lines take you to Alonso Martinez station, where you can jump onto line 2 down to Gran Via in the centre.

Single ticket: €1.50

Metro in Madrid

Car hire

Several reasonably priced car hire companies are available in T1 and T2.

Click here for more info about Madrid car hire

Parking At Madrid Airport

Long term and short term parking is available.
Click here to see more detailed information on car parking in Madrid and tariffs

Cheap Flights To Madrid

Click here to see how to get a cheap flight to Madrid

Madrid Airport Hotel

There are several good quality hotels close to the airport.
Click here to see more details about Madrid airport hotels

Other Airports in Madrid

Torrejón and Cuatro Vientos are also airports in Madrid, but are not used by the general public. Cuatro Vientos is a centre for military use. A flying school is run from this airport. Torrejón airport is used for executive and private aviation.

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