Airport Express Shuttle

  • Bus exprés Aeropuerto de Madrid 20 febrero 2019
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Madrid has a transport service that connects the city centre with Barajas airport. The line runs 24 hours a day, every day of the year (with reduced timetables 24, 25 and 31 Dec and 1 Jan) with departures from Atocha station during daytime (6:00 - 23:30 h) and Cibeles station during daytime and nighttime (23:30 - 6:00 h). This service is of great benefit to people with night flights.


The bus, called "Exprés Aeropuerto", takes about 30 minutes (to T1, five more minutes to T2 and five more to T4). It is 15-20 minutes by day and 35 minutes by night. The price of the ticket is 5 euros. You can pay on the bus itself in cash (maximum exchange rate: 20 euros) or with contactless technology (contactless) with a bank card or mobile phone.

Express Line 203 (Atocha-Aeropuerto) connects Madrid-Barajas Airport, central Madrid (Cibeles) and Atocha station. The head of the service line is at T4 and has stops at T2, T1, O'Donnell (at the confluence with Doctor Esquerdo), Plaza de Cibeles (the nerve centre of the night services of the EMT, the búhos (owls)) and Atocha Station (operative between 06:00 and 23:30 hours).

Bus exprés al aeropuerto

This special line is easily identifiable by its yellow colour. The buses have modern luggage racks to make the journey as comfortable as possible. Any type of luggage (suitcase, trolleys and travel bags) weighing less than 23 kilograms, and shape and size allowed in the standards of Civil Aviation can be carried. The luggage must be placed in such a way that it does not represent a danger for oneself and the rest of travellers. The transport of luggage does not involve any additional fee, it is included in the ticket price. The buses have a rear bike rack with rails and anchors for two conventional bicycles.

It is one of the cheapest and most comfortable systems, compared to Europe and the world, as we can reach the city centre from the airport and vice versa for only 5 euros, taking only 40 minutes. It should be noted that the days of the Christmas season such as 24, 25 and 31 December and 1 January the service is not carried out normally.

You can find more detailed information by clicking on the following link.

Map of the location of the stops at the airport - Airport Express

Map of the location of the stops at the airport - Airport Express

Other bus lines

In addition to the Exprés Aeropuerto the tourist can reach Barajas from the city of Madrid with the line 200 from Avenida de América and with the line 101 that leaves from Canillejas, passes through the airport and arrives at the town of Barajas.

These services, like all other bus journeys, are still exempt from the obligation to have a Multi card.



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