Getting to Madrid by Plane

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Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas receives all international flights arriving in Madrid. It is locatedjust 12 kilometres northeast of the capital, allowing passengers to save considerable time and money travelling to and from the airport.

Barajas now has four terminals in operation. T4 was opened in February 2006 and has received various awards for its design by architects, Antonio Lamela and Richard Rogers. T4 received almost 26.8 million passengers in its first year of service. During the same period, the airport received a total of 46.3 million passengers. Furthermore, Madrid-Barajas has 138,000 m² of shopping and leisure facilities to kill time before catching a flight. Crèches, areas for prayer, restaurants and exhibitions are some of the many options. Click here for further information.

Where to Check-in

To offer passengers a more efficient service, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport has redistributed the airlines in each terminal. Please select your airline on the following list to find out where to check-in and click here here for further information.

Getting to the Airport

Metro: Line 8 (Nuevos Ministerios-Airport T4) connects the capital with Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, taking less than 20 minutes to T4 and just 12 minutes to the other terminals. Please check prices here.


  • Airport Express Bus: 24-hour service from Atocha (between 6 am and 11.30 pm) and Cibeles, stopping at O'Donnell (intersection with Doctor Esquerdo), T1, T2 and T4.
  • Line 101 from Canillejas (T1, T2, T3).
  • Line 200 from Avda. de América (T1, T2, T4).  
  • Interurban Line 822 San Fernando-Airport (T1, T2, T3).
  • Interurban Line 824 Alcalá de Henares-Aeropuerto (T1, T2, T3).
  • Interurban Line 827 Tres Cantos-Metro de Canillejas (T4).
  • Interurban Line 828 Universidad Autónoma - Recintos Feriales (T4).
  • Shuttle Bus: Free service linking the four terminals. Running every 5 minutes from 6.30 am to 11.30 pm, every 20 minutes from 11.30 pm to 1.50 am and every 40 minutes from 1.50 am to 6.30 am.  

Taxi: You must go to the official taxi ranks to pick up a taxi. No attention should be paid to unofficial taxi drivers offering their services from within the terminals. There is a flat rate of 30 € for services between the airport and the city centre (within the M 30 ring road).

Cercanías (local train): The suburban train network runs between Príncipe Pío station and Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport Terminal 4, on the new C-1 line. Trains depart every half hour and you can check ticket prices here. AVE ticket holders can travel from the train station to the airport free of charge.

Car: Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport is linked by road to the main Madrid access routes and ring road. The airport can be reached by various routes:

  • From the M-40: Exit 8. M12 Toll Road through the tunnel (T4) Exit 9A. Via M14 (T1, T2, T3) and M13 (T4)
  • From the A-2: Exit 12. Via the M14 (T1, T2, T3) and the M13 (T4). Exit 12. Via the M12 Toll Road (T4)
  • From the M-11: Exit 7. Via the M12 Toll Road (T4). Exit 9. Via the M13 (T4) End of M-11. Via the M14 (T1, T2 and T3) and the M13 (T4).
  • From the R-2 Madrid-Guadalajara: Exit 3. Via the M12 (T4).
  • From the A-1 Burgos: Exit 17. Via the M12 and the M-13 (T1, T2, T3, T4) Exit 17. Via the M12 Toll Road via Exit 7 (T4).

Car Parks: Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport has over 10,000 parking spaces. There are seven public car parks: P1, P2 and P4 (located at terminal buildings T1, T2/T3 and T4), have 2,392, 4,437 and 7,795 spaces respectively; the Express car park for short stays has 39 spaces; the VIP car park for T1, T2 and T3, the VIP car park for T4 (reservations for VIP spaces should be made by phone on 902 102 020) and there is also a long stay car park with 1,655 spaces.

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