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Travelers who are looking for cheap flights to Madrid can find many tickets to the Madrid-Barajas Airport. It is located north east of the city center, and there are four terminals, numbered 1-4. It is the largest airport of Spain.

Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Information

The Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) opened Terminal 4 in 2006, which is a huge, very modern-looking terminal that is illuminated by much natural light. Amenities at MAD include shops, cafes, restaurants, travel agencies, ATMs, meeting rooms, tourist information, playgrounds, chapels, nearby hotels, meeting rooms and handicap services.

Airlines That Fly Into Madrid

The Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) is the busiest airport in Spain, and has gotten especially busy since the opening of Terminal 4 in 2006. It is also the fourth busiest airport in Europe, partially because it is a huge hub for trans-Atlantic traffic and links Spain to Latin America. This airport is a hub for Air Europa, EasyJet, Iberia, Ryanair, SpanAir and Vueling. Some other major airlines that service this airport include American, Air France, Lufthansa and Wizz Air.

Madrid Transit Information

Distance to city:
8 miles

Bus to city

  • Fare: 1 euro
  • Bus number 200 leaves from Terminal 2 and passes by Terminal 1. It takes passengers to Avenida de America, where they can access the Metro.

Train to city

  • Fare: 2 euros (1 euro if you already have a valid metro ticket)
  • Travelers can take the Line 8 from either Terminal T2 or Terminal T4 to the city center.

Taxi to city

  • Fare: 25 euros
  • Taxis line up from outside the terminals; do not accept rides from drivers inside the buildings.

Other options

Car Rental Companies at Madrid-Barajas Airport

All of the car rental offices are located in the arrivals part of Terminal 1, and in the basement of Terminal 4.