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Madrid-Barajas Airport is an international airport of the largest city in Spain. It is situated approximately 13 km from the centre of the city. Madrid Airport had a passenger volume of over 57.9 million in 2018. Madrid-Barajas Airport is the hub for Air Europa and Iberia. It is also the base for Air Europa and Iberia.


Av de la Hispanidad, s/n, 28042 Madrid, Spain

Arrivals (flight irregularity)

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Departures (flight irregularity)

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Minimum Connection Time in Madrid-Barajas Airport

The Minimum Connection Time (MCT) required in a specific airport is important to know if the route has a connecting flight. It's always better to check it before booking a ticket. The MCT is also a deciding factor when a traveller makes a claim for compensation for a missed connection. Below you can find the minimum time needed for connecting flights in Madrid-Barajas Airport.

  • Between domestic flights: 20 min.
  • Between domestic and international flights: 60 min.
  • Between international flights: 60 min.

Madrid Airport terminals

Airport terminals are the sectors - sometimes separate buildings - that allow air travellers to move between the areas for boarding and disembarking from the plane and transport on the ground. It's essential to check from which terminal you are departing from or travelling through because you might need some extra time to get to the necessary one, especially in larger airports. In Madrid-Barajas Airport there are 5 Terminals.

Terminal T1 – Aeroflot, easyJet, Ryanair, United Airlines and others

Terminal T2 – Air France, Alitalia, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and others

Terminal T3 – Air Europa, Delta, Western Air and others

Terminal T4 – American Airlines, Czech Airlines, Emirates, Iberia, Qatar Airways and others

Terminal T4S – American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and others

Getting from Madrid Airport to city centre

It may be difficult to find the best way to get to the city centre when travelling to a destination for the very first time. Public transportation is not always operating straight from the airport and taxis might be expensive. We suggest checking all the alternatives ahead of the flight so you are aware of what your options are and can plan your trip respectively.

For updated information and connections of public transport go here.

Madrid Airport train

  • Line C1
    Direction: Príncipe Pío
    Travel time (approx.): 20 min. to the city centre
    Operating hours: 06:02 AM - 11:31 PM, daily

Madrid Airport bus

  • Line 101
    Direction: Canillejas Transport Hub
    Travel time (approx.): 26 min. to final destination
    Operating hours: Mon-Fri: 06:00 AM - 11:25 PM, Sat-Sun: 07:00 AM - 11:25 PM
  • Line 203
    Direction: Atocha railway station
    Travel time (approx.): 40 min. to the final destination
    Operating hours: 24 hrs., daily
  • Line 200
    Direction: Avenida de América
  • Line 827
    Direction: Tres Cantos

Madrid Airport metro

  • Line 8
    Travel time (approx.): 15 min. to city centre
    Ticket price: adult single ticket starts from 5 EUR

Madrid Airport taxi

  • Pick up point: outside the terminals
    Travel time (approx.): 25 min. to city centre
    Approximate price: 30 EUR

Where to have a rest in Madrid-Barajas Airport

Sometimes air passengers experience prolonged waiting times between flights, such as overnight layovers. When this happens, it is good for passengers to be familiar with where they can relax and spend their time between flights.

Madrid Airport lounges

Lounges are places in the airport which provide passengers with services such as food, drinks, relaxation spaces, free WIFI and showers, so that passengers can wait in comfort.

  • Cibeles Lounge
    Location: Terminal 1, Level 2
    Opening hours: 24 hrs., daily
    Price: 36.05 EUR
  • Puerta de Alcala Lounge
    Location: Terminal 2, Level 2
    Opening hours: 05:00 AM - 11:00 PM, daily
    Price: 34.90 EUR
  • Puerta del Sol Lounge
    Location: Terminal 3, Boarding area
    Opening hours: 05:00 AM - 11:00 PM, daily
    Price: 34.90 EUR
  • Plaza Mayor Lounge
    Location: Terminal 4, Level 1
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
    Price: 34.90 EUR
  • Sala VIP Neptuno Lounge
    Location: Terminal 4S, Level 2
    Opening hours: 24 hrs., daily
    Price: 36.05 EUR

Hotels near Madrid Airport

When your flight departs the next day or the lounges are not so relaxing, you can opt for staying in a nearby hotel. Whereas some hotels are within in the airport building, with others, passengers may need to leave the airport to find the closest hotel. In the event you decide to stay overnight in a hotel between flights, we have chosen some comfortable options for you.

  • ibis Madrid Aeropuerto Barajas Hotel
    Price: from 75 EUR per night
    Address: Av. General, 49, 28042 Madrid, Spain
    Contact: +34 913 010 999
    Website: click
  • Barajas Plaza Hotel
    Price: from 54 EUR per night
    Address: C/ Camarillas, 5-7, 28042 Madrid, Spain
    Contact: +34 913 010 081
    Website: click
  • Air Rooms Madrid Airport By Premium Traveller Hotel
    Price: from 158 EUR per night
    Address: Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, Iberia - Terminal 4, 28042 Iberia, Madrid, Spain
    Contact: +34 933 758 600
    Website: click

Madrid Airport cafes & restaurants

Feeling hungry or thirsty while travelling is the last thing you need. Whether you require a simple breakfast before an early flight, a leisurely lunch during an extensive layover, or to just grab something to eat while on board, we have several possibilities for you to ensure you don’t become hungry during your journey.

Go here to find a full list of dining places in Madrid Airport.

  • PAUL
    Description: French bakery
    Location: several locations in Terminals 4 and 3
  • Starbucks
    Description: coffee, drinks, desserts, sandwiches, snacks
    Location: Terminals 1, 4, and 4S
  • Espression Lavazza
    Description: coffee, snacks, desserts, cold and hot drinks
    Location: Terminals 1, 2, and 4
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • Burger King
    Description: fast food restaurant
    Location: Terminals 1, 2, and 4S
  • McDonald´s
    Description: fast food restaurant
    Location: Terminals 4, Levels 1 and
  • Barril express Airport
    Description: Spanish food
    Location: Terminal T4S, Departures, Level 1, Boarding area S
    Opening hours: 24 hrs., daily

Madrid Airport shops

If you leave your souvenir shopping to the last possible minute, or you just have time to pass before the flight, it's worthwhile visiting the airport shops. Our guide below can help you to discover the best shopping places for your needs.

Go here to find a complete description of shops.

  • Madrid
    Description: Duty Free
    Location: several locations in each terminal
  • WHSmith
    Description: newspapers, magazines, books, drinks, snacks, and sweets
    Location: Terminals 4 and 4S
  • Samsonite
    Description: luggage and travel accessories
    Location: Terminal T4, Departures, Level 1, Boarding area J
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • El Market España
    Description: souvenirs
    Location: Terminals 1 and 3
    Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM, Sun: 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Tous
    Description: Spanish jewellery, accessories, and fashion
    Location: Terminal T3, Departures, Level 1, Boarding area E
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM, daily

Madrid Airport car rental

Some parts of the world are worth travelling through by car, or it may be necessary for your journey to drive. This list of car rental companies will help you to pick the right car rental company for your journey.

  • Enterprise
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM, daily
    Contact: +34 912 750 995
  • Avis
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 02:00 AM, daily
    Contact: +34 902 200 162
  • Europcar
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 24 hrs., daily
    Contact: +34 911 505 000
  • Sixt
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 01:00 AM, daily
    Contact: +34 871 180 192
  • National
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM, daily
    Contact: +34 912 750 995

Other services in Madrid International Airport

Below are some other useful amenities in the airport that you may need to visit during your time in the airport.

  • Lost & Found
    Location: Terminals 1 and 4, Arrivals, Level 0
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
    Contact: T1: +34 913 936 119, T4: +34 917 466 439, email:
  • Farmacia (Pharmacy)
    Location: Terminals 1, 2 and 4
    Contact: +34 913 338 357
  • Tourist Information
    Location: Terminals 2 and 4, Level 0
    Contact: +34 915 787 810
  • Children's play areas
    Location: several locations in every Terminal

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