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Madrid airport, how to get there. Connections from or to the center

Madrid Airport

The airport Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas, inaugurated in the 1931, is managed by AENA (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea). It is located just 12 km from the city center and is the main airport in Spain. Furthermore, from here, the largest number of flights to Latin America depart.

Barajas is the world’s largest airport for terminal space, with a million square meters! This makes the idea of ​​why we can consider a real huge shopping center; duty-free, restaurants, tapas bars, wine bars and lots of shops, boutiques and shopping areas. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.

Madrid Airport

Below is the list of the direct connections* with Barajas Madrid Airport:

ALBANIA: Tirana.
ALGERIA: Algiers.
ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Cordoba.
AUSTRIA: Vienna.
AZORES: Ponta Delgada.
BELGIUM: Brussels, Charleroi.
BOLIVIA: Cochabamba, Santa Cruz de la Sierra–Viru Viru
BRAZIL: Fortaleza, Recife, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo–Guarulhos.
CANADA: Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson.
CHILE: Santiago de Chile.
CHINA: Beijing–Capital, Shanghai–Pudong.
COLOMBIA: Bogotá, Medellín–JMC.
CROATIA: Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb.
CUBA: Havana, Santiago de Cuba.
CZECH REP.: Prague.
DENMARK: Billund, Copenhagen
DOMINICAN REP.: Punta Cana, Santo Domingo–Las Americas.
EGYPT: Cairo.
EL SALVADOR: San Salvador
ENGLAND: Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow, London–Stansted, Manchester.
ECUADOR: Guayaquil, Quito.
FINLAND: Helsinki.
FRANCE: Bastia, Beauvais, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nantes, Nice, Paris–CDG, Paris–Orly, Strasbourg, Toulouse.
GUATEMALA: Guatemala City.
GERMANY: Berlin, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich.
GREECE: Athens, Corfu, Heraklion, Mykonos, Santorini.
HONDURAS: San Pedro Sula.
HONG KONG: Hong Kong.
HUNGARY: Budapest.
ICELAND: Reykjavik–Keflavík.
IRAN: Tehran–Imam Khomeini.
IRELAND: Dublin.
ISRAEL: Tel Aviv.
ITALY: Alghero, Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Catania, Florence, Genoa, Milan–Linate, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Olbia, Pisa,Rome–Fiumicino, Turin, Venice, Verona.

JORDAIN: Amman–Queen Alia.
KOREA: Seoul–Incheon.
LEBANON: Beirut.
LUXEMBOURG: Luxembourg.
MALTA: Malta.
MAURITIUS: Mauritius.
MEXICO: Cancún, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey.
MOROCCO: Agadir, Casablanca, Fez, Marrakesh, Rabat, Tangier.
NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam, Eindhoven.
NORWAY: Bergen, Oslo.
PANAMA: Panama City–Tocumen
PARAGUAY: Asunción.
PERU: Lima.
POLAND: Kraków, Warsaw–Chopin.
PORTUGAL: Faro, Funchal, Lisbon, Porto.
QATAR: Doha.
ROMANIA: Bucharest, Bacău, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Iași, Sibiu, Timișoara.
RUSSIA: Moscow–Domodedovo, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Saint Petersburg.
SCOTLAND: Edinburgh.
SAUDI ARABIA: Jeddah, Riyadh
SENEGAL: Dakar–Diass.
SERBIA: Belgrade.
SLOVENIA: Ljubljana.
SPAIN: A Coruña, Alicante, Almería, Andorra/La Seu d’Urgell, Asturias, Badajoz, Barcelona, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Granada, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Lanzarote, Málaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Pamplona, Santiago de Compostela, San Sebastián, Santander, Seville, Tenerife–North, Tenerife–South, Valencia, Vigo.
SWEDEN: Stockholm–Arlanda.
SWITZERLAND: Basel, Geneva, Zürich.
TURKEY: Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen.
URUGUAY: Montevideo.
UAE: Abu Dhabi, Dubai–International.
UKRAINE: Kyiv–Boryspil, Kyiv–Zhuliany, Lviv.
USA: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago–O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York–JFK, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington–Dulles.


Barajas Madrid Airport Terminal
There are numerous public transport that allow you to quickly reach the city center. We also point out that all terminals are well connected to each other through a free shuttle bus service.


The line 8 of the Metro connects all the Terminals of the Madrid Barajas Airport with the city center, station of New Ministries. From the T1, T2, T3 terminals follow the directions for the 1 plan; from the T4, plan -1. The ticket must be purchased before embarking on the journey and must be validated by the appropriate obliterators. You purchase the single-fare ticket for zone A from 1,50€ and the airport surcharge of 3,00€; the latter can also be purchased alone, in case you already have a metro ticket.

From the 4 Terminal, -1 plane, the line C1 railway della Renfe, connects the airport with the terminus Principe Pio. Trains make stops at the main stations, including Atocha. The line is active every day from the airport by 06:02 to 23:32; from Prince Pio, from 05:28 to 22:28. The frequency is always 30 minutes.


The City Buses represent a valid alternative to reach the center. In addition to being cheaper; you just need a simple ticket ZONE A from 1,50€. Buses are efficient and quite frequent. The bus 101 connect the T1, T2 and T3 terminals with Canillejas Transport Hub from which the Metro is connected. The bus 200, instead they connect all 4 Terminal with Avenida de America. The line Exprés 203 (also, AirPort Express) connects the T1, T2, T3 and T4 terminals with the Atocha station, and it is active every day 24 hours on 24. The single-journey ticket costs €5.00 and can be purchased on board with a card and also in cash (banknotes not exceeding €20).

*The list is subject to change. All updated connections, timetables and prices can be found on the official website.
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