Madrid Adolfo Suarez-Barajas

Madrid, Spain

About The Airport

Madrid-Barajas is Spain's largest and busiest airport, and one of the biggest in Europe. It has 4 passenger terminals, the newest of which (T4) was designed by architects Richard Rogers and Antonio Lamela, and won the 2006 Sterling Prize.


Free unlimited Wi-Fi is available all around the airport. To use it, you need to register via email or social media.

Getting to and from the airport

Barajas Airport is 13km from Madrid city center.

Taxi - taxis pick up from outside the Arrivals area of all terminals. Travelers are advised to only use official taxis, which are white with a red stripe.

Bus - local and long-distance buses run from the airport to central Madrid, nearby towns and other parts of Spain.

Train - running from a station at T4, the Renfe Cercanias rail service connects the airport with locations across Madrid. There's also a metro link to the city, with one station for T1, T2 and T3 and another one for T4.

Hotel shuttle - there are free airport shuttles to many nearby hotels, including the Ibis Madrid Aeropuerto Barajas, TRYP Madrid Alameda Aeropuerto Hotel and Meliá Barajas.

Car rental - car rental counters are in T1 (Floor 0) and T4 (Floor -1).

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The airport has 7 parking lots; there's short-term parking at T2, and VIP parking at each terminal. The long-term parking lots are served by free shuttle buses to the terminal buildings - the journey generally takes around 5 minutes.

Transit and in-airport hotels

A free 24-hour bus service connects terminals T1, T2, T3 and T4. There's also an Automatic People Mover which connects T4 with its satellite T4S. The journey takes just 3 minutes.

Air Rooms guest rooms are in T4 on Floor 1, before Security. They can be rented for a shower, day use or overnight.

Healthy Travel Tip

With its use of plentiful natural light, T4 provides a relaxing space for tired passengers. It makes use of natural materials too: take a look at the unusual bamboo ceiling supported by yellow pylons.

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