Madrid Barajas airport (MAD)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.

 
 

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Madrid Barajas airport (MAD)

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, opened on April 22, 1931, is the most important in Spain and one of the largest and busiest in the continent. It operates with domestic and international flights to destinations around the world.

Official Website: aena.es - Facebook - Twitter

Number of Terminals - 4 - Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4, open 24 hours a day and connected to each other through a courtesy shuttle bus every 20 minutes (the entire trip takes 10-15 min.) In addition, the automatic subway train (APM) , guided without a driver, connects T4 with T4 Satellite. Exclusive for passengers with boarding pass. The journey takes 3 to 4 minutes.

T1 - Gates A, B, C (for international destinations, many of them intercontinental and several low-cost), T2 - Gates C and D (for domestic destinations and most European countries), T3 - Gates E and F, T4 - Gates H, J, K (national and international flights of Iberia, other international companies, as well as some low-cost and several companies with intercontinental flights). 

Annual passenger traffic: 17.1 million passengers went through it in 2020.

Tel: +34 913 211 000. E-mail: clientesmad@aena.es. There are numerous information counters throughout terminals 1, 2 and 4 and touch screens in Terminal 4. Volunteers in green uniforms provide aid and assistance for travellers. Tourist offices on the ground floor of terminals 1, 2 and 4 (Tel +34 902 100 007).

 Location

The airport is located 12 km (7.5 miles) northeast from Madrid city centre.

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Parking services at Madrid Barajas airport (MAD)

Parking P4 (terminal T4)

Direct access to Terminal T4: modules A, B, E and F. Closed building with free space indicator.
Official parking. The closest to the Terminal.

Parking P1 (terminal T1)

2 min. walk from Terminal T1. Outdoor parking with covered spaces. Gauge 2.10 m.
Official parking. The closest to the Terminal.

Parking P2 (terminals T2 and T3)

2 min. walk from Terminal T2. Closed building with covered squares. Gauge 2.10 m.
Official parking. The closest to the Terminal.

Long-stay parking (terminal T4)

4 min. with direct shuttle from T4. Frequencies every 15 min. Outdoor parking with covered spaces.
Official parking. Ideal for holidays or long-term trips.

Long-stay parking (terminals T1, T2 and T3)

3 min. with direct shuttle from T1 and 5 min. from T2 and T3. Outdoor parking with 80% of covered spaces.
Official parking. Ideal for holidays or long-term trips.

Preferential parking T4

The fastest and most direct access to Terminal T4: Modules C and D.
Closed building with free space indicator.
Official parking. The closest to the Terminal.

Express parking (terminal T1)

Immediate access to the arrivals area of ​​Terminal T1.
Recommended for taking or picking up passengers.
Ideal for short stays.

Arrivals express parking (terminal T2)

Immediate access to the arrivals area of ​​Terminal T2.
Recommended for taking or picking up passengers.
Ideal for short stays.

Departures express parking (terminal T2)

Immediate access to the departure area and check-in counters of Terminal T2.
Reduced amount if the stay is less than 15 minutes.
Recommended for taking or picking up passengers.
Ideal for short stays.

VIP parking (terminal T4)

24-hour chauffeur service to pick up and drop off the vehicle on foot from the Terminal.
Book at least 3 hours in advance.
Consult additional services.
Information telephone: 913 937 337.

VIP parking (terminal T1)

24-hour chauffeur service to pick up and drop off the vehicle on foot from the Terminal.
Book at least 3 hours in advance.

VIP parking (terminal T2)

24-hour chauffeur service to pick up and drop off the vehicle at the foot of the Terminal.
Book at least 3 hours in advance.
Consult additional services.
Information telephone: 913 937 337.

Low cost parking (terminals T1, T2 and T3)

Free transit bus service 270 m from the car park. Bus connection 3 min. of T1 and 5 min. of T2 and T3. Outdoor parking with 70% of covered spaces.
Official parking at low cost prices.

Parking for motorcycles

Terminal 1: behind P1.
Terminal 2: next to the metro stop.
Terminal 4: in front of modules A and B of P4.

Parking for bicycles

Terminal 1: outside P1 and between the taxi and private vehicle arrivals road.
Terminal 2: in front of the express parking and next to the metro stop .
Terminal 3: next to the building's entrance doors.
Terminal 4: in the arrivals road.

Microbuses in the long-distance and low-cost sectors T4

Each of the following parking areas have connection to the terminals through Microbuses:

  • low cost parking - T4
  • long-stay parking - T1, T2 and T3
  • long-stay parking - T4

In turn, the bus that connects all the terminals also serves the low-cost parking of T1, T2 and T3

For rates and reservations check here .

 

Facilities for passengers with special needs

There are accessible counters, magnetic induction loops for the hearing-impaired, reserved parking spaces and a service for the visually-impaired that notifies about the state of their flights through messages to their mobile phones.

Remember to inform your airline about your particular needs at least 48 hours in advance. Most air companies offer escort for children between 5 and 12 years travelling alone, from the check-in process until their arrival to their destination.

 
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Latest updates: August 12, 2021