Madrid Airport

The Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport or simply called Barajas Airport is the primary international port of Spain, serving its capital, Madrid. It is the largest and busiest airport in the country, with over 49 million travellers every year. It is Europe's sixth busiest airport opened in 1928, and is found just some 8.1 miles away from Puerta del Sol, Madrid's historic centre. The name of the airport takes it from the adjacent Barajas district, and the great leader Adolfo Suarez, the first Prime Minister of Spain. The airport is the main hub for Air Europa and Iberia, and is the focus city of Iberia Express, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Pullmantur Air, Ryan Air, and Vueling. The Barajas Airport is operated by Aena Aeropuertos.

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The airport has four main terminals namely Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4, and a satellite terminal, Terminal 4S. Terminals 1, 2, and, 3 are adjacent to each other, and is home to SkyTeam and Star Alliance member airlines, as well as Air Europa. Meanwhile, Terminal 4 houses Iberia, its franchise Air Nostrum, and all Oneworld partner Airlines. By size, Terminal 4 is the biggest terminal in the Barajas Airport, and is one of the largest terminals in the world. It consists of a 470,000-square mile building, plus a satellite building of 290, 000 square miles that is approximately 2.5km apart. Terminal 4 is also the newest, inaugurated in the early 2000s.

Services and Facilities

The Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport offers different services and facilities for passengers to utilise. It is a haven for shopping, as there is a fantastic selection of shops scattered on all four terminals, including high class and local retailers. The airport also has an extensive selection of restaurants and 'to-go' food stalls. Aside from this, business facilities such as wireless connectivity and a multi-purpose business centre for use in Terminal 4, while Terminal 2 also has meeting and conference rooms available. Lounges are also available, although the use of these lounges is sometimes specific to some. Terminal 1 Cibeles lounge is reserved for non-Schengen flights. Terminal 2 Tauromaquia lonunge is reserved for both domestic and Schengen flights. A separate SpanAir VIP lounge can also be found in Terminal 2. Terminal 3 Puerta del Sol lounge is also reserved for both domestic and Schengen flights, while Terminal 4's La Revoltosa is reserved for Schengen flights only. Terminal 4S's Amnios lounge is reserved for non-Schengen flights. Along with these facilities, the airport also boasts of a superb traveller and inflight assistance, with its 20 information counters and touchscreen kiosks providing information needed. Tourist information counters can also be found on all terminals. The airport also assists those passengers with reduced mobility, and wheelchairs may be requested upon arrival.

Other services include ATM machines, currency exchange, a post office, a dedicated smoking area, a chapel with services throughout the week, and playgrounds and nurseries for children. 

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 Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport

Driving hide 

Terminals 1, 2, and 3 can be accessed through the M-40, M-11, or A-2 towards Madrid and Zaragoza, or through the A-1 towards Madrid and Burgos. If going to Terminal 4, use the southbound lane of the M-40 ring road, or through the M-11 and A-2 towards Madrid and Zaragoza. Follow the signs to the airport and make sure to check if it is going to the right terminal. 

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The Madrid Metro Line connects the airport to the city centre station of Nuevos Ministerios. The Barajas Line 8 also provides a fast route from the underground stations at Terminal 2 (which also gives access to Terminals 1 and 3) and Terminal 4 into the heart of Marid. The airport also has links to stations on the Spanish railway network. The new Caracanias Line (C-1) connects Terminal 4 with Chamartin Station and Atocha AVE high-speed train stations.  

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A 24-hour bus service is available between all terminals of the airport to the Puerta de Atocha railway station. There are also city and inter-city buses running to the Avenida de America bus terminal to various points in Madrid. Stops are located at Terminal 4 (served by lines 204, 827, 828, and long distance buses), and Terminals 1, 2, 3 (Served by lines 101, 200, 822, and 824). The airport also provides a free bus service between terminals. 

Taxi hide 

Metered taxis are available on all terminals.  

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 Airport Contact Details

Madrid Airport

Centro de Carga Aérea,
Edificio de Servicios Generales,
Oficina 701,
E-28042 Madrid SPAIN

Tel:902 404 704


 Location Details

Longitude:3° 33' 47'' W
Latitude:40° 28' 19'' N
ICAO code:

 Airport Location

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