Airport Guide to Madrid Barajas (MAD)

Airport Name
Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport

Airport Location
The airport is located eight miles northeast of Madrid.



+34 913 21 10 00

Airport Overview

On average, 49 million travelers a year make their way through Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD), Spain’s main gateway. Conveniently close to the city center, it is easily accessible by rail or road.

Flights to Madrid Barajas Airport come in from major hubs around the world. Acting as the main bridge between Europe and Latin America, Madrid Barajas Airport places emphasis on speed, efficiency and traveler comfort, and uses the latest technology to facilitate a smoother, more enjoyable journey.

A big part of the running of Barajas Airport is the careful monitoring of the facility’s environmental impact. The airport is run in accordance with Aena Aeropuertos’ environmental quality policy so that its activity stays within regulations. Employees, companies and users all regularly participate in awareness campaigns that examine the facilities and their impact on the airport’s natural surroundings. A ground-breaking and forward-thinking facility, Barajas Airport is as efficient as it is eco-friendly.

Terminal Transfer

Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are adjacent to each other while Terminal 4 is split into two parts – the main body of the building is approximately 3 miles from the other terminals and T4S, its satellite building, is located between the runways. A free bus transports passengers between terminals at five-minute intervals during the day and every 40 minutes at night. There’s also a dedicated train service between T4S and T1 (for travelers with a boarding card).

Information Desks

Look out for the “skycaps” (in green jackets) throughout the terminals – they provide travelers with assistance. Otherwise you can make use of the virtual flight attendants that are on display in the airport. There are also tourist information desks in the arrivals halls of Terminals 1, 2 and 4.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: ATM machines, 24-hour banks, currency exchange and every other financial service passengers could need.

Luggage: Baggage wrapping at all terminals. There are lost-luggage offices in Terminals 1 and 4, and left-luggage facilities in Terminals 1, 2 and 4 with three different locker sizes. There are free baggage carts available throughout the airport.

Conference and business: There are seven lounge facilities for traveling professionals to choose from. Fax, photocopying, Wi-Fi and catering are all available. There is also a general business center in Terminal 4 (open from 8am to 8pm). Terminal 2 also has three dedicated conference facilities at the Autogiro, Goya and Manzanares conference rooms.

Other facilities: There’s a children’s playground in Terminal 2 and a chapel in Terminal 1.

Wi-Fi: There are Internet kiosks throughout the airport. Wi-Fi is provided by Kubi Wireless, available in the catering areas in T1, T2 and T3 and all of the T4 and T4S and the VIP lounges. It’ll cost you about €10 per hour.

Shopping: Barajas Airport has a world-class shopping area. Save a few euros for your return journey and head for the massive duty-free section before you leave Spain.

Food and drink: Madrid Barajas Airport is home to major international eateries such as MacDonald’s and Subway. There are also a number of fantastic restaurants and bars to relax in before boarding your flight.

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