Overnight layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area
Spending the night at the airportSpending the night at Madrid airport is not that traumatic, as several services are available 24 hours a day. While there are hotels nearby, not all passengers are willing to pay for one night when their flight leaves after midnight or early in the morning. While there are Air Rooms inside the airport, which are suites with a common living room to rest for some hours, these are payable. If you are tight on money, you better find another alternative. The most important thing is that the airport is open 24 hours a day.
Where to rest?Terminal 1 is not very comfortable nor does it have many seats, except for some coffee shops, while terminals 2, 3 and 4 have more space and benches, but not very comfortable. Some of these (especially in the boarding areas) do not have armrests and are ideal for resting on two or three of them. If you find two or three together and unoccupied, do not hesitate and grab them. By gate 17 of Terminal 4S, you can find a few reclinable chairs.
Take into account that none of the terminals has areas with too much privacy and the lights usually stay on, so you best have an eye mask. If you have to sleep on the floor, have a blanket, since the place is usually cold at night. The children's playgrounds provide spaces with a bit more comfort. Another option (by paying around €30.00) is to use one of the VIP rooms. Some of them are even available 24 hours a day.
Is there a 24-hour left luggage service?In terminals 1, 2 and 4, there are luggage storage offices, but they close at night. The Terminal 4 office is in the Arrivals Hall, in Terminal 2 it is on floor 1, and in Terminal 1 it is opposite baggage room 2.
24-hour eating and drinking optionsThere are options open 24 hours a day in terminals 1, 2 and 4. There are also vending machines with drinks, sandwiches and snacks in all terminals.
Is there any place at Barajas Airport to take a shower?Showers are available only inside the VIP areas and the Air Rooms.
Is there free Wi-fi internet access?Madrid airport has a free and unlimited service and several access points in different areas of the terminals. There are also plugs for electric devices and workstations.
Other services available around the clockATMs, currency exchange bureaus, gas stations, children's play areas.
On floor -1 of Terminal 4, the Air Rooms accommodation service has 21 rooms (with private bathroom and shower) in different modalities: overnight stay, day use (6 hours maximum) or shower on arrival (1 hour maximum).
Complimentary minibar and coffee drinks, hairdryer, toiletries, towel, air conditioning, flat-screen TV with international channels, telephone, wake-up service, safe and desk, Wi-Fi, breakfast, free newspapers and magazines at reception, free internet connection service at reception, reprography service, 24-hour reception.
In addition, the following services are available: Meet & Assist and Fast Track, luggage transport, ESTA visa (US travel), concierge, tax-free, business corner (telephone, fax, photocopies, etc.), transfer, dry cleaning, personal shopper.
In turn, near the airport there are several hotels. Here you have a list and you can locate them on the following map:
Hostal Viky (0.9 km/0.6 miles)
Hotel Barajas Plaza (1.1 km/0.7 miles)
Hotel Don Luis (1.2 km/0.7 miles)
Hostal Emilio Barajas (1.3 km/0.8 miles)
Hotel Villa de Barajas (1.4 km/0.9 miles)