Transfer to/from Madrid Barajas airport (MAD) 10.00

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Madrid Barajas airport (MAD)


Madrid Barajas airport (MAD)

Bus - Several lines from EMT (Tel +34 902 507 850) connect the airport with downtown Madrid. Line 203 is an express service to Atocha-Renfe Station, with a journey time of 40 minutes and a fare of €5.00. It operates around the clock every 15-20 min. during the day and every 35 min. at night. The Atocha-Renfe stop is not operative between 11:30 pm and 6:00 am, therefore Plaza de la Cibeles is the route header during that time.
Route 101 links terminals 1, 2 and 3 with the Canillejas intermodal area, where you can make connections with several bus and metro services. The ticket has a cost of €1.50 and buses leave every 13-16 min. from 6:00 am to 11:25 pm (from 7:30 am on Sundays and holidays).
Bus 200 runs to Avenida de América Station. It operates from 5:10 am to 11:30 pm, with a frequency of 12-15 min., and the fare is €1.50.
In addition, there are different intercity and long-distance services.

Metro - Line 8 from Metro de Madrid (Tel +34 902 444 403) links all terminals with Nuevos Ministerios Station, in the city centre, with a travel time of 12-15 minutes and a fare of €4.50 + €3.00 of supplement. A combined ticket costs €6.00. It operates from 6:05 am to 2:00 am. Other stations include Feria de Madrid, Mar de Cristal, Pinar del Rey and Colombia.

Train - Renfe Cercanías (Tel +34 902 320 320) operates line C-1 from the underground floor of Terminal 4 to Madrid city centre, with stops at Chamartín (11 minutes), Nuevos Ministerios (18 min.), Atocha (25 min.), Méndez Álvaro (29 min.) and Príncipe Pío (38 min.) It leaves every 30 min. between 5:44 am and 11:07 pm and tickets have a cost of €2.60 (round trip: €5.20).

Taxi - All terminals have ranks outside the Arrivals Hall. Official cabs are white with red stripes. The trip to the city centre has a fixed fare of €30.00 and takes 20-30 minutes. More information: Tel +34 914 804 613 / 619 / 623.

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Intercity buses (CTM - Tel 012)

827 - Links Terminal 4 with the cities of Tres Cantos, Alcobendas and San Sebastián de los Reyes, Universidad Autónoma and Madrid/Metro Canillejas. It operates from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm (from 6:45 am on the weekends).
828 - Mondays through Fridays, from Terminal 4 to Alcobendas, Universidad Autónoma and Madrid/Metro Canillejas, between 7:11 am and 7:17 pm.
822 - Connects Terminal 1 with Coslada and San Fernando de Henares from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm.
824 - Leaves from Terminal 1 headed for Alcalá de Henares from 6:40 am to 10:00 pm (from 8:30 am to 9:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays).

Long-distance buses

ALSA (Tel +34 902 422 242) - Services from Terminal 4 to the cities of Zaragoza, Barcelona, Valladolid, León, Murcia, Alicante, Gijón, Oviedo, Lugo, Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Burgos, Vitoria, San Sebastián, Santander, Bilbao, Logroño, Pamplona, among others.
Avanzabus (Tel +34 912 722 832) - The company provides transportation from terminals 1 and 4 to Ávila, Castellón, Salamanca, Valencia and Zamora.
Socibus (Tel +34 902 229 292) - Connects Terminal 1 with important destinations in Andalusia, such as Ayamonte, Cordova, Cádiz, Jerez and Seville.

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Latest updates: May 10, 2019

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.