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 on 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 5-20 minutes (the entire trip takes 10-15 min.) In addition, a courtesy shuttle connects Terminal 1 with Terminal 4 Satellite by request (exclusive for passengers with a 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, M and S (Iberia national and international flights, other international companies, as well as some low-cost and several companies with intercontinental flights)

Annual passenger traffic: 24.1 million passengers went through it in 2021.

Tel: +34 913 211 000. 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, available from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (Tel +34 915 787 810 / 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 4)

Direct access to Terminal 4: modules A, B, E and F. Closed building with free space indicator.
Official parking. The closest to the terminal.

Parking P1 (Terminal 1)

2 min. walk from Terminal 1. Outdoor parking with covered spaces. Gauge 2.10 m.
Official parking. The closest to the terminal.

Parking P2 (terminals 2 and 3)

2 min. from Terminal 2. Closed building with covered spaces. Gauge 2.10 m.
Official parking. The closest to the terminal.

Long-stay parking (Terminal 4)

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

Long-stay parking (terminals 1, 2 and 3)

3 min. away via a direct shuttle from Terminal 1 and 5 min. away from terminals 2 and 3. 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 4: modules C and D.
Closed building with free space indicator.
Official parking. The closest to the terminal.

Express parking (Terminal 1)

Immediate access to the Arrivals area of ​​Terminal 1.
Recommended for dropping off or picking up passengers.
Ideal for short stays.

Arrivals express parking (Terminal 2)

Immediate access to the Arrivals area of ​​Terminal 2.
Recommended for dropping off or picking up passengers.
Ideal for short stays.

Departures express parking (Terminal 2)

Immediate access to the Departures area and check-in counters of Terminal 2.
Reduced amount if the stay is less than 15 minutes.
Recommended for dropping off or picking up passengers.
Ideal for short stays.

VIP parking (Terminal 4)

24-hour chauffeur service to pick up and drop off the vehicle on foot from the terminal.
Book at least 3 hours in advance.
Ask for additional services.
Tel +34 913 211 000.

VIP parking (Terminal 1)

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 2)

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.
Ask for additional services.
Tel +34 913 211 000.

Low-cost parking (terminals 1, 2 and 3)

Free transit bus service 270 m away from the car park. Bus connection with 3 min. to T1 and 5 min. to 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 VIP parking.
Terminal 4: in front of modules A and B of P4.

Bicycle parking
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 4: in the Arrivals road.

Shuttles for the long-distance and low-cost car parks

Each of the following parking areas are connected to the terminals through shuttles:

  • Low-cost parking - T4
  • Long-stay parking - T1, T2 and T3
  • Long-stay parking - T4

The bus that connects all 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 them 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 escorts for children between 5 and 12 years travelling alone, from the check-in process until their arrival at their destination.

 
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Latest updates: October 07, 2022