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About Airport transfer option in Madrid

MAD is approximately 19 km away from the city center. Travel time varies depending on the Madrid Airport transfer method chosen. Taking a bus without traffic jams can take around 40–50 minutes, while private transfers may be quicker.

Madrid offers various transportation options including subways, buses, and trains. Yet, car rental tends to be more expensive when compared to the daily costs of public transportation.

Going to your home, work meeting, hotel, or holiday apartment in Madrid? Ensure a seamless transfer to or from MAD by booking your transportation in advance.

Car rental at Madrid-Barajas Airport

Looking for a convenient and fast type of Madrid Airport transport? There are nine car rental companies at MAD. The offices are spread throughout the arrivals areas of T1 and T4. The airport is 12 km northeast of Madrid center. Renting a car is a great option for visitors who want to explore Madrid and its surroundings.

The car rental services offered by LIST can be found in multiple locations for convenient access.

  • In T1, the car rental offices are located on Level 0, close to the baggage claim area. After collecting your luggage, you can follow the signs for “Car Rental” to reach the car rental counters.
  • In Terminal 2, they are also located on Level 0, near the baggage claim area. You can follow the signs for “Car Rental” after collecting your luggage to find the car rental counters.
  • In Terminal 4, the offices are situated on Level -1, in the car rental area. You can follow the signs for “Car Rental” from the baggage claim area to reach the car rental counters.
  • Terminal 4S is a satellite terminal connected to T4 by a shuttle train. Some car rental companies have offices at Terminal 4S as well, mainly serving passengers traveling on non-Schengen flights. You can take the shuttle train from T4 to Terminal 4S and follow the signs for “Car Rental” upon arrival.

It's important to note that the car rental offices may have different operating hours. Also, remember to bring all the necessary documents, such as your driver's license, passport/ID card, and credit card, as well as any reservation details or confirmation numbers.

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Peugeot 108

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Seat Ibiza

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Mini Cooper

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from €18.7 per day

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Renault Captur

Renault Captur

from €19.5 per day

Madrid-Barajas Airport metro station

The subway is a popular choice, with stations located in T2 and T4. But, transferring between lines and catching Line 8 (pink) can be challenging if you have a heavy case.

The metro from the airport of Madrid is available from 6.05 a.m to 1.30 a.m. The approximate cost of the subway ride ranges from €4.5 to €6. The route from the beginning of Line 8 takes about 13–15 minutes to reach the T1-T2-T3 metro station. You need an extra 5 minutes to get to the last stop at Terminal 4.

It's worth noting that there is a station called “Barajas” between the “Aeropuerto T1 T2 T3” and “Aeropuerto T4” stations. It is in the city, not at MAD.

CREDIT : www.aeropuertomadrid-barajas.com

Madrid-Barajas Airport train station

MAD is connected to Madrid through the local train network service “Cercanías”. It is operated by RENFE. The C1 and C10 lines offer convenient transportation options for commuters. The closest train station to Madrid Barajas Airport, known as Aeropuerto T4, is located on Level -1 of terminal T4.

Trains run every 30 min. For travelers needing to access other concourses, bus service is available.

CREDIT : www.aeropuertomadrid-barajas.com

Renfe Train Stations Itinerary from City to Airport (Line C1):

CREDIT : www.aeropuertomadrid-barajas.com

The one-way ticket for Line C1 on the Renfe train from Madrid Airport to the city center is priced at €2.6 and has a validity of 2 hours from the time of issuance. You must use the round-trip ticket, priced at €5.2, within 2 hours after purchase. The return ticket remains valid until the following day.

Madrid-Barajas Airport buses

Empresa Municipal de Transportes (EMT) operates the city buses. It offers transport from Barajas Airport to Madrid, with various destinations within the city through a network of bus lines, which include:

  • 101
  • 200
  • 822
  • 824
  • 827
  • 828
  • N27 EXPRÉS
  • EXPRÉS AEROPUERTO

In Madrid, the only 24-hour airport bus is Exprés Aeropuerto 203.

The remaining bus lines operate with timetables ranging from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., with schedules varying depending on the particular bus route. These buses provide convenient transportation options from the city center or urban areas to Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Madrid Airport Express Bus

With its reliable and convenient service, Bus 203 Exprés Aeropuerto, also known as Aerobus Madrid, provides seamless Madrid Barajas Airport transportation.

Departing from Atocha Train Station, it operates 24/7, 365 days a year, ensuring passengers have access to reliable transportation at any time. During the night, it is referred to as N27 Exprés Aeropuerto. The bus offers frequent departures every 15-20 min from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and every 35 min 11:30 p.m. - 6 a.m., providing flexible travel choices for passengers.

The estimated travel time from Atocha to T1 is approximately 30 min, making it a convenient and time-efficient option for travelers.

The cost is €5, and there are multiple payment options available. You can pay directly on the bus in cash, or through the use of bank cards or mobile phones.

Bus line 200: from Avenida de America to the airport

The Airport Express shuttle connects the Avenida de America interchange to MAD. The service operates from 5:10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., leaving every 10-20 minutes.

The stops for the shuttle service, whether it's the Madrid Airport transfer to the city or vice versa, vary. For the outward journey, the stops are placed in the Departures zones of Terminals 2 and 1. However, for the return journey from the airport to Madrid, the stops are in the Arrivals zones:

  • Level 0 for T3 and T4;
  • Level 2 for T2;
  • Level 1 for T1.

Bus line 101: from Canillejas to the airport Barajas (Plaza Mayor de Barajas)

Line 101 is a bus to Madrid Airport from Canillejas, departing regularly Mon-Sat from 6 a.m. to 11:35 p.m. On Sundays and holidays, the service begins at 7 a.m., leaving every 12-30 min.

The stops for the outward trip from Canillejas to Barajas are located in the Departures zone of Terminals 1 and 2. However, for the return trip from Barajas to Canillejas, the stops are situated in the Arrivals zone of Terminals 1, 2, and 3.

The stop for T1 is located on both Levels 1 and 0, right in front of baggage claim hall 2. The stop for T2 is on Level 2 in the Departures zone. As for T3, the stop is on Level 0 in the Arrivals zone, but only for the outward journey from Canillejas to Barajas.

Line 822: Madrid Airport - Coslada - San Fernando de Henares

Line 822 is a bus service that operates from MAD T1 to Coslada and San Fernando de Henares. Barajas Airport bus runs from Monday to Sunday, all year round, with departure times between 6:30 a.m. to 11:15 p.m.

The trip takes around 45 minutes from the origin to the end of the trip, and the bus stops at Terminal Level 1 in the Departures area.

Line 824: Madrid Airport

Line 824 is a bus route that connects MAD to Alcalá de Henares, passing through Torrejón de Ardoz. It operates from Monday to Friday, with departure times between 6:40 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The bus makes stops at T2 Level 0 in the Arrival zone and T1 Level 1 in the Departures zone.

Line 827 Madrid

Bus line 827 connects Madrid (Canillejas Intermodal Area - Canillejas Metro) to Tres Cantos, passing through MAD T4, Alcobendas, and the Autonomous University. Stops include T4 Level 0 in the Arrivals zone.

Line 828 Madrid (Canillejas) - Feria de Madrid - Aeropuerto T4 - Alcobendas - Universidad Autónoma

The intercity airport bus connects Madrid to Universidad Autónoma, passing through Feria de Madrid fairgrounds, MAD Terminal 4, and Alcobendas. Stops include T4 Level 0 in the Arrivals zone.

Long distance buses to / from Madrid-Barajas Airport

Interprovincial and international bus services depart from the modern bus terminal at MAD. Ticket sales are handled by Movelia in partnership with Avanzabus and Alsa.

Flixbus provides convenient connections from Madrid to various cities in Portugal, such as Lisbon, Porto, and Sintra, as well as destinations in France, including Bordeaux, Poitiers, and Paris. Departures for Flixbus services are from the Bus Terminal, which is located adjacent to module F of P4 at Terminal 4.

Avanzabus also operates direct routes from Madrid to various destinations, offering convenient and reliable transportation options for travelers.

  • Madrid-Ávila
  • Madrid-Salamanca
  • Madrid-Valencia
  • Madrid-Zamora
  • Madrid-Castellón

Departures are from T1's bus parking area or the Bus Terminal at T4.

Alsa offers routes from Madrid to the following towns:

  • Zaragoza
  • Barcelona
  • Valladolid
  • León
  • Murcia
  • Alicante
  • Gijón
  • Oviedo
  • Lugo
  • Coruña
  • Santiago de Compostela
  • Burgos
  • Vitoria, etc.

Taxi at Barajas-Madrid Airport

Planning to take a taxi from Madrid Airport to the city center? Each of the terminals at MAD has designated taxi ranks located outside the arrivals area. Official taxis can be identified by their white color with a red stripe and the coat-of-arms of Madrid City Council on the doors.

It is important to use the designated taxi ranks and avoid individuals offering taxi services inside the terminals. When taking a taxi, ensure that the meter is started at the beginning of the journey, charging the minimum fare. If needed, request a receipt for any potential complaints.

There are several public Madrid Airport taxi ranks that are distributed across all terminals. These can be found at T4 Level 0 in the arrivals area, T4 Level 2 in the departures area, T1 Level 0 in the arrivals area, T1 Level 1 in the departures area, T2 Level 0 in the arrivals area, T2 Level 2 in the departures area, and T3 Level 0 in the arrivals area.