Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
Travel and Ground Transport
Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD) offers plenty of choice where ground transport is required, meaning that you can travel to your hotel by either bus, taxi cabs or shuttles.
Transport options at Barajas Airport serve both Madrid and the surrounding area, such as Fuenlabrada, Getafe, Las Rozas, Mostoles, Parla and Rivas Vaciamadrid. There are also good connections to the city's Metro train services. Courtesy airport shuttle buses are available and travel between the terminal buildings.
The main rail network is not directly linked to Madrid Barajas Airport , but the Metro system joins the airport to the city and provides a convenient and fast way to travel into the centre. The Metro system connects to the main train stations and trains run daily between 06:00 to 01:15. To reach the city centre, the journey involves changing trains at Mar de Cristal (Line 8).
Barajas is served by many regular blue airport buses. These travel from the terminal buildings to the underground bus terminal at Plaza de Colon (Route 89) in central Madrid, along with other nearby towns.
Buses at Madrid Airport run daily between 04:45 to 02:00, every 10 minutes between 06:00 to 21:30 and then every 15 minutes afterwards. They are an inexpensive and useful way to travel into the city. Some hotels also offer a door-to-door courtesy shuttle bus services for their guests, running from the airport directly to the hotel.
Taxis are readily available outside each of the arrivals areas at the terminals - on the ground floor. They provide a simple way to travel right into the city centre, with the journey into central Madrid taking around 20 to 30 minutes, depending on traffic. Minimum fares (per zone) and supplements are applicable. MAD taxi cabs tend to offer the best way to reach the Juan Carlos I Trade Fair (IFEMA).