Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport

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Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport

 

Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport (IATA code: MAD) is commonly known as Madrid–Barajas Airport, or Madrid International is the main international airport serving Madrid, in Spain. The airport is a primary hub for Iberia, which is responsible for more than 40% of the traffic at MAD. The airport is also a hub for Air Europa.

The airport opened back in 1928, today is one of the most important aviation centres of Europe. MAD has five passenger terminals: T1, T2, T3, T4 and T4S.

Did you know? MAD is the second largest airport in Europe by physical size (at 3,050 ha/7,500 acres), just behind Paris–Charles de Gaulle Airport!

 

MAD airport interior showing modern T4 space with skylights and large windows

Image Credit: Wikipedia Commons

Location

 

The airport is located within the city limits of Madrid, just 13 km (8 mi) northeast of the Puerta del Sol or Plaza Mayor de Madrid, Madrid's beautiful historic centre.

Facilities

 

Facilities Include:

 

Postal Services: Mail drop boxes can be found in T1, T2 and T4

Family Servcies: Breastfeeding Lounges can be found in T4 and T2 and provide changing tables, microwaves, cots, a play area, and comfortable seating. There is also a childrens play area in T2

Eating and Drinking: There are food concessions throughout the airport, including Starbucks, Eating Point, and Espression Lavazza, as well as over 250 vending machines

Shopping: Duty-free shopping is available throughout all terminals, as well as a numner of retail shops. 

Luggage Storage: Available throughout the terminals. 

Mobile Charging: There are stations for charging digital devices within T4, and T4S, as well as at Mahoudrid coffee shop in T1. 

ATMs: ATM chash machines are available throughout the terminals. Banking services are also provided by Bankia (T2 & T4). 

Currency Exchange: Available throughout the terminals

Prayer: Prayer spaces available

Showers: Available in the Air Rooms (fees apply) in T4. 

Air Rooms: There are 22 Air Roomes located inside Terminal 4 (Landside, Floor 1). Rooms can be booked for short-term day use (3 or 6 hours) between 10am and 6pm, or overnight. Showers are available, with a shower kit consisting of a towel and slippers are provided.

 

Lounges Include:

Neptuno Lounge: T4 Airside. This 24-hour lounge welcomes all (class) travellers (entry-fees apply). Available only for non-Schengen departure flights only. Enjoy drinks (including alcoholic), comfortable seating, showers, newspapers/magazines, internet access, flight monitors, and a bright modern space. 

Plaza Mayor Lounge: T4 Airside. This lounge welcomes all (class) travellers (entry-fees apply). Available only for Schengen departure flights only. Enjoy drinks (including alcoholic), comfortable seating, showers, newspapers/magazines, internet access, flight monitors, and a bright modern space. 

Premium Traveller Arrivals Lounge: T4 Landside. A 24-hour lounge open to all (class) passengers (entry-fees apply). Enjoy Enjoy drinks (including alcoholic), comfortable seating, showers, newspapers/magazines, internet access/computer workstations, flight monitors, TVs, and a bright modern space. VIP services available (fast track, premium parking, greeters) - fees apply. 

Sala Puerta de Alcala: T2 Airside. Open to all (class) passengers on Schengen Domestic departure flights and departing from T2 or T3 only (fees apply). Enjoy drinks (including alcoholic), comfortable seating, children's play area, TVs, telephones, showers, newspapers/magazines, internet access, flight monitors, and a bright modern space. 

Sala VIP Cibeles: T1 Airside. This 24-hour lounge welcomes all (class) travellers (entry-fees apply). Available only for non-Schengen departure flights only. Enjoy drinks (including alcoholic), comfortable seating, showers, newspapers/magazines, internet access, flight monitors, terrace, relaxation area, TVs, telephones, and a bright modern space. 

Sala VIP Puerta Del Sol: T3 Airside. This lounge welcomes all (class) travellers (entry-fees apply). Available only for Schengen departure flights only. Enjoy drinks (including alcoholic), comfortable seating, newspapers/magazines, internet access, flight monitors, TVs, telephones, and a bright modern space. 

Runways

 

 

Direction Length Surface
14R/32L 4,100m/13,451ft Asphalt
18L/36R 3,500m/11,482ft Asphalt
14L/32R 3,500m/11,482ft Asphalt
18R/36L 4,350m/14,268ft Asphalt/Concrete

 

Terminals

 

The airport has five terminals: T1, T2, T3, T4 and T4S. T1, T2 and T3 are located in the same building. T4 and T4S are in a seperate building which is connected by train and shuttle busses. T4 is the newest and most modern terminal building. T1 houses the low-cost carrier airlines, and has fewer seats and facilities.

Travel between terminals: It is quick and easy to travel between the airport's terminals. Shuttle buses and the Automatic People Mover train (the longest airport people mover system in Europe) connects all terminal buildings. 

Airlines that fly to Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport

 

Airlines that use MAD as a Hub:

 

Airline Destinations
Iberia A Coruña, Asturias, Athens, Barcelona, Bilbao, Bogotá, Boston, Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Cairo, Caracas, Chicago–O'Hare, Dakar–Diass, Düsseldorf, Florence, Geneva, Guatemala City, Guayaquil, Hamburg, Havana, Jerez de la Frontera, Lima, Lisbon, London–Heathrow, Los Angeles, Marrakesh, Medellín–JMC, Mexico City, Miami, Milan–Linate, Milan–Malpensa, Montevideo, Munich, New York–JFK, Oslo–Gardermoen, Panama City, Paris–Orly, Porto, Prague, Quito, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Rome–Fiumicino, San José (CR), San Juan, San Salvador, Santander, Santiago, Santo Domingo–Las Americas, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Shanghai–Pudong, Stockholm–Arlanda, Tel Aviv, Tokyo–Narita, Venice, Vienna, Vigo, Washington–Dulles, Zagreb, Zürich
Seasonal: Bastia, Bergen, Catania, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Faro, Genoa, Gran Canaria, Moscow–Domodedovo, Olbia, Saint Petersburg, San Francisco, Split
Iberia Express Amsterdam, Berlin–Tegel, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Dublin, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, La Palma, London–Gatwick, Lyon, Málaga, Manchester, Nantes, Naples, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Rennes, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Tenerife–North, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Bari, Bucharest, Cagliari, Cork, Edinburgh, Heraklion, Kraków, Malta, Menorca, Mykonos, Palermo, Reykjavik–Keflavik, Santorini, Toulouse, Zadar
Iberia Regional A Coruña, Alicante, Algiers, Almería, Asturias, Badajoz, Bologna, Bordeaux, Casablanca, Châlons-Vatry, Frankfurt, Granada, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Lisbon, Logroño, Lyon, Málaga, Marrakesh, Marseille, Melilla, Menorca, Nantes, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Pamplona, San Sebastián, Santander, Seville, Strasbourg, Tangier, Toulouse, Turin, Valencia, Vigo, Zürich
Seasonal: Biarritz, Faro, Funchal, Malta, Split, Verona
Air Europa A Coruña, Alicante, Amsterdam, Asturias, Asunción, Barcelona, Bilbao, Bogotá, Brussels, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Cancún, Caracas, Casablanca, Cordoba (AR), Düsseldorf, Fortaleza (begins 20 December 2019), Frankfurt, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Guayaquil, Havana, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Lima, Lisbon, London–Gatwick, Málaga, Marrakesh, Medellín–JMC, Miami, Milan–Malpensa, Montevideo, Munich, New York–JFK, Palma de Mallorca, Panama City–Tocumen, Paris–Orly, Porto, Puerto Iguazú, Punta Cana, Quito, Recife, Rome–Fiumicino, Salvador, San Pedro Sula, Santa Cruz de la Sierra–Viru Viru, Santo Domingo–Las Americas, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Seville, Tel Aviv, Tenerife–North, Tunis, Valencia, Venice, Vigo, Zürich
Seasonal: Alghero, Athens, Copenhagen, Santorini (begins 3 July 2020), Stockholm–Arlanda

 

Other Airlines:

 

Airline Athens
Aegean Airlines Athens
Aer Lingus Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires–Ezeiza
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Air Algérie Algiers
Air Arabia Maroc Tangier
airBaltic Riga
Air Canada Toronto–Pearson
Air China Beijing–Capital, São Paulo–Guarulhos
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly (from 29 March 2020)
Air India Delhi
Air Moldova Chișinău
Air Serbia Belgrade
Air Transat Montréal–Trudeau
Alitalia Milan–Linate, Rome–Fiumicino
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York–JFK, Philadelphia
Seasonal: Charlotte
Avianca Bogotá, Cali, Medellín–JMC
Beijing Capital Airlines Chengdu, Hangzhou
Blue Air Bacău, Bucharest
Boliviana de Aviación Cochabamba, Santa Cruz de la Sierra–Viru Viru
British Airways London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Bulgaria Air Sofia
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong
Ceiba Intercontinental Airlines Malabo
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai–Pudong, Xi'an
Cubana de Aviación Havana, Santiago de Cuba
Czech Airlines Prague
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, New York–JFK
easyJet Berlin–Tegel, Bristol, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Lyon, Milan–Malpensa, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
EgyptAir Cairo
El Al Tel Aviv
Emirates Dubai–International
Estelar Latinoamerica Caracas
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Evelop Airlines Cancún, Havana, Punta Cana
Seasonal: Mauritius
Finnair Helsinki
Hainan Airlines Seasonal: Reykjavík–Keflavík
Icelandair destinaiotn
KLM Amsterdam
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
LATAM Brasil São Paulo–Guarulhos
LATAM Chile Frankfurt, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo–Guarulhos
LATAM Perú Lima
Lauda Vienna
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Luxembourg
Middle East Airlines Beirut
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen (ending 6 January 2020), Gran Canaria (ending 7 January 2020), London–Gatwick, Los Angeles, New York–JFK (ending 29 March 2020), Oslo–Gardermoen, Reykjavik–Keflavik (ending 7 January 2020), Stockholm–Arlanda, Tenerife–North (ending 5 January 2020)
Seasonal: Boston, Catania, Dubrovnik
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Caracas, Guayaquil, Lima, Quito
Qatar Airways Doha
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Royal Jordanian Amman–Queen Alia
Ryanair Athens, Bari, Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin–Schönefeld, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cagliari, Catania, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Dublin, Eindhoven, Fes, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Kiev–Boryspil, Kraków, Lanzarote, London–Stansted, Luxembourg, Malta, Manchester, Marrakech, Marseille, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Porto, Prague, Rabat, Rome–Ciampino, Santiago de Compostela, Sofia, Tangier, Tenerife–North, Tenerife–South, Warsaw–Modlin
Seasonal: Menorca, Vilnius, Wroclaw
Swiss International Air Lines Geneva, Zürich
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon, Porto
TAROM Bucharest
Transavia France Paris–Orly
TUI fly Belgium Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev–Boryspil, Lviv
United Airlines Newark
Seasonal: Washington–Dulles
Volotea Bordeaux, Genoa, Nantes
Seasonal: Alghero, Bastia
Vueling Barcelona, Florence, Ibiza, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Rome–Fiumicino
Seasonal: Menorca
Wamos Air Cancún, Punta Cana
Wizz Air Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Sibiu, Sofia, Timișoara, Vienna, Warsaw–Chopin

 

Top Destinations

Top Domestic Routes 2017

 

Rank City Passengers Carrier
1 Barcelona 2,341,062 Air Europa, Iberia, Vueling
2 Palma de Mallorca 1,816,204 Air Europa, Air Nostrum, Iberia Express, Norwegian Air International, Ryanair
3 Gran Canaria 1,511,303 Air Europa, Iberia Express, Norwegian Air International, Ryanair
4 Tenerife (North) 1,382,264 Air Europa, Iberia Express, Norwegian Air International, Ryanair
5 Bilbao 743,844 Air Europa, Iberia, Swiftair

 

Top European Routes 2018

 

Rank City Passengers Carrier
1 Barcelona 2,341,062 Air Europa, Iberia, Vueling
2 Palma de Mallorca 1,816,204 Air Europa, Air Nostrum, Iberia Express, Norwegian Air International, Ryanair
3 Gran Canaria 1,511,303 Air Europa, Iberia Express, Norwegian Air International, Ryanair
4 Tenerife (North) 1,382,264 Air Europa, Iberia Express, Norwegian Air International, Ryanair
5 Bilbao 743,844 Air Europa, Iberia, Swiftair

 

Busiest Intercontinental Routes 2018

 

Rank City Passengers Carrier
1 Bogotá, Colombia 883,716 Air Europa, Avianca, Iberia
2 Buenos Aires (Ezeiza), Argentina 866,449 Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air Europa, Iberia
3 New York (JFK), United States 849,947 Air Europa, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, Norwegian Air Shuttle
4 Mexico City, Mexico 782,073 Aeroméxico, Iberia
5 Miami, United States 708,340 Air Europa, American Airlines, Iberia

 

How to get to Madrid Airport

 

By Bus

There are several bus lines that run from the airport to central Madrid, and local locations with connections to the rest of Spain.  Bus options include city buses, intercity buses, and long distance coaches.

By Train

From T4, Line C1 of Renfe Cercanias connects passengers from the airport directly to top locations in Madrid. 

By Underground

The underground Metro Line 8 departs from all of MAD's terminals to the Nuevos Ministerios station in central Madrid. The travel time to Nuevos Ministerios station from the airprot is just about 12 to 15 minutes.

By Car Rental

There are a number of car rental companies with rental facilities on-site, with counters located in Terminal 1 and Terminal 4. Companies include: Avis/Budget, Europcar/Interrent, Hertz/Firefly, Enterprise, Gold, and Sixt.