Madrid, Airport Madrid-Barajas „Adolfo Suárez“ (MAD), Spain

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Facilities & infrastructure


Madrid Barajas Airport has two banks in each of Terminals 2 and 4. There are also bureaux de change and ATMs throughout the airport.


Wi-Fi is available in all terminals, the first 15 minutes are free. Additionally, there are almost 100 internet points positioned within the terminals. A post office is located on the ground floor of Terminal 1.


There are more than 30 cafés, bars and restaurants at Madrid Barajas Airport, distributed throughout the terminals.


A selection of more than 100 shops can be found at the airport, including duty-free for passengers leaving the European Union. Items available range from local produce and souvenirs to jewellery and electronics.


Lost property offices are situated in Terminals 1 (tel: 91 3936 119) and 4 (tel: 91 7466 439), while left-luggage facilities can be found in Terminals 1, 2 and 4.


There are nurseries in Terminals 2 and 4 and a children’s playground in Terminal 2. Pharmacies are located in Terminals 1, 2 and 4, while first aid stations can be found in Terminals 2 and 4. Madrid Barajas Airport also has chapels in Terminals 1, 2 and 4 and travel agencies and tour operators in the arrivals areas of the terminals.

Conference & Business

Seven fully equipped meeting rooms are available for hire (tel: 91 3936 519) at Madrid Barajas Airport. A full-service business centre (tel: 91 3337 024; is located in Terminal 4 and there are VIP lounges in all terminals.

Madrid’s IFEMA Exhibition and Convention Centre (tel: 91 7223 000; is situated just 10 minutes away from the airport.

Hotel Petit Palace Madrid Aeropuerto (tel: 91 5645 906;, one of the closest hotels to the airport, houses a business centre and a number of meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 100 delegates.

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Surrounding area Madrid Barajas Airport

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    Madrid Barajas Airport is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Airlines can provide wheelchairs upon request: passengers should request this service when booking their ticket. There are reserved car parking spaces for disabled travellers in the airport car parks.

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    General information

    Airport Code: MAD

    Number of Terminals: 4


    Madrid Barajas Airport has more than 20 information counters, located throughout the terminals, and touchscreen kiosks in Terminal 4. More than 100 staff members are also on hand to assist passengers.

    Tourist information counters can be found in the arrival areas of Terminals 1 and 2 and the baggage hall of Terminal 4.

    Transfer between Terminals

    A free, 24-hour shuttle bus transfers passengers between the terminals and the long-term car park. Terminal 4 is linked to its satellite building (T4S) by a monorail. A free shuttle bus also connects Terminal 4 with the other terminals.

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    Visa & Immigration

    IATA Travel Centre

    The IATA Travel Centre delivers accurate passport, visa and health requirement information at a glance. It is a trusted, centralized source for the latest international travel requirements. The IATA Travel Centre is the most accurate source available because it is based on a comprehensive database used by virtually every airline, and information is gathered from official sources worldwide, such as immigration and police authorities.

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    Getting around

    Public Transport

    The Madrid metro is as expansive as you’d expect – more than 200 stations and counting – with a modern, efficient network, and relatively cheap. It runs until after 1am. The buses are frequent and wide-reaching, too ( A Madrid Tourist Pass covers local trains, buses and the metro and lasts for a week (tel: 902 444 403;


    Hailing a taxi isn’t too tricky in Madrid, and they’re not too pricey. If you see a green light atop the vehicle, it’s free. To book ahead, try Teletaxi (tel: 91 371 2131;


    Hotels in Madrid


    From elegant converted houses to massive palatial properties, Madrid offers an abundance of hotel options.

    An essential stopping point for young travellers, the city also has plenty of lower-priced accommodation.


    Carrera de San Jerónimo 34
    28014 Madrid
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    Category: Expensive

    With an open-air rooftop pool – ideal for the sizzling summer heat – and 96 stylish rooms, Urban is the decadent choice.

    Room Mate Alicia

    Calle Prado 2
    28014 Madrid
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    Category: Expensive

    This charming 34-room hotel was designed by Pascua Ortega and features impressive light installations.

    Only You

    Calle Barquillo 21
    28004 Madrid
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    Category: Moderate

    A 19th-century palace on the outside, this curious city hotel is hip and contemporary on the inside.


    Calle Pizarro 14
    28004 Madrid
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    Category: Cheap

    First built in 1850, this small tidy bed and breakfast ensures that guests feel at home.