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Getting to Madrid Airport

The airport is located some 12 km to the north-east of Madrid city centre and a number of motorways connect the airport with Madrid’s main ring and access roads.

Getting to the airport by Car

From the M-40 South motorists should take the exit 9A towards the motorway M-14 and follow the sign-posting to the airport. Continuing on the M-14 in the direction of the M-13 to terminal 4 (T4) or taking the exits to terminals T1, T2 or T3, which are on the right hand side. T4 can be reached via accessing a tunnel which is linked with the M-13, then taking exit 0A, where the road forks into an access road to the car park for T4 or to T4 Departures.

From the A-2 in the direction Zaragoza motorists should take the exit 10 towards the M-14 motorway and the airport. Coming from the Madrid direction motorists should take exit 12, heading for the motorway M-14. Following the M-14 towards motorway M-13, the route is the same as above.

Coming from the motorway M-11 Madrid and the M-40 North (exit 2B) motorists should take exit 9 towards Barajas/Avda. De Logroño, then enter the roundabout and take the next exit on the left towards the motorway M-111 (Paracuellos del Jarama). Motorists should continue on the Avda. De Logroño, until they come across two further roundabouts, but should stay on the Avda. De Logroño, until they can take the exit towards the motorway M-13, from where the journey continues as above from exit 0A.

Getting to the airport by Train

There is a direct train service to T4, from where shuttle busses will take passengers to the other three terminals. From Madrid the train journey starts at Principe Pio via Piramides, Delicias, Mendez Alvaro, Atocha, Recoletos, Nuevos Ministerios, Chamartin, Fuente de la Mora until it reaches the airport. At Madrid Airport the trains stops at terminal 4 on the lower ground floor level.

From Principe Pio the journey time is 38 minutes, from Atocha to terminal 4 it will take 25 minutes to arrive and from Chamartin the train takes just 11 minutes to reach terminal 4.

The trains run from 5.15 hours to 23.32 hours from Madrid to the airport and from 5.59 hours to 0.15 hours in the opposite direction. The service runs every 30 minutes throughout the day. A one way adult ticket costs EUR 2.15

Getting to the airport by Bus

There are several services connecting the airport with Madrid. Line Express runs from Atocha to Cibeles and O’Donnell to the airport and back again, stopping there at terminals T4, T2 and T1 at Arrivals. The bus stops are at T4 on the ground floor at Arrivals, at T1 on the ground floor opposite the baggage reclaim hall 2 and at T2 the bus stop is located on the ground floor opposite baggage reclaim hall 5.

Line 200 busses run a shuttle service between Avenida de America to the Airport and back again. Passenger wishing to take a flight from Madrid Airport can board Line 200 busses at the Avenida America transportation hub on platform 17. At the airport the bus will stop at terminal 4, terminal 3, terminal 2 and terminal 1.

The bus stops for Line 200 busses are at T4 on the ground floor by Arrivals, at T1 on the ground floor opposite baggage reclaim hall 2 and on the first floor at Departures. At T2 the bus stops are at the ground floor opposite baggage reclaim hall 5 and on the second floor at Departures. At T3 the bus stop is located on the ground floor opposite the baggage reclaim hall 7.

Getting to the airport by Underground

The metro line 8 takes passengers from Nuevos Ministerios to the Airport to terminal 4, where it stops on the first floor. At T2 there is first floor access to the underground via connecting passageway that runs from the car park at Parking Lot 2 to the central terminal.

Getting to the airport by Taxi

There is a taxi rank just outside the terminal buildings and passengers should only board taxis that are officially licenced taxis permitted to operate between Madrid city centre and the airport. The taxi rank for terminal 4 is on the ground floor outside Arrivals, at terminal 1 on the ground floor at Arrivals opposite lounge 2. At terminal 2 the taxi rank can be found on the ground floor at Arrivals opposite lounge 5. At terminal 3 the taxi rank can be found at Arrivals on the ground floor, opposite lounge 7.

The minimum fare depends on the day of the week and the time a traveller commences his or her journey. Between 6.00 hours and 21.00 hours on Mondays to Fridays the minimum fare is EUR 2.15 and each kilometre in Zone A is charged at EUR 1.00, while in Zone B each kilometre will be charged at EUR 1.17. Journeys to and from the airport and anywhere within its compound attract a surcharge of EUR 5.50, while journeys from the bus and railway stations attract a surcharge of EUR 3.00.

Passengers travelling from their hotel in Madrid to the airport should ask hotel staff to assist them with their booking of a reputable taxi firm that will take passengers back to the airport.

For more information about getting to the airport, please visit the official website at http://www.aena-aeropuerto.es