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Madrid Airport Departures

We've put together FAQs, general information and links to handy services to help make your time at Madrid Airport as simple and hassle-free as possible.

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Madrid Airport Departures - FAQs

What is the main airport in Madrid Spain?

There are 3 airports in Madrid, but the main airport is Adolfo Suårez Madrid-Barajas Airport which serves nearly 100 international airlines that fly to and from a vast number of countries. Adolfo Suårez Madrid-Barajas Airport handles the most air traffic in Spain and ranks amongst the 5 largest airports in Europe.

How long does it take from Madrid Airport to city centre?

On the train it takes around 30 minutes from the airport to the city centre, there are 2 train lines for this route, the C-1 line and the C-10 line. By car this journey should take around 20 minutes and by bus between 30-45 minutes.

How many terminals are there at Madrid Airport?

There are 4 terminals at Madrid Airport although Terminal 4 is split into 2 sections, T4 and T4S. T1, T2 and T3 are connected, forming the main section of the airport while T4 is at the north side of the airport.

Is there a smoking area at Madrid Airport?

There is a smoking terrace with tables, stools and vending machines at T4 on the north side of the airport, this is the only area where smoking is permitted within the airport, it is strictly prohibited in the other terminals.

Madrid Airport Departures Overview

Spanning across 4 main passenger terminals, Madrid Airport (also known as 'Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport' and previously 'Madrid–Barajas Airport') is the largest airport in Spain and 5th largest in Europe. As such you can expect a range of modern conveniences, services and facilities to make your airport experience a great one, these include WiFi, rooms to sleep, lounges, shops, restaurants and much more.

Madrid Airport Travel Information

You'll find the dedicated airport train station at Terminal 4, follow signs for the Aeropuerto T4. The airport is served by 2 train lines, the C1 and C10 RENFE commuter lines which arrive and depart from the airport roughly every 30 minutes. There is a free shuttle service that connects the other 3 terminals to T4 so you can still use the train station if required.

There are taxi ranks serving all of the terminals at Madrid Airport. You can also catch a bus to the centre of Madrid using EXPRES AEROPUERTO 203, 200, N27 EXPRES and 101 routes. Intercity Bus routes 822, 824, 827 and 828 connect the airport to other towns, check the Intercity Bus website for more information on these routes.

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