Madrid Airport Transfer
On arrival at Nuevos Ministerios there is a connection with over 50 other stations via lines 6 (circle), 8 (Nuevos Ministerio-Barajas) and 10 (Fuencarral-Puerta del Sur).
Once in the city the extensive metro network can be safely used for travel beyond the central area. To get the right direction look for the name of the last stop on the line you are using, eg. to go north on line 10 look for dark blue signs for Fuencarral. To go south on line 10 look for dark blue signs for Aluche. The 10 journey ticket costs about € 5.80 and is also valid on all city bus routes.
The long standing special airport bus service from the airport to Plaza Colón no longer operates and has been replaced by regular bus services as follows:
No. 101 line from Canillejas-Airport (T1, T2, T3).No. 200 line from Avda. de América-Canillejas-Airport (T1, T2, T3).No. 204 line from Avda. de América-Canillejas-Airport (T4).Intercity line no. 822 Coslada-Airport-Canillejas-Airport (T1, T2, T3).There is a special bus service from Barajas Metro (Underground) station to T4.
From Avda. de América or Canillejas you would need to join up with the metro to continue your journey. The excellent metro service has taken over from the old bus route as the best way into the city (just watch your valuables!).
There are taxi ranks in front of the arrivals lounges of all three terminals at Madrid airport. A taxi to/from the airport to/from central Madrid should cost around 20 Euros though taxi drivers are notorious for overcharging recent arrivals (see below). Check that the meter is set at zero when you get in and that it begins the journey at the official minimum fare. There are also additional supplements at night, on Sundays and for each item of luggage placed in the car boot as well as as journeys to bus and train stations and to the IFEMA trade fair. If in doubt about the charge be sure to request a receipt.
The Spanish Railway Network does not go to Madrid-Barajas airport directly. However, you can connect to the airport by using the the underground in Atocha or Chamartin railway stations.
On February 5th 2006 the new Terminal 4 at Madrid-Barajas Airport was opened making Madrid one of the world's most modern airports. This expansion includes two new buildings (T4 and T4S), a car park, two new runways, new access roads and many more services including additional shopping and entertainment facilities and massage areas.The terminal building (T4) and its satellite (T4S) are superbly designed with maximum sunlight a key feature. It will be able to handle 35 million passengers a year, more than 10,000 during peak hours.The new terminal has 39 aircraft stands adjacent to the terminal building made up of three large modules on six levels. The first block is for check-in, the second for security control and the third for boarding of domestic and Schengen country flights.
The Satellite Building (T4S) has been built to enable more efficient international boarding and disembarking operations in the new T4 and it has more than 26 aircraft stands with air-bridge access. It is located between the runways and its architectural style and cutting-edge design are identical to those of the new terminal.
The transport of passengers to and from the T4 and the T4S is conducted by means of an Automated Passenger Transport System. This system consists of a driverless train that covers the distance the 2km distance between the two terminals in just 4 minutes. It will operate 24 hours a day and it will run every 2 minutes during peak hours, making 30 second stops at each station. In 1 hour, it can transport up to 13,000 travellers.
Which Terminal at Madrid Airport?
Air Malta - Alitalia- Alitalia Express - Austrian Airlines- Blue Air- British Midland Airways
Bulgaria Air- Continental Airlines - Cubana De Aviación - Delta Airlines - Easyjet Airlines - Easyjet Switzerland- Futura Internacional - Germanwings - GmbhHelvetic Airways - Hola Airlines (1) - Klm Royal Dutch Airlines - Lloyd Aeroboliviano - Lot-Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Lufthansa - Malev-Hungarian Airlines - Meridiana - Monarch Airlines - My Way - Pluna
Portugalia - Pullmantur Air- Santa Barbara Airlines - Scandinavian - SasSpanair (1) - Swiss
Thai Airways Intl.- Transavia Holland- Travel Service - Tunis Air- Us Airways- Varig
Tap Air Portugal
(1) International not Schengen flights
(2) Domestic flights and Schengen flights
TERMINAL 3: LAGUN AIR (Only)
The local saying about the Madrid weather is "9 months of winter and 3 months of hell". This is not strictly true but the summer months of August and September do tend to be very, very hot but due to the lack of humidity in the air it doesn't feel as hot as it could do. This heat and lack of beach do tend to drive most Madrileños out of the city during the month of August creating a quiet time of the year in the city when you can visit without queues and traffic jams. The down sided is that many of the bars and restaurants are closed.
The Madrid weather in winter can be quite cold but there are often blue skies and some sunshine and in general there is not too much rain.
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