How get to Madrid

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas receives all international flights arriving in Madrid. It is located just 12 kilometres northeast of the capital, allowing passengers to save considerable time and money travelling to and from the airport.

Where to Check-in :

To offer passengers a more efficient service, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport has redistributed the airlines in each terminal. Please select your airline on the following list to find out where to check-in and click here for further information.

Getting to the Airport:


Line 8 (Nuevos Ministerios-Aeropuerto T4) links the capital to Barajas international airport. It takes less than 20 minutes to reach terminal T4 and just 12 minutes to reach the other terminals. Check prices here. When travelling around Madrid on public transport, you need to get a Tarjeta Multi. This is a non-personal contactless public transport card that can be topped up and used by multiple people. It has a validity period of ten years, and it is used to contain non-personal public transport tickets for use within the Region of Madrid. More info


  • Airport Express Bus 24-hour service from Atocha (between 6 am and 11.30 pm) and Cibeles, stopping at O'Donnell (intersection with Doctor Esquerdo), T1, T2 and T4.
  • Line 101 from Canillejas (T1, T2, T3).
  • Line 200 from Avda. de América (T1, T2, T4).
  • Interurban Line 822 San Fernando-Airport (T1, T2, T3).
  • Interurban Line 824 Alcalá de Henares-Aeropuerto (T1, T2, T3).
  • Interurban Line 827 Tres Cantos-Metro de Canillejas (T4).
  • Interurban Line 828 Universidad Autónoma - Recintos Feriales (T4).
  • Shuttle Bus: Free service linking the four terminals. Running every 5 minutes from 6.30 am to 11.30 pm, every 20 minutes from 11.30 pm to 1.50 am and every 40 minutes from 1.50 am to 6.30 am.


To take a taxi you must wait at a taxi rank. There is a fixed rate of €30 for services between the airport and the city centre (within the Calle 30 ring road).​

You can book a taxi at: FreeNow


Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport is linked by road to the main Madrid access routes and ring road. The airport can be reached by various routes:

  • From the M-40: Exit 8. M12 Toll Road through the tunnel (T4) Exit 9A. Via M14 (T1, T2, T3) and M13 (T4)
  • From the A-2: Exit 12. Via the M14 (T1, T2, T3) and the M13 (T4). Exit 12. Via the M12 Toll Road (T4)
  • From the M-11: Exit 7. Via the M12 Toll Road (T4). Exit 9. Via the M13 (T4) End of M-11. Via the M14 (T1, T2 and T3) and the M13 (T4).
  • From the R-2 Madrid-Guadalajara: Exit 3. Via the M12 (T4).
  • From the A-1 Burgos: Exit 17. Via the M12 and the M-13 (T1, T2, T3, T4) Exit 17. Via the M12 Toll Road via Exit 7 (T4).