Madrid Barajas Airport Transfers

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Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) (now Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas) lies 11 miles from the Spanish capital, less than 25 minutes away. T1 and T2 have express drop-off car parks – the latter offers a discount for leaving within 15 minutes. Hotels are reasonably priced, stylish and often in characterful buildings, either sleekly modern or historic, from arty townhouses to chic ‘posadas’. Find luxury at the Oriental Ritz or Four Seasons, while Hotel Barajas Plaza and Ibis Madrid Aeropuerto Barajas are ideal for early or late flights. Affordable, and packed with culture, nightlife and dining, the city is home to the incredible Museo del Prado and the famous Plaza Mayor, plus the Puerta del Sol. Experience it all with a Madrid Airport transfer from AirportCars.

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A choice of hotels near Madrid Barajas Airport

Book your Madrid Airport transfer to or from a hotel like one of these:

  • Clement Barajas is within two miles of the airport, meaning Madrid-Barajas Airport transports take minutes. With a restaurant and business hub, it’s near the Ifema Trade Centre, scores 4/5 on TripAdvisor and has four stars.
  • The Hilton Madrid Airport is three miles away, so, again, you’re there from Barajas quickly. It features a pool, gym, on-site eatery and boardroom. This four-star venue is ranked ‘Excellent’ (4.5/5) on TripAdvisor.
  • Hotel Cortezo is just over 9 miles distant; be there within 20 minutes from Madrid-Barajas. It’s in the heart of town, steps from the Puerta del Sol, and has a bar and gym. TripAdvisor reviewers rate this three-star venue ‘Very good’.

Travelling on from Madrid to another airport?

  • Madrid Cuatro Vientos is eight miles south-west – or a 25-minute Madrid-Barajas Airport transfer.
  • Valencia Airport lies 215 miles south-east – allow 3 hours 15 minutes for your journey from Madrid.
  • Zaragoza Airport is located within three hours of Madrid Airport, 192 miles to the north-east.
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Towns to visit from Madrid Barajas Airport

  • Segovia lies 65 miles north-west – a Madrid-Barajas Airport transfer takes just over an hour. This city features medieval walls, Romanesque churches, a Gothic cathedral and a royal palace. A Roman aqueduct soars above the central Plaza Azoguejo.
  • Toledo is 55 miles south-west; be there from Madrid Airport within the hour. A UNESCO World Heritage site, its medieval layout incorporates winding, narrow streets. Visit the Alcázar (fortress) and grandiose cathedral. Climb the city hill for stunning views.
  • Ávila is located 75 miles west or an airport run of 1 hour 15 minutes. Surrounded by rolling hills, its medieval walls are well preserved. The city has dozens of towers and nine gates, including the arched El Alcázar.
  • Guadalajara is 32 miles away, or a 35-minute Madrid-Barajas Airport transfer. See the iconic Gothic Palacio del Infantado, built in the 1400s. The cathedral and museum’s fine-arts collections are further highlights of this town by the River Henares.
  • Cuenca is 105 miles south-east of Madrid Airport. The 1 hour 40 minute trip is worth it – with medieval castle ruins and steep, cobbled streets, Cuenca dates from Moorish times. Its famous ‘hanging houses’ are cantilevered over the Huécar gorge, seemingly clinging to the cliffs.
  • Alcalá de Henares, 16 miles to the east, is a 30-minute Madrid Airport transfer. Home to Cervantes and one of Spain’s oldest university campuses, it’s rammed with historic buildings. Visit some wonderful tapas bars and the Cervantes Museum.
Great day trips near Madrid Barajas Airport
  1. El Escorial is 43 miles away, or less than an hour by road. The imposing UNESCO-listed royal palace and monastery were built in the 1500s for Felipe II. The complex includes 15 courtyards, scores of fountains, hundreds of paintings and tapestries plus the twin-towered church with 90m dome.
  2. Parque de El Capricho is within four miles of Madrid-Barajas, so Madrid Airport transfers only take a few minutes. Dating from the 1700s, this park features historic monuments and buildings plus exquisite gardens and varied trees and flowers.
  3. Siete Picos (Seven Peaks) is 45 miles to the north-west; cover them in 1 hour 40 minutes with a Madrid-Barajas airport transfer. This low-level, accessible hiking trail heads off from the Puerto de Navacerrada ski station thorough incredible scenery.
  4. The Royal Palace of Aranjuez lies 35 miles south, or a 40-minute airport run. The site was chosen in the 1500s as a summer residence. The town of Aranjuez is delightful, while the richly decorated palace, surrounded by lush gardens, exemplifies neoclassical architecture.
  5. The Fortress of Manzanares el Real is located 30 miles north, or less than a 40-minute Madrid Airport transfer, in the Sierra de Guadarrama mountains. The formidable, well-preserved medieval fortress features imposing ramparts and cylindrical towers. The castle houses historic furnishings and art plus a museum.
  6. Las Rozas Village is half an hour away, lying 22 miles west. This outlet shopping hub has dozens of boutique stores offering up to 60% off luxury brands. There’s something for everyone here, plus several high-end restaurants.
More key facts on Madrid Barajas Airport

At Madrid-Barajas, those with reduced mobility can request help 48 hours pre-departure, in compliance with EU law. The airport is fully accessible to wheelchair users, with adapted lavatories. On arrival, make for one of the meeting points located throughout the terminal buildings. Book your assistance via Spanish airport operator AENA.

You should not encounter many problems with accessing Madrid-Barajas, although it has previously drawn criticism for its ‘confusing’ signage, steep escalators, and ‘inadequate’ seating.

Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas
Avda. de la Hispanidad s/n. 28042- Madrid

Tel: (+) 34 91 321 1000