Madrid airport is situated 8 miles northeast from Madrid, in the municipality Barajas at a height of 2001 feet over sea level. It is the first airport in Spain regarding passenger numbers and aircraft movements, the forth in Europe and the tenth worldwide. Madrid airport has not only very good connections to almost all Spanish airports but as well the mayor number of connections to South America. The route between Madrid and the Barcelona Airport is the most transited in the world. The airport Madrid Barajas is one of the main gates for foreign tourists into Spain and the short distance to the city centre implies mayor comfort, saving time and money. Madrid Barajas is an H24 Airport (Open 24 hours).
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In 2008, the Madrid airport registered more than 50 million passengers, nearly 137.000 every day. It has altogether four terminals; the newest one, the T4, is almost 2 km away from the terminals T1, T2 and T3. The terminals are communicated with a free shuttle bus. The architect of the terminal T4 was the British Star architect Richard Rogers.
The Airport of Madrid is connected with all the mayor Access- and Ring roads of Madrid: A-2 (Motorway Madrid-Barcelona), A-1 (Motorway Madrid-Burgos), M-40 (Ring road Madrid), M-11 (Motorway-access to the airport), M-12 (Motorway North-South. Fee compulsory), M-13 (Motorway East-West), M-14 (Access road).
The airport Madrid offers plenty of Transport options as for instance car hire at Madrid airport and Transfer at Madrid airport, as well as Bus, Metro and Taxi to bring you swiftly into the inner city.
As Madrid Barajas is the national and international main axis, a very large choice of regular and low-cost flight companies operate at this airport. If you book well in advance you can find very good offers. In a few hours your flight to Madrid brings you into the lively Metropolis and capital of Spain.
There are many companies offering car hire at Madrid airport, but only a few of them have easy accessible facilities inside. From Carspain you can hire a car in Madrid from a large car selection at the best prices without having to get lost comparing many Madrid car hire websites. If you are looking for "Madrid car hire" you can choose from several reliable companies such as Hertz, Avis, Europcar and Sixt. Book a car without having to search on several different web pages: In Carspain.com we will find the best prices with the most reliable companies, reserve a car for you straight away and confirm availability. You can pay safely via internet and rely on a company with 20 years experience in car rental.
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The traffic in Madrid City is very dense and a car is not very advisable, especially since Madrid offers an excellent Bus and Metro System. However, if you wish to travel to the surrounding mountains of Sierra Guarrama or the close by Towns like Toledo, Aranjuez, Segovia or Ávila, a car rental is very recommendable, as the public transport might take up to several hours.
Another option to the especially at peak times crowded public transport and a car hire in Madrid, is a private transport from the airport Madrid. If you wish to book a private taxi or are traveling with a larger group and are looking for a Minibus, we can offer you several companies that carry out Airport Transfers in Madrid.
Other options for Transfer to and from Madrid airport are:
Bus from the Airport Madrid: The bus lines 200 and 204 connect the central metro station Avenida de América with the Terminals T1, T2, T3 and T4.
Metro from Madrid Airport: The metro line 8 connects the central metro station Nuevos Ministerios will all the airport terminals in about 20 minutes. The airport has two metro stations, one for the terminals T1, T2 and T3 and one for the new terminal T4. Both towards as from the airport, travelers have to pay an extra charge of 1€ on top of the normal ticket. You can find prices and a map of the city´s metro system at Metro de Madrid. (www.metromadrid.es)
Train from Madrid Airport: The train network of the Spanish railway company RENFE has not reached the airport yet. Nevertheless you can get to the mayor train stations Atocha, Chamartín and Nuevos Ministerios in a few minutes with the metro. There is a project to build in the near future a link between Terminal 4 and the railway station Chamartín.
Taxi from the Airport Madrid: Taxis are situated in front of all terminals. The price within the city during weekdays is 0.98€/km; as well there is an extra airport-fee of 5.50€. As far as that goes, hiring a taxi can prove to be quite costly.
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The airport Madrid Barajas has altogether 7 car parks: P1, P2 and P4 are situated in the respective terminals; one Express car park for short-time parking in P2; VIP car parks in all terminals (www.avipbarajas.es) as well as a long-term car park with free shuttle service to the airport, which has to be reserved in advance (Information and Reservations: www.largaestancia.com).
All the areas of the airport have installations for physically disabled persons; as well are there three medical aid services and three pharmacies.
The Madrid airport offers a lot of facilities for the travelers as for example cash points, Post, chapels, Cafés, Fast Food, Restaurants, Shops, Fashion, Sweets and Chocolates, Souvenirs, Accessories, typical Products, Newspapers and Books, Art, Ceramic, Jewelry), VIP-Lounge and conference rooms, 24-hour-first–aid, Pharmacy, Police, Tour Operators and many more.
The car rental companies Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt are situated in the offices of the terminals T1 and T2. When you book a car through Carspain.com, we can arrange a special discount for your car rental from one of these companies.