Adolfo Suarez International Airport, Madrid, Spain

Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport is Madrid’s main international gateway, and one of the major airports of Spain. It processes more than 80 airlines from around the globe, including United Airlines, Thai Airways, KLM, and Air China, and covers major destinations worldwide – such as larger cities in Europe, America, and Asia. It has one of the highest passenger traffics in Europe, and has come to symbolize progress and technological advancement in the region.


The Airport consists of four terminals, covering different portions of the International and Domestic Terminals. Terminal 1 is the South Dock and largest bulk of the International Terminal, and its major routes include Beijing, New York, Paris, Berlin, and Bangkok. Terminal 2 covers the rest of the International Terminal and the Domestic Terminal, with destinations such as Athens, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Lisboa.

Terminal 3 occupies the North Dock, with flights connecting mostly to cities in Europe like Paris, Amsterdam, and Barcelona. Terminal 4’s gate numbering is separate from the other three, and it handles international destinations like Berlin, London, Prague, and cities in America and the Middle East.

There is a free shuttle bus service that connects all four terminals and runs 24 hours daily. Its two routes link different parts of the terminals, and the total journey time in each direction is 40 minutes.

The arrival lobbies in Terminals 1, 2, and 4 are located on floor 0. The departure areas in each terminal are located on different levels: the first floor in Terminal 1, and the second floor in Terminals 2 and 4.

Services and Facilities

With its sprawling grounds, Adolfo Suarez Airport has numerous shops and services. A variety of brand boutiques and duty-free stores populate the halls, accompanied by florists, pharmacies, and gift shops.

Children can play their time away at the playground in Terminal 2, and there is a safe Unaccompanied Child Lounge in Terminal 4’s boarding area. Terminals 2 and 4 offer a free nursery service.

There are Air Rooms for overnight or day rent, and are available to provide even just a shower. The first 15 minutes of wireless Internet access in the Airport are provided free of charge.

The Airport offers multiple religious areas for every passenger. There are three chapels, two mosques and one oratory. Currency exchanges are located in Terminals 1, 3, and 4, and Terminals 1, 2, and 4 have ATMs. Bankia and BBVA banks are located in Terminal 4. Airport Information points are scattered across Terminals 1, 2, and 4.

There are medical rooms available for unwell passengers upon request, and emergency centers are situated in Terminals 

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 Getting To & From the Airport

Driving hide 

Terminals 1-3: roads M-40, M-11, A-2, A-1

Terminal 4: Southbound M40 ring road, M11, A-2, A-1, R-2

Car rental booths are located in all terminals.

Trains hide 

Metro line 8 runs between the Airport and Nuevos Ministerios station in central Madrid, journey time 12-15 minutes.

A modern suburban train runs between Terminal 4 and key locations in Madrid.

Buses hide 

24-hour service runs between all terminals and Puerta de Atocha railway station. Several city and inter-city buses from the bus terminal to various points in Madrid.

Taxi hide 

Taxi ranks located at all terminals outside the arrivals area. Official taxis are white with a red stripe and the Madrid City Council coat of arms. Approximate fare is USD35 to USD40.

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 Airport Contact Details

Madrid Airport

Centro de Carga Aérea,
Edificio de Servicios Generales,
Oficina 701,
E-28042 Madrid SPAIN

Tel:902 404 704


 Location Details

Longitude:3° 33' 47'' W
Latitude:40° 28' 19'' N
ICAO code:

 Airport Location

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