General information Madrid Barajas Airport

Madrid Barajas Airport, fully Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas Airport, is the airport of Madrid and also the largest airport in Spain. The airport is a main home base of airline Iberia. Low cost airline Ryanair also operates many flights to and from Madrid Barajas Airport. The airport is located on the outskirts of the city of Madrid and is used for both domestic and foreign flights. As a traveler, you have plenty of opportunities at this airport. In 2019, Madrid Barajas Airport handled about 61 million passengers.

Airlines and destinations

The largest airlines in the world fly to and from Madrid Barajas Airport. American Airlines, Air France and British Airways, among others, fly to this airport. You can also fly to Madrid with many other airlines, such as KLM, Delta Airlines, Emirates and Lufthansa. There are also plenty of low cost airlines that fly to and from Madrid Barajas Airport, including Ryanair, Blue Air and Volotea. These airlines are also called price fighters because they offer flights for a low price. At Madrid Barajas Airport you have the possibility to choose both luxury and low cost airlines.

The destinations that can be reached from Madrid Barajas Airport cannot be counted on a few hands. There are 165 destinations that can be reached from Madrid Barajas Airport. In the first place, there are many domestic destinations, such as Barcelona, Almería, Málaga and Seville. Popular destinations include the Canary Islands and the popular islands of Ibiza and Mallorca. Abroad there are also many destinations that can be reached from Madrid Barajas Airport, including the popular cities of Beijing, Cancun, Casablanca and New York.

Native name: Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas
Also known as: Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid Airport
Adress: Avenida de la Hispanidad s/n, 28042 Madrid, Spain
Passengers: 61.73m (2019)


Madrid Barajas Airport is located northeast of the city of Madrid. You can reach Madrid Barajas Airport from Madrid in various ways, including via the M-12, M-13 and M-113 motorways. The distance between Madrid Barajas Airport and the city centre of Madrid is 17 kilometres, which takes an average of 25 minutes by car. Other options are the metro, train and bus. Metro line 8 connects the airport with the rest of Madrid. Trains C-1 and C-10 leave for Madrid every 30 minutes. The bus runs every 15 to 20 minutes from terminal 1 towards the center of Madrid.

Madrid Barajas Airport Parking

If you want to get rid of your car at Madrid Barajas Airport you have plenty of possibilities to do so. You can park at Parking General P1, Parking General P2 and Parking General P4. The same rate applies for these car parks. You pay €1.71 for 30 minutes parking. After the first half hour you pay up to 121 minutes €4.95. From 121 minutes parking you pay €0.05 per minute.


Madrid Barajas Airport is the largest airport in Spain and also one of the larger airports in Europe. This has the advantage that you have a lot of possibilities when it comes to flights all over the world. There is no shortage of beautiful destinations from Madrid Barajas Airport. In addition, the accessibility of the airport is also ideal: you can get there in different ways and everything is well organized by public transport. A possible disadvantage is the crowds: this may cause you to have less overview at the airport. However, everything is indicated as clearly as possible.

Car rental

You arrive at Madrid Barajas Airport, you need a car rental: 


Book a hotel near the airport or one for your stay:

Book a taxi

Book a taxi at Madrid Barajas Airport. It is about 17 km (25 min.) to the city centre of Madrid. A normal price for a taxi is around € 30.