Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, Spain (MAD)

Last updated:
August 8, 2022

General information

Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, commonly known as Madrid–Barajas Airport, is the main international airport serving Madrid in Spain. At 3,050 ha (7,500 acres) in area, it is the second-largest airport in Europe by physical size behind Paris–Charles de Gaulle Airport. In 2019, 61.8 million passengers travelled through Madrid–Barajas, making it the country's busiest airport as well as Europe's sixth-busiest.

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Where is the Barajas Airport located?

Madrid-Barajas Airport (code IATA: MAD, code ICAO: LEMD) is located on the northeast of Madrid, Barajas district, only 12 kilometers from Madrid city centre. The airport changed its name from Madrid-Barajas to Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas in 2014.

How do I know which terminal at Madrid?

Be sure to check which airline you are traveling with so that you know which terminal you'll be using. Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are all located within the same large building, but Terminals 4 and 4S are located in their own buildings further away.

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Terminals T1, T2 & T3 Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport

Map of Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport. Source: Aeropuerto Madrid-Barajas.

Terminal T4, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport

Map of Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport. Source: Aeropuerto Madrid-Barajas.

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Services and facilities

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Most common questions

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How long are the lines at Madrid airport?

Below you can find the minimum time needed for connecting flights in Madrid-Barajas Airport. Between domestic flights: 20 min. Between domestic and international flights: 60 min. Between international flights: 60 min.

Is there a metro from Madrid airport to city Centre?

Madrid's Barajas Airport has Metro stations in Terminal T2 and the newer Terminal T4. Trains leave every 5 minutes from 6.00am to 2.00am. Line 8 goes straight to the Nuevos Ministerios Metro station in the centre of Madrid, with a journey time of just 12 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Terminal 1 to terminal 4 at Madrid airport?

Terminal T1 (Departures) to Terminal T2 can take approximately 2 to 4 minutes and to Terminal T4 (Departures) approximately 10 minutes.

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