Madrid Barajas International Airport or just Madrid Airport is located 13kms from the center of Madrid city and is a very busy airport. The airport handles more than 45 million passengers each year and with their relatively new terminal, they are equipped to handle up to 70million people. The airport is always busy with business people, tourists, travelers, visitors and holiday makers coming to see Madrid and explore the city and its surrounds. The airport also gets a lot of traffic from travelers who are going to and from South and Central America. Madrid airport is a hub for many flights originating in Spain or connecting flights to the new Americas. It is a modern airport, well laid out and it is well serviced by public transport.
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Airport Car Hire
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Getting there & Away
When travelling from Madrid Airport to the city center, you will find excellent public transport options. You can travel by bus, shuttle bus, metro or taxi. Going from one terminal to another is free and there is a shuttle which runs 24 hours a day. To get the bus, you can go from Terminal 1, 2 or 3. The main metro stop is called Ministerios metro stop and it is the main transport hub for the airport. From this metro stop you can access more than 50 underground stations around Madrid, so you should be able to get close to where you want to go. If you need to go further than the city centre, then get the metro to the rain station and you can get a connecting train from here. If you prefer to travel by taxi, then there are taxi points outside each arrivals area. Taxi charge an airport surcharge and then a fee per kilometer.
Madrid is an old city steeped in history and culture and as such as an array of attractions to see and experience. Top things to do in Madrid include going to the Puerta del Sol, the Plaza Mayor or walk along the Gran Via and Paseo de la Castellana or row a boat around Retiro Park. Don’t leave Madrid without trying their local tapas and paella and try to see some flamenco while you are there. And the most famous and popular site in Madrid are the Royal Palace and the Prado and well worth a visit. To see more than the city centre, jump into your hire car and explore. There is a one week road trip where you can drive to Segovia, Avila and up to Salamanca, Valladolid and Burgos and back through Sierra de la Demanda and Soria and home from Madrid again. Or just do day trips to Toledo, Valencia or Seville.