Barajas Airport Information And Guide

Where Is Madrid Barajas Airport

Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD) is situated approximately 12-15 klms North East outside of the city of Madrid itself.  It is also known in Spanish as many different things such as: ‘Aeropuerto Internacional de Madrid-Barajas’, Aeropuerto De Barajas’, ‘Aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajas Madrid’. Some people also refer to the airport as ‘Aena Barajas’ simply because Aena is the company that runs and maintains the airport.

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Is Barajas Airport The Main Airport In Madrid

Yes, Aeropuerto Barajas is the main airport that services the city of Madrid with over 49 million passengers using the airport each year. This high volume of passenger traffic makes it the busiest airport in Spain.

What Are The Airport Codes For Madrid Barajas Airport:

The IATA Code for Barajas Airport is: MAD

Madrid Airport ICAO code is: LEMD 





Madrid Airport Transfer – Getting From Madrid Barajas Airport To Madrid

Due to the size of Madrid Barajas International Airport and how many passengers it has passing through it each year, the Ground Support at the airport is very good and very efficient. Transfers to and from Madrid Barajas Airport are very easy and operate at regular intervals throughout the day and night.  The local transport network provides a fantastic service and at a very affordable price which is great for passengers travelling alone from airport barajas madrid.  When you arrive at Barajas, you have a variety of transport options to choose from and these include The Madrid Metro, EMT local bus, Coach, Taxi or Car Hire.

Rent A Car Madrid Barajas Airport

One of the options for transfer to and from Barajas airport is car hire. This is a popular choice for passengers who are travelling throughout the region and are wanting to visit various towns and cities during their stay. However, if you are just wishing to visit the centre of Madrid, you will probably find it much easier to use the public transport or one of the shuttle services that are available from MAD airport madrid. Many major car hire companies operate from inside Barajas airport terminals and offer competitive prices.  To search and compare car hire and find the best deals, please click on the link:  Car Hire Baragas Airport

Madrid Metro

The Madrid Metro links the airport to the city and has a direct line from Madrid’s central station (Nuevos Ministerios) to the airport. The Madrid Metro provides a very efficient and cost effective transfer option for passengers, especially if you are travelling alone, in a small group or on a limited budget. There are many different ticket options you can purchase for the Metro and depending on how long you are visiting Madrid will obviously determine which ticket is the best one to buy. For more information on The Madrid Metro and which lines to take, please click here for Madrid Metro

Madrid Airport Express

The Madrid Airport Express, is a new bus service that connects passengers with Barajas airport and the city of Madrid itself.  It runs 24 hours a day all year round and leaves the airport every 15 minutes during the day and every 35 minutes at night. The journey takes around 40 minutes and is a cheap alternative, as it costs just 2 euros.  Once again, this is a great service for passengers travelling alone or on a tight budget. Tickets for the Madrid Airport Express can be purchased on the bus.

The bus services terminals 1, 2 & 4 and then there are only 3 stops on route which are o’Donnel – Cibeles – Atocha (Central Railway station).

EMT Bus From Madrid Airport

The EMT bus company provides a regular bus service from Madrid Barajas airport to the main bus station in Madrid ‘Avenida de América station’.  Bus number 200 picks passengers up and drops passengers off at each terminal in the airport.

The EMT bus company also provides a service that links to the central railway station in Madrid (Renfe’s Atocha Station).

Flights To Madrid

Madrid Barajas Airport is the busiest airport in Spain and as result, has many airlines flying into the airport on a daily basis from countries around the world. There are many great deals to be found on flights to Madrid from the airlines that service Barajas and if you are wanting to visit Madrid for a short break, it makes this a very viable option. Many of the low cost airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair now fly to Madrid Barajas airport and this makes flying into to Madrid much more accessible from a wider number of countries throughout Europe.

Madrid Weather

Madrid has extremely hot Summers and cool Winters but is mostly dry. However, Madrid does experience rain and if you are visiting during the Winter months, you will need to dress accordingly. To read more about the weather in Madrid and find out the current weather conditions and present climate, please click on the following link: Madrid Weather

Madrid Tours

Madrid is one of the top cities in the world and has a large number of things to see and do. There are plenty of attractions in Madrid that visitors want to see and many visitors choose to take one of the many Madrid tours that are available in the city. The Madrid tours are a great way to ensure you see everything you hope to see on your visit and save a lot of time and money. The tours are great if you are on a restricted time schedule as they will eliminate having to plan and navigate your way around the city. To see some of the tours that are available in Madrid, please click on the following link: Madrid Tours

Madrid Nightlife

Madrid is notorious for its nightlife and the nightlife in Madrid is very varied. No matter what your taste may be there is something to suit everyone! Whether you are just looking for a quite drink and a few Tapas or whether you are wanting to party in one of the clubs you will not be disappointed. Traditionally, people don’t go out until late in Madrid and then normally party to the early hours of the morning. To read more about the nightlife in Madrid, please click on the following link: Madrid Nightlife

Barajas Airport Arrivals And Departures

If you would like to know about all the latest Madrid Barajas International Airport Arrivals and Departures, the following page will provide you with all the latest information.

Live up to date information on all flight arrivals and departures from Barajas airport.

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Things To See And Do In Madrid

Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena

The Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena, is just one of the many magnificent building to see in Madrid.  A little different to most of the more traditionally churches and Cathedrals that you may find in many other other cities throughout Spain. Due to the history behind the building of the Cathdedral, the Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena, has is own unique style and architecture.

Catedral de Santa María la Real de la AlmudenaAlthough the building of the Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena actually began in 1893, it was not completed until 15 June 1993, when it was consecrated for worship by the Holy Father Pope John Paul II and a statue to commemorate his visit now stands outside the cathedral. However, prior to the consecration in 1993, the crypt had previously been open for worship in 1911 but building had to be stopped due to the Civil war.

Now the Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena takes its place in the city centre opposite the Royal Palace and is separated by the a lage square ‘Plaza de la Armería’. The Cathedral boasts a wonderful mix of Neoclassic, Neogothic and Neoromanesque architecture.

The Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena, is a mix of both granite and marble and it has two large towers at the entrance and really is a work of both new and traditional architecture. The ground plan is designed in the form of a Latin cross and was designed by Marqués de Cubas.

Facts About The Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena

Transept: The Trancept of the Cathedral is 66 metres long

Chapels: The Cathedral has 13 chapels

Altars: The Cathedral has 3 Altars

Dome: The dome of the Cathedral 20 metres in diameter

The Cathedral is open to the public from 10.30am – 19.30pm. Om Sunday it is open from 10.30am – Midday and then from 13.30pm – 19.00pm.

The nearest Metro station to the Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena is the Opera

Watch the video below of the Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena:



Weather in Madrid:

The weather in Madrid can go from one extreme to the other from summer to winter. Although the weather in Madrid is mostly dry, this does not mean that it never rains in Madrid because it does and the temperatures can drop from 30 °C in the summer, to 9 °C in the winter and even below freezing during the night in winter months.

The most pleasant months can be from May – July when the temperatures are warm, fluctuating between 20-30°C .

Mid July and throughout August can get extremely hot and the temperatures can soar to 40 °C

September through to the end of October is once again a pleasant climate in Madrid and usually has temperatures of between 20°C – 25°C

The winter months of November, December & January, can see temperatures drop to around 9°C in madrid and then around February/March time, begin to become warmer again.

Winter: December – March 9°C – 16°C or 48°F – 62°F

Spring: March – May 16°C – 20°C or 62°F – 70°F

Summer: June – August 25°C – 40°C or 80°F – 110°F

Autumn: September – November 25°C – 12°C or 80°F – 54°F




Barajas Airport Address: Barajas Airport 28042 Madrid, Spain, ES