Madrid Barajas Airport is the gateway to one of Europe’s most popular short break destinations. The airport is a short bus or metro journey from the buzzing city centre. This is the busiest airport in Spain. There is a wide choice of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. New terminals opened in 2006.
Madrid’s deserved reputation as a city break destination means economical flights are available at any time of year. Flights with low-cost airlines have only served to increase the city’s popularity in recent years. The airport is well served from the UK, with routes from London and a choice of regional airports.
You will find economical fares with low-cost airlines EasyJet and Ryanair. EasyJet operate routes from Edinburgh, Bristol, Liverpool, London Gatwick and London Luton. Ryanair fly from Manchester and London Stansted. You should also find economical fares with Air Europa from London Gatwick.
Competition from low-cost airlines means reasonably priced fares from British Airways and the Spanish national carrier Iberia. The cheapest British Airways flights usually depart from London Heathrow. Iberia fly from London Heathrow and London City Airport.
Aeropuerto de Barajas
Tel: 34 91 321 1000
• The airport has its own metro stations. Trains depart every few minutes for Nuevos Ministerios metro station. Journey time is about 15 minutes.
• The Linea Expres bus heads for the central Atocha railway station, stopping at key points in the city centre like Plaza Cibeles. Journey time is 30-40 minutes. Tickets cost 5 euros.
• Local bus number 200 heads for Avenida de America, which has good onward bus and metro connections. Tickets cost 1,50 euros.
• Trains run from Terminal 4 to the key Madrid railway stations of Chamartin, Nuevos Ministerios, Atocha and Principe Pio
Direct flights are available with EasyJet, Ryanair, Air Europa, British Airways and Iberia
• London Gatwick • London Heathrow • London Luton
• London Stansted • London City