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Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)

(Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas)
Aeropuerto, Madrid
  • David A.
    "Extra long walk to the gates for flights that need passport control."(31 Tips)
    nicola f.
    "Very nice airport very well organized and perfectly served by metro."(19 Tips)
    Miguel C.
    "T4 and T4s (iberia and one world alliance) is great, modern..."(7 Tips)
    Abdulrahman A.
    "Amazing architecture, longer walk to passport control"(21 Tips)
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  • Fabio T.
    Fabio TadashiSeptember 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best tip: when going to/coming from the airport, opt for the Cercanias Renfe train, instead of taxi and the metro (línea 8) to reach the centre. It is cheaper and faster (these trains have less stops)
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Cacharrón
    CacharrónDecember 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A few years already since it was constructed and it still looks modern and great. Large and backlit is an architecture masterpiece. And it's really efficient. My favorite airport, and I know a few!
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysSeptember 25, 2013
    Must visit: The Prado Museum in Madrid features some of the best collections of European art. The best known works on display at the museum are the Majas of Goya and Las Meninas by Velázquez.
  • Nidal S.
    Nidal SadeqJune 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good morning & welcome to Madrid. Do some Yoga exercise before/after your travel. No hectics, be friendly and patient ; )
  • Irene G.
    Irene GazpachoApril 12, 2015
    The T4 is simply beautiful. You can get there by cercanías or bus. The metro takes you to the T1. There's a free bus going constantly to all 4 terminals.
  • Charles T.
    Charles TabangcoraJanuary 10, 2013
    Nicely designed airport. Great food and shopping options in the main terminal. The tram ride to the remote terminals is a few minutes long.Take the elevators down to the tram if possible to save time.
  • John A.
    John AntosOctober 8, 2014
    Bring your walking shoes between terminal 1 and 2 if you are connecting from long haul to regional jets. Stop at the "eat place" in terminal 2 for fresh sandwiches, yogurt and juice/wine/beer.
  • Erwin V.
    Erwin VanheckeApril 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Official taxis offer a flat rate from the airport to the city center and back, so don't forget to check with your driver to make sure, because they tend to forget ;-)
  • Cristal R.
    Cristal RibeiroSeptember 3, 2016
    Free and fast wifi. It is a huge airport, so be sure that you have enough time to check-in and find your boarding gate!
  • Juan Manuel O.
    Juan Manuel OropezaJanuary 28, 2014
    El taxi a y desde el centro (interior de la M-30) tiene un costo fijo de 30€ / The taxi cab ride to and from the city center (inside of the M-30) has a fixed cost now of 30€
  • Jacob R.
    Jacob RosenbergApril 23, 2015
    4/4S is attractive and airy with high ceilings and good light. There's plenty of seating and IB operates nice lounges with food, free full bar, and showers.
  • Jacob J.
    Jacob JaySeptember 6, 2013
    Getting from T1S to T1 is an Escher-inspired puzzle. Your goal: get to the train! The obstacles: escalators going everywhere and nowhere except customs, glass walls, & vacuum-sealed glass passageways.
  • David
    DavidSeptember 7, 2014
    A lot of space. Nice shopping area (souvenirs and boutiques). Very well organized. Clean. Missing free WiFi. Customs office at Terminal 1. Tax refund after passport control.
  • Marlon C.
    Marlon CordeiroAugust 19, 2014
    The airport has an excellent infrastructure with good choices of shops and fast food. The wifi is only free for the first 15 minutes. To move between the terminals is so easy.
  • Darrann H.
    Darrann HughesDecember 13, 2014
    Most of the time Comfortable, Empty and Quick progress can be made both Arriving/Departing... 😊👍... However, on occasions it can get Busy!!!... 😏
  • Kyle W.
    Kyle WildMarch 13, 2014
    Stay in Chueca / Malasaña. And if you eat meat, RUN, don't walk, to Posada de la Villa, and order the roast lamb. It's the Lamb of God. If you don't eat meat, consider making an exception ;)
  • Madrid S.
    Madrid SegwayFebruary 13, 2013
    Welcome to Madrid. If you are going to stay here for just some hours you can make a 1h. 30'm. segway tour with us and meet the most important places in the City!
  • Lover of Life
    Lover of LifeNovember 18, 2015
    Be mindful about the sign in the screen especially when getting the luggage. This airport is huge!They have terminal 1 to terminal 4. There is a metro That goes to The center and Airport Is free Wi-Fi
    Upvoted Apr 17
  • Rakesh M.
    Rakesh MistryMarch 25, 2015
    The noodle bar is brilliant, apart from that a typically over large airport for the amount of people/ flight routes coming through... Take note of the walking time to you're gate
  • Alexander N.
    Alexander NikolovOctober 20, 2015
    My flight was from the T4 terminal, it is organized very well, everything was all right. But the connection to the wi-fi is very complicated and it is free for 30 minutes only.
  • Nico D.
    Nico DíazJuly 15, 2012
    If traveling to South America: Most departures are from Terminal 4S, which is at least 45 minutes from the Aeropuerto T4 Metro Station. You'll have to walk a lot and take the rail between terminals!
  • Miguel Angel B.
    Miguel Angel BaeyensJanuary 18, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Get your time for the T4S, it's a long ride. Note that depending on the flights you are not even allowed to access the gate until closer to boarding time. Plenty of space but few chairs.
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TangMay 27, 2013
    To request VAT refund for a bill > €90.15, before checking in your luggage, present invoices to be stamped at vat reduction office. VAT free office in Hall 1 (T1) or Hall 11 (T4) is 24x7 for stamping. Read more
  • Olena T.
    Olena TkachevaMarch 9, 2015
    If you travel Ryanair and forget to print your boarding pass, travel agency El Corte Ingles will help your with a charge €10.
  • Sabrina L.
    Sabrina LojekOctober 7, 2013
    Beautiful airport but a massive building which Is very confusing. Takes you forever to get from one terminal to the other. Make sure you get there early enough to find your gate.
  • Carl D.
    Carl DensingNovember 8, 2013
    This is probably the best international airport I've visited. Modern, clean, and organized, three qualities that are missing at some airports.
  • craig m.
    craig mcraeAugust 19, 2014
    Best bet on an American breakfast sandwich is at McDonald's. You're not going to get eggs anywhere else. The lounge for One World is in RSU.
  • Pedro O.
    Pedro OliveiraAugust 29, 2014
    The best think about the Adolfo Suárez AirPort is all the acessibility to go from here to any place in Madrid: by Train, Metro, Bus or Taxi.
  • Kassandra Boyd
    Kassandra BoydJuly 17, 2014
    Grab a ride on the Airport Express, it pulls up right outside terminal 2 (across from taxis), cost 5 euros & stops in the center of town.
  • u3k
    u3kOctober 7, 2013
    May look a bit dated but nice staff makes it very comfortable. Be aware about substantial time it could take to walk from one terminal to the other - you may want to opt for a shuttle ride instead.
  • Aby G.
    Aby GoOctober 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    There is an airport shuttle that you can take that drops you off at Cibeles and you can also take the Metro which is conveniently connected to the airport.
  • April Y.
    April Yap-HennigOctober 20, 2013
    Order the desayuno combinado with fresh OJ, tostada and cafe con leche. That's what the locals order and it's usually cost effective.
  • Leo D.
    Leo De W8erNovember 13, 2014
    Big airport. First of all, make sure you're in the right terminal, or you might not find your plane. Try to speak Spanish, it helps to make the airport staff much friendlier.
  • Florian M.
    Florian MastacanJune 16, 2015
    Outstanding modern architecture in Terminal 4. Fast queues, very clean and comfortable, lots of shops...
  • Lale
    LaleJuly 12, 2016
    Easy to get lost, because it is very big. When it comes to compare duty frees, i think especially cosmetics are a little bit expensive
  • Gustavo
    GustavoApril 11, 2013
    Close to megalomaniac in size, make sure to have plenty of time between connecting flights because moving between gates on different terminals can easily take more than one hour.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussOctober 18, 2016
    Huge and modern. Leave extra time just to walk from point A to B.
  • Bela S.
    Good shopping and modern infrastructure. One of my fav airports in Europe
  • Gelly B.
    Gelly BApril 3
    Been here 5+ times
    T4 is absolutely lovely in terms of ambiance, seats, free wifi. Not so great options to eat/drink, unless you are a Starbucks/pret-a-manger fan.
  • Michael Z.
    Michael ZucchiNovember 20, 2011
    So easy to get through immigration, get bags, and leave in a taxi. Just be warned that not all taxis take credit cards. Good idea to $50 € on you.
  • Fiona N.
    Fiona NguyenJune 21, 2014
    Barajas INTERNATIONAL Airport : Nadie habla y entiende Ingles!!! Had a good chance to practice my Spanish, but come on Spain!! Time to learn English or get some Oxford dictionaries
  • Miggu
    MigguJanuary 4, 2015
    This airport is well organised . A renovation wouldn't do the building any harm though, especially T-1 . All in all a pleasant experience. The free wifi could last longer than 15 min
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysAugust 8, 2012
    Must visit: Sorolla Museum, known for its excellent collection from early 20th century of Spanish post-impressionist.
  • Mauricio G.
    Mauricio GNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Save 30-45€ taxi ride. take the bus #200 into the city. Drops you off at Av. De Americas. From there you can grab the metro or another bus to your final destination.
  • Cenker K.
    Cenker KöseMay 25, 2015
    Free wi-fi is limited to only 1 usage & 30 minutes. So I advice to use your only one access right when returning from Madrid...
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly CamffermanOctober 11, 2015
    The tax free store sells the very cool make-up brand Benefit. They will do your make-up if you ask for it =)
  • Michael D.
    Michael DJFebruary 10, 2015
    Great airport but crazy long walk from the BA gates. Free 40 min wifi and plenty of cold beer :-)
  • Alex S.
    Alex SilvaJanuary 14
    Probably the best airport I've been. It is big but well structured. Information is available everywhere
  • Angel D.
    Angel DNovember 21, 2013
    There's a locker room 'consigna' at the mid level of T4, they only take cash. No Santander ATM within the airport. Madrid card can be purchased by the metro entrance as well as the metro/ bus pass
  • Abdullah A.
    Abdullah AljumaAugust 11, 2014
    You can grab a tourist metro ticket at a cheap price during your stay in Madrid at the stall by the entrance of the metro station.
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