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Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)

(Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas)
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Aeropuerto, Madrid
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  • David A.
    "Extra long walk to the gates for flights that need passport control."(33 Tips)
    nicola f.
    "Very nice airport very well organized and perfectly served by metro."(20 Tips)
    Miguel C.
    "T4 and T4s (iberia and one world alliance) is great, modern..."(8 Tips)
    Abdulrahman A.
    "Amazing architecture, longer walk to passport control"(22 Tips)
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  • 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 ; )
    Upvoted Nov 12, 2017
  • 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.
    Upvoted Nov 14, 2017
  • 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!
    Upvoted Nov 12, 2017
  • 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 Nov 3, 2017
  • 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.
  • Ralitsa I.
    Ralitsa IvanovaNovember 7, 2017
    One of the best airports in Europe. The stuff is super slow with the baggage checks but it’s easy clean and accessible! Good shopping of course (welcome to Spain) and good food
    Upvoted Nov 12, 2017
  • 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 Nov 12, 2017
  • 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!!!... 😏
    Upvoted Nov 12, 2017
  • Nikos P.
    Nikos PappasNovember 17, 2017
    Really liked this airport. A large variety of stores are right in front of the gates, so you can spend your time there, without having to worry about anything else. 👍
  • Turkish Airlines
    Turkish AirlinesNovember 8, 2016
    Welcome to Madrid! From museums to monuments, the city is full of spectacular wonders. Where will you visit first?
    Upvoted Nov 14, 2017
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Upvoted Nov 12, 2017
  • 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!
  • 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.
    Upvoted Nov 12, 2017
  • 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.
    Upvoted Nov 12, 2017
  • 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€
  • 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 ;)
  • 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.
    Upvoted Nov 12, 2017
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • James U.
    James UnderbergDecember 5, 2017
    Great VIP lounge for Terminal A &B with some excellent shopping - long walks to gates both arrivals and departures - clean and nice !
  • 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!
  • 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! www.madrid.segway.com
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • aegeanman_35
    aegeanman_35November 14, 2017
    büyük, kalabalık ama bir o kadar da güzel bir havaalanı. it is a huge, and crowded place but so beautiful. l’m gonna miss you Madrid.
    Upvoted Dec 4, 2017
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Turkish Airlines
    Turkish AirlinesJanuary 17, 2014
    Welcome to Spain! Did you know that the country’s name is believed to be derived from the Punic word for “the land of rabbits”?
  • 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
  • Juan Manuel O.
    Juan Manuel OropezaJanuary 28, 2014
    Whatever you do don't buy a pre-payed sim from LeBara here, the seller is only looking to make a quick buck and rip you off, use the free 15min wifi and wait to buy one on the city
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Florian M.
    Florian MastacanJune 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Outstanding modern architecture in Terminal 4. Fast queues, very clean and comfortable, lots of shops...
  • Gelly B.
    Gelly BApril 3, 2017
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Bela S.
    Bela SilverbrainJanuary 11, 2017
    Good shopping and modern infrastructure. One of my fav airports in Europe
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussOctober 18, 2016
    Huge and modern. Leave extra time just to walk from point A to B.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MestreOctober 7, 2017
    Barajas Airport is amazing. Great restaurants, shops and modern new look.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Andreas K.
    Andreas KSeptember 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Terminal 2 and the "VIP" Lounge is not the best. I prefer Terminal 4. Perhaps a rennovation will help. the Sala VIP has seen better times
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