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Terminal 1

Airport Terminal · Aeropuerto
Aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajas, 28042 Madrid Madrid, Spain

T1: Puertas A, B y C, hasta la C42. Cuenta con 170 mostradores de facturación, y un total de 43 puertas de embarque. Cuenta con dos salas de llegadas con ocho y siete cintas de recogida de equipajes respectivamente. Formada por parte del antiguo Terminal Internacional y el nuevo Dique Sur.

  • What you need to know
    Moy M.
    "Ryanair operate in this terminal"(2 Tips)
    Don D.
    "Welcome to Madrid Airport .. I wish you to have a nice trip whenever..."(2 Tips)
    Cesar V.
    "No places to sit down, grab a bite or drink a coffee."(6 Tips)
    "Wifi Gratis a la altura de la puerta (harbors) de embarque numero 200!"(3 Tips)
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  • Jen

    Friendly check in staff - just like Madrid, everyone is so friendly and helpful!

    Jen · 3 weeks ago
  • Raffaele G.

    A bit old but still doing its job

    Raffaele Gricinella · March 8, 2015
  • Tolga B.

    Not crowded place

    Tolga Balkis · January 19, 2015
  • Tatee H.

    VAT refund - for custom stamp, it's beside counter 199. Prepare for long queue.

    Tatee Hassan · November 30, 2014
  • Jasper ZhiVaik K.

    Pretty long line in front of tax refund counter. Need to hurry 30 mins earlier than you expect.

    Jasper ZhiVaik Kim · November 11, 2014
  • Mohd Aliff-Hadi M.

    Don't have any smoking room here

    Mohd Aliff-Hadi Mohd Baki · June 20, 2014
  • Don D.

    Welcome to Madrid Airport .. I wish you to have a nice trip whenever you're going :)

    Don Deedo · March 26, 2014
  • Ignacio S.

    Not easy to find a trash bin at the Checkin area

    Ignacio Sb · December 29, 2013
  • Grigoriy S.

    Free WiFi, BUT without internet!!! In Terminal 1 only one cafe with stale foodstuffs. It is better to stock up a mcDuck burger outside before flight.

    Grigoriy Sherstov · October 4, 2013
  • Gema M.

    Back in home :-(

    Gema Molera · May 12, 2013
  • Julian G.

    Go to london!!!!!

    Julian Gil Rivera · April 27, 2013
  • Seb G.

    Beware the beggars begging for money for a new flight because they missed their last one.

    Seb Gonzalez · March 19, 2013
  • David F.

    Subway fare suplement of 3€. Dont forget to search your checkin desk or boarding gate on the screens!

    David Fdez · March 12, 2013
  • Robert G.

    Flying to the US from here?Be ready to jump through hoops..get here early to check in and get your ticket. You cannot get ticket, not even from machine if less than hour for your flight exists

    Robert Gastiaburo · March 3, 2013
  • David T.

    Airport Hotel buses go from the far right.Taxis will not take you.

    David Tully · February 23, 2013
  • Juan S.

    Weak up 30 minutes earlier of your initial forecast , it always help ;-)

    Juan Sevillano · January 28, 2013
  • Alex O.

    Get ready to walk a lot! The metro drops you off pretty far from a lot of the check-in counters. Free wifi in the check-in area but once in the terminals no signal! Great and easy Term to figure out!

    Alex O · January 21, 2013
  • Cesar V.

    No places to sit down, grab a bite or drink a coffee. It's the only place where you can get wireless Internet but it really does not look like an European Union airport...

    Cesar Valentim · December 31, 2012
  • Nick F.

    Is it just me or are the food options in this terminal extremely poor? The greasy chicken and patatas at the cafe at the far end was memorable for all the wrong reasons!

    Nick F · December 13, 2012
  • Moy M.

    Ryanair operate in this terminal

    Moy M · December 12, 2012
  • Ximena C.

    Bring a packed lunch to this is crap!!!

    Ximena Camacho · December 2, 2012
  • Heather K.

    If you have a Boingo login, you can use wifi for free!

    Heather Knight · October 6, 2012
  • Igor M.

    Free wifi!

    Igor Mazej · October 3, 2012
  • Ritesh S.

    What are the places which are to be visited in Madrid in a day

    Ritesh Sharma · September 15, 2012
  • Pavel P.

    Free WiFi @ desk 169

    Pavel Pavlov · September 13, 2012
  • Philipp M.

    Don't eat at ars, it tastes like arse and is expensive.

    Philipp Mirow · August 24, 2012
  • Carlos Elipe (Chilipe) I.

    Ryanair check-in number: 349-356

  • Nicolas D.

    Arrive early, this thing is a huge maze. Be prepared to walk a lot.

    Nicolas Diaz · July 5, 2012
  • Manu A.

    Night buses From and To the airport run all night for only 5 euros. They depart in Plaza Cibeles. Can't miss them. They are Big and Yellow :-)

    Manu Acevedo · June 9, 2012
  • Simone R.

    Free wi-fi near the Gate C42 :)

    Simone Reali · May 28, 2012
  • Xxxxxxxx F.

    Waiting flight to #SantiagoDeCompostela

    Xxxxxxxx Filma · May 8, 2012
  • Iván A.

    Bye, bye, Spain. I wish everything had been slightly different; now it's high time I went back to the UK

    Iván Apolinisiaco · April 22, 2012
  • Yalcin P.

    Duty free at the gates A and B side is definitely better

    Yalcin Parmaksiz · April 15, 2012
  • Marta L.

    Not too much alternatives to eat & drink in the gates C area.

    Marta Lino · March 7, 2012
  • Despoina S.

    Taxis are very expensive but no matter how much they are going to charge you, a bargain will reduce it ;)

    Despoina Stefanoudaki · January 26, 2012
  • JT R.

    Take the Airport Express - comes every 15 min for €2 to Atocha and avoid the €30 cab

    JT Rose · January 1, 2012
  • Liz F.

    Dont mind the metro, get the bus into town 200 and 204 go to the city centre, cheaper and faster :)

    Liz Fleming · December 3, 2011
  • Tim O.

    Unbelievably, there is a hidden security checkpoint through the food court, with a much shorter line.

    Tim O'Reilly · November 27, 2011
  • Anelia Penelopa T.

    Great bus connection to Madrid Atocha Station, with ticket that costs only 2 €.

    Anelia Penelopa Trifu · November 15, 2011
  • Lourdes M.

    Wifi grátis

    Lourdes Mota · October 20, 2011
  • Robert R.

    expensive food bad duty free

    Robert Ruffles · October 14, 2011
  • Robert R.

    not enough shops and duty free adidas is cheaper in uk

    Robert Ruffles · October 14, 2011
  • Andrew V.

    One f the worst run airports in europe.. Reminds me a lot of Mexico.

    Andrew Valley · September 30, 2011
  • gidataro

    The Oldest terminal of all 4. The Low ceiling makes you feel down. Each restroom has only a few stalls, some of them are out of service. No sofa, no chairs, only one cafe before security gates.

    gidataro · September 12, 2011
  • Sasha L.

    Buses run downstairs and outside next to the parking lot and in front of the line of taxis. Bus schedules are found on the yellow post.

    Sasha Langdon · August 22, 2011
  • Marta G.

    Only one cafeteria in the whole T1-T3 building!? If you're looking for some food you better get ready to commute to T4...

    Marta Gimeno · August 9, 2011
  • Rambalin

    Third world airport. Again, 30 minutes waiting for our laugage

    Rambalin · July 31, 2011
  • Benjamin J.

    Worst Terminal ever

    Benjamin Joithe · April 20, 2011
  • Alwyn G.

    No bars in T1 what a disaster! Come on Madrid get with it!!!!

    Alwyn Greer · February 27, 2011
  • Margarita T.

    In the A gates the Self Service cafe sucks big time. Better to have something at the Ars cafe right at the end of the B gates, before entering the A area.

    Margarita Tremblay · December 21, 2010