Travel and Accommodation
Travel and Accommodation
Getting Madrid by plane
Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas receives all international flights arriving to Madrid. It is located just 12 kilometres northeast of the capital, allowing passengers to save considerable time and money travelling to and from the airport. Click here for further information.
Where to Check-in
To offer passengers a more efficient service, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport has redistributed the airlines in each terminal. Please select your airline on the following list to find out where to check-in and click here here for further information.
Getting to the Airport
Metro: Line 8 (Nuevos Ministerios-Airport T4) connects the capital with Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, taking less than 20 minutes to T4 and just 12 minutes to the other terminals. Please check prices here.
- Airport Express Bus: 24-hour service from Atocha (between 6 am and 11.30 pm) and Cibeles, stopping at O'Donnell (intersection with Doctor Esquerdo), T1, T2 and T4.
- Line 101 from Canillejas (T1, T2, T3).
- Line 200 from Avda. de América (T1, T2, T4).
- Interurban Line 822 San Fernando-Airport (T1, T2, T3).
- Interurban Line 824 Alcalá de Henares-Aeropuerto (T1, T2, T3).
- Interurban Line 827 Tres Cantos-Metro de Canillejas (T4).
- Interurban Line 828 Universidad Autónoma - Recintos Feriales (T4).
- Shuttle Bus: Free service linking the four terminals. Running every 5 minutes from 6.30 am to 11.30 pm, every 20 minutes from 11.30 pm to 1.50 am and every 40 minutes from 1.50 am to 6.30 am.
Taxi: You must go to the official taxi ranks to pick up a taxi. No attention should be paid to unofficial taxi drivers offering their services from within the terminals. There is a flat rate of 30 € for services between the airport and the city centre (within the M 30 ring road).
Cercanías (local train): The suburban train network runs between Príncipe Pío station and Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport Terminal 4, on the new C-1 line. Trains depart every half hour and you can check ticket prices here. AVE ticket holders can travel from the train station to the airport free of charge.
Car: Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport is linked by road to the main Madrid access routes and ring road. The airport can be reached by various routes:
- From the M-40: Exit 8. M12 Toll Road through the tunnel (T4) Exit 9A. Via M14 (T1, T2, T3) and M13 (T4)
- From the A-2: Exit 12. Via the M14 (T1, T2, T3) and the M13 (T4). Exit 12. Via the M12 Toll Road (T4)
- From the M-11: Exit 7. Via the M12 Toll Road (T4). Exit 9. Via the M13 (T4) End of M-11. Via the M14 (T1, T2 and T3) and the M13 (T4).
- From the R-2 Madrid-Guadalajara: Exit 3. Via the M12 (T4).
- From the A-1 Burgos: Exit 17. Via the M12 and the M-13 (T1, T2, T3, T4) Exit 17. Via the M12 Toll Road via Exit 7 (T4)..
Getting Madrid by train
Madrid is the centre of the extensive Renfe railway network, arriving in the capital from all over Spain and offering convenient transport throughout the country. Mid-Distance, Long Distance, High Speed and Suburban trains depart from and arrive at the two main stations: Atocha and Chamartín. International trains to and from France and Portugal also depart from and arrive in Madrid..
Public transportation in Madrid
Get around the city easily, quickly and economically with our tourist travel card which gives unlimited use of all public transport.
Hotels close to the venue
Madrid has a large variety of accommodations: hotels, appartments, etc., which will adapt to your needs.
Below there is a small list of recommended hotels because their proximity and access by public transportation to the venue.
General information about Spain
Spain is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Endless beaches, bright sun and blue waters attract beach lovers to the Mediterranean coast, the Balearic and Canary Islands. But visitors also come en masse to see the historic architecture of the cities, such as Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Leon, Seville, Toledo, Burgos and Segovia. If you want to experience the real Spain, do not go to bed too early. In these parts, people walk through the squares of the city and dinner until late at night. The different cultures that have shaped Spain over the centuries are reflected in the architecture, sculptures, gardens and works of art that can be found in any corner of its cities and towns, and in the many museums.
Population: 46 million
Population Density (per sq km): 92
Population: 3.2 million
The official language is Spanish (Castellano, Castilian). Catalan, Galician and Basque are spoken regionally; in tourist regions, English and German are commonly spoken foreign languages.
220 V, 50 Hz (sometimes 110/125 V in older buildings in smaller places)
1 euro = 100 cents
Currency sign/abbreviation: €, EUR (ISO code). Banknotes are available in the values 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros, coins, in the nominal values 1 and 2 euros, as well as 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents.