Flying to Madrid
The main airport is Adolfo Suarez Madrid- Barajas International (MAD). MAD has direct flights from many major hubs within the United States and from major international cities. For more information about destinations click here.
Once you land
The airlines are distributed by terminals at Madrid Airport. When you disembark from the plane, follow the signs to Passport Control (if you are coming from a Non-Schengen country) and to the baggage reclaim hall and Customs. You can find more information on the requirements for entry to Spain online at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
The official currency is Euro (€). If you need change or cash, you can find cash machines operated by different banks in the arrivals lobby of every terminal. In Terminals T1 and T4 there are currency exchange offices. Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport has a bank (BBVA) in the arrivals lobby of Terminal T4.
Getting to and from the airport
Check out on the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport Transport Information for details. Here are a few highlights.
The most common options to get to/from a downtown hotel:
- The most convenient way to arrive to your hotel is Public Transport. Do you want to use all the public transport of Madrid with a 30% of discount during your staying in Madrid? it´s possible thanks to Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid and the tourist travel pass that will allow you to move around the city in a swift and low-cost way to get around Madrid.
- You can use the Underground (Metro) line 8, which runs from all the terminals to Nuevos Ministerios Station (Estimated travel time: 12-15 minutes). From Nuevos Ministerios you can pick the line 6 to Ciudad Universitaria Station (Estimated travel time:5-7 minutes.) From there you walk 5 minutes approximately until School of Naval Engineering. Madrid Undergronud website. Madrid Underground Map.
- Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall. Fare to downtown Madrid is on trips with origin or destination between the Airport and the inside of Calle 30, including those that have been contracted by telematic means, a flat fare of 30 euros will apply. No supplements can be added to this flat fare, the maximum amount of the services contracted by telematic means will not be applied, provided the passenger is present at the meeting point at the agreed time. Minimum fare to/from the airport. On trips with origin in the Airport, in which the flat rate cannot be applied and which have not been contracted by telematic means, a minimum rate of 20 euros will charged on the first 10 km of trajectory of lesser distance. After the 10-kilometre mark has been passed, the taximeter will be used to calculate the rest of the fare at the appropriate rate.
- Should you need a car you can go to the car hire company desks in the Terminal T1 arrivals lobby and at basement floor P-1 of Terminal T4.
You can find information on Tourism and Public transporthere.