Car Hire Madrid (MAD) - Madrid Airport Airport Information


Madrids' Barajas airport is the destination for over 40 million passengers travelling through its four terminals each year, which makes Madrid airport Spain's busiest. Located 8 miles (13 km) from the centre of Madrid it has doubled its capacity since 2006 and its new Terminal 4 with two new runways has meant it can cope with its position as an integral hub for worldwide flights.

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The airport handles the majority of Spain's transatlantic airline business. The new Terminal 4 and its smaller T4S terminal are linked by a rail network; Terminal 3 is used exclusively by Spainair. Walkways connect each terminal and shuttle buses operate for the convenience of passenger travelling through the four There are plans to extend the airport buildings further by adding another terminal and runways to cope with the expected increase in passenger traffic. All terminals offer shopping, cafes, bars and restaurants.

Madrid is the capital of old Spain and has a great mixture of attractions that come with hundreds of years of history. It has wonderful parks, botanical gardens, museums and historical buildings including the King of Spain's old palace which is open to the public.

The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reine Sofia is full of Spanish contemporary art and the Museo del Prado is considered to be one of the most important museums of art in the world. Tourists and locals flock to the open air market the Rastro, open during the weekends where you can buy almost anything. Those looking to socialise in Madrid will find it an exciting nighttime city which comes alive late and stays open until the early hours of the morning.

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