Madrid has one of the most important historical centres in Europe, known as “Madrid of the Austrians” and has some of the world’s most prestigious museums, the Thyssen Bornemisza, the Queen Sofía, and the Del Prado, one of the world’s most prestigious art galleries.
The wide range of flights to Madrid enables you to enjoy a calendar of events that transforms the capital of Spain into an ideal destination for a getaway or mini break: a flight to Madrid opens up the opportunity to go to exhibitions, entertainment, flamenco performances and musical performances, not forgetting the countless opportunities for shopping lovers, who can trail the exclusive shops from the Salamanca district up to the markets of El Rastro.
The city has very good connections with the main Spanish and European airports, all of which offer frequent flights to cater for the needs of both those travelling to Madrid for business or leisure.
The Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD) is located in the outskirts of the city, just 12km from the city centre in the Barajas district, in the North East of Madrid. It’s not only the best Spanish airport for traffic, but it is also one of the most important in Europe and the world: it is a reference point especially for those travelling to Latin-America, as the European airport with more connections to Central and South America.
You’ll find the biggest airlines and the lowest cost flights at the airport in Barajas, along with all kinds of services, such as WiFi zones, computers with web access and printers for public use, as well as various VIP lounges for waiting passengers and travellers in transit. Among the companies that offer flights to Madrid and have operations based at Barajas airport you’ll find Iberia, Vueling and EasyJet.
From the airport to central Madrid
Madrid’s airport is well connected to the centre of the city: travellers have lots of options. Those that wish to travel by bus can choose between the 200 bus (from Avendia de América), which runs during the hours of 05:00 and 00:00, and the Airport Express, which connects with Madrid Atocha railway station and runs 24 hours every day, so you can easily reach the centre, whatever your flight schedule to Madrid.
For those that prefer travelling by tube, the airport has two stations on line 8 of the Madrid Metro:: one station for the old terminals and another for the new terminal, T4.
Another option is the train, thanks to the RENFE station In Terminal 4, where a modern commuter train line connects to the nearby Chamartín Station.
Car hire at Madrid-Barajas Airport
If you need a car during your stay in the city, you can collect one directly at the airport from one of six different companies offering car hire services in Madrid-Barajas. In addition to cheap flights, Expedia also offers car hire at the time of booking, giving you the choice to hire the type of care you prefer, whether that's compact, economical, manual, large or medium sized, standard or luxury, from the car hire company you prefer. You can hire a car online at Alquiler de Coches .
Hotels in Madrid
Expedia not only provides flight booking services, but offers hotel reservations hotel for your stay in the city too. You can choose from numerous hotel options in many parts of the city and at a range of prices. To save more money on the cost of your booking search not just for cheap flights but also for cheap hotels at the same time.