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Madrid Airport Informational Guide to Madrid Barajas Airport - MAD - Non Official

Madrid Airport Terminal 4

Madrid Airport Terminal 4 and Terminal 4S have a capacity to host 70 million passengers per year. 

This terminal was opened in 2006 and consist of two different buildings: Terminal 4 and Terminal 4S. Both buildings are connected through an underground train that transfer passengers between terminals in just 3 minutes.  

The facility operates with domestic and international flights. 


Madrid Airport Terminal 4 consist of five levels:

Level - 2

Find in this level the Underground Train Station to Terminal 4S.

Level - 1 level

There are some car rental offices. 

Ground level

Arrivals and Baggage claim area. Arriving passengers should proceed to the baggage reclaim hall 10 or 11 to take their bags and straight to Customs.

Transfer passengers to T4S should board the underground automated train.

Arriving non-Schengen passengers should proceed to the first level for the passport control.

First level

Boarding area and Madrid Duty-free area, where food, drink and retail concessions are located.

This area leads to the Boarding and Gates area: North gates J50-J51 (right) and South gates J48-J49 (left).

For those passengers boarding in zones H, J or K, please proceed to the boarding area of this level: North Dock (Gates J50-J59, K62-K98) and South Dock (Gates J49-H40 and H30-H1).

In case boarding gates are located in zones R, S or U, please proceed to the -2 level where the underground train station is located and get to TS4.

Second level

Check-in level. Find self-check-in kiosks. Prior security there are few food and drink concessions.

Please note that second level is where the flight services between Madrid and Barcelona, Puente Aéreo, is located.

madrid airport terminal 4s

The Satellite Building TS4 is located between the runways and counts with 26 aircraft stands.

TS4 building consists of the following levels:

Ground level

Arrivals. Find here security checkpoints for transit passengers.

This level is home of M gates (M22-M51).

First level

Departures and boarding area. Find here several security checkpoints for various airlines such as LATAM, American Airlines and El AI Israel.

R, U and S gates are located here: S33-S35 (center), S37-S51 and U55-U74 (right) and S29-S20 and R16-R1 (left).

Find also in this level several food, drink and retail concessions.

Second level

 Security checkpoint for connecting flights to R, S and U gates.

Transfer between terminals

All terminals in Madrid Airport are connected by frequent free shuttle buses. 

Between Terminal 4 and Terminal 4S, transportation is done by the underground train, which also connects them with Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Frequency is about 5 minutes to T4S Satellite.


- Restaurants and coffees 
- ATMs and Currency Exchange
- Kinds Play Area
- Playground
- Baby Stroller
- Photocopies and Printing documents
- Public telephones
- Medical Services
- Phone cards
- Credentials
- Press office
- Register office
- Free Wi-Fi
- Smoking areas

See more Services at Madrid Airport

Airport lounges

Premium Lounge: Terminal 4. Open from 7:00am to 11:00pm. Services: premium food, Wi-Fi, TV, drinks, showers, Internet Terminals, telephones, no smoking. 

Premium Traveller Arrivals Lounge (Iberia VIP Arrivals Lounge): Terminal 4. Open from 6:00am to 11:00pm. Services: premium food, drinks, snacks, Wi-Fi, showers, newspapers and magazines, among others. 

Sala VIP Plaza Mayor: Terminal 4. Services: snacks, drinks, showers, Wi-Fi, among others. 

Iberia Dali Lounge: Terminal 4. Services: snacks, food, Wi-Fi, drinks, showers, among others. 

Iberia Velázquez Lounge: Terminal 4S. Services: premium food, drinks, snacks, showers,among others. 

Neptuno Lounge: Terminal 4S. Services: premium food, snacks, drinks, Wi-Fi, showers, among others. 

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