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Madrid Airport Guide to Madrid Airport - MAD

Madrid Airport Terminals

Madrid Airport consists of 4 passenger Terminals:

Terminals 1, 2 and 3, which have six boarding areas: A, B, C, D, E and F. Please note that since these terminals are located within the same terminal building, transferring to each other turns to be really easy.

On the other hand, Terminal 4 is located far away from Terminals 1, 2 and 3 (about 2 km) and is split into two buildings: T4 and T4S, connected through an automatic underground train.


Transfer between terminals

Free shuttle buses links all terminals, see the frequency below:

- 06:30 am to 11:30 pm (every 5 minutes)

- 11:30 pm to 01:50 am (every 20 minutes)

- 01:50 am to 06:30 am (every 40 minutes)

On the other hand, Terminal 4 is connected to the other terminals, as well as the satellite terminal T4S, by an undeground train.


Further connections

- Metro to the city centre: Available from all Madrid Airport Terminals to Nuevos Ministerios Station in downtown Madrid (line no.8).

- Buses to the city centre: Available at the first level of Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 and at the ground level of Terminal 2 and Terminal 4.

- Train to the city centre: From Terminal 4 it is possible to take the suburban train to Chamartin, Nuevos Ministerios, Atocha and Principe Pio stations.

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Flights Classification

Flights are usually classified in three groups, depending on their origin or destination:
- Schengen
- EU Non Schengen
- Third countries



See below further information about the terminals at Madrid Airport:


Madrid Airport Terminal 1

Madrid Airport Terminal 1 serves mainly International flights operated by Lufthansa, Air Europe, Air France and Easyjet, among others.

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Madrid Airport Terminal 2

Madrid Airport Terminal 2 hosts flights to Europe (within Schengen), along with some intercontinental services.

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Madrid Airport Terminal 3

Madrid Airport Terminal 3 is the former North Dock (Dique Norte), which stands for an integrated building to Terminal 2, being only a check-in area (currently not operating as an independent terminal and out of service).

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Madrid Airport Terminal 4 and 4S

Madrid Airport Terminal 4 hosts International flights within the Schengen area while Satellite Terminal T4S is home of non-Schengen international services.

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