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

Madrid Airport Train

Passengers who arrive or depart from Madrid Airport can take the train as their main of transportation. 

From MAD Airport there are two Renfe lines: C1 and C10. Travel time to Madrid City centre is around 20 minutes taking the train. 


Train line C1 by Renfe connects Terminal 4 to Madrid city centre.

It is a good idea for all passengers to take the train, even if they don’t use Terminal 4, as there are free shuttles to the other terminals. 


Single ticket is 2,60€. 

Approximate travel time to destinations

- Chamartin: 11 minutes
- Nuevos Ministerios: 18 minutes
- Atocha: 25 minutes
- Mendez Alvaro: 29 minutes
- Principe Pio: 38 minutes

See C-1 line map here.


Renfe line C10 connects Terminal 4 with Madrid city centre and Villalba. 

Trains arrive at Terminal 4 but there are free shuttles to all other terminals of the Airport. 


Ticket is 2,60€. 

To get more information, please check Renfe site. 

Service hours

- To Madrid Airport Terminal 4: From 06:02 am to 11:33 pm.
- To Principe Pio: From 05:56 am to 10:25 pm.

Frequency more or less every 20-30 minutes. 

Check always the schedule before traveling. 


The Train station is located in Terminal 4, floor -1.

Remember that its name is "Aeropuerto".

How to get there?

Passengers should get to the train station by taking any of the free frequent shuttle buses that connects all airport terminals.

Where do I buy my ticket?

Tickets are sold at the RENFE machines distributed within the train station facilities.