Options for getting from Adolfo Suárez- Barajas airport - to Madrid city.


If you are a foreigner in Madrid It is important for you to consider all the options available to go from the airport Adolfo Suarez Barajas Madrid to the city center if you aren’t from Madrid.


How to get to Madrid:

By Taxi:There is a fixed price of 30 € for single trips between Madrid-Barajas airport and the city center, only destination included in the inner part of the M-30 road, from the airport and to the airport.

Por lo que ir en taxi del aeropuerto a la ciudad tiene un coste fijo de 30 €.

Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport is located 13 km from the city center and has 4 terminals T1, T2, T3 y T4.

By tube: Line 8 is the one connecting the airport with the city center. It has a stop in Nuevos Ministerios station and this station is connected with other tube lines and with train lines (Cercanías) with connection with the rest of the city and surroundings.


Single trip (A Zone) 1,5 € for tube and bus. Tube price increases 0,10 € per station,  for more than 5 stations. We don’t recommend that option

T4 terminal has a supplement of 3 €.

10 trips ticket. Tube A zone , bus and ML1 (metro ligero) 12,2 € It is the most advisable option since it is the most economic. You can share the 10 trips with other people and price is fix, you don’t have to pay depending on stations.

The tourist ticket:


Children younger than 11 years old have a 50 % discount when buying the tourist ticket. 6 years olds travel for free in the tube, bus and train network of the surroundings of Madrid (Cercanías).  You can use all public transports of Comunidad de Madrid with the tourist ticket, without limit inside the period and the zone of valid.  A zone is valid to go all over the city and it includes the airport except express line (bus) and train stations (Cercanías). If you plan to go to the surroundings of Madrid we recommend you the tourist ticket T. It includes airport supplement.

Transport card:
It changes depending on the zones and the age. The Young one is up to 26 years of age and both, Standard and Young are valid in the period and zone chosen.


The price of the card is 1.20 €. You have to make the request. you will have it ready in some days.  It is personal and is not transferible.

By bus: Although there are some urban buses from the airport to the city such as 204 line (Airport-Avenida de América) the most recommendable way to get to Madrid city center by bus is:

Airport express bus:

It costs 5€ that you have to pay once you are inside the bus and you don’t have to pay for the luggage.

It has direct connection with O`Donell, Cibeles and Atocha 24 hours (only Cibeles-Airport at night). There is one bus every 20 minutes during the day and 35 minutes at night. It takes around 40 minutes to get to Atocha.

Day schedule: from 6:00 am to 23:30 pm
Night schedule: from 23:30 pm to 6:00 am