Madrid Airport Services

These are the services you will find at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport. Select a service type and choose a category for details and the terminals and locations where you will find them.

Connecting flights

CONNECTING FLIGHTS

Connections between terminals

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport is the main hub between Europe and Latin America with two hubs: one in terminal T4 and another in terminals T1, T2 and T3.

To make these connecting flights easier there is a free bus service between all the terminals, and there are exclusive corridors and filters for connecting flights:

- Passengers without a boarding pass: Madrid-Barajas Airport has a free bus service connecting terminals T1, T2, T3 and T4, 24 hours a day. You can also walk between terminals T1, T2 and T3.

- Passengers with a boarding card and luggage checked to destination (connection between T1 and T4 Satellite):there is a free bus service between baggage claim hall 1 (T1) and Terminal T4 Satellite.

- Connections between Terminal T4 and Terminal T4 Satellite: you must take the automated people mover (APM).

More information in Transport between terminals.

CONNECTING FLIGHTS

Time between connecting flights

The time needed to reach connecting flights varies depending on the route, the airline, and whether you need to pick up your luggage or if it is checked through to the destination. It can also vary significantly depending on whether the connecting flight is from the same terminal or from a different terminal.

Terminal T1. Departures

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Terminal T2. Departures

- Free shuttle bus (2 minutes)

- Walking (4 minutes)

Terminal T4. Departures

- Free shuttle bus (10 minutes)

The shuttle bus stop is located in Terminal T1, 1st floor, departures:

The route from Terminal T1 does not stop at Terminal T3

Terminal T2. Arrivals

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South Dock. Low-cost car park

- Free shuttle bus (2 minutes)

Terminal T1. Departures

- Free shuttle bus (5 minutes)

- Walking (4 minutes)

The shuttle bus stop is located in Terminal T2, ground floor, arrivals:

Terminal T2. Departures

Terminal T4. Departures

- Free shuttle bus (8 minutes)

The shuttle bus stop is located in Terminal T2, 2nd floor, departures:

Terminal T4, arrivals

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Terminal T3. Arrivals

- Free shuttle bus (8 minutes)

Terminal T2. Arrivals

- Free shuttle bus (10 minutes)

South Dock. Low-cost car park

- Free shuttle bus (12 minutes)

Terminal T1. Departures

- Free shuttle bus (15 minutes)

Terminal T4 Satellite

- APM. Automated People Mover (3 minutes)

The shuttle bus stop is located in Terminal T4, ground floor, arrivals:

The APM stop is located in Terminal T4, level -2:

Terminal T4 Satellite

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Terminal T4

- APM. Automated People Mover (3 minutes)

The APM stop is located in the Terminal T4 Satellite building, level -2:

CONNECTING FLIGHTS

Airline information

A number of airlines and handling agents have desks in the boarding area to serve passengers in transit.
You can also get information about your connecting flight at the Aena information desks (green jackets).

CONNECTING FLIGHTS

Connecting flight security checkpoints

A number of airlines conduct compulsory security checks on passengers from other flights: American Airlines, El-Al and Latam.