The airport has grown significantly since it opened in 1931, offering passengers with banking, shopping and dining amenities to name but a few. More specifically, there are roughly 100 different shops and over 30 eateries, comprising bakeries, coffee shops, sandwich bars and restaurants, where you can find traditional foods in the form of Spanish Tapas.
Further to this, Madrid Airport also boasts a large business centre, seven meeting rooms and nine VIP lounges.
Transport From the Airport
The Madrid Metro runs from Barajas Airport, connecting with Madrid’s city centre station Nuevos Ministerios. Line 8 will transfer passengers to and from the airport.
There is also a bus service that runs regularly between the airport and Madrid Avenida de América station
Long- and short-term car parking is provided at the airport with seven public parking areas. Terminal 2 is for long-term parking and has 1,655 spaces. There is a free shuttle service which operates between the long-stay car park and all terminals.
There are a total of six car hire facilities, which can be found in T1 arrivals as well as in T4 (-1 floor). The companies that offer car hire are: Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National Atesa and Sixt.