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    Car hire at Madrid Airport at the best prices

    Looking for an extraordinary car rental experience? Look no further than the cosmopolitan city of Madrid, a year round destination which attracts more tourists during winter months, partly due to its sweltering temperatures during summer. Don´t be put off by that, as Madrid has a lot to offer would be travellers. World-renowned for the art scene and a gastronomic experience that will keep you hooked. A car hire from Madrid Airport provides you with the opportunity to discover the city and a chance to explore the nearby historic city of Toledo. We have given you that perfect reasons to start your Spanish road trip odyssey here.

    Auto Europe has over 60 years of industry experience. We´re partnered with over 200 suppliers worldwide to offer you impressive deals. To find out more or if you´d like to book your car hire in Madrid Airport, either call our reservations department or use our online booking engine to find the best available deals. For extra peace of mind before booking your next car rental in the city, visit our Madrid car hire reviews page to see what some of our other customers thought of Auto Europe's high quality products and services.

    Airport information

    Madrid-Barajas, rated as Spain´s busiest airport along with Barcelona El Prat Airport, serving over 50 million passengers a year. Only located 8 miles from Madrid´s city centre and conveniently connected via the Airport Express Bus, Commuter train and Metro. Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport as it is officially named as and first opened its doors to the public in 1928. Now, it’s known as the European travel hub and gateway to Latin America.

    Madrid Airport (MAD)
    Official Name: Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport
    Address: Avenida de la Hispanidad s/n, 28042 Madrid
    Tel: +34 902 404 704 / +34 91 321 10 00
    Airlines operating at Madrid Airport: Iberia, British Airways, American Airlines, Air Europa, Delta, United, Norwegian, Korean Air, Austrian Airlines, Air France, Aer Lingus, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Air Canada, Royal Air Maroc, Turkish Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, KLM and many more.

    Where to pick up my car hire at madrid airport

    Collecting your rent a car at Madrid Airport couldn't be easier. All major suppliers have desks in Terminal T1 and T4. Most if not all offer extended hours, but we do suggest that you check beforehand for possible fees via the Auto Europe booking engine, click on the rate details section for more information. If you have already made your booking with us, details about additional out-of-hours fees would be stated on the Auto Europe voucher you received via e-mail. Also, for your convenience, we have listed a few popular suppliers.

    Budget Car Hire at Madrid Barajas Airport Budget at Madrid Airport
    Av de la Hispanidad,
    Madrid, Spain 28042

    +34 902 200 162
    Opening Hours:
    Mon - Sun 7:00 AM - 02:00 AM
    Europcar Car Hire at Madrid Barajas Airport Europcar at Madrid Airport
    Av de la Hispanidad,
    Madrid, Spain 28042

    +34 90210 5055
    Opening Hours:
    Mon - Sun 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Hertz Car Hire at Madrid Barajas Airport Hertz at Madrid Airport
    Av de la Hispanidad
    Madrid, Spain 28042

    +34 902 305 230
    Opening Hours:
    Mon - Sun 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Sixt Car Hire at Madrid Barajas Airport Sixt at Madrid Airport
    Av de la Hispanidad
    Madrid, Spain 28042

    +34 871180192
    Opening Hours:
    Mon - Sun 7:00 AM - 01:00 AM
    Avis Car Hire at Madrid Barajas Airport Avis at Madrid Airport
    Av de la Hispanidad
    Madrid, Spain 28042

    +34 902 200 162
    Opening Hours:
    Mon - Sun 7:00 AM - 02:00 AM


    Madrid Barajas Airport is the world's largest airport with its 11 million sq ft covered by the terminal buildings. Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are situated within one large complex, while Terminals 4 and 4S are in separate buildings, yet well connected by a free shuttle service. Terminal 1 operates primarily international and transcontinental flights. Once you are there, take some time to admire the wonderful murals at Terminal 1. While Terminal 2 handles mainly European flights, Terminal 3 is the smallest, and almost exclusively serves domestic flights. Two new runways were constructed along with Terminal 4 as the newest addition to the airport in 2006. This enlargement has contributed to doubling the number of passengers, so nowadays Terminal 4 sees almost a half the total annual number of passengers at Madrid Airport. It mainly serves US, Middle East and South American flights.

    All terminals are divided into the lower and upper level; immigrations and arrivals areas are located on the lower level, and departure zones can be found on the upper level. Some airlines allow for online check-in if you are travelling only with carry-on luggage, however, if you prefer to get your boarding pass directly at the airport, you can find check-in desks in Terminals 1, 2 and 4 in the departure area. The terminals are also equipped with automatic check-in machines for your convenience. The airport provides special access for people with impaired mobility and each terminal offers VIP access (fast track) for first class and business passengers.

    Airport facilities

    Looking for that special gift? Place to relax? How about something to nibble on? Madrid Airport offers you the best selection of restaurants, shopping and known for its large walkthrough Duty-free area. Take advantage of the Air Rooms, hotel-like concept catered for passengers in need of a nap or shower, available day or night. Try one of the many VIP lounges dotted throughout the airport, have a relaxing experience before you board your flight. Families with children are not forgotten, the airport offers Kid´s play zones and preferential security checks.

    How to get to and from madrid airport

    Madrid Airport is well connected to the city of Madrid and other cities in the region by road and public transport. Two ring roads encompass the city itself, and there are also construction plans for new toll roads that will ease the traffic jams within the city limits. Drive along the A-2, the motorway connecting Barcelona and Madrid, to reach Madrid city centre. If you are travelling from Terminal 4, you can directly access the north-south motorway M-12. The airport and the city centre are well signposted on the most important roads in the city. Depending on the traffic, it will take you approximately 25-30 minutes to reach the city centre with your car rental from Madrid airport.

    To navigate between terminals, passengers may use the free shuttle bus that stops at arrivals and departures areas at all terminals 24 hours a day. Alternatively, you can also use the metro, a fast and efficient means of transport, or taxis to get to the city centre. Please note that taxis operate on a price per kilometre basis with a supplementary charge for airport pick-ups.

    Parking tips

    Madrid Airport offers passengers a low-cost car park within easy reach via direct shuttle bus from the terminals. The car park is an open-air car park with covered spaces. In addition, drivers can use long-stay car parks, an express car park intended for fast dropping off or picking up passengers, a VIP car park, and a free parking area without surveillance for motorcycles. You can also profit from a 'park-sleep-fly' option, and thus put your mind at ease if you are worried about the heavy traffic before your early morning flight. In Madrid it is advisable to park at the city's outskirts, and then take the public transport to the centre. Parking in the centre itself is chargeable from Monday to Friday and on Saturday until 3pm. For long-term parking, be sure to use one of the many car parks in the centre. The sign 'Estacionamiento Prohibido' means that parking is either forbidden or restricted, do not park there as you will be issued a fine.

    Useful links

    Madrid Airport Website

    Additional Information About Madrid Airport

    Madrid Barajas Airport
    Av de la Hispanidad
    Madrid, Spain 28042

    IATA Code: MAD
    ICAO Code: LEMD
    Wikipedia Page
    Latitude: 40.4922222222
    Longitude: -3.5716666667

    General Information: The airport is located 8 miles from the city centre, easily accessible via road and Madrid´s public transport system.