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How to get a ride from Madrid Airport
Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready to walk outside, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions to a pickup point directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Madrid Airport tips
Madrid Airport wifi
Madrid Airport offers free wifi to all passengers. Follow these instructions to log on: - Look for the AIRPORT FREE WIFI AENA network - Register through Facebook, LinkedIn, email, or Aena Club Cliente
Madrid Airport luggage storage
MAD has a left luggage office where passengers can leave baggage for up to 14 days for a fee. The luggage office also offers travel accessories, bicycle boxes, and printing services.
Madrid Airport parking
MAD offers options for short-stay and long-stay parking, express dropoff and pickup, VIP parking, first class parking, and low-cost parking. There are also separate car parks for motorcycles and bicycles.
Top questions from riders
- Can I request a ride with Uber at Madrid Airport?
Uber is available at Madrid Airport, so you can enjoy a convenient and comfortable trip to wherever you need to go.
- Where is the Uber Madrid Airport pickup location?
Uber pickup locations at airports are subject to change, so to find your pickup location, always check the Uber app after you request a ride.
- How much are Uber prices for MAD Airport?
Uber rates to and from Madrid Airport may be affected by time, traffic, and other factors. Check the Uber price estimator in the Uber app for approximate trip prices.
- How long will it take to get a pickup through Uber?
When you go to request a ride, the app will provide an estimate of how long it will take for your driver to arrive at the pickup location.
Madrid Airport visitor information
The first commercial flights flew from Madrid Airport in 1933. Since then, it has grown to become one of the main entry points for tourists arriving in Spain. Each year, MAD welcomes around 58 million passengers and handles over 400,000 flights. Madrid-Barajas Airport is located approximately 15 kilometers (9 miles) northeast of Madrid’s city center, a journey of about 20 minutes, which makes Uber the perfect choice for your transfers.
Madrid Airport terminals
Madrid Airport has 5 terminals: T1, T2, T3, T4, and T4S. All terminals handle international, domestic, Schengen, and non-Schengen flights. Free shuttle buses are available to transport passengers among terminals.
Madrid Airport restaurants
MAD is a large airport and offers a huge variety of culinary options for passengers, whether you’re looking for a big meal, a leisurely drink, or a quick snack before or after your flights. The airport has a selection of gourmet restaurants offering a variety of world cuisines, including Japanese, French, and, of course tapas and other Spanish delicacies. If you don’t have time to sit down, plenty of takeaway options exist, including sandwiches, pastries, salads, and other tasty bites, as well as fast-food options like burgers and fries. There is also a selection of bars serving beers, wines, spirits, and cocktails.
Madrid Airport shops
Retail fans will be impressed by the shops in Madrid Airport, especially the duty-free walkthrough, which is the biggest in Spain and offers products from a large selection of world-class brands at excellent prices. Throughout the rest of the airport are stores selling fashion accessories, clothes, jewelry, watches, electronics, tech, last-minute travel accessories, and souvenirs. Football fans can also visit the sporting shops for official Real Madrid merchandise.
Madrid Airport lounge area
If you have time to spare before your flight, MAD has a great selection of lounges where passengers can work or relax in peace for a while. All terminals have a lounge that’s available for all passengers for a fee, including families with children. Services include hot and cold food and drinks, newspapers and magazines, showers, comfortable chairs, and free wifi.
Services at MAD
Madrid Airport has plenty of services available to passengers that are designed to ensure a smooth and pleasant trip. Families traveling with small children can find play areas, a breastfeeding lounge, strollers to borrow, and preferential access at security checks. Assistance is available for people with reduced mobility, but it must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of your flight time. Business travelers can make use of work areas and meeting and presentation rooms.
Madrid Airport hotels
Plenty of accommodation options are located near the airport. If you don’t need to make an early-morning flight, there are hundreds of hotels in Madrid, a convenient Uber trip from the airport.
Points of interest near Madrid Airport
Madrid is the capital of Spain, and visitors can explore the city’s wide array of boulevards, squares, and parks. Home to one of the world’s most popular football clubs, Madrid is also rich in art, architecture, and restaurants. Some highlights of the area include:
- Museo del Prado
- Parque del Buen Retiro
- Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
- Teatro Real opera house
Find out more about MAD here.
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