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How to arrive


There is a great variety of routes to Madrid-Barajas T4 using your own vehicle, with public transport or in transit between terminals using train, bus and minibus.

By car

Road routes vary depending on your starting point and whether you choose a toll road or a toll-free one.

Regardless of the Terminal assigned for your flight (T4 or T4S), access will always be from the T4 or Terminal Building.

Come along the M-12 toll road or the M-14 road linking to the toll-free M-13.

Car route map

These are the different routes to Terminal T4

Toll route


1. Take the M-12 from:

  • M-40 Southbound: exit the motorway at junction 8
  • The M-40 Northbound: exit the motorway at junction 2A to take the R-2 (Madrid - Guadalajara) and get off at junction 3.
  • M-11: exit the motorway at junction 7
  • A-2 (Burgos): get off at junction 17

2. Arrival at T4

Toll-free route


1. Take the M-14 from:

  • M-40 Southbound: exit the motorway at junction 9A to take the M-11
  • M-40 Northwest: exit the motorway at junction 2B to take the M-11
  • A-2 (Zaragoza): get off at junction 12
  • A-2 (Madrid): get off at junction 12
  • A-1 (Burgos): get off at junction M12 through to the M-13 (changing direction)

2. Terminals T1, T2 and T3 will be on your right.

3. Take the M-13, get off at junction 3

4. Arrival at T4

By public transport

Tax, metro and bus. Choose the option that suits you best to arrive at the terminal your flight departs from.

Regardless of the Terminal assigned for your flight (T4 or T4S), access will always be from the T4 or Terminal Building.

These are the different routes to Terminal T4:

By Metro


Line 8: Nuevos Ministerios / Aeropuerto T4.

By Bus


To T4:

  • Airport Express Line: from RENFE Atocha to Aeropuerto T4.
  • Line 200: From Avenida de América (interchange, Dársena 17) to Aeropuerto T4.
    Stops at Avenida de América with Agastia and Calle Alcalá - Canillejas. The final stop is at Level 0 (Arrivals) at Terminal 4. Timetable from 6 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. Average frequency around 10-15 minutes.
  • Intercity bus line 827: From Alcobendas and Tres Cantos to Aeropuerto T4.
    The stop is at Level 0 (Arrivals) at Terminal 4.
  • Intercity bus line 828: From Alcobendas to Aeropuerto T4.
    The stop is at Level 0 (Arrivals) at Terminal 4.

Shuttle bus between airport terminals:

  • T1: You can reach T4 in the free AENA shuttle buses which run 24 hours, leaving from terminals T1 and T2 and going directly to Terminal T4.
  • T2: From 6.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m., every 8 minutes. From 11.30 p.m. to 6.30 a.m., every 24 minutes.
  • T3: The route takes around 3 minutes.
  • T4: The stops are at T1 Departures, T2 Departures and T4 Arrivals (Level 0).

To T1 - T2 and T3:

  • Line 101: From Canillejas to Aeropuerto / Barajas (T1,2,3).
    Stops at: T1 Departures-Arrivals, T2 Arrivals
  • Line 200: from Avenida de América to Aeropuerto / Barajas (T1,2,3).
    Stops at: T2 Arrivals and T1 Arrivals.
  • Intercity bus 833: from Coslada to Aeropuerto /Barajas T1.
    Stop at T1 Departures (gate 3).
  • Intercity bus line 824: from Alcalá de Henares to Aeropuerto / Barajas T1.
    Stops at: T1 Departures-Arrivals, T2 Departures-Arrivals

By Renfe Cercanías suburban rail


Line C1: Príncipe Pío - Atocha - Recoletos - Aeropuerto T4.

The car park

More than 9,000 vehicle places spread among different car parks. There are also various types of car parks: Public, VIP and Limousine.

Photo T4 car park

Regardless of the Terminal assigned for your flight (T4 or T4S), access will always be from the T4 or Terminal Building.

Public Car Park (P4)


For private and rental vehicles, the car park is located to the west of Terminal T4.

The building has capacity for nearly 9,000 parking places and is formed of 6 attached modules (A, B, C, D, E and F) that cover a total area of 309,000 m2. Each module has five floors and 12 escalators, 24 lifts and 14 moving walkways and ramps.

The central modules (C and D) are the ones that provide the fastest access to the check-in area.

Long-Stay Public Car Park


Located on Avenida de Logroño, next to the roundabout to the hermitage, at the entrance to the town of Barajas, this car park is used for all four terminals.

From here there is a shuttle bus service to T4.

VIP Car Park and Limousine Service


VIP Parking

  • Vehicle access is via the “Only authorised vehicles” road located immediately before the entrance to the T4 car park.
  • Access to the Terminal is via the lift at the foot of the parking places.
  • VIP Car Park customers should drop off and collect their vehicles in the assigned places within Module C of the public car park located on Level 0. These places are found in the last two rows at the end of the “C” module.
  • More information on the VIP Car Park

Limousine Service

The terminal building

You can access the whole of the area formed by T4 and T4S via highways and metro and suburban rail stations.

Regardless of the Terminal assigned for your flight (T4 or T4S), access will always be from the T4 or Terminal Building.

Map of terminal building accesses

Located in front of one another, separated by the landing strips but joined together by an underground train.

For vehicles arriving by road, the Terminal area departures and arrivals roads have a total of 12 lanes. These access lanes are only found in Terminal T4.

  • There are six lanes on the Arrivals Level (Level 0), with 3 roads for taxis, 2 for buses and 1 for other vehicles.
  • There are a further six on the Departures level (Level 1), with 3 roads for taxis and 3 for private vehicles.
  • The Metro and suburban rail (Cercanías) station is located on Level -2.

Moving between terminals

You can transfer between terminals by train, bus or minibus for the whole of the area formed by the two buildings T4 and T4S.

Regardless of the Terminal assigned for your flight (T4 or T4S), access will always be from the T4 or Terminal Building.

Map of how to move between the terminals

People Mover


The T4 Terminal Building is communicated with the T4S Satellite Building by an automated people mover (APM), which can help you get from one area to another 24 hours a day.

The station to catch the APM is located on Level -2.

The ATM runs along an underground airport services tunnel (AST) to cover the 2,100 m distance between the buildings, connecting the two stations.

Travel time between stations is just over 4 minutes, with trains departing every 2 minutes during busy periods and remaining at the station for 30 seconds.

Passenger shuttle bus


This free service takes you from one part of the airport to another, facilitating movement between terminals T1, T2, T3, T4 and T4S and is available for passengers in transit who have already checked their baggage.

It has the following stops, depending on the terminal you arrive at:


Journey between Terminals T1 - T4S and T4S - T1 (service upon request).

Passengers are asked to contact the Connections Centre to request this service. Airport staff (wearing green jackets) will check whether it goes to T1 or T4S and will advise the Police and the Shuttle Bus.

Stops:

  • T1 Level 0, Room 1
  • T4S Level 0

The service runs 24 hours and with a frequency upon demand.

Maximum waiting time is 30 minutes and maximum journey time between the two terminals is 15 minutes.


Journey between Terminals T1, T2, T3 and T4.

Stops:

  • T1 Level 0, Room 2 (passenger pick-up)
  • T2 Level 0, Room 5 (passenger pick-up)
  • T2 Level 0, Room 6 (passenger drop-off)
  • T2 Level 0, Room 6 (passenger pick-up)
  • T4 – Remote, Level 0. Final destination

The service runs from 6.30 a.m.to 11.30 p.m. with an average frequency of eight minutes. Maximum journey time is 20 minutes.


Journey between Terminals T4 and T1, T2.

Stops:

  • Connection Centre T4 Level 0
  • T2 Level 0, Room 6 (passenger pick-up)
  • T2 Level 0, Room 6 (passenger drop-off)
  • T2 Level 0, Room 5 (passenger pick-up)
  • T1 Level 0, Room 2. Final destination

The service runs from 6.30 a.m.to 11.30 p.m. with an average frequency of eight minutes. Maximum journey time is 20 minutes.

Free minibus to the long-stay car park


This shuttle bus links the long-stay car park with terminals T1, T2 and T3

Stops:

  • T1 Level 0. Arrivals. Opposite Room 2 baggage-claim
  • T1 Level 1. Departures
  • T2 Level 0. Arrivals. Opposite room 5 baggage-claim
  • T2 Level 2. Departures
  • T3 Level 0. Arrivals. Opposite room 7 baggage-claim

The service runs from 7 a.m. to 12 midnight continuously. If you need to use the service between 12 midnight and 7 a.m. please request it via the interphones located at the arrivals stops.

If the waiting time exceeds 10 minutes, you can use the interphones.

Shuttle bus between airport terminals


You can access T4 using the free AENA shuttle buses which run 24 hours, leaving from terminals T1 and T2 and going directly to Terminal T4.

There are stops at T1 Departures, T2 Departures and T4 Arrivals (Level 0).

From 6.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m., with a frequency of every eight minutes. From 11.30 p.m. to 6.30 a.m., every 24 minutes.

The route takes around 10 minutes.

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