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How do I transit at T4?


Choose the means of transport that suits you best from among the different available options, including bus, shuttle bus and automatic people mover.

Video tutorial on transits at T4

The Terminal Area comprises two independent buildings, the Terminal T4 (terminal building) and the Terminal T4S (satellite building). The two are connected by an automatic people mover with regular, frequent departures.

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If you are travelling from: Europe / Spain
To: Europe / Spain

Schengen / Schengen flights

If your flight originates from an airport in the Schengen area and you are flying into another airport in the Schengen area, when you reach the terminal check on the information screens for the boarding gate your flight will depart from. The boarding gate for your next flight is in the same building and you can find it easily and quickly (Gates H, J and K). The entire connection process requires a time of around 15 minutes.

Very rarely, your connecting flight will depart from the M gates. In this case we ask you to follow the signs at the airport, as you will have to go down to the train platform to catch the APM that connects with the Satellite Building.

From Schengen to Schengen / From Schengen to Schengen

T4 - Gates HJK
T4 - Gates HJK
T4 - Gates HJK
T4 - Gates HJK
*No change of terminal
*No terminal change
15 minutes
15 minutes
T4 S - Gates M
T4 S - Gates M
T4 S - Gates M
T4 S - Gates M
*No change of terminal
*No terminal change
5 to 10 minutes
5 to 10 minutes
T4 - Gates HJK
T4 - Gates HJK
T4 S - Gates M
T4 S - Gates M
*Transfer needed between terminal T4 and terminal T4S
*T4 to terminal T4 S
20 to 30 minutes
20 to 30 minutes
T4 S - Gates M
T4 S - Gates M
T4 - Gates HJK
T4 - Gates HJK
*Transfer needed between terminal T4S and terminal T4
*T4 S to terminal T4
20 to 30 minutes
20 to 30 minutes

If you are travelling from: Europe / Spain
To: America / Africa / Middle East

Schengen / Non-Schengen flights

If your flight originates from an airport in the Schengen area and you are flying into an airport not in the Schengen area (America, Africa, etc.), when you reach the terminal check on the information screens for the boarding gate your flight will depart from. To board your next flight you should go down the stairs or take the lift down to the train platform where the APM will take you to the Satellite Building where boarding gates R, S and U are found. The passport control is before you enter the boarding area. Remember that the entire process requires a time of between 20 and 30 minutes, so we recommend you don’t linger in the transit area.

Very rarely, your connecting flight will depart from the M gates . In this case we ask you to follow the signs at the airport, as you will not have to change terminal.

From Schengen to Non-Schengen / From Schengen to Non-Schengen

T4 - Gates HJK
T4 - Gates HJK
T4 S - Gates RSU
T4 S - Gates RSU
*Transfer needed between terminal T4 and terminal T4S
*T4 to terminal T4 S
20 to 30 minutes
20 to 30 minutes
T4 S - Gates M
T4 S - Gates M
T4 S - Gates RSU
T4 S - Gates RSU
*No change of terminal
*No terminal change
15 minutes
15 minutes

If you are travelling from: America / Africa / Middle East
To: Europe / Spain

Non-Schengen / Schengen flights

If your flight originates from an airport not in the Schengen area and you are flying into an airport that is in the Schengen area, including airports in Spain, when you reach the terminal check on the information screens for the boarding gate your flight will depart from and follow the instructions for going through passport control. Having done this, you should go down the stairs or take the lift down to the train platform where the APM will take you to the Main Building, which is where boarding gates H, J and K are found. Remember that the entire process requires a time of between 20 and 30 minutes, so we recommend you don’t linger in the transit area.

Very rarely, your connecting flight will depart from the M gates . In this case we ask you to follow the signs at the airport, as you will not have to change terminal.

From Non-Schengen to Schengen / From Non-Schengen to Schengen

T4 S - Gates RSU
T4 S - Gates RSU
T4 - Gates HJK
T4 - Gates HJK
*Transfer needed between terminal T4S and terminal T4
*T4 S to terminal T4
20 to 30 minutes
20 to 30 minutes
T4 S - Gates RSU
T4 S - Gates RSU
T4 S - Gates M
T4 S - Gates M
*No change of terminal
*No terminal change
20 minutes
20 minutes

If you are travelling from: America / Africa / Middle East
To: America / Africa / Middle East

Non-Schengen / Non-Schengen flights

If your flight originates from an airport not in the Schengen area and you are flying into another airport also not in the Schengen area, you do not have to go through passport control. When you reach the terminal, check on the information screens for the boarding gate your flight will depart from and follow the signs to connect with Gates RSU: The entire connection process requires a time of around 20 minutes.

From Non-Schengen to Non-Schengen / From Non-Schengen to Non-Schengen

T4 S - Gates RSU
T4 S - Gates RSU
T4 S - Gates RSU
T4 S - Gates RSU
*No change of terminal
*No terminal change
15 minutes
15 minutes

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Exceptional cases

UK and Ireland

Although the UK and Ireland are not in the Schengen area, Iberia flights (except some flights operated by Iberia Regional Air Nostrum) arrive and depart from the same boarding gates as flights to the Schengen area, while flights operated by British Airways arrive and depart from the usual gates for non-Schengen flights.

Countries in the Schengen area

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

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